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Morning must reads for Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the first day of August, the 214th day of the year. There are 151 days remaining in 2017.
Greg Hughes says he doesn't expect a special session for the Legislature to tackle the homeless problem. Wasatch County sent 1,400 GOP ballots to unaffiliated voters. The Trump Administration wants to investigate colleges and universities for discriminating against white applicants.
On this day in history:
|Hughes: Don't expect special session to address homeless issues|
Rumors of a legislative special session to give more money or laws concerning the homeless and lawlessness in downtown Salt Lake City are premature, House Speaker Greg Hughes tells UtahPolicy....
|Expanding the child tax credit is a win for Utahns|
Now that Congress appears to be moving on from health insurance reform, national tax reform is up next....
|Approximately 1,400 voters mistakenly sent Republican ballots in Wasatch County|
Utah election officials are dealing with another vote-by-mail snafu. Wasatch County officials say 1,400 Republican ballots in the 3rd Congressional District were mistakenly sent to unaffiliated voters ahead of the August 15 primary election....
|Gov. Gary Herbert to hold fundraiser in September to help Utah GOP pay off debt|
The Utah GOP is slowly but surely chipping away at the massive amount of debt accrued during the past four years, and Gov. Gary Herbert will hold a fundraiser next month for the party....
|Weekly survey: Will Gen. John Kelly end the White House drama?|
President Donald Trump hired retired Gen. John Kelly as his new chief of staff. Will Kelly be able to end the constant drama coming out of the White House, or will it remain chaotic as usual? Vote now in our weekly survey....
|Hatch: It's time to move on from healthcare gridlock|
Following the Senate's failure to take action on health care last week, Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, announced that he plans to move on to tax reform....
|Stewart and Tipton introduce bill to preserve sage-grouse and mule deer habitat |
U.S. Representatives Chris Stewart (UT-02) and Scott Tipton (CO-03) introduced the Sage-Grouse and Mule Deer Habitat Conservation and Restoration Act (H.R. 3543), a bill that would streamline the approval process for vegetation management projects to protect or restore the h...
|Salt Lake Chamber announces new Cybersecurity Leadership Council|
The Salt Lake Chamber is proud to announce the launch of the Cybersecurity Leadership Council. The Council will be made up of public and private professionals with the goal of educating the business community on the shared responsibility of cybersecurity....
|SLCC 'Rocks it' with $334K National Science Foundation Geoscience Grant|
Salt Lake Community College received a $334,000 grant from the National Science Foundation aimed at increasing the number and diversity of geology majors and improving their transfer rates....
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