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Morning must reads for Monday, March 27, 2017

Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 86th day of the year. There are 279 days remaining in 2017.  

Another Wilson may challenge for Hatch's seat. Could Utah become a Democratic stronghold? Trump tries to right the ship after the health care implosion.

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Exclusive: Democrat Jenny Wilson 'taking a hard look' at challenging Hatch in 2018

Salt Lake County Councilwoman Jenny Wilson tells UtahPolicy.com she's giving serious thought to running for U.S. Senate in 2018....

Analysis: Did miscommunication or partisanship lead to Herbert's veto of HB11?

More than a few Utah GOP legislators may be a bit miffed at Republican Gov. Gary Herbert over his veto of HB11....

Utah's private sector job growth ranks No. 1 in the nation

On the heels of the newly released February 2017 job numbers for the state of Utah, new U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data indicates that Utah ranks No. 1 for private job growth in the U.S. at 3.5 percent....

Policy News

Salt Lake City joins Amicus brief opposing President Trump's "sanctuary city" Executive Order
Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced Salt Lake City has joined 33 other cities and counties across the United States in a friend-of-the-court brief supporting Santa Clara County’s motion to block enforcement of President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13678....

Breakfast with the Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
World Trade Center Utah, in partnership with the Governor's Office of Economic Development and the Salt Lake Chamber, is delighted to welcome Her Excellency Dina Kawar, Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan....

Press release: Gardner, Lee lead effort to reduce government regulations
Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Reducing Excessive Government (REG) Act, legislation that would require any increase in the debt limit approved by Congress and the President be accompanied by a proportional reduction in regulatory burde...

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Utah Foundation

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: As a doctor who treats addicts, I support access to vapor products

Op-ed: Cantwell-Hatch bill would bring more affordable homes to Utah

Op-ed: Impairment begins with the first drink, and Utah made the right move

Editorial: There is still a chance to fix Utah's new DUI bill

Rep. Chris Stewart postpones town hall; Poll shows most Utahns want Congress members to hold meetings

Ted Wilson calls it a day - and it's real this time

Sen. Mike Lee alone in Utah delegation cheering pulling of GOP health care bill

Guv vetoes bill that could have cut Democrats out of state boards

Gov. Gary Herbert signs bills involving abortion, highways and the Spiral Jetty

Poll: Majority of Utahns now view Trump favorably

Voters skeptical of concealed gun law as protection for sex-assault victims

A new overflow shelter? A closed day center? Single men in Midvale? Emails provide a glimpse into ongoing discussions among homeless plan collaborators

Deseret News

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Views on DUI law, homeless sites and education funding

Op-ed: Don't put the new homeless shelter by the Jordan River Parkway

Op-ed: The Trump federal budget and what it means for the U.S.

Op-ed: Politicians need to be voted out

Hal Boyd: Traditional marriage, Christianity and cowardice on the college campus

Jay Evensen: Can GOP leaders simplify the income tax? History says no

Op-ed: Building a virtual wall

Editorial: Start a high school student's day later in the morning

Could Utah become a blue state? Why expert Nate Silver says it already is

Utah House delegation frustrated by no vote on health care, signals reluctance to try again

About Utah: Outdoor retailer is happy right where he is


Editorial: With alcohol, unpopular prevention is still worth saving lives (Daily Herald)

Changes to Zion Curtain won't affect most restaurants (Daily Herald)

Editorial: In their fervor to control alcohol, Utah lawmakers are killing the economy (Standard-Examiner)

Event aims to close political divide (Park Record)

National Headlines

Angry over U.S. healthcare fail, Trump voters spare him blame (Reuters)

House Conservatives Are Undeterred After Health-Bill Failure (Wall Street Journal)

GOP struggles to govern despite a monopoly in Washington (Associated Press)

Can Republicans govern if they can't keep a promise they've made for 7 years? (McClatchy)

Trump taps Kushner to lead a SWAT team to fix government with business ideas (Washington Post)

Trump Said to Issue Far-Reaching Reversal of Obama Climate Push (Bloomberg)

Woman arrested three times as she tries to see President Trump (CNN)

Sen. Lindsey Graham Fights Back at Rowdy Town Hall: 'Bring It On' (NBC News)

Wall Street fear threatens a dramatic comeback in the stock market (MarketWatch)

These Charts Show Alarm Bells Ringing on the Trump Trade (Bloomberg)

Push for Internet Privacy Rules Moves to Statehouses (New York Times)

Wise Words

All the Credit
"No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it." Andrew Carnegie

Lighter Side

Don't Worry
"The vote on the Republican healthcare bill was delayed . . . . because they didn't have enough votes to pass it. When he heard that, Obama called Trump and said, "Don't worry, Obamacare covers depression. So don't worry about it." Jimmy Fallon

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