We're hearing a lot about the rapid growth in government, so we asked staff to analyze how Utah State Government growth compares to the change in population and inflation over the past several years.
Here are several slides to scroll through
that tell the story - or at least offer more perspective on the story. Check them out.The message:
Putting money in a savings account, and paying for roads & buildings doesn't grow government very much. Focus in on the expenses that actually make government bigger and you might be surprised at how the numbers pan out.
We're not in love with all government, and we're not saying this is true in other states or in D.C. but, here in Utah, government growth seems to be falling behind growth in population and inflation.
Same basic message as our last blog
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