In the Hive – Why raise the food tax?

Today, the push underway to overhaul Utah’s Tax system. We’ll get a brief overview of why tax reform is happening (lawmakers are trying to address a perceived structural imbalance in how taxes come in and are allocated). And, then, we’ll turn to a specific aspect of the proposal currently under consideration by Utah lawmakers: an increase in the tax on food.

Producer Roger McDonough gives us the story.


Sen. Lyle Hillyard, co-chairs of the Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force
Alex Cragun, food security advocate with Utahns Against Hunger
Natalie Gochnour, director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah