Ken Ivory

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Off the Cuff: The Government Shutdown is a "Fiscal Suicide Mission"

A "one-size-hurts-all" outcome
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 12:00 AM

In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Utah Representative Ken Ivory discuss:

  • Impact of the Government Shutdown
    • A "one-size-hurts-all" policy
  • No one is stepping up to resolve the fundamental issues
    • "The system is broken"
  • States need to "own the problem"
    • Many are waking up to this reality
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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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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 Utah.