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Morning must reads for Monday, May 1, 2017
Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 121st day of the year. There are 244 days remaining in 2017. Today is the 102nd day of Donald Trump's presidency.
Utahns oppose Trump's rollback of environmental protections. UVU's Matt Holland is the surprising frontrunner to replace Chaffetz. Congress reaches a deal to fund the government through the summer.
19 days until the Utah Republican State Convention (5/20/2017)
47 days until the Utah Democratic State Convention at Weber State University (6/17/2017)
190 days until the 2017 municipal elections (11/7/2017)
266 days until the opening day of the 2018 Utah Legislature (1/22/2018)
311 days until the final day of the 2018 Utah Legislature (3/8/2018)
554 days until the 2018 midterm elections (11/6/2018)
1,282 days until the 2020 presidential election (11/3/2020)
NEW POLL: Most Utahns oppose the Trump administration’s rollback of environmental protections [Utah Policy].
A poll of likely Republican primary voters in the 3rd Congressional District finds Utah Valley University President Matt Holland is the most popular potential replacement for Rep. Jason Chaffetz [Utah Policy].
Our “Political Insiders” weigh in on whether the Trump administration will either undo or reduce the size of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments [Utah Policy].
Congressional Republicans reach a deal to fund the federal government through September [Politico].
Dr. Vivian Lee steps down as the CEO of the University of Utah Health following her unsuccessful attempt to fire Dr. Mary Beckerle [Deseret News, Tribune]. A. Lorris Betz will step into the role while the University searches for Lee’s permanent replacement [Deseret News, Tribune].
The fight over repealing Obamacare is heating up again. President Trump wants Congressional Republicans to push for a vote on undoing the Affordable Care Act [Wall Street Journal]. The House could vote on health care repeal legislation on Wednesday of this week [Axios].
Does President Trump know what’s in the proposal to repeal Obamacare? CBS’ John Dickerson grilled him on the subject and Trump seemed to not understand the legislation [Vox].
Trump vows that pre-existing conditions would be covered under the proposed Republican overhaul of the Affordable Care Act [Politico].
President Donald Trump seemingly leaves the door open for military action against North Korea, while his national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is pushing for a nonmilitary resolution [Wall Street Journal].
Sen. John McCain says the U.S. needs to consider a preemptive strike on North Korea if that country is close to being able to mount a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile [Politico].
Rep. Rob Bishop says he probably won’t run for U.S. Senate if Sen. Orrin Hatch decides not to run for an 8th term in 2018 [Roll Call].
Political donations to Attorney General Sean Reyes have been pouring in ever since he was named as a possible nominee to head the Federal Trade Administration under President Donald Trump [New York Times].
Utah County Republicans choose new leadership [Daily Herald].
Salt Lake County proposes shipping jail inmates to other counties to help alleviate overcrowding [Tribune].
|Poll: Utahns oppose Trump administration environmental rollbacks|
Most Utahns oppose President Donald Trump’s scaling back of Barack Obama’s environmental regulations, a new UtahPolicy.com poll finds....
|'Political Insiders' discuss the future of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase|
Last week President Donald Trump signed an executive order to review national monument designations under the Antiquities Act stretching back to 1996....
|The CanAmerican friendship: Something we should never trade away |
Toward the end of the Bush Administration, in which I worked for a year, whenever I’d hear the eye-roll-inducing, “Bush has hurt our image in the world!” I would counter, “But what about all the trade deals he made?”...
|Holland and Curtis frontrunners to replace Chaffetz according to new poll|
Utah Valley University President Matt Holland is the most popular of the potential replacements for Rep. Jason Chaffetz if he steps down from his seat according to a new poll....
|Non-partisan study names Hatch most effective legislator in Congress|
A new non-partisan study conducted by tech startup FiscalNote and featured in Newsweek has named Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the most effective legislator in the United States Senate....
|Nominees announced for 2nd District Court vacancy|
The 2nd District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the 2nd District Court. ...
Salt Lake Tribune
"[T]he present Constitution is the standard to which we are to cling. Under its banners, bona fide must we combat our political foes - rejecting all changes but through the channel itself provides for amendments." Alexander Hamilton
"United Airlines fell by 66 percent in an annual survey of passengers' favorite airlines, down to just 3.3 percent. Although, that means that 3.3 percent of travelers saw a man get dragged off a plane and thought, "This is my favorite airline." Jimmy Fallon