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Tax Reform Effort Will Come Back: Q&A with Utah Gov. Herbert

March 15, 2019, 5:26 PM

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert was rebuffed in his chief legislative goal—modernizing the state’s tax code—but he’s not giving up.

The Republican governor says he will call the state Legislature into a special session this summer to give it another shot.

“We need to make some tax reform, or as I say tax modernization, to have a tax system that reflects the economy of today,” he told Bloomberg Tax March 14. “Not 20 years ago, but today.”

In his State of the State address, Herbert said that developing “a more equitable, simple, and sustainable tax system will be our number one...

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