October 2nd, 2012
Ads on buses
Salt Lake Tribune
Ads on school buses are not the way Utah schools should be paying the costs of educating schoolchildren in the Beehive State.
There are untapped revenue sources the Legislature should consider, including collecting severance tax from coal mines, just as with other extractive industries, and Gov. Gary Herbert’s sound suggestion to change from an annual to a quarterly collection of income taxes from self-employed taxpayers.
Reforming the income tax system so that families do not get deductions for more than two children is the most appropriate and fair way to increase revenue for public education. That would require the couples who choose to have large families to pay their fair share to educate them.