Solutions to Our Homelessness Crisis

Solutions to Our Homelessness Crisis
May 7, 2021

Utah spends approximately $100 million on homelessness services each year. Unfortunately, our unsheltered population has been growing. To learn why this is the case and discuss what we can do about it, Prosperity Utah hosted “Solutions to our Homelessness Crisis.” We heard from Dave Kelly, Chairman of the Pioneer Park Coalition, and Dr. Robert Mulbut,…

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The Minimum Wage Won’t Help Those in Poverty

The Minimum Wage Won’t Help Those in Poverty
March 25, 2021

By Jason O’Day   In the early 1980s, Ronald Reagan advocated abolishing the minimum wage for teenagers to provide them a better shot at entry level jobs. The goal was admirable, but it would be unfair to pay teens less for doing the same things as equally low skilled adult coworkers. Yet, Reagan was onto…

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The Tale of Three Cities

The Tale of Three Cities
February 12, 2021

By Zach Schofield Fast rising prices and increasing in-affordability continue to characterize the housing market along the Wasatch Front. The root cause of this problem is that the stock of new houses being built isn’t able to keep pace with Utah’s fast growing population. Supply is not able to keep up with demand. With too…

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Trent Staggs: Cities must take the lead on improving housing supply and costs

Trent Staggs: Cities must take the lead on improving housing supply and costs
February 2, 2021

Utah faces a looming housing crisis. We see more new families formed each year than homes built to house them, creating the current housing gap of 50,000 more family units than home units in the state of Utah.   The Kem C. Gardner Institute indicates that the average home price in Utah will be $730,000 in just…

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Utah needs to fully implement the Justice Reinvestment Initiative

Utah needs to fully implement the Justice Reinvestment Initiative
December 14, 2020

In 2014, Utah passed landmark legislation known as the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI). Its goal was twofold: stem the rising cost of housing our incarcerated population by moving low-level drug offenders from prison or jail to community supervision, and take the savings from lower incarceration and invest them into treatment programs that rehabilitate offenders, therefore…

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Prosperity Utah Launches Healthcare Policy Center & Announces New Co-Chairman.

Prosperity Utah Launches Healthcare Policy Center & Announces New Co-Chairman.
August 31, 2020

Prosperity Utah is excited to announce the launch of our Healthcare Policy Center with the generous contribution of our new Co-Chairman Rich Linder. Rich serves as the Founder, Chairman, & CEO of Xenter MD. Prior to founding Xenter, Rich co-founded Connexions Medical, a privately owned company specializing in the development and manufacture of medical devices…

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COVID-19 reveals weaknesses in administrating health care

COVID-19 reveals weaknesses in administrating health care
August 31, 2020

Administrators don’t heal people, doctors do. And as we’ve recently seen on a grand tragic scale, health care inefficiency costs lives. It’s time we purge health care’s administrative state, in Ohio and across the U.S. The COVID-19 pandemic revealed the U.S. health care system is largely inflexible, uncreative and sluggish under pressure. While the flaws…

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South Korea Proves We Don’t Have to Shut Down the Economy to Curb Coronavirus Transmission

South Korea Proves We Don’t Have to Shut Down the Economy to Curb Coronavirus Transmission
August 31, 2020

It seems the official plan to combat COVID-19 is to issue mandatory stay-at-home orders for hundreds of millions of Americans. Since California made the first declaration on March 19, 16 states have followed suit, issuing orders of their own. The logic is, if people are required to stay home except when they need to get…

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Guest opinion: Washington should follow Utah’s lead on immigration

Guest opinion: Washington should follow Utah’s lead on immigration
August 31, 2020

Utah Rep. John Curtis introduced a bill in November 2019 that he believes might be a breakthrough in the extremely polarized national immigration debate. Should the bill pass, states would be allowed to issue visas themselves, increasing the number of immigrants who can come to the U.S. and find work. Such pro-immigrant support has been…

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