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Morning must reads for Thursday, March 16, 2017
Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 75th day of the year. There are 290 days remaining in 2017.
Orrin Hatch is working on establishing the "Hatch Foundation" to secure his legacy after he leaves office. The expansion of Salt Lake International Airport may not be big enough to handle future traffic. President Trump unveils his budget proposal.
|Hatch looking to preserve his political legacy after he leaves office|
The man behind recent re-election wins by Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch – Dave Hansen – says he doesn’t know if Hatch will run again in 2018....
|Only 4 U.S. Senators from Utah have retired from office|
As Orrin Hatch flirts with running for an 8th term in Congress, it's worth noting that of the 16 men who have held the office of Utah Senator from Utah, only 4 left office through retirement. The others all left office involuntarily....
|History is on Chaffetz's side to win again in 2018|
Rep. Jason Chaffetz has already drawn two challengers for 2018, Republican Damien Kidd and Democrat Kathryn Allen. But, according to history, the chances that they will be able to unseat him next year are remote at best....
|Guest editorial: Failure of PLI led directly to Bears Ears Monument|
Ever since late last year, when President Obama took action to protect Bears Ears, the Utah Congressional delegation has been unrelenting in their crusade against the resulting Bears Ears National Monument. ...
|Weekly survey: Should Hatch run again in 2018? Is Chaffetz in trouble?|
Sen. Orrin Hatch says he's planning on running for an 8th term in 2018. Should he? Rep. Jason Chaffetz is taking political fire for some controversial statements he's made in the press. Has he damaged his political future? Vote now in our weekly survey....
|Salt Lake Chamber 2017 Women's History Month feature: Theresa Foxley, CEO, EDCUtah |
Since 1911, the United States has celebrated Women’s History Month – an annual month declared worldwide that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society....
|Treasurer Damschen, Senator Hillyard, & Representative Snow applaud passage of SB175|
Utah Treasurer David Damschen, Senator Lyle Hillyard (R – Logan), and Representative Lowry Snow (R – St. George) applauded the final passage of SB 175. ...
|Press release: Sen. Lee fights to repeal costly and useless NOX rule|
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced a resolution pursuant to the Congressional Review Act that will repeal a costly and ineffective Environmental Protection Agency regulation targeting the Huntington and Hunter power plants in Utah....
|Biomerics to build corporate HQ in Utah|
Biomerics and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development announced the medical device plastics manufacturer will build its corporate headquarters in Utah, adding up to 380 jobs to the community and an estimated $38.5 million in capital investment....
Salt Lake Tribune
What About Today?
"I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend." Thomas Jefferson
"In other recent appointment news, Donald Trump elected his ambassador to Russia - former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman. This is great news for Trump. He finally has someone in his administration who is actually supposed to meet with the Russians." James Corden