June 2023 Archive

What in the TANF? Eligible Uses of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Funding

In 1996, Congress created the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program through the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA). TANF replaced three separate preexisting programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children, the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills training, and the Emergency Assistance program. Under TANF, the federal government provides a fixed block-grant […]

June 30, 2023

Driving a Culture Shift: Creating Performance Measures to Enhance Public Service Value 

In today’s rapidly evolving world, government agencies face the crucial task of continuously improving their services to better serve the public. The paradigm has shifted from mere service delivery to emphasizing value creation for citizens. Utah has been actively working to measure government performance for over a decade now through various initiatives. In 2021, the […]

June 23, 2023

Revenues through June Nearly Identical to FY 2022

On Thursday, June 15th, the Tax Commission released their Revenue Summary report, detailing collections through 11 months of FY 2023. Through June 7th, Sales and Use Tax in total is up 6.7% year-over-year (YoY) and up 5.5% YoY excluding Sales and Use Tax Set-Asides. Individual Income Tax is down, (5.6%) when compared to the same […]

June 16, 2023

How Will the Fiscal Responsibility Act Impact Utah?

At a glance, the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023: With the all-important “X-date” nearly upon us (the projected day when the federal government would no longer be able pay its bills), a default-avoiding deal to suspend the federal debt ceiling has been reached. Over the last week, negotiations were drafted into a bill which passed […]

June 2, 2023