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Morning must reads for Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 52nd day of the year. There are 313 days remaining in 2017.
Lawmakers have more money to spend. Sen. Mike Lee sees opportunity in Donald Trump's presidency. Driver's licenses could get more expensive.
|Lawmakers have about $100 million more to spend this year, but they're not celebrating|
Lawmakers got a bit of good news on Friday when new consensus revenue numbers showed they have a little more to spend this year than they thought....
|An open letter from Utah to the Outdoor Retailers|
Dear Outdoor Retailer,As I sit here pounding my second bottle of (alcohol-free) Martinelli's and trying to piece together this farewell letter through cloudy vision, I can't help but reflect what a great twenty year run we had. As Roxette first sang in the 80's, it must have...
|Republican 'Political insiders' believe paid protesters disrupted Chaffetz's town hall meeting|
A slim majority of the Republicans on our "Political Insider" panel believe Rep. Jason Chaffetz's claim that "paid protesters" were responsible for disrupting his town hall meeting in Utah. Everyone else thinks that assertion is alternative facts....
|#TWINNING: Two former White House, Capitol Hill staffer sisters launch civics mommy blog |
We all appreciate positive feedback – especially if it comes from, say, the First Lady....
|State leaders release revised FY2018 revenue numbers|
Utah's consensus revenue numbers were released Friday in cooperation with leaders from the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget and the legislature....
|Lawmakers consider hiking fees for driver's licenses|
A state House member wants to raise Utah driver's license fees....
|Senate debate gets personal over bill to remove partisan requirements on some state boards and commissions|
The Utah Senate cultivates a reputation for being more genteel and thoughtful than their House counterparts. That's why it was stunning when President Wayne Niederhauser, R-Sandy, had to admonish the body to stay away from personal attacks during a debate....
|Utah lawmaker wants to allow the creation of state monuments on public lands|
What if President Donald Trump rescinds the Bears Ears National Monument?Well, how about a smaller Bears Ears State Monument?...
|Anti-doxing bill filed on Capitol Hill|
One Utah lawmaker wants to take action against those who dig up personal information about someone and post it online to intimidate them....
Salt Lake Tribune
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company." George Washington
"President Trump held a press conference where he insulted the media, criticized Hillary Clinton, and talked about a hypothetical nuclear holocaust. Even Sean Spicer was like, "You should not be talking to reporters." Jimmy Fallon