Utah deserves much cleaner air

Unhealthy air quality is one of the biggest problems we face here in Utah. Historically, Utah's bad air days were typically during winter inversions, but now we're also getting bad air days throughout the summer. Most Utahns recognize that bad air is a threat to their family's health and their ability to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, but it also damages the state economy and discourages businesses and employees from locating in Utah. We don't have to accept that bad air is just a part of living in Utah...we can do much, much better. 

As a member of the Utah legislature I will be a strong advocate for the Clean the Darn Air initiative, which proposes to use free market strategy to dis-incentivize pollution and invest in the following:

  • $100 million a year to clean up air pollution from wood-burning stoves, gas-powered lawnmowers, freight-switcher locomotives, dirty school buses, and more.

  • $50 million a year for rural economic development.

  • Eliminating the state sales tax on grocery store food (because people shouldn't be taxed on food).

  • A 20% match of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income working families.

  • An expansion and extension of the Retirement Tax Credit.