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Public Policy Guide

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

We support disciplined planning and investment, including smart growth principles that will enhance our community, economy and quality of life.

We support investments and policies that advance Sandy City as a regional urban center for commerce, culture, and entertainment for the Wasatch Front.

We support investments and policies that further the collaborative work being conducted to take full advantage of the development opportunities at the Point of the Mountain.

We support funding to invest in the development and expansion of programs that support building the capacity of existing businesses and entrepreneurs.

EDUCATION & WORKFORCE

We support efforts to advance alignment, innovation and greater investment in education and workforce.

We support innovative efforts to strategically align the private and public sectors to attract and train a skilled and talented workforce. This includes increasing certificate and degree programs, and stackable certificates that meet high-wage, high-demand workforce needs.

HEALTHCARE REFORM

We support reform that applies market principles to contain costs and improve health. Such reform includes increasing transparency of cost and quality, as well as fostering competition and providing incentives for patients, doctors, hospitals and insurers to utilize resources in ways that lead to increased access and measurably better outcomes.

TAX POLICY

We support tax policies that strengthen Utah’s economy and properly balance tax simplicity, efficiency, fairness, revenue sufficiency and transparency. We oppose increases in income, sales or property taxes that are not supported by the public. We support comprehensive reforms of the American tax system that will simplify the tax code and encourage innovation and increase global competitiveness.

REGULATION REFORM

We support regulations that create a level playing field for small, medium, and large businesses while protecting public safety and the environment, encouraging capital investment, removing uncertainty, improving transparency, and reducing the burden of business.

AIR QUALITY

We support efforts to promote cleaner vehicles, expand access to public transit, minimize small business costs. We support funding and research to find solutions to improve Utah’s air quality and to help Utahns better understand the causes and effects of poor air quality.

TRANSPORTATION

We support a sustainable, predictable and long-term federal investment in Utah’s roads and public transportation. We support continued investment in our state’s multimodal transportation network to address capacity expansion, maintenance and operations of Utah’s significant transportation assets. We support efforts to enhance and increase transit service throughout the state to ensure employees have public transportation options, to address future growth and to improve our air quality.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT & RECRUITMENT

We support investments and policies that ensure Utah has a skilled workforce to meet the labor demands. We support the principles outlined in the Utah Compact as related to immigration reform.

HEALTHCARE REFORM

We support advancing ideas that reduce costs, advance quality, increase access, and improve health. We support efforts to raise awareness of the positive effects of wellness programs in the workplace to improve health and productivity.

TAX REFORM

We support tax policies that strengthen Utah’s economy and properly balance tax simplicity, efficiency, fairness, revenue sufficiency and transparency.

REGULATORY REFORM

We support regulations that create a level playing field for small, medium, and large businesses while protecting public safety and the environment, encouraging capital investment, removing uncertainty, improving transparency, and reducing the burden of business.

ADVANCING TRADE

We support efforts that create access to new markets and help Utah businesses compete in the global marketplace.