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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 277th day of the year. There are 95 days left in 2016.

The Great Debate is over, and it didn’t disappoint. Hillary Clinton was the clear winner on style and points, but did she connect with regular voters? We’ll see. The Utah gubernatorial debate was also feisty, but not enough blood was shed to change the election trajectory.

The clock:

  • 7 days to the 2nd Congressional District debate at the University of Utah (10/4/2016)
  • 7 days to the vice presidential debate at Longwood University (10/4/2016)
  • 12 days to the second presidential debate at Washington University (10/9/2016)
  • 13 days to the 4th Congressional District debate at Salt Lake Community College (10/10/2016)
  • 15 days to the U.S. Senate debate at Brigham Young University (10/12/2016)
  • 20 days to the 1st Congressional District debate at Weber State University (10/17/2016)
  • 22 days to the 3rd Congressional District debate at Utah Valley University (10/19/2016)
  • 22 days to the third presidential debate at UNLV (10/19/2016)
  • 42 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
  • 118 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (1/23/2017)
  • 163 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (3/9/2017)

Talking points forTuesday:

1-Mainstream media consensus declares Hillary Clinton the winner of the presidential debate (The Hill). 

2-Mike Weinholtz repeatedly digs Gov. Gary Herbert in gubernatorial debate, but Herbert holds his own (Utah Policy) (Deseret News) (Tribune).

3-Utah Policy poll shows most Utahns don’t agree that if Trump loses, election will be “rigged” (Utah Policy).

4-SL County Mayor Ben McAdams unveils collaborative plan to develop open areas of western Salt Lake County (Tribune) (Deseret News).

5-Five top zingers of the presidential debate (The Hill).

6-Trump starts the debate strong, but 11 minutes in he reverts to the angry Donald (Washington Post).

7-Sen. Mike Lee pens Daily Signal op-ed criticizing presidential monument designations (Utah Policy).

On this day in history:

  • 1290 – Earthquake in Gulf of Chihli, China reportedly kills 100,000.
  • 1540 – Society of Jesus (Jesuits) founded by Ignatius Loyola, confirmed by Pope Paul III in Rome.
  • 1779 – John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Britain.
  • 1821 – Mexican Empire declares its independence. Mexican revolutionary forces occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw.
  • 1908 – Henry Ford’s first Model T automobile leaves the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan.

Today At Utah Policy

Rigged Election? Utahns Say No

If Donald Trump loses the election, he says it will be because it was “rigged” against him.Most Utahns don’t agree, a new UtahPolicy poll shows.But there is a significant minority (nearly a third) who agree with Trump: The only way he loses is if the electi...

Which Party is Better for the Economy?

Ahead of Monday night’s first presidential debate, WalletHub’s analysts compared the economic performance of the U.S. under both Democratic and Republican control to objectively answer an important question: Which Party Is Better for the Economy? The years w...

Lee: Will Obama Heed Utahns, or Out-of-State Activists, on Monument Designation?

Sen. Mike Lee saystheworking-classresidents of San Juan Countyfear that Pres. Obama will pull a Bill Clinton and upend their way of life by creating, with the mere stroke of his pen, yet another vast national monument in southern Utah....

Herbert, Weinholtz Spar Over Education, Public Lands and Medicaid Expansion

Touted as the “undercard,” GOP Gov. Gary Herbert and Democrat Mike Weinholtz held what likely will be their only televised debate Monday night before the big fight, the main event, took over – Clinton vs. Trump.And while Weinholtz laid into Herbert like nev...

Next President Won't Have Much Money to Spend

The Wall Street Journal reports that whoever wins the presidency in November “will enjoy far less latitude to spend money or cut taxes than any president since World War II.”“Not since Harry Truman will a new leader enter office with a higher debt-to-GDP ra...

Policy News

Utah Economic Outlook: Utah Employment Strong, but National Outlook Mixed
Utah Labor Market. The unemployment rate in Utah has continued to decline. The state’s year-over-year growth in total employment decreased from 3.5 percent in June to 3.2 percent in July. Compared to a year ago, Utah has added 43,800 jobs to the economy, with the curre...

