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Friday, December 2, 2005
TAXES 33% HIGHER     Now that the citizens of South Davis County have paid their 2005 property taxes, once again ask..

Saturday, January 1, 2005
TAX LEVY CHALLENGED During a recent budget hearing, challenged the South Davis Recreation District's authority to impose a $432,000 tax subsidy..

Friday, December 2, 2005
TAX ALERT   New Taxing Entity – More Property Taxes   By now, you should have received your Davis County Assessor’s Notice of Property E..

Thursday, July 28, 2005
STEALTH TAXES IN UTILITY BILLS     The title for this piece comes from a recent Provo Daily Herald editorial because it so aptly summarizes what we have been saying..

Tuesday, January 4, 2005
REC DISTRICT LEVIES UNAUTHORIZED TAX Summary. During the December 13, 2004 budget hearing of the South Davis Recreation District, Ronald Mortensen of (former..

Friday, December 2, 2005
Rec Center - Historical Review   This update:   (1) provides a historical review of statements made by various officials concerning tax..

Saturday, January 22, 2005
RAISING TAXES TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD Summary: Public Officials and special interests inevitably define "leveling the playing field" as increasing taxes. All four current legislative in..

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Parks and Trails Bond - Information Letter Opposing Bond In this letter, Larry Mulcock asks "If the [School] District needs additional playing fields why are they selling the land? If th..

Saturday, July 23, 2005
BOUNTIFUL - MAKING CHURCHES & SCHOOLS PAY   During Bountiful 's recent budget hearing, questioned why, while continually raising power rates, the city contin..

Friday, October 25, 2019
Voters say no to 33% gas tax increase. Tax Task Force says tough—you’re going to pay it.
Ronald Mortensen, Ph.D, Co-Founder On November 6, 2018, Utah voters resoundingly said No! when asked if they would s..

Monday, November 4, 2019
Utahns have a love-hate relationship with Truth-in-Taxation
Ronald Mortensen, Ph.D. November 4, 2019 Utah’s Truth-in-Taxation system has a solid track record of keeping property taxes under control...

Monday, July 15, 2019
Utah tax reform: Create a crisis and sell it to the Public
Utah tax reform:   Create a crisis and sell it to the public Ronald Mortensen, Ph.D. Co-Founder, ..

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Utah tax reform – grow government; socialize business costs while privatizing profits; soak the middle class
Utah tax reform – grow government; socialize business costs while privatizing profits; soak the middle class Ronald Mortensen, Ph.D., Co-Founder Cit..

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Utah nobles bow down and support tax reform while the peasants pay
Ronald Mortensen, Ph.D. Co-Founder 12-9-19   Late in the evening on December 9, 2019, the Uta..

Saturday, January 25, 2020
Utah 2019 Tax Referendum: The Winners and Losers
Ronald Mortensen, Ph.D. Co-Founder, 1-25-20   WINNERS   We the People who e..

Thursday, August 27, 2020
Ronald Mortensen, Ph.D. Co-Founder, Citizens for Tax Fairness August 28, 2020   Note: On August 25, 2020, Ronald Mortensen, Ph.D. and c..

Saturday, January 25, 2020
Tax Reform Special Legislative Session: Review & Observations
Ronald Mortensen, Ph.D. Co-Founder, January 25, 2020 The following is the author's detailed review..

Thursday, November 21, 2019
Tax Modernization –Realtors drop the idea of a statewide property tax
Ronald Mortensen, Ph.D. Co-Founder for July 15, 2019   Editor's note: This was originally wr..

Monday, July 8, 2019
Talking Points - Tax Reform
Talking Points  Tax Reform Task Force Meeting – Layton 7-8-19  Ronald Mortensen,   Utah’s Republican go..

Friday, October 2, 2020
Talking Points - Park & Trails Bond Hearing 9-22-20
Ronald Mortensen, Co-Founder,  It is unfortunate that $27,700 has already been paid to an outside firm which touts its..

Monday, April 15, 2019
Salt Lake Chamber - Promoting Socialism by Socializing Costs and Privatizing Profits
Derek Miller, the president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, recently expressed deep concern about “the assault on free enterprise..

Saturday, December 14, 2019
Report: Utah’s Oligarchs – Fighting to MaintainControl
Report : Utah’s  Oligarchs  –  Fighting   to   Maintain   Their   Political   and   Economic..

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Go to www. Repeal116 .com in order to sign the petition to repeal Utah's illegal alien amnesty bill.  

Friday, March 6, 2020
Legislators vote to give teenagers’ personal identifying information to criminals – Cost to taxpayers $28,200
Currently, all Utah voters can make their voter records private. When they do this, the Democratic and Republican parties can’t get their perso..

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Heard at the Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force meeting on October 22, 2019
TASK FORCE MEMBERS :   Those paying income taxes are a “reservoir of funds that is available to us.” The tax rate can be adjusted..

Friday, November 22, 2019
Bountiful Trails Master Plan: Officials take major step towards socializing private property rights
Bountiful Trails Master Plan: Officials take major step towards socializing private property rights Ronald Mortensen, Ph.D., Co-Founde..

Friday, November 22, 2019
Bountiful Trails Master Plan: Officials take major step towards socializing private property rights
Ronald Mortensen, Ph.D., Co-Founder, November 22, 2019   Key Points   On Nov..

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Argument Aginst the Bountiful Park & Trails Bond
Ronald Mortensen, Ph.D., Co-Founder, Citizens for Tax Fairness; When deciding whether to support the proposed bond and..

