Fiscal Highlights - November 2016

B&C Roads Funding May Reach $175 Million in 2017 - Thomas E. Young ( PDF)

The 4th Special Session of the 2016 Legislature addressed B and C Roads funding. Among the formula questions addressed were the growth rate applied to hold harmless counties, how the allocation from non-hold harmless entities to hold harmless entities is achieved, and in which fiscal years various allocations are made. In the discussion of B and C Roads funding, the two questions most often asked were what type of growth B and C Roads funding has had throughout the years and what type of an effect the gas tax increase has had on B and C Roads revenue. The following graphic has that look.
Overall, B and C Roads funding has grown from $65 million in 1997 to about $149 million in 2016. If current growth rates are indicative of where revenue to B and C Roads is going, revenue to B and C Roads may reach $175 million by the end of FY 2017.
On the question of the most recent tax increase: the trend in revenue before the gas tax increase was for B and C Roads funding to reach about $140 million in 2016 and $148 million in 2017. Taking the actual or estimated revenue for FY 2016 and FY 2017 and subtracting off what would have happened without the gas tax increase means the gas tax increase increased revenue to B and C Roads by about $9 million in 2016 and $27 million in 2017.
November 2016 Content ( PDF)

Access to High Quality Schools - Hector R. Zumaeta Santiago
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An Evaluation of Tax Exceptions and Inducements - Andrea Wilko
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An Update on Internal Service Fund Rates - Sean C. Faherty
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As the Holidays Begin, Let's Discuss Debt Affordability - Steven M. Allred
I recently had the opportunity to attend a National Conference of State Legislatures fiscal seminar...
B&C Roads Funding May Reach $175 Million in 2017 - Thomas E. Young
The 4th Special Session of the 2016 Legislature addressed B and C Roads funding. Among the formula ...
Comprehensive Study of Career and Technical Education in Utah - Jill L.Curry
House Bill 337, Career and Technical Education Comprehensive Study (2015 General Session), created ...
FY 2018 Capital Development Rankings - Brian Wikle
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Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI): Status Report - Gary R. Syphus
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Managing the $173 Million DCFS Budget - Clare Tobin Lence
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Student Enrollment Continues to Grow - Ben Leishman
A total of 644,476 students enrolled in Utah public schools this fall. This is an increase of 10,58...
Unclaimed Property: A Pleasant Surprise - Alexander R. Wilson
The Utah State Office of the Treasurer has made significant progress over the last three years in r...
Updated Full Medicaid Expansion Cost Estimates - Russell T. Frandsen
Staff was asked to update full Medicaid expansion cost scenarios. This resulted in five changes to ...
USHE Data Available, More to Come - Spencer C. Pratt
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