Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Income Tax Could Pay For More Than Education Under New Plan

wikimedia commons

Income tax money can only be used for education in Utah, but lawmakers are now advancing a complex proposal to change that in hopes of shoring up a faltering sales-tax base. The Deseret News reports the plan approved by a Senate committee Thursday would allow income tax to be used for other needs of children and the disabled as well as education. Lawmakers are calling the plan a last option for essential changes to the tax code. For it to pass, they'll have to convince educators and voters it won't undermine Utah's historically low per-pupil education spending. The plan must pass the Legislature to go before the voters in November.