TITLE

State sales tax earmarks continue to increase

AUTHOR(S)
Stephenson, Howard
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Enterprise/Salt Lake City;3/2/2008, Vol. 37 Issue 36, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the continuing increase of earmarking state general sales tax revenues in Utah. According to the author, earmarking is a generally poor policy as stated by some tax experts as the government will lessen its budgeting flexibility. Utah in the mid-1990s relied on gas taxes and motor vehicle registration, but in recent years it relied more on the general sales tax. A four-point plan including carrying out congestion pricing, increasing gas taxes and reducing general tax, and increasing expense of corridor preservation is presented.
ACCESSION #
31269596

 

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