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Morning must reads for Thursday, May 25, 2017
Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 145th day of the year. There are 220 days remaining in 2017. Today is the 126th day of Donald Trump's presidency.
Orrin Hatch is reportedly leaning toward retiring from the Senate in 2018. It's gonna cost big bucks to get on the ballot via signature gathering. A Montana congressional candidate assaults a reporter.
23 days until the Utah Democratic State Convention at Weber State University (6/17/2017)
82 days until the 2017 Utah primary election (8/15/2017)
166 days until the 2017 election (11/7/2017)
242 days until the opening day of the 2018 Utah Legislature (1/22/2018)
287 days until the final day of the 2018 Utah Legislature (3/8/2018)
530 days until the 2018 midterm elections (11/6/2018)
1,258 days until the 2020 presidential election (11/3/2020)
|Sources: Hatch considering not running for another term in 2018; Romney seriously interested in replacing him|
UtahPolicy.com has been told by various sources that U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is leaning against running for re-election in 2018, and will likely retire. The second part of the rumor is that Mitt Romney is very likely to seek Hatch’s seat....
|Special election could be the Utah GOP's nightmare come true|
Cry “Havoc!” and let slip the dogs of war. - Julius Caesar, Act 3, Scene 1.The war over SB54 is brewing, and the special election to replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz could be the spark that sets it ablaze....
|Signature gathering to get on the special election ballot could cost $100,000|
Gov. Gary Herbert may have wanted to give all candidates a fair shot at being their party’s 3rd District nominee by ordering up a truncated signature-gathering process....
|3rd Congressional District special election candidate tracker|
Who's in? Who's thinking about running to replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz in Congress. Check out the latest filings and rumblings in our special election candidate tracker....
|Weekly survey: New political party|
A new centrist political party in Utah has formed. Organizers say they hope to attract Utahns who feel the Republicans and Democrats are too extreme. How successful do you think they'll be?...
|Three takeaways from the Point of the Mountain Development Commission|
Rapid growth and technology are pulling our state together. Nowhere is this more visible than at the Point of the Mountain where the state's two largest economies are integrating with a nationally recognized technology hub....
|Press release: CBO predicts tens of thousands of Utahns at risk of losing health coverage|
Almost three weeks after all four Utah members of the House of Representatives voted to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), Utahns learned the true impact of the bill today when the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) published an updated report. ...
|Bishop introduces bill to protect and defend 2nd Amendment|
Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) has introduced H.R. 2620, the Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act....
|Sen. Lee commends FCC announcement on internet innovation|
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission voted on the Restoring Internet Freedom notice of proposed rulemaking:...
Salt Lake Tribune
"Your love of liberty - your respect for the laws - your habits of industry - and your practice of the moral and religious obligations, are the strongest claims to national and individual happiness." George Washington
"A Girl Scout troop leader in Kentucky is on the run from police after she allegedly stole $15,000 worth of Girl Scout cookies. The suspect is now at large. And getting larger every minute." James Corden