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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.

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Today At Utah Policy

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....

Policy News

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. ...

Local Headlines

Utah Foundation

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Demonizing opioids endangers lives, too

Op-ed: Local officials need to learn from successful start-ups

Editorial: A special election or an anointing of the special?

Editorial: Utah needs to know how much water it is using

Salt Lake County's idea to free up jail space: Send inmates someplace else

'We still love you': Despite suing West Jordan, South Jordan hopes cities can remain good neighbors

Salt Lake investor may be appointed vice chairman of the Federal Reserve

Mayor Biskupski dismisses city's longtime UTA rep, saying he did nothing for city

Nonpolitician emerges as surprise favorite in 3rd District poll

Deseret News

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Hot issues prevent political boredom in Utah

Op-ed: Government intervention erodes community

Op-ed: Key facts about how The Road Home operates its shelters

Op-ed: Holding the political elites accountable

Op-ed: Electricity customers want it all and should expect nothing less from Rocky Mountain Power

Editorial: Tax reform

Editorial: There are devastating costs to restricting religious liberty

Poll: UVU president viewed most favorable by 3rd District Republicans to take Chaffetz's seat

Court filing: Utah enters permanent agreement not to defund Planned Parenthood

Expected job losses create worry in remote Utah town

S.L. Chamber leader Lane Beattie surprised with Giant in Our City award

U. tops nation for tech startups, innovations

State water officials say more conservation, accurate data needed


Utah County Republicans select new leadership at organizing convention (Logan Herald Journal)

FEMA will assess Box Elder flood damages in May before doling out money (Standard-Examiner)

Summit County Republican Party turns over leadership to newly the elected (Park Record)

National Headlines

GOP faces make-or-break moment on Obamacare repeal (Politico)

Nancy Pelosi Feels the Bern, Faces Pro-Sanders Primary Challenger (Observer)

Will Steve Bannon take over Heritage after Jim DeMint leaves? (Washington Examiner)

Priebus: Trump still wants to get rid of loophole benefiting hedge fund managers (Washington Post)

Trump skips Correspondents Dinner, but media's bias can't be ignored (FOX News)

Trump and the NRA Are Now Out of Sync (Bloomberg)

Sanders: Obama's paid Wall Street speech 'distasteful' (CNN)

Report: Trump tweeted 470 times in first 99 days (The Hill)

Jerry Brown's California Gets Infrastructure Right - Raise The Gas Tax To Pay For Roads (Forbes)

Here's the FCC's plan to undo its own net-neutrality rules (Colorado Springs Gazette)

Shaky start for Donald Trump's new economy (Australian)

Wise Words

"[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

Lighter Side

Favorite Airline
"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

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