The Utah Taxpayers Association has issued their annual Legislative Scorecard, rating Utah’s 104 legislators on 14 key taxpayer-related bills. How did your legislator score? Find out here.
The average score for House legislators was 68 percent. Only five Republican representatives received a perfect score: David Clark, R-St. George; Keith Grover, R-Provo (hooray for my legislator!); Val Peterson, R-Orem; Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville; and Carl Wimmer, R-Herriman.
The average score in the Senate was 75 percent, with no senator receiving a perfect score. Seven Republican senators received the second-highest possible score of 92 percent: Stuart Adams,R-Layton; Margaret Dayton, R-Orem; Jerry Stevenson, R-Layton; Daniel Liljenquist, R-Bountiful; Wayne Niederhauser, R-Sandy; Howard Stephenson, R-Draper; and John Valentine, R-Orem.
The Utah Taxpayers Association is headed by Senator Howard Stephenson, and primarily represents business interests on tax related issues both at the state and local government levels.