SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill that repealed the tax reform legislation passed during a December 2019 special session.
“I commend the many legislators and people of Utah who participated so fully in this process. I remain hopeful that working together we will be able to modernize our tax code and provide long-term stability to fund education, Medicaid, and other essential services,” said Herbert in a statement Tuesday evening.
Earlier in the day, lawmakers formally voted to repeal the tax reform package that came under widespread criticism.
This comes after volunteers with a citizen referendum spent the last five weeks working to gather the nearly 116,000 signatures needed to stop the Tax Reform Bill passed by lawmakers in December and push it to the November ballot.
Last week legislative leaders said they “applaud those who have engaged in the civic process and made their voices heard. We are not foes on a political battlefield, we are all Utahns committed to getting our tax policy right. That work is just beginning.”
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