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As Democratic field expands, so does 2020 campaign map

James Curry (political science) said "I cannot recall a cycle where Democratic primary candidates were campaigning in states like Utah or other later states like they are this early in the process."

Discussions to start this week to tackle Utah tax reform

Matthew Burbank (political science) said making sales taxes a more stable revenue source by taxing at least some services remains the likely path. Burbank said, especially if that's made more palatable by some tax cuts.

Salt Lake tech companies second only to Silicon Valley

Levi Pace (MPP program) said "Tech and the life sciences industries are big users of space, by the nature of the work they do. The study did a great job in pointing out that tech is growing faster than other industries..."

Recent Awardees

Alumni, Emeriti, & Friends

Paula Swaner

Ph.D. Psychology

Granite Mental Health Center

Tony Milner

BS Political Science

Housing Project & Policy Manager
Salt Lake City Corporation

Leigh Von der Esch

BS Political Science

Managing Director
Utah Office of Tourism

Brent Knudsen

BA Economics

Managing Partner & Founder
Partnership Capital Growth

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Last Updated: 1/25/19