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Morning must reads for Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 171st day of the year. There are 194 days remaining in 2017. Today is the 151st day of Donald Trump's presidency.
Utahns have an unfavorable opinion of President Trump. Lawmakers step up the battle over the rules in Utah's special Congressional election. Democrats hope to pick up a Republican Congressional seat in Georgia Tuesday.
56 days until the 2017 Utah primary election (8/15/2017)
140 days until the 2017 election (11/7/2017)
216 days until the opening day of the 2018 Utah Legislature (1/22/2018)
261 days until the final day of the 2018 Utah Legislature (3/8/2018)
504 days until the 2018 midterm elections (11/6/2018)
1,233 days until the 2020 presidential election (11/3/2020)
|Poll: Majority of Utahns view President Trump unfavorably|
President Donald Trump's favorability rating has dipped slightly in Utah since April according to a new UtahPolicy.com survey....
|Lawmakers set to meet Tuesday to discuss special election rules, separation of powers|
When Utah legislators – both Republicans and Democrats – meet in party caucuses Tuesday noon, look for their own attorney, John Fellows, to give his opinion on whether GOP Gov. Gary Herbert followed proper procedure in declaring a special election to replace...
|Economic outlook: U.S. labor crunch threatens business growth|
It has been nearly eight years since the end of the Great Recession and many businesses in the United States are still struggling to grow, but this time for a different reason – a lack of qualified workers....
|John Oliver mocks Hatch, Republicans for American Health Care Act|
Last Week Tonight host John Oliver blasted Senate Republicans Sunday night over the secretive way they've handled writing their version of legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare....
|Bad news for Utah: New Census report shows Utah still In last place in per-pupil education funding|
The U.S. Census Bureau released its annual comparison of state education finances, finding that Utah remains in last place in per-pupil current expenditures, as has been the case every year since 1988. ...
|Chaffetz has some tough words for Trump, Obama on the way out the door|
Rep. Jason Chaffetz is leaving Congress at the end of the month. As he is ready to leave his Congressional career, offers some parting shots at President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions....
|Sen. Lee speaks on Senate floor about new Planned Parenthood videos|
Senator Lee spoke on the Senate floor to continue raising awareness of the unconstitutional and inhumane activities happening in Planned Parenthood clinics across the nation and draw attention to the more recent undercover investigations by the Center for Medical Progress wh...
|United Utah Party holds first convention, Nominates Jim Bennett for Third Congressional District special election|
The United Utah Party held its first convention on Saturday, June 17, at Corner Canyon High School in Draper. ...
|Rep. Stewart introduces the Outdoor Recreation Enhancement Act|
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) introduced The Outdoor Recreation Enhancement Act, which will ensure continued access to national parks and help preserve jobs for outfitters, guides and other seasonal employees....
|Speaker's Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs announces first hearing |
On Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 10:30 AM EDT in House Visitor Center (HVC) Room 210, the newly formed Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs will hold its inaugural hearing....
Salt Lake Tribune
"If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it." Mary Engelbreit
"Fox News is dropping its slogan "fair and balanced." Instead, it will be replaced with the more appropriate slogan "blondes and Hannity." Jimmy Fallon