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Morning must reads for Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 129th day of the year. There are 236 days remaining in 2017. Today is the 110th day of Donald Trump's presidency.
Utahns want a proposed ballot initiative that raises taxes to fund schools to move forward. Zinke tours Bears Ears. Sally Yates says there was evidence Michael Flynn may have been compromised by the Russians.
11 days until the Utah Republican State Convention (5/20/2017)
39 days until the Utah Democratic State Convention at Weber State University (6/17/2017)
182 days until the 2017 municipal elections (11/7/2017)
258 days until the opening day of the 2018 Utah Legislature (1/22/2018)
303 days until the final day of the 2018 Utah Legislature (3/8/2018)
546 days until the 2018 midterm elections (11/6/2018)
1,274 days until the 2020 presidential election (11/3/2020)
|Poll shows Utahns support some sort of tax hike to fund public schools|
More than two-thirds of Utahns want Our Schools Now to go forward with their citizen initiative petition and put before 2018 voters a possible state income tax hike for public schools, a new UtahPolicy.com poll shows....
|Labrador comment illustrates difficulty of healthcare issue|
Our neighboring congressman to the north, Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador, made an unfortunate comment at a town hall meeting last week -- saying that nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care....
|Utah Democrats prioritize animal rights in 2017 platform proposal|
Utah Democrats are proposing to put "animal rights" in the top-10 of their proposed platform for 2017....
|Chaffetz to investigate Obama's Iran nuclear deal|
In response to a recent Politico report, House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz launches a sweeping investigation into whether the Obama administrationjeopardized national security and misled the American public in itsefforts to secure the former president'slegacy-defining ...
|Beg to Differ: Political calculus|
In our very first episode, Bryan Schott and Rep. Mike Winder offer a prognosis following the House vote on health care....
|Sen. Lee congratulates Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson|
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Monday after the Senate voted to confirm Secretary Heather Wilson as the 24th Secretary of the Air Force:...
|Addressing the labor shortage: Salt Lake Community College graduates record setting 4,600 students|
In a recent trip to Chicago, EDCUtah COO Mike Flynn gained some valuable insight from some prominent site selectors....
|Treasurer Damschen announces $33.1 million new abandoned property now online for claim|
Utah State Treasurer David Damschen announced that the State of Utah’s Unclaimed Property Division received more than $33.1 million in new abandoned property at the end of 2016....
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"We should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections." John Adams
"Trump tweeted that the media is out of control, saying that they will do or say anything to get attention. Then he honked the horn of an 18-wheeler, posed for a picture with Kid Rock, and accused Obama of spying on him from his microwave." Jimmy Fallon