Salt Lake County Ben McAdams is in good shape if he decides to run for another term in 2016.

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Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is "National Paperclip Day." The first patent for the paperclip was issued in 1867. Hughes says Medicaid expansion talks are ongoing. A poll shows McAdams in good shape to win another term in 2016. Tooele County residents turn out to oppose prison...

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Well, Mike Lee is almost there. And who would have thought it just a year ago? A new UtahPolicy poll shows that Utah’s freshman GOP U.S. senator has a 47 percent “naked re-elect” number. That...
Utah Republican leaders are toying with a proposal to form a committe to interview candidates who decide to use the new signature method to get on the ballot. The idea is to make sure they agree...


Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: BLM overreached with Richfield ATV plan

Envision Utah hits goal, but you can still weigh in on state’s future

Police stop drivers to educate them on new seat belt law

Rolly: Salt Lake City’s new parking kiosks are legal — at last

Interior announces sage grouse land plans for Utah, Western states

6 things to know about Utah facility that mailed live anthrax

Utah’s DABC running out of beer and wine licenses for restaurants

Utah school superintendent: ‘No virtue in rising higher’ on education funding

Utah prison relocation planners get an earful

Deseret News

Op-ed: Utah needs Congress to act on Export-Import Bank

Editorial: IRS data breach is intolerable — and the woes only seem to be worsening

Will raising taxes make better students?

Medicaid expansion in Utah still under (tight-lipped) negotiations

Feds release sage grouse conservation plans for Utah, other Western states

5 Browns sisters to promote bill on statute of limitations of sex crimes

Grantsville residents tell Prison Relocation Commission to 'keep joint at the Point'


Utah County jobless rate edges up slightly in April (Daily Herald)

Report addresses why college grad rates are low (Standard-Examiner)

Clinton lawmaker hopes to make sex trafficking a capital offense (Standard-Examiner)

Utah critics speak out against new Clean Water Act rules (Standard-Examiner)

Cities gear up for candidate filing period next week (Standard-Examiner)

Logan, Providence to try by-mail voting (Logan Herald Journal)

Today At Utah Policy

Salt Lake County Ben McAdams is in good shape if he decides to run for another term in 2016.
Utah has lots of money in the bank, but lawmakers aren't talking about tax cuts, yet.
Are you kind of a "techy" person? Like to get onto the Internet and check out cool stuff?
House Speaker Greg Hughes says the "gang of six" is making progress on coming up with a plan for Medicaid expansion, but it all hinges on what the Supreme Court does next month.
The scandal swirling around Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and Rep. Justin Miller threatens to do damage to both men's reputations. Do you think the story will do permanent harm to their...
A majority of Utahns favor U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop’s Public Lands Initiative, a new UtahPolicy poll shows.

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Importance of Compromise "Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate." - President John F. Kennedy, inaugural address, January 20, 1961 Every Prudent Act Founded on...
When people have access to the web, opportunities are just a click away—from learning how to sign up for health care, to finding affordable housing, to keeping in touch with family and...


Utah has lots of money in the bank, but lawmakers aren't talking about tax cuts, yet.
Allegations of corruption are flying back and forth between Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and his former campaign manager Rep. Justin Miller.


Lighter Side

Almost Enough Seats
"We are now 11 weeks away from the first Republican presidential debate. The debate will be held in a 300-seat theater, so there'll be almost enough seats for all the candidates." –Seth Meyers  Political Humor 

Wise Words

Family Link
"In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future."  Alex Haley  Brainy Quote