We are lucky to have one of the best fiscal analyst departments in the country. They have also created some awesome online dashboards to so that everyone in the state can view the budget and the states “fiscal health”. The links below will take you to the states website.
Compendium of Budget Dashboard
Utah Budget Quick Facts – This is a pocket-sized card that provides an overview of the state budget including some related information on demographics, rates, obligations, and reserves.
Budget of the State of Utah, 2015-2016 – This is a comprehensive (aka LONG 380 page) report detailing each transaction in the budget. Like the above, it includes a statewide summary, but goes further to include a chapter for each appropriations subcommittee. It serves as the Utah’s only historical documentation of the entire state budget all in one place.
Interactive Appropriations Summary – Our online interactive summary of the budget is still available. We’ve added a “search” function to the last tab so that you can easily find a budget change item in which you might be interested. There’s also a video showing how to use the tool – just click the YouTube icon on any of the tabs.
I grew up in Provo and am the oldest of 10 children. My parents, Glen and Michelle Roberts, raised me to be a responsible individual, love learning, work hard, set and accomplish goals, and have a profound respect for my Family, my Freedom and my God.
I was fortunate to marry my high school sweetheart (Timpview). I’m not sure how she did it but she was able to fend off would be suitors for two years while I served a mission for the LDS Church in Mendoza Argentina. We now have 5 very energetic children.
I attended BYU where I earned a bachelors degree in Civil Engineering and played for 2.5 years on the BYU basketball team before I had to stop due to complications with my knees.
I have my Real Estate license and have worked as a consultant for builders and developers, mainly to oversee and manage projects through the municipal approval process to obtain building permits and land development approvals. I currently work as the President of Operations for Platinum Payment Systems in Spanish Fork Utah, an electronic payments solutions provider.
I have a passion for learning and at any given time have about 4 different books on my night stand. In the evening or on weekends you might find me playing basketball, volleyball, softball, riding horses, chasing cows, hunting, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, shooting guns, wrestling and playing with my kids, tinkering on the computer, working in my garden, checking my beehives, hanging out with my family, playing the ukulele, piano, or on a date with my wife.
I believe the proper role of government is to secure our rights to our life, our liberty, and our property and will do all I can to make sure those rights are not infringed upon and to secure them for future generations.
There are a number of “watchdog” groups throughout the state that compile a legislative scorecard at the end of each session. Each group has their own criteria by witch they evaluate and rank legislators voting records. Below you will find the scorecards from each of those groups.