Clean The Darn Air is a 2020 ballot measure campaign in Utah. The main goal of the campaign is---surprise!---to Clean The Darn Air: air pollution in Utah is a problem that threatens our health, our children, and our economy. We're going to target air pollution by investing $100 million a year in programs to reduce [...]
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About one-third of the revenue goes to clean up local air pollution and fund rural economic development, and about two-thirds goes to reduce existing taxes, including eliminating the state sales tax on grocery store food. See Our Policy for additional details---including a 2-page PDF and an annotated description of the entire legal language---but the big picture, [...]
Yes, Utah can invest $150m a year in clean air and rural economic development The size of the Utah economy (i.e., Utah GDP) is about $200 billion a year, so our proposal is to invest a bit less than 0.1% of that in clean air and rural economic development. Another way to look at this is as [...]
Our policy invests $100 million a year in cleaner school buses, electrifying lawn and garden equipment, and other measures to improve air quality. The payoff from these investments will be easy to see---literally! The exact reduction in pollution depends on a variety of factors--population growth, economic growth, growth in sales of electric vehicles, etc--but we [...]
We're not sure. What we do know is that Utah is one of 13 states that impose state sales tax on grocery store food, that the state rate on food (1.75%) is lower than the general state sales tax rate (4.7%), and that there have been unsuccessful legislative efforts in recent years to do everything [...]
20% state-level match of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) The federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the most successful anti-poverty programs in the United States, and one that has historically has had support from across the political spectrum, including from Ronald Reagan. It is pro-family, pro-jobs, and pro-children: it provides a [...]