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Analysis: Who was the major driving force behind the sales tax on services initiative?
Ronald Mortensen, Ph.D. May 7, 2019 Question: Who was the major driving force behind the sales tax on services initiative as..

Monday, December 30, 2019
LaVarr Webb and have a “deplorable” moment
Ronald Mortensen, Ph.D. Co-Founder, 12-30-19   LaVarr Webb, the publisher of,..

Sunday, December 22, 2019
Do Utah’s real estate professionals really support food, gasoline and property tax increases? Why don’t you ask them?
Ronald Mortensen, Ph.D. Co-Founder, 12-21-19   The Utah Association of Realtors (Realtors) p..

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Analysis: Why did Utah Republicans suffer election losses in 2018?
Ronald Mortensen, Ph.D. May 14, 2019 Based on the campaigns run for Republican Party leadership and State Central Committee posi..

Saturday, January 4, 2014
Utah Governor Herbert sells voters' personal information after removing his
In its biggest single, ongoing release of personal information, the Herbert administration sells the names, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth (..

Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Shallengerger Signs Taxpayer Protection Pledge
Wendell Shallenberger Signs’s Taxpayer Protection Pledge   Wendell Shallenberger, write-in candidate for Iron Cou..

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Payday lenders get voters’ birth dates; voter safety in Lt. Governor's hands
Payday lenders, banks, insurance companies, health care providers, political parties, candidates and their supporters will continue to have access to..

Monday, April 20, 2009
Law Enforcement Inaction on Illegal Driven Identity Theft
  Sunday, April 19, 2009 The high cost of illegal immigration By RONALD MORTENSEN Guest commentary The Salt Lake City chief of police..

Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Huntsman Administration Fails to Protect Children from Taxpayer Funded Identity Theft
  May 25, 2007   Dear Governor Huntsman:   Just over a year ago, in a letter dated May 8, 2006, our organization, Citize..

Monday, September 29, 2008
Centerville Theater: No Taxpayer Funds For Identity Thieves has formally requested members of the administrative board of the new Centerville regional theater to ensure that..

Sunday, November 8, 2009
Budget Cutting
  PUBLIC BUDGETING - THE PARABLE OF THE SKUNKS Ronald Mortensen, Ph.D.   Incremental budget:  A budget prepared using a pre..

Sunday, November 8, 2009
Budget Cutting
  MITT ROMNEY ON BUDGET CUTTING   “One department might have tons of cost reduction opportunity; another only ounces.  An over..

Thursday, June 23, 2011
UCOII Illegal Alien Family Transition Plan Summary
The Utah Coalition on Illegal Immigration is working on a program that allows the estimated 12 million illegal aliens to get square with the law. ..

Saturday, January 28, 2006
Spending Alert - Economic Development?
  Check out agenda (below) for the Economic Development Joint Appropriations Subcommittee and look at the organizations seeking s..

Wednesday, May 23, 2007
School District Asked to Prevent ID Theft
  Davis district weighs options to reduce ID theft   BY LYNZE WARDLE Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau 5-23-07..

Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Sacrificing Children for Profits
    Identity theft of children not a concern of our government officials Wednesday, March 28, 2007 By Ronald W. Mortensen Guest com..

Monday, June 19, 2006
No Taxpayer Funds for Identity Theft
  Deseret Morning News, Monday, June 19, 2006 State must prevent ID thefts by illegals By Ronald W. Mortensen A year ago, Attorney Ge..

Monday, January 15, 2007
In-State Tuition & Identity Theft
    In-State Tuition for Illegal Aliens: Getting the Facts Straight   The debate over in-state tuition for illegal immigran..

Saturday, May 20, 2006
Illegal Immigration - Identity Theft - Letters to Public Officials
To date, has requested Governor Huntsman, the Davis County School District and the Davis County Commission to help preve..

Monday, February 12, 2007
Focus on Victims of Illegal Immigration
Deseret Morning News, Monday, February 12, 2007 Focus on victims of illegal immigration By Ronald W. Mortensen   Havin..

Thursday, June 23, 2011
Davis School District Tax Increase - Fact Sheet
  A number of people have requested a copy of the Fact Sheet that was handed out at the Davis School District budget hearing.  To downloa..

Thursday, December 15, 2005
Davis County Budget Hearing
During the Budget Hearing for the 2006 Davis County Budget, Ronald Mortensen, co-founder of called on county commissione..

Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Children as Collateral Damage
From the Park (City) Record  (Not available on the Web) The Collateral Damage of Illegal Alien Driven Identity Theft   A recent Par..

Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Child ID Theft
St. George Spectrum   Article published Apr 25, 2007 Theft of our children's IDs   In 2005, the Utah Attorney General's..

Sunday, March 31, 2013
“Moderate” Utah County Republicans reject Utah Compact
“Moderate” Utah County Republicans reject Utah Compact MARCH 31, 2013   BY:  RONALD MORTENSEN Following a huge turnout at Utah cauc..

Sunday, March 31, 2013
Republicans balk at giving big money interests control of nominating process
Big moneyed interests are finding it more difficult than they thought to force Utah Republican Party activists to change their party’s nominating proc..

Sunday, January 10, 2010
Immigration Strike Force Gives Illegal Alien ID thieves a Pass
  In a recent Salt Lake Tribune article, Ronald Mortensen, co-founder of challenges assertions  that..

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