Just in time for the biennial Utah caucus meetings, a three-judge panel has upheld a lower court's decision in the Utah GOP's lawsuit against SB54.

Situational Awareness

Situational awareness - March 20, 2018

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. It's caucus day in Utah! Welcome to Utah's must-read daily political news roundup. 

Mitt Romney talks caucuses. Hatch says firing Mueller would be the "stupidest thing" Trump could do. Congress closing in on a $1.3 trillion spending bill.

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Policy Buzz

Because insults sell newspapers and attract audiences, national media want Mitt Romney to be a U.S. Senator who frequently bashes President Donald Trump.
When I began my legislative service, I asked one of the senior legislators how he thought I could make a difference? His answer, “Just listen to your constituents, they’ll tell you what to do.”

Policy News

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development announced that a2b Fulfillment will expand operations to Ogden, Utah, adding up to 75 new jobs, $12.6 million in new state revenue and an estimated...

Today At Utah Policy

Winter Sports Market to call Salt Lake City home

  • By Press Release

Organizers of Winter Sports Market and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development announced a new three-year partnership that will bring the longest continuously running trade show for specialty...

Insider Surveys

Our "Political Insiders" gave the 2018 Utah Legislature an overall passing grade, but nothing that will put them near the top of the class.
The 2018 Utah Legislature is over. Lawmakers passed more than 500 bills and approved a budget for next year that is close to $17 billion.


Gov. Mitt Romney discusses his campaign ahead of Tuesday's Utah caucus meetings, why he's using volunteers instead of paid signature-gatherers and how he's engaging potential delegates.
Bryan Schott and Bob Bernick scroll through an eventful week in Utah politics.

Lighter Side

Toys R Us
"Toys R Us is going out of business. They’re closing all 735 of their stores and they’re putting Babies R Us up for adoption." Jimmy Kimmel

Wise Words


"You cannot push any one up a ladder unless he be willing to climb a little himself." Andrew Carnegie