November 2022 Archive

The Build Up: Learn about Capital Development Requests

Prioritization of new building requests for both state agencies and higher education institutions starts long before a General Session begins. Lists of ranked building project requests are created by both the Division of Facilities Construction and Management (DFCM) and the State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) for consideration by the Governor and the Legislature during […]

November 28, 2022

Winter is Coming… Yet Revenue Remains Hot

On Thursday, November 17th, the Tax Commission released their Revenue Summary report through the first four months of the fiscal year (FY), in conjunction with the Monthly Revenue Snapshot produced by the Legislative Fiscal Analyst and Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget. From July to October of FY 2023, collections to the General Fund are […]

November 21, 2022

Targeted Results: An Update on Compensation Increases for Corrections and Public Safety Departments

During the 2022 General Session, the Legislature appropriated targeted salary increases for Corrections Officers ($39.5 million ongoing) and the Department of Public Safety’s Sworn Officers ($20.0 million ongoing and $10.0 million one-time) to address recruitment and retention issues within these agencies. These challenges resemble a recent pattern of difficulty in attracting and keeping law enforcement […]

November 11, 2022

Drastic Times Call for Drastic Meters

In Utah, water providers use the term “secondary water” to refer to untreated, unfiltered water that is suitable to be used for residential landscaping and gardening. Historically, the state has not metered secondary connections, meaning that the amount of water applied to individual lawns and gardens was unknown and usage was only available on a […]

November 4, 2022