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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.

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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

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Daily Digest 4/24 - U.K. May Have Slipped Into Third Recession, Pensions In Danger

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 10:41 AM
  • U.K. may have slipped into a third recession
  • Police Warn Budget Cuts Could Lead to Fewer Officers
  • Meals on Wheels faces Federal cuts
  • Time for Growth: Austerity Has 'Reached its Limits,' Barroso Says
  • Utah cancer clinics turning away Medicare patients
  • San Francisco official probes whether Nevada is 'patient dumping'
  • MU sees 866 percent debt increase over past 10 years
  • City remains knee-deep in more than 7,000 abandoned properties
  • Call for new U.S. crossing fee at land borders criticized in both countries
  • Indian Jewelers Offer Premium on Gold Imports as Demand Surges
  • Parents cutback on food for kids to cope with rising prices
  • Bernanke Gets Japanese Assist in Helping Homebuyers: Mortgages
  • Sanford facing $20 million shortfall; pensions in danger
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"Partial" Secession

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"Partial" Secession

UT and AZ move to exert state sovereignty over national park lands and their resources