Financial Ready Utah

About Financial Ready Utah Financial Ready Utah was created by Utah’s CPA community, chambers of commerce, state legislators, community leaders, educators and others who are invested in taking action on securing a sustainable future for our families. Individuals have come forward to leverage their voices in an effort to prepare for a “financial earthquake” in the spirit of Be Ready …

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Convention of the States

What if we had the Power … … to compel the federal government to actually have a budget and balance it? … to stop the federal government from recklessly indebting the future of our children and grandchildren? … to overrule federal laws, rules, regulations and orders that now penalize almost every aspect of our daily lives? The fact is … …

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Principled Leadership

They say in the Air Force, “When you are taking flak, you know you are over the target.” The target during my service as your state representative has been to reduce the size and scope of the federal government, and secure the self-reliance, independence and statehood equality for our State. I have been working tirelessly over the past six years …

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Protecting Utah from Federal Dependence

What would you do if you had reason to believe that one-third of your family income was at risk of going away? Distressingly, this is the situation of most states … including ours. Nearly one-third of Utah’s revenue comes from federally sourced funds. It’s the single largest source of our state revenue. Every year, the U.S. Government Accountability Office issues …

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Restoring Balance in Government

 Imagine you forgot your bicycle out in a dusty field for many years. When a friend asks if he can ride your bicycle, you tell him where to find it, but that it might need a “little” maintenance before he takes it out for a ride. Your friend looks your bike over and sees that the whole thing is …

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Eradicating Horse Tripping

As a five year old in Fountain Green, Utah, my grandpa had a horse named Clip Clop (seriously, that was his name). Almost every day, I would climb up on the block wall and Clip Clop would come over and let me jump on his bare back. He would walk me around the pasture and bring me back to the …

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Protecting Our Right to Bear Arms

Imagine this troubling scenario: Serious illness and spiraling medical bills force you into bankruptcy to seek a fresh start. Your adult daughter is living with you because she fled from her violent ex-boyfriend. She obtained a restraining order against him, but he still stalks her at your home. You fear for her safety and yours, but because of your bankruptcy, …

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Healthcare Freedom is the Answer

Dr. Michael Jennings is a compassionate family physician. Recognizing the rising cost and government burdens on healthcare affecting patients and doctors, Dr. Jennings sought to increase the convenience and reduce the cost and hassle of health care. That’s a good thing, right? Not everyone thought so. In 2011, the Utah Attorney General’s office and the Utah Division of Insurance began …

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Ending Childhood Sexual Abuse

At 16 years old, Terry Mitchell had no idea that her life was about to be changed forever the day she went jogging in the park with two of her friends. Before their run was over, her friends were murdered; she was shot and left for dead, and then became the star witness in a murder trial. As if this …

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