education

Rewarding our Teachers

Hungry Children Don't Learn

Hungry Children Don't Learn

I will introduce bills to:

  • Raise Utah public school teacher salaries by 24.7%
  • Raise per-pupil public school spending by 22.4% (on top of increase to teacher salaries).
  • Allow Utah public school teachers to refinance their student loans at 1.00% interest rate, as long as they are a current teacher. 
  • Allow Utah's public school teachers to refinance their homes at 2.00%, as long as they are a current teacher


All new education spending will be funded by:

  • Current education surplus of nearly $1b
  • Savings from criminal justice reform
  • 25% sales tax on vaping and tobacco products
  • 25% tax on essential oils.

Hungry Children Don't Learn

Hungry Children Don't Learn

Hungry Children Don't Learn

Just days ago, three Republicans voted to refuse federal funding which would have cost Utah taxpayers $0 but provided free meals to 16,000 children.


This is unacceptable.


I will introduce bills to provide free school breakfast and lunch to all children attending schools in districts where the median household income is less than 60% the state average, or where the household earns 125% or less of the state poverty line.

College Savings Assistance

Hungry Children Don't Learn

End the Higher Education Tuition Scam

 I will introduce a bill to assist Utah residents with savings toward in-state colleges and universities.


For any high school graduate who works for one year before enrolling in a state college or university:

- Utah will provide a matching grant in the amount of 20% of the documented W-2 earnings of that student.

- Can be applied toward any in-state college, university, or approved trade school


Example: Student graduates high school and spends 12 months working for $12/hour at a car dealership, earning $24,960.  The state would provide a one-time grant in the amount of $4,992 to be applied to an in-state college, university, or trade school.

End the Higher Education Tuition Scam

End the Higher Education Tuition Scam

End the Higher Education Tuition Scam

 I will introduce a bill to remove state funding from any college which does not cap annual tuition increases to 20% the rate of inflation, or 1%, whichever is less. 

End the Textbook Scam

End the Higher Education Tuition Scam

End the Textbook Scam

 I will introduce a bill banning any state-funded college from requiring textbooks which cost more than $40.