Utah’s Constitution includes an earmark for education funding by limiting the use of income tax revenues for public education and higher education spending. Yet our state faces an imbalance of revenues to pay for essential and other services traditionally paid for through sales tax revenues. After the collapse of tax reform efforts, the Utah Legislature came up with an alternative solution to address the growing budget imbalance while creating protections for education funding. What would Constitutional Amendment G mean for education funding and the state budget going forward? How does Constitutional Amendment G differ from removing the constitutional earmark? What concerns were considered in crafting this solution? Now it’s up to Utah voters to decide if changes should be made to the Utah Constitution to reallocate tax payer dollars.
Join Action Utah for this online panel discussion to learn about Constitutional Amendment G and its implications for Utah. Featuring panelists Sen. Ann Millner (R-Ogden), Rep. Mike Schultz (R-Hooper) and Heidi Matthews (President, Utah Education Association). Moderated by Andrea Himoff (Executive Director of Action Utah).
This free online event will be hosted over Zoom. You must RSVP to attend. https://www.actionutah.org/event/whats-on-your-ballot-education-funding/