Gov. Gary Herbert recently proposed a $160 million tax cut. This is unnecessary and shortsighted. We need massive infrastructure improvements, a major (long-term) investment in public education, and thousands of low-cost housing units to be built.

There are so many wonderful uses for the surplus. Together, my husband and I would qualify for a tax cut of around $500 or $800 per year, which is less than we pay in daycare for our youngest son. Put together with everyone else’s $800 though, it could make a real impact on our state.

Our economy is strong, and if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. Our roads and public education funding, however, are broken, so please fix them. 

Amanda Sutton

Salt Lake City