The Utah Legislature significantly increased education funding during the 2017 General Session without raising taxes. Including:
- About 60% of new revenue this year went to public education, the largest share in recent memory
- 4% increase in WPU ($115,452,200), putting money where it can allow for greater flexibility and local control
- 6.7% funding increase over last year
Watch Rep. Dan McCay’s interview with Ben Winslow on Fox 13 News here.
“Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, said lawmakers have already pushed more money toward education. Even though Utah is last in per-pupil spending, Rep. McCay said they are seeing positive results.”