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 | ghartley@le.utah.gov
 
Mark Thomas
Utah Senate
801-673-8587 | mthomas@le.utah.gov
 
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.
 
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