Today, the accountants pulled the fire alarm.
What do we do when nearly 40 cents of every dollar spent in Utah comes from a federal government which is borrowing and printing more than 40 cents of every dollar themselves? What do we do when the problem seems overwhelming and we are drifting toward the most predictable economic crisis in history ? It turns out, we’re not powerless.
We step up, and change our circumstance. You can help.
Here’s the video of today’s press conference:
Press conference handouts (PDFs):
News Release (.docx, includes summary of proposed legislation)
Resolution you can take to your city, town or county government
Financial Ready Info Kit (4 page color PDF)
Financial Ready Utah Brochure (2 page version of the FRU Info Kit)
Utahns prepare for a financial earthquake, statement by Kent Thomas, CPA
Online & in the news:
Salt Lake Tribune: Bills seek to prepare Utah for ‘financial earthquake’
Utah Policy: Utah Preparing for Financial Crisis
State Budget Solutions: How states should respond
DNews Op-ed: A plea for fiscal preparedness, by the Utah State Treasurer, Auditor, Speaker of the House and President of the Senate
The Sutherland Institute: YouTube Video Utah Lawmakers, Utah CPAs announce FinancialReadyUtah.com
Deseret News: It’s time for states to be financially self sufficient