Utah House Speaker, Brad Wilson and Utah Senate President, Stuart Adams announce the appointment of the following individuals to serve on the Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force.
For Immediate Release May 6, 2019 Contacts: Greg Hartley Utah House of Representatives 801-231-2756 | firstname.lastname@example.org Mark Thomas Utah Senate 801-673-8587 | email@example.com Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force Members Appointed SALT LAKE CITY – Utah House Speaker, Brad Wilson and Utah Senate President, Stuart Adams announce the appointment of the following individuals to serve on the Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force: APPOINTED BY PRESIDENT ADAMS Senator Lyle Hillyard, Co-Chair Senator Curt Bramble Senator Kirk Cullimore Senator Lincoln Fillmore Senator Karen Mayne Non-voting members: Gary Cornia Keith Prescott APPOINTED BY SPEAKER WILSON Representative Francis Gibson, Co-Chair Representative Joel Briscoe Representative Tim Quinn Representative Mike Schultz Representative Robert Spendlove Non-voting members: Kristen Cox Steve Young “Utahns enjoy a high quality of life and the benefits of a strong economy. However, an imbalance in state revenue sources caused by restrictions on revenue use threatens important funding priorities,” said Speaker Wilson. “By and acting now, with a vision for the future, this task force will develop long term solutions that will preserve our quality of life, increase economic prosperity, enhance recreation, improve education, expand infrastructure, and help clean Utah’s air.” “This task force will work diligently to generate ideas and proposals to fix our structural imbalance,” said President Stuart Adams. “They will focus on policies that assure sustainable, adequate and flexible funding to meet the needs of Utah’s citizens, including education, public safety, social services and environmental quality.” The Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force was established in HB 495 from the 2019 General Session of the Utah Legislature. The Co-Chairs of the task force will soon announce the date for their first meeting. The Speaker and President encourage task force members to engage the public in the process to develop solutions to state budget challenges that are competitive, sufficient, sustainable, stable, flexible, fair, simple, and transparent. ###