Deseret News (posted Thursday afternoon):
Members of the House and Senate Republican caucuses have just endorsed a .05 percent sales tax hike to fund fixes to some state roads.
The increase is being called a "tax shift," because it would offset over $20 million in very targeted tax cuts. The largest of those cuts would provide an $18 million tax break to Utahns who buy their own health insurance because they are self-employed, while another measure would give Delta Air Lines and other carriers about $50,000 in tax relief.
"It's really rather straight-forward," said House Speaker Greg Curtis, R-Sandy. "It involves a tax shift instead of a tax cut."
I'm sorry to say this Speaker Curtis, but unless the corresponding cut help all Utah families, you just voted for a tax increase.