Tuesday is Equal Pay Day across America, a day recognizing an ongoing wage gap among men and women in the U.S., and Utah has the 3rd largest pay disparity in the country.
The study, performed by the Washington D.C.-based advocacy group National Partnership for Women and Families, shows women in Utah earn 69 cents for every dollar paid to a man, compared to 77 cents on the dollar nationwide.
Sara Crawford, Director of Workplace Fairness at the National Partnership for Women and Families says this isn’t good for Utah’s economy.
If you waited until the last minute to do your taxes, don’t worry: you’re not alone.
Bill Brunson, spokesman for the IRS, told Jessica Gail that 92,500 Utahns were expected to request an extension to file their 2012 tax return and that those people should know that:
“If you have a balance due, if you know you owe Uncle Sam money and you request the extension to file you will only have the late payment penalty which is one half of one percent. You won’t incur the late filing penalty which is five percent on the taxes due.”
Big questions still remain in the investigation of several Secret Service members who allegedly brought prostitutes into their room while on assignment in Columbia and Utah Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz is helping to find answers.
Chaffetz serves on the Government Oversight and Reform Committee in Washington D.C. which is already looking into the situation:
Restoring self worth and value to victims of sex trafficking is a common theme at the 2012 Trafficking In Persons Symposium being held in Salt Lake City this week. As KCPW’s Whittney Evans reports, law enforcement leaders, educators, advocates, survivors and other experts are talking about why it takes more than locking up perpetrators to solve the problem.
More than 3,000 counties and the District of Columbia were evaluated by the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The county health rankings measure how healthy their residents are and how long they are expected to live.
In Utah, Cache County received the #2 ranking when it comes to health behavior, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment.