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Americans for the Arts;
This particular monograph will focus on one unique arts community located in rural southeastern Utah. This community is comprised of a group of extraordinary individuals - known as Inside Images - presently incarcerated at the San Juan County (SJC) jail in Monticello, a county-owned facility which contracts with the state of Utah to house state prisoners.
Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest);
This report presents information on the clients and agencies served by The Utah Food Bank Services. The information is drawn from a national study, Hunger in America 2010, conducted in 2009 for Feeding America (FA) (formerly America's Second Harvest), the nation's largest organization of emergency food providers. The national study is based on completed inperson interviews with more than 62,000 clients served by the FA national network, as well as on completed questionnaires from more than 37,000 FA agencies. The study summarized below focuses on emergency food providers and their clients who are supplied with food by food banks in the FA network.
The FA system served by The Utah Food Bank Services provides emergency food for an estimated 245,100 different people annually.42% of the members of households served by The Utah Food Bank Services are children under 18 years old (Table 5.3.2).43% of households include at least one employed adult (Table 5.7.1).Among households with children, 85% are food insecure and 42% are food insecure with very low food security (Table 188.8.131.52).58% of clients served by The Utah Food Bank Services report having to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel (Table 6.5.1).47% had to choose between paying for food and paying for medicine or medical care (Table 6.5.1).22% of households served by The Utah Food Bank Services report having at least one household member in poor health (Table 8.1.1).The Utah Food Bank Services included approximately 117 agencies at the administration of this survey, of which 110 have responded to the agency survey. Of the responding agencies, 84 had at least one food pantry, soup kitchen, or shelter.34% of pantries, 42% of kitchens, and 27% of shelters are run by faith-based agencies affiliated with churches, mosques, synagogues, and other religious organizations (Table 10.6.1).Among programs that existed in 2006, 85% of pantries, 88% of kitchens, and 64% of shelters of The Utah Food Bank Services reported that there had been an increase since 2006 in the number of clients who come to their emergency food program sites (Table 10.8.1).Food banks are by far the single most important source of food for agencies with emergency food providers, accounting for 80% of the food distributed by pantries, 53% of the food distributed by kitchens, and 35% of the food distributed by shelters (Table 13.1.1).As many as 95% of pantries, 80% of kitchens, and 75% of shelters in The Utah Food Bank Services use volunteers (Table 13.2.1).
Department of Economics in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies;
This paper examines alternative explanations for the decline over the past two decades in state corporate income taxes relative to the state economy. We employ a survey of state tax administrators, individual tax returns from Georgia and Utah, and panel data to explore the importance of tax policy, tax planning, and economic factors on the trend in state corporate taxes. We find that corporate tax planning and economic factors account for much of the relative decline and that state tax policy changes are important factors. However, federal tax changes had only a modest effect during this period. Working Paper 06-27
Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED);
The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans' financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future. It assesses the 50 states and the District of Columbia on 130 outcome and policy measures, which describe how well residents are faring and what states are doing to help them build and protect assets. The Scorecard enables states to benchmark their outcomes and policies against other states in five issue areas: Financial Assets & Income, Businesses & Jobs, Housing & Homeownership, Health Care, and Education.
Georgetown University Center for Children and Families;
Examines the quality and choice of plans, affordability, and ease of enrollment in existing state-run exchanges. Outlines lessons learned, including the need for ongoing refinement, consideration of broader market interactions, and public outreach.
Voices for Utah Children;
Provides a snapshot of the state's working poor families and educational and economic trends. Makes policy recommendations for education reforms to meet the needs of a knowledge-based economy, tax reforms to provide work incentives, and support services.
Community Foundation of Utah;
Contains mission statement, letter from the board chair, letter from donor advisors, 2010 highlights, financial statements, donors list, funds list, and list of board members and staff.
Thomas B. Fordham Institute;
When it comes to public-sector pensions, writes lead author Michael B. Lafferty in this report, "A major public-policy (and public-finance) problem has been defined and measured, debated and deliberated, but not yet solved. Except where it has been." As recounted in "Halting a Runaway Train: Reforming Teacher Pensions for the 21st Century", these exceptions turn out to be revealing -- and encouraging.
Contains board chair and president's message; 2010 highlights; program information, with a focus on education; grants summaries and grantee profiles from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming; financial summary; and list of board members.