our schools now Legislature Passes Bill To Replace "Our Schools Now" Initiative By Whittney Evans • Mar 8, 2018 Austin Diamond/KUER The Utah Legislature passed a last-minute deal to let voters decide on a gas tax hike. The 10-cents-per-gallon increase would funnel additional money into education and roads. Gas Tax Hike Could Be Key To School Funding Truce With Ballot Supporters By Julia Ritchey • Mar 5, 2018 Austen Diamond / KUER State lawmakers unveiled a funding compromise Tuesday that could sidestep a ballot initiative to raise money for schools. New Research Paints Clearer Picture Of Utah Ed Spending By Lee Hale • Feb 7, 2018 istock The non-profit research firm Utah Foundation released numbers today that break down education spending in the state. While the information isn’t entirely new, it’s an attempt to give the public and policymakers a clearer picture. Utah Group Launches Ballot Initiative For Independent Redistricting Commission By Julia Ritchey • Jul 20, 2017 Julia Ritchey, KUER Listen Listening... / 2:12 A new group is launching a ballot initiative to create an independent commission aimed at reforming the way Utah draws its electoral boundaries.