What’s the Clean The Darn Air campaign in a nutshell?

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 [...]

Where does the money go (pie chart overview) and where can I get more details?

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, [...]

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How much will this improve air quality?

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 [...]

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Why does Utah currently charge state sales tax on grocery store food?

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 [...]

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What are the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Retirement Tax Credit?

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 [...]

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