Testimony: Wealth and Poverty in America, Jon S. Pierpont, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Workforce Services, October 29, 2015

Jul 16, 2016Testimony, Economic Mobility, Intergenerational Poverty

Families experiencing intergenerational poverty have more sporadic employment, earn wages insufficient to meet basic needs of their children, lack access to healthcare, and lag significantly behind the rest of Utah’s children in educational outcomes.

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“Returnships” for People Returning to Work

“Returnships” for People Returning to Work

Utah Governor Spencer Cox and Lieutenant Governor Deidre Henderson recently signed an executive order requiring most state agencies to "identify new ways to provide meaningful returnship opportunities to those individuals returning to the labor force" and to "start...

Support for Utah Bill HB 68: Full Disclosure for Tenants

Support for Utah Bill HB 68: Full Disclosure for Tenants

Utah bill HB 68 (Rental Expenses Disclosure Requirements) would make the rental process for tenants more fair and transparent by requiring landlords to disclose specific information before a potential renter pays any application fee. Specifically, landlords would need...

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