By Peter Knudson
Utah Senate Majority Leader
If you are following the epic saga of tax reform in Utah, you’ll want to read Representative Steve Urquhart’s blog on tax cuts
. Substantive, as usual.
Steve is right – I don’t think we are very far from the position he enunciates.
Most of us believe that tax reform
, while more complex than a simple tax cut, offers long-term protection for education and the promise of a shot in the arm to Utah’s economy.
We need that.
However, if we don’t have the votes in the House for true tax reform, we can at least cut everyone's income taxes as per The Agreement
of February 23rd and 24th.
Of course, it's the governor's prerogative to call a Special Session.
If reform advocates continue to educate, and budget surpluses continue, maybe the vision will catch on and we'll be able to reform the tax system next year.