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Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 332nd day of the year. There are 33 days remaining in 2017.

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Today At Utah Policy

Most Utahns believe Congressional Republican claims on tax reform plans

Utahns agree more with Republicans concerning the tax reform plans now in the U.S. House and Senate than they do with Democratic criticisms of the proposals, a new poll shows....

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Policy News

'Political Insiders' think Sen. Al Franken should not step down amid groping allegations

At least four women have stepped forward to accuse Democratic Sen. Al Franken of sexual harassment. Our "Political Insiders" are divided along partisan lines whether Franken should resign from the Senate....
Sen. Lee statement on CFPB replacement
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) released the following statement today regarding the current leadership dispute at the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau:...

Senate Finance, Commerce Committees seek answers on Uber data breach
U.S. Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), John Thune (R-S.D.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) today, in a letter to Uber Technologies Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, requested information related to recent reports of a data breach, which Uber failed to disclose promptly, i...

Fox Files: 'Black Friday'
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday....

EDCUtah marks 30 years of bringing business to Utah
During its annual meeting, EDCUtah commemorated its 30th anniversary by rolling out its vision for the next chapter in EDCUtah's history....

Utah leads nation in financial industry growth
Over the past ten years, Utah has become a leader in growth in the financial services industry....

'Grinch proof' holiday shopping by adding consumer protection to your list
Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Department of Commerce, announced that the Utah Division of Consumer Protection is releasing its annual list of shopping tips to keep consumers safe and informed when making holiday purchases.  ...

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Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Senate tax reform plan maintains essential provisions

Editorial: Do not feed the algae

Editorial: Something stinks in Sandy

Utah attorney general's attempts to keep secret what the public should know are getting silly

Task force calls for major reform of scandal-tainted UTA, including scrapping its board and CEO for different oversight

Errors led to rejection of thousands of votes in this month's Utah elections

What will your tax bills look like after next year? Some Utah lawmakers want tax reform, but they aren't sure what they'll do

Deseret News

Boyd Matheson: Sexual misconduct spotlights the dangerous disconnect between behavior and principles

Editorial: Utah should focus on struggling counties as demand for coal declines

How Utah's child care shortage impacts the gender wage gap

Sandy 'awakening': The underdog who unseated the 24-year mayor

First new enrollees under limited Medicaid expansion starting to trickle in

Can Salt Lake Comic Con win over San Diego jurors in impactful trademark case?

Guv-appointed transit commission proposed to replace UTA board, top boss


State may demand death reports from jails, prisons (Standard-Examiner)

North Ogden's population expected to double by 2045 (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

Joy Reid: Rural Americans Are a 'Core Threat to Our Democracy' (Washington Free Beacon)

Tax-Hike Fears Trigger Talk of Exodus From Manhattan and Greenwich (Bloomberg)

GOP in furious push for tax-reform votes (The Hill)

Sen. Rand Paul: Here's why I plan to vote for the Senate tax bill (and my colleagues should step up) (FOX News)

Franken seeks to head off calls for resignation (The Hill)

On Capitol Hill, pressure grows for more transparency in harassment cases (Washington Post)

Rep. Green issues unprompted statement on 'settled' allegations (Politico)

Susan Sarandon: 'I thought Hillary was very dangerous. If she'd won, we'd be at war' (Guardian)

Federal judge holds emergency hearing in challenge to Trump pick to head CFPB (Washington Post)

Keystone pipeline to restart operations on Tuesday (The Hill)

Sen. Chuck Schumer Wants the FTC to 'Take a Serious Look' at DNA Testing Companies (Gizmodo)

Wise Words


"It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?" Henry David Thoreau

Lighter Side


"CBS just fired Charlie Rose after allegations of sexual harassment. Yep. They told him to clear out his desk, put on some pants and leave." Jimmy Fallon

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