Bagels and Briefings

February 25, 2014 - "Utah's Population: Growing Fast, Concentrating More, Diversifying Rapidly"
   Utah's Population Briefing

February 18, 2014 - "Air Quality in Utah"

February 11, 2014 - "The Affordable Care Act"
   The Affordable Care Act Presentation

February 4, 2014 - "Funding Transportation"
   Transportation Funding Presentation
   Transportation Funding Video

January 28, 2014 - "How To Use Your Intern Effectively"
  
How To Use Your Intern Effectively Video


March 5, 2013 - "The Affordable Care Act: What to Expect Over the Next 10 Months"
   The Affordable Care Act: What to Expect Over the Next 10 Months Presentation

February 11, 2013 - "The Way We Tax - An Overview of State and Local Taxes in Utah"
  
The Way We Tax - Utah's State and Local Tax System Presentation

February 5, 2013 - "How Utah Public Schools are Funded"
   How Utah Public Schools are Funded Presentation

January 29, 2013 - "Getting to Know Your Mobile Phone"


February 28, 2012 - "Tightening the Belt: How Federal Budget Actions Could Impact Utah's Budget"
  
Tightening the Belt: How Federal Budget Actions Could Impact Utah's Budget Presentation

February 23, 2012 - "What Drives Revenue Estimates"
   A Peek Under the Hood Presentation

February 14, 2012 - "Utah Health Care Reform: An Update"
  
Utah Health Care Reform: An Update Presentation

January 31, 2012 - "Utah's Recidivism Rate in Light of National Trends"
  
Utah's Recidivism Rate in Light of National Trends Presentation
   References

January 24, 2012 - "Population and Demographic Changes 2000-2010 ~ This Is Not Your Father's Utah"
  
Population and Demographic Changes 2000-2010 Presentation
   Utah's Population Growth Briefing Paper


February 15, 2011 - "Marriage and Divorce"
  
Marriage and Divorce Presentation

February 8, 2011 - "Driving Under the Influence: The $9,000 Drink"
  
DUI Packet

February 1, 2011 - "Immigration"
   Immigration Packet

January 25, 2011 - "Charter Schools - An Integral Part of the Utah Public Education System"
  Charter Schools - An Integral Part of the Utah Public Education System Presentation


October 10, 2010 - "Redistricting: The Basics"
   Redistricting: The Basics Presentation
   Redistricting: The Legal Requirements Presentation

September 15, 2010 - "Still Solvent: Utah's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund"
  Still Solvent, Utah's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Presentation

August 18, 2010 - "Property Tax and School Funding Equalization in Utah: Funding K-12 Schools"
  Property Tax and School Funding Equalization in Utah: Funding K-12 Schools Presentation
  Property Taxes and School Funding in Utah Briefing Paper

May 19, 2010 - Special Briefing on Federal Health Care Reform
  Special Briefing and Backgrounder Article Notice
  Health Care Reform Legislation: Insurance Market Provisions Timeline Chart
  The Utah Health Exchange: A Utah Solution for Utah Businesses Presentation
  Federal Health Care Reform Presentation
  Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act NGA Working Document
  Tax Provisions in the Health Reform Laws NCSL Timeline/Summary 
  NCSL - Health Reform | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation - Health Reform Related Links

February 23, 2010 - "A Peek Under the Hood - What Drives Revenue Estimates"

February 16, 2010 - "Utah's Sales & Use Tax: Issues and Options"
   Utah's Sales & Use Tax: Issues and Options Presentation

February 9, 2010 - "Utah's Driver License: Implications of REAL ID and Recent State Legislation"
  
REAL ID Presentation

February 2, 2010 - "An Overview of Utah's Retirement System"
  
"Utah State Retirement Systems Overview" Presentation
  "Cost of Benefits for Reemployed Retirees and Part-Time Employees" Performance Audit

January 26, 2010 - "What's Happened to Taxpayers Under Utah's New Income Tax?"
  
"What's Happened to Taxpayers Under Utah's New Individual Income Tax?" Briefing Paper
  
"What's Happened to Taxpayers Under Utah's New Individual Income Tax?" Presentation


November 18, 2009 - "Utah's Economy: What's Happened and Where Do We Go From Here?"
  
