Lawmakers reach a compromise with Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County on homeless resource centers. Instead of building four facilities in Salt Lake City, that number will be cut in half, which includes nixing the controversial shelter proposal in Sugar House [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News].
House Speaker Greg Hughes lashed out against University of Utah athletics in newly public emails just before ordering an audit of the department [Tribune].
Our "Political Insiders" say they're not sure the loss of the Outdoor Retailers show will have a big economic impact on the state [Utah Policy].
The race to replace outgoing Utah Democratic Chair Peter Corroon is shaping up to be a crowded one [Utah Policy].
President Donald Trump will speak to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night [Politico].
Residents of Washington, D.C. are fed up with Rep. Jason Chaffetz meddling in their affairs, so they're forming a political action committee to fund a primary challenger for him in 2018 [The Hill].
President Donald Trump's approval rating is at 44% according to a new poll. That's the lowest ever for a newly inaugurated president [NBC News].
President Trump's first budget proposal includes an increase in military spending while cutting budgets in other agencies. The proposal will not include reductions in Social Security and Medicare [New York Times].
Sean Spicer wants to crack down on leaks coming from the White House with increased security measures. News of the changes immediately leaked to the press [Politico].
If you went to bed early, you missed the biggest screw-up in Oscar history. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway read the wrong winner for best picture, announcing La La Land. Minutes later, organizers had to end the celebration and give the Oscar to Moonlight [Hollywood Reporter]. Here's how Beatty ended up with the wrong envelope that led to the mixup [Los Angeles Times]. PricewaterhouseCoopers apologizes for the mixup [Variety]. Host Jimmy Kimmel roasted President Donald Trump repeatedly during the program [Page Six].
On this day in history:
1933 - Germany's parliament building in Berlin, the Reichstag, caught fire. The ruling Nazis, blaming the Communists, used the fire as a pretext to suspend civil liberties.
1951 - The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, limiting a president to two terms of office, was ratified.
1973 - Members of the American Indian Movement occupied Wounded Knee, S.D., the site of the 1890 massacre of Sioux men, women and children. The occupation lasted until May.
Lawmakers want to stop lobbying on the House floor By Bob Bernick, Contributing Editor Every year or so state Rep. Jim Dunnigan runs a House Rule bill to make the rules reflect accepted practice – and this year HR2 is aimed at stopping what some may say is casual lobbying on the House floor....
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