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Rep. Ken Ivory & Dan Griffiths: Creating a Financial Emergency Plan for States

Utah is pioneering a bold new model
Sunday, May 19, 2013, 11:06 AM

In a country where insolvent states increasingly compete for Federal funds, Utah is bucking the trend. And in the process, it's showing the type of leadership this nation will need more of to deal with its national economic plight.

A recent slew of new legislation has been passed collectively known as the Financial Ready Utah (FRU) initiative to assess the state's greatest financial vulnerabilities and to identify the most promising programs for addressing them at the state, community, and household levels. As a result of its earthquake-prone geology, Utah has developed a robust statewide disaster-response system. The FRU initiative prudently asks: Shouldn't we also have a financial-earthquake preparedness program in case of another 2008-style (or worse) economic shock, which the math indicates is more than likely? » Read more

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Utah Is Setting an Important Example

Pioneering resilience efforts at the state level
Thursday, May 16, 2013, 11:01 AM

Since I started delivering this message, I've held a vision of the day when it instead elicits knowing nods because its truths have become self-evident. My proudest day will be when there's no more need to communicate the core ideas in the Crash Course because they'll already be common knowledge.

I cannot wait for the day when, literally, I'll have talked myself out of a job.

Well, we're one very important step closer to that day. » Read more