"Utah's Economy: What's Happened and Where Do We Go From Here?" Briefing Paper

September 16, 2009 - "Administrative Rules: How State Agencies Implement Your Bills"
   "Administrative Rules: How State Agencies Implement Your Bill" Presentation

August 19, 2009 - "A Look at Federal Health Care Reform and How It May Impact Utah"
   "Federal Health Care Reform" Presentation

June 17, 2009 - "Are We There Yet? A Discussion of the Economy, State Revenue, and Whether Either Has Yet Hit Bottom"

February 24, 2009 - "The Upside - and Downside - of a Federal Stimulus Package"

February 10, 2009 - Health Care Reform

February 3, 2009 - Transportation Funding in Utah: Where It Comes From and Where It Goes
   "Transportation Funding in Utah: Where It Comes From and Where It Goes" Presentation

January 29, 2009 - Understanding Public School Finance in Utah
  
"Understanding Public School Finance in Utah" Presentation


January 22, 2008 - Economic and Demographic Trends Affecting Legislative Decision Making
  
"Economic and Demographic Trends Affecting Legislative Decision-Making" Presentation provides background information on Utah's strong economy and unique demographics and demonstrates that Utah is not only the youngest state in the nation, but for several months last year led the nation in job growth

January 31, 2008 - Fiscal Note Process
  
"Fiscal Note Seminar - Legislator Briefing" Presentation covers what a fiscal note is, its uses, and the process from beginning to end

February 7, 2008 - Air Quality
  "Air Quality in Utah" Presentation includes information regarding the regulatory framework for air quality, air pollutants, air pollutant sources, and pollution control strategies.

February 14, 2008 - Alcoholic Beverage Control Issues
  
"Common Myths and Constituent Questions" Presentation uses a hypothetical couple to frame scenarios explaining Utah's regulation of Alcoholic Beverages
  "Grape Expectations" Short article from NCSL's State Legislatures magazine on states' regulation of direct shipping
  "72nd Annual Report" Annual report of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
  "Legislation" List of introduced and requested legislation as of February 11, 2008 with primary topic related to Alcoholic Beverages

February 21, 2008 - Use of Intent Language in Appropriations Acts

August 20, 2008 - Demographic Trends Impacting Utah

September 17, 2008 - Property Tax and School Funding in Utah
  
"Property Tax and School Funding in Utah" Presentation summarizes interactions between the property tax and public education funding. Includes charts showing the property tax base, property tax rate, and per-pupil property tax revenue by school district.

October 15, 2008 - Presentation by Dr. Kelly Matthews, Executive Vice President and Economist, Wells Fargo Bank

November 19, 2008 - Presentation by Jonathon Ball, Director, Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst "Is It Raining? How Can the Best Managed State Weather an Economic Storm?" (8:00 a.m. Capitol Board Room)


January 16, 2007 - Understanding Public School Finance and Governance in Utah - Key Concepts and Principles

January 19, 2007 - Blackberry Scheduling: "Life Organized"

January 23, 2007 - Legislative Appropriations Process: "How to Get Your Program Funded"

January 30, 2007 - Medicaid 101
  "Medicaid 101 Bagels and Briefing" Tables and charts compare Medicaid spending growth with the growth in state revenues and other health care spending; Analysis estimates the long-term impact of reducing the average annual rate of Medicaid spending growth by various amounts
  "Medicaid Interim Committee Recommendations" Nine recommendations summarize the work of the Medicaid Interim Committee during the 2006 interim and the first month of 2007

February 1, 2007 - Spending Limit: "What is it and How Will it Impact the Budget?"

February 6, 2007 - Revenues From Natural Resource Production: "There's Gold (and other stuff) in Them Thar Hills"

February 15, 2007 - Water Issues: "Life in the Desert State"
  
"Rainfall by State and River Basin" A comparison of average annual precipitation in western Utah and in Utah river basins
   "Estimated Statewide Water Budget" Utah's water supply from precipitation and groundwater mining; and how that supply is distributed and used by vegetation systems, interstate compacts, agriculture, municipalities, and industry
   "Water Use and Conservation" Chart comparing municipal, industrial, and agricultural use of water and the 2050 water conservation goal
  "Available Water Supply by River Basin and New Large Development Projects" Map showing the number of acre feet of available water supply in Utah river basins, and describing the proposed route of the Lake Powell Pipeline and the Weber Basin Water Development project

April 18, 2007 - Education Voucher Bills
  Comparison Compares H.B. 148 with H.B. 174, the two education voucher bills that passed during the 2007 General Session
  Briefing Outline An outline of the presentations
  Timeline Statutory time line on statewide referendum relating to H.B. 148, Education Vouchers

June 20, 2007 - Unauthorized Immigrants
  "Immigration: Federal Authority, State Impact" Presentation summarizes immigration demographics, history of federal immigration law and its impact on states, and state immigration legislation
  "Unauthorized Immigrants Briefing Paper" Provides detail for issues covered in the presentation

July 18, 2007 - Health Care Costs and Access
  "Health Care Costs and Access" Highlights potential state policy developments; also includes rates of growth in health care spending and factors affecting that growth

September 19, 2007 - The ABCs of Financial Institutions in Utah
  "The ABCs" Presentation includes background on the industry, state vs. federal government regulation, and current issues such as payday loans and mortgage lending
  "Table of Contents" Table of contents for an information packet provided at the briefing 

October 17, 2007 - Why We Love to Hate Property Taxes

November 14, 2007 - Understanding Utah's Energy Generation Needs