Air & Energy Symposium to Explore Nexus Between Energy and Air Quality
Abundant and low-cost energy is essential to economic growth and community well-being. But the production and use of energy produces emissions that affect Utah’s unique airsheds. The challenges of realizing the combined goals of economic development and environmental h...

Press Release: Sen. Karen Mayne Urges School Nurse Funding Boost
Utah State Sen. Karen Mayne (D–West Valley) called on her colleagues in the Utah State Legislature to increase funding for school nurses. Citing a newly released Utah Department of Health (UDOH) report stating that Utah faces a “critical shortage” of school...

Press Release: ABU Finalizes 2016 Debate Series
The ABU Education Fund, an affiliate of the Alliance for a Better Utah, has finalized the details for its upcoming debate series, a collaboration with the University of Utah’s John R. Park Debate Society. This biennial debate series is an opportunity for leaders to eng...

Press Release: Robinson calls McAdams' Westside Commission an Election Stunt
In response to Salt Lake County Mayor BenMcAdams’ westside press conference touting economic development on the westside, Dave Robinson, candidate for Salt Lake County Mayor, released the following statement.  “This is an McAdams election eve campaign tactic...

Press Release: Atty. Gen. Sean Reyes Airs Five New Radio Ads
Friends of Sean Reyes, in support of Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes for reelection, are airing five new radio ads ranging from the importance of integrity, safety, leadership skills, breadth of office impact and priorities to why all constituents should vote, inc...

Press Release: Google Fiber to Connect to Affordable Housing
Gigabit Communities brings no-cost super fast Internet to select public and low-income housing residents in Fiber citiesGoogle Fiber, in partnership with Salt Lake City and thenonprofit, low-income housing provider,Utah Nonprofit Housing Corporation (UNPHC), has announced Sa...

Utah Economic Outlook: Shakespeare's Southern Utah Legacy
Although William Shakespeare’s writing dates back 400 years, a number of communities around the United States carry on his legacy at regional Shakespeare Festivals. In 1962, Southern Utah University performed three plays—The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, and The M...

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Colorado's schools vs Utah's roads

Paiute tribe seeks Lake Powell Pipeline route through, not around, its reservation

Mountain View Corridor prime for businesses, McAdams says

Challenger Mike Weinholtz goes on offensive in 2nd debate with Utah Gov. Gary Herbert

Mike Lee, Misty Snow spar over federal aid to help Flint, Mich.'s water woes

Deseret News

Op-ed: Early childhood education is important for Utah's economic and educational goals

Editorial: Debate substance trumps horserace hijinks

Editorial: Economic fault lines could put Utah in the cross-hairs

S.L. County mayor proposes group effort for west-side development

Salt Lake County chooses new firm to lead startup loan fund

Could this plan to replace welfare programs work?

U. students cheer, jeer at presidential debate viewing party

Gov. Herbert, challenger Weinholtz spar over economy, Medicaid expansion, public lands in debate


Medicaid expansion, economy key topics at Utah Gubernatorial Debate (Logan Herald Journal)

National Headlines

New poll has Clinton, Trump in virtual dead heat in Colorado, Pennsylvania (Politico)

Donald Trump ahead of Hillary Clinton in Electoral College (UPI)

Audience cheers Trump on emails (The Hill)

Trump, Clinton get under each other's skin at debate (The Hill)

Eight examples where 'fact-checking' became opinion journalism (Washington Times)

Lester Holt: The Third Debater? (Heat Street)

Reid signals possible solution to funding stalemate (CNN)

A major 'Bridgegate' witness says Christie's campaign manager knew about the plot (Reuters)

Obama's Conflict Tanked the Clinton E-mail Investigation - As Predicted (National Review)

Fed on ropes as Yellen seeks to fend off Trump blows (Financial Times)

Violent crime and murders both went up in 2015, FBI says (Washington Post)

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