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Morning must reads for Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 94th day of the year. There are 271 days remaining in 2017.

Howell mulling running against Hatch for the third time. Tesla loses their court case to sell cars in Utah. Congressional Republicans are mulling a revised effort to replace Obamacare.

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Hughes says he's deeply disappointed by 'mob' atmosphere at Draper homeless shelter meeting

Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes tells UtahPolicy Daily that he’s okay with Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams demanding that the Legislature pass a funding bill to financially help cities and counties who take a homeless center....

Howell weighing another challenge to Hatch in 2018

For Scott Howell, maybe the third time will be the charm....

Press release: Sen. Mike Lee honored to support Gorsuch confirmation

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) voted to bring Judge Neal Gorsuch’s nomination to the Senate floor Monday....

Release: Hatch introduces bill to streamline visa processing for missionaries

U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch, R-UT, the longest-serving member and former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced legislation to streamline religious worker visa processing for missionaries in established international missionary programs....

Policy News


Cache Valley - Utah's other innovation hub
“Companies can start in Utah, stay in Utah and thrive in Utah,” says Brad Baird, Business Development Manager at EDCUtah, who along with Becca Haynie, recently attended a tour of Cache County arranged by Sandy Emile, president of Cache Valley Chamber of Commerce....

Utah hosting 2019 Site Selectors Guild Conference a 'huge opportunity'
Every year EDCUtah brings five or six site selectors to Utah to introduce them to the state and educate them about doing business here....

Press release: Americans for Affordable Products grows to more than 400 strong
Americans for Affordable Products – a collection of businesses and trade associations seeking to stop the Border Adjustment Tax – announced that its membership has grown to well over 400 corporations and organizations. ...

Local Headlines

Utah Foundation

Salt Lake Tribune

Audit slams Utah's sex-offender treatment program in prison

Utah Supreme Court upholds decision saying Tesla subsidiary can't sell its electric cars here

Former Utah Senate, farming boss 'Cap' Ferry dies; colleagues recall him as a 'quiet' leader, loud dresser

'I want Chaffetz out of that seat': D.C. resident starts anti-Chaffetz PAC

Hatch, Lee join other GOP senators to advance Gorsuch nomination to high court

Deseret News

Why Kasich is looking to Utah for help with education

Is Silicon Slopes as big as Silicon Valley? Forbes writer weighs in

Former Utah Senate president Miles 'Cap' Ferry dies

Audit: Privatizing student information system could cost millions

Audit: Prison program plagued by poor management, old methods

ACLU of Utah takes issue with Sheriff Winder's ideas for combating crime in Rio Grande area

Birth of a Utah coal mine in the Trump era

Hatch, Lee vote in favor of sending Gorsuch nomination to full Senate

Mayor fighting 2 battles - to stop shelter and get compensated for it

National Headlines

Susan Rice requested to unmask names of Trump transition officials, sources say (FOX News)

Rand Paul offers backup to Trump on monitoring claims (Politico)

Democrats' Vow to Filibuster Ensures Bitter Fight Over Gorsuch (New York Times)

Sessions orders Justice Department to review all police reform agreements (Washington Post)

Trump takes to Twitter to renew attacks on Clinton, Obama (Boston Globe)

Will Congress kill a $101-billion tax break for Californians? (Los Angeles Times)

9th Circuit will hear travel ban suit in May (CNN)

Trump hit with lawsuit over energy efficiency rules (The Hill)

Wall Street down on weak auto sales, doubts about Trump agenda (Reuters)

Report suggests US offers Lockheed 'multi-year' deal for F-35 joint strike fighter (CNBC)

Trump Signs Web Privacy Rollback That Democrats Say Is Anti-Consumer (Bloomberg)

Wise Words

Patriotic Societies
"Patriotic societies seem to think that the way to educate school children in a democracy is to stage bigger and better flag-saluting." ~S.I. Hayakawa

Lighter Side

Ally Insults
"The Trump administration is making some changes to the White House website. . . . There's a new section called "Insult Our Allies," and it gives you the option to type in a country, then it shows you what Trump would tweet at them. Let's see what happens when you type in France - a tweet that says, "French fries are overrated. Tater tots all the way. #MakeAmericaTateAgain." Jimmy Fallon

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