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Utah Group Opposes More Burdens On Earmarked Education Money

A Utah advocacy group says a proposed state constitution amendment to expand an income tax earmark to include children’s programs does not fix the existing problem of underfunded programs. 

The Deseret News reports Voices for Utah Children announced its opposition to constitutional Amendment G Monday. Utah earmarks income tax for K-12 education and higher education. The proposed amendment would further expand the earmark to include programs for children and residents with disabilities. Voices for Utah Children Senior Policy Analyst Anna Thomas says the state already has multiple unmet early education investment obligations.