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Morning must reads for Friday, May 5, 2017
Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 125th day of the year. There are 240 days remaining in 2017. Today is the 106th day of Donald Trump's presidency.
Trumpcare passes the House. The LDS Church says they'll remain politically neutral despite Trump's executive order relaxing restrictions on political activity by churches. Vivian Lee gets a big golden parachute.
15 days until the Utah Republican State Convention (5/20/2017)
43 days until the Utah Democratic State Convention at Weber State University (6/17/2017)
186 days until the 2017 municipal elections (11/7/2017)
262 days until the opening day of the 2018 Utah Legislature (1/22/2018)
307 days until the final day of the 2018 Utah Legislature (3/8/2018)
550 days until the 2018 midterm elections (11/6/2018)
1,278 days until the 2020 presidential election (11/3/2020)
|Bob Bernick's notebook: Herbert stands alone against SB54 repeal efforts|
For those in the Utah political world who care about SB54 and the current dual-route to a political party’s primary ballot process, the current showdown between GOP Gov. Gary Herbert and most Republicans in the state House and Senate tells it all....
|Sooner or later, Utah will join the rest of the country - Bernick and Schott on politics #327|
Utah lawmakers and Gov. Gary Herbert are headed toward a showdown over the rules for a special election that may or may not happen....
|Podcast: Bernick and Schott on politics #327|
Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott break down the week in Utah politics....
|Hatch to play big role in Senate debate over health care|
Now that the House has guttedObamacare, handing Pres. Trump a major political victory, the debate moves to the Senate, where Orrin Hatch's clout among his colleagues willbe instrumental in driving support for any measure the chamber considers. Hatch's goal, reports Roll Call...
|Weekly survey: Special election for Congress|
If Rep. Jason Chaffetz steps down from his seat before his term is up, how should the state pick the candidates for the special election to replace him? ...
|Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report|
Outdoor Notes--Tribune:Utah Hike of the Week: Meadow Lava Tubes--Tribune: At Meadow Lava Tubes, a youngster's enthusiasm for hiking gathers steam--Tribune:Stop and explore the petroglyph wonders of Utah's Parowan GapWeekend EventsNew Films-- The Dinner: Tribune review-- Guar...
|Rep. Mia Love votes to repeal Obamacare|
Rep. Mia Love joined the majority of the U.S. House of Representatives, who voted to pass the American Health Care Act (ACHA). After the vote, Rep. Love released the following statement:...
|Hatch statement on House passage of bill to repeal and replace Obamacare|
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) today issued the following statement after the House passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA):...
|Bishop casts vote to repeal Obamacare|
The U.S. House of representatives has voted to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) released the following statement after voting in favor of the measure:...
|Rep. Stewart votes to repeal and replace Obamacare|
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement after voting in favor of the American Health Care Act, which passed the House of Representatives Thursday:...
|Utah's defense industry directly and indirectly supported over 109,000 jobs and $9.2 billion in economic activity in 2015|
Utah's defense industry directly and indirectly supported over 109,000 jobs and $9.2 billion in economic activity in the state during 2015, according to new research released by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute....
Salt Lake Tribune
"We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt." Thomas Jefferson
"There's a lot going on in Washington right now - Trump is working on a new budget, tax reform, healthcare, trade. So to make sure he doesn't forget anything he actually likes to set reminders on his phone. For example, he has this one reminder that says, "Play Tetris to practice building the wall." Jimmy Fallon