The Legislative Session is beginning next week, and now is a great time to think about the issues that matter to you. An important part of the advocacy process is gathering information from reliable sources about these issues in order to educate yourself and others. Here are three of our favorites:
The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah works toward the betterment of Utah by developing and sharing economic, demographic and public policy data and research. The website is a useful resource full of information on a variety of issues. Here are two great documents that are short and sweet, but quite informative:
- “Utah Informed” is a booklet published each year by the Gardner Policy Group and Salt Lake Chamber. It is full of charts, diagrams, and information you should know about Utah in 2019. Utah Informed is a unique and entertaining way to learn about Utah and can inspire new thoughts and ideas.
- “The 2019 Economic Report to the Governor” was created by the Utah Economic Council. This report is published each year and is the leading source of economic information in Utah. The goal of the report is to increase understanding of the economy in Utah. The full report is comprehensive and very detailed. The highlights of the report offer a great summary of the key points.
The Utah Foundation is a nonpartisan think tank providing balanced information and research on issues like public finance, public and higher education, economics, air quality, transportation in order to promote a thriving economy, a well-prepared workforce, and a high quality of life for Utahns. Some of our favorite resources on their info-packed website are:
- What’s the View From Your House? Housing Affordability Concerns in Utah
- Getting to Tomorrow: Addressing Suicide in Utah and the Mountain States
- 2016 Utah Priorities Project
Envision Utah engages Utahns in answering important questions about the unprecedented growth our state faces in the next few decades and and what decisions we can make to ensure we all share a bright future, since how we grow will affect how we and our children will live. Important reports include: