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August 1% local option sales tax distribution rebounds 5.8%

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Revised July 2015 Distribution Adjusts for New Population Numberss

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251 The LEFT Show – Hanging Doubt

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The were four in the room – JM Bell, Taylor Hunsaker, JC Carter, and Bob...

250.1 The LEFT Show – SUPER-FANTASTIC MILESTONE PART ONE

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What do you do when you throw a 250th Episode celebration and no one shows up?...

Special Session: Corporate Franchise and Income Tax Amendments

Utah Taxpayers Association
In Wednesday’s Special Session the Utah Legislature will consider...

249 The LEFT Show – Mountaineering and Yodels

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On the penultimate show on 250 Eve we had nearly a full house in the studio. JM...

248 The LEFT Show – SU;FTG

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Big Spiffy Week at The LEFT Show! Taylor is finally back – for a minute,...

Appealing the County’s Valuation of Your Property: How to get Comparable Sales Data

Utah Taxpayers Association
Utah’s 29 counties recently mailed property tax notices to every Utah...

Upcoming Property Tax Increases and Truth in Taxation Hearings

Utah Taxpayers Association
Every August, cities and school districts in Utah (along with some special...

TAX ALERT! $49 Million Tax Increase Considered by the Salt Lake County Council

Utah Taxpayers Association
TAX ALERT! Tell the Salt Lake County Council to vote against placing a  $49...

2015 Cost of City Governments Report Released

Utah Taxpayers Association
Contact: Billy Hesterman Vice President, Utah Taxpayers...

247b – The LEFT Show – The Sidetrack

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Jason Williams gabs the mic for a special The Sidetrack while everyone else had...

1% local option sales tax distribution flat in July

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Soccer is on the rise, but don’t expect great economic benefits

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If you’re reading this from somewhere along the Wasatch Front, you’re part...

247 The LEFT Show – Bang Bang

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Taylor is still out of town, and Melissa had more important things to do, so,...

No More Tax Hikes!

Utah Taxpayers Association
Did you know that the Utah State Legislature raised taxes by $151 million this...

ULCT Economic Stop Lights all green for the first time in years

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246 The LEFT Show – HISTORY!

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JM Bell, Forrest Shaw, JC Carter, and Melissa Merlot gather to talk about...

Utah Taxpayers Association Calls for Salt Lake County to Abandon Rule Change

Utah Taxpayers Association
Thursday, July 16, 2015 Contact: Kelsey White, 435-799-7574 or Billy Hesterman,...

Five School Districts Proposing Misleading and Unjustifiable Property Tax Increases for Local Replacement Funding

Utah Taxpayers Association
This is the time of year when cities and school districts across the state set...

245 The LEFT Show – Nearly Historic

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Join JM Bell as he welcomes Melissa Merlot, Forrest Shaw, and not Taylor...

Complete 2015 School Spending Report Released

Utah Taxpayers Association
When the Utah Taxpayers Association published its 2015 School Spending Report...

Some god Stuff

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Longer story: a memory sparked from reading: Religious Trauma Syndrome: How...

Birthday Gifts! Come Get Yours!

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// Anyone who signs on as a $25.00 Patron of The LEFT Show in July gets a...

244 The LEFT Show – 5 Years Old

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  Forest Was Here. Melissa Merlot Was Here. JM Bell Was Here Donna...

Economic Forecast: FY 2016

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Local Option Sales Tax Distribution Up Nearly 9%

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Bad Data Inhibits Utah Schools’ Accountability

Utah Taxpayers Association
First Published in the Salt Lake Tribune, June 27, 2015 at 04:00 PM By: Kelsey...

243 The LEFT Show – Together Alone

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Crowded house this episode as JC, Bob, Forrest, and Taylor join JM Bell in the...

An Open Letter to White America

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Dear White Christian America: Just as when you demand Muslims stand up against...

Sales Taxes in Utah – A New Report from the Utah Taxpayers Association

Utah Taxpayers Association
To view our full report, including county-by-county rankings and detailed...

LPC Economic Update Materials

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242 The LEFT Show – Blatant Pornography Redux

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By popular demand – I give you one of the two episodes with Bob Aagard...

LPC Webcast Instructions

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Counties Should Reject the Local Option Sales Tax for Roads

Utah Taxpayers Association
Despite years of discussion and a five-cent per gallon fuel tax increase passed...

241 The LEFT Show – Cuddle Buddy

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  JC, Bob, AND Taylor all found somewhere else to be today, so Alex and...

Local option sales tax distribution back up to normal for May

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240 The LEFT Show – Itchy Turtles

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A crowded house this weeks sees JC Carter, Bob Easton, Forrest Shaw, and...

239 The LEFT Show – Start With Stupid

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It’s Taylor, Forrest, and JM Bell in the studio this week. We cover all...

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FAT CAMP and SAD  Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden’s Son, Dies at 46...

238 The LEFT Show – Lukewarm Mess

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It’s Memorial Day! So – here’s some The LEFT Show for you! JM...

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THE LEFT SHOW LINKS SCIENCE / ENTERTAINMENT / LOCAL  Fat Camp McAdams /...

Utah Quarterly Construction Report: May 2015

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237 The LEFT Show – 1.5 Times a Woman

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Great panel this evening, as Danielle from Hello Sweetie, Podcast! Stops in to...

236 The LEFT Show – Your Mom

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A great mix of voices this week: JM Bell, Melissa Merlot, Forrest Shaw, and Bob...

Most of you are disengaged at work, or you wouldn’t be reading this

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If you’re at work right now, you’re probably part of the roughly 70 percent...

235 The LEFT Show – May The 4th

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Oh what a crowded room! Aaron Burton, Forrest Shaw, JC Carter, Taylor Hunsaker,...

234 The LEFT Show – Best of Yesterweek

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  I don’t want to get too deeply into stuff, but, we had to take an...

233 The LEFT Show – The Subtle Hammer

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Crowded house in the studio this week – the return of Taylor Hunsaker...

232 The LEFT Show – Dental Dam

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Forrest, Bob, Melissa, and J.M. gather to get all the important parts of news...

231 The LEFT Show – Outback

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Something in the air today as JM Bell, JC Carter, and Bob Easton welcome Brenda...

230 The LEFT Show – Godless RebelUTion!

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Back in December, when we were doing the first round of PodcastPhil...

229 The LEFT Show – High School Reunion

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Oh, what a treat for JM and Forrest! Sarah Cahan and Shawn Broadhead –...

228 The LEFT Show – Into The Room

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Guess what? Forrest is back this week, with Melissa and Bob … spiffy! So,...

Save The Forrest! – March 20, 2015 – Mega Benefit Concert

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Don’t want to read? Easy! Click these sentences! Our beloved Forrest...

227 The LEFT Show – Awkward Family Photos

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Oh, what a wonderful mix of awkward and uncomfortable we have this week. JM...

#226 The LEFT Show – GOPwow again, some more

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An intimate setting hosts this week’s The LEFT Show with JM Bell,...

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I am having a shitty day, and, frankly, I am surprised at the intensity of my...

#225 The LEFT Show – 10/Four

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Clean sweep in the studio this week, Aaron Burton, Kristal Star, and Lisa...

#224 The LEFT Show – Hentai Defense

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This week we have JM Bell, Melissa Merlot, Bob Easton, and the wet, heavy cough...

#15 Tell Me A Story – Aaron Burton

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Hey, you know what sounds like fun? I’ll interview a shrink, I’ll...

223 The LEFT Show – Deux Par Deux

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Big happy surprises this week as FORREST SHAW returns to the show after a long...

#14 Tell Me A Story – Forrest Shaw

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I re-launch the show with a nice, heavy punch in the nuts, ’cause YAY!...

222 The LEFT Show – Flu and Regrets

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Bit up a mixing up this week, as we sent Bob home sick, and then, later, sent...

Ernestine Johnson

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This young woman speaks a truth that I can only recognize, but can never know...

I Believe: The Lie and Delusion of the LDS “Big Step”

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The LDS Church’s “Big Step” yesterday was nothing more than a...

221 The LEFT Show – I Just Don’t Get It

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I’m having a rough time keeping my energy up, but I was rescued this week...

2015 Salt Lake Comic Con FanX Panel Schedule!

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This is where you can find your favorite DefenMedia folks at the Comic Con...

220 The LEFT Show – It Might Be Manstration

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This episode has JM Bell, JC Carter, Ultimate Bob, and Melissa Merlot. We cover...

219 The LEFT Show – Blues Valentines, Je Suis Charlie

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There is no way that the news this week was going to be the normal giddy romp...