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Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City.
This morning Mitt Romney is the keynote speaker at the Salt Lake Chamber's Utah Economic Outlook & Policy Summit. You can bet the media presence at the event will be huge because it's the first public speaking event Romney has held in Utah since Sen. Orrin Hatch announced his retirement. Will he finally let us know if he's going to run for Senate this year? Probably not, but that won't stop an ever-hopeful media hungry for the story. Every facial tick and vocal expression will be over-analyzed for any sign of what he's intending. Stay tuned.
Hughes says the Utah Transit Authority could "hijack" the 2018 session. Romney attacks Trump on Twitter. Republicans are racing to avoid a government shutdown.
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House Speaker Greg Hughes says proposed changes to the governance of the UTA could "hijack" the 2018 session [Utah Policy].
Download the podcast of our pre-legislative conversation with House Speaker Greg Hughes [Utah Policy].
Mitt Romney reportedly texted longtime friend and advisor Kem Gardner that he was planning to run for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by Sen. Orrin Hatch's retirement [Utah Policy].
Rep. Mia Love says the offensive term President Trump allegedly used to describe Haiti, and African nations was "racist" [Utah Policy].
Mitt Romney ripped Trump on Twitter for using offensive language to describe impoverished countries [Utah Policy].
If Romney runs for the Senate next year, our "Political Insiders" say he'll probably only face token opposition for the GOP nomination [Utah Policy].
|Hughes says how the Utah Transit Authority is governed is the issue that could 'hijack' the 2018 session|
The governance of the Utah Transit Authority could be the "sleeper" issue of the 2018 Legislature, which starts next Monday, says House Speaker Greg Hughes....
|Podcast: House Speaker Greg Hughes previews the 2018 Utah Legislature|
House Speaker Greg Hughes speaks with Managing Editor Bryan Schott about his decision to not run for another term in the Legislature and what his political future may hold....
|'Political Insiders' expect Romney to face minimal competition for GOP nomination|
Our "Political Insiders" expect Mitt Romney to waltz to the GOP nomination if, as expected, he gets into the race for Utah's open U.S. Senate seat....
|Love calls Trump's 'sh*thole' comments 'racist'|
Rep. Mia Love says President Trump's comments calling majority-black nations 'sh*thole countries' are racist....
|Romney tears into Trump for 'sh*thole' comments|
Former GOP presidential nominee and likely U.S. Senate candidate from Utah Mitt Romney blasted President Donald Trump on Twitter Monday for the racist comments attributed to him last week....
|Romney tells close associates 'I'm running'|
Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has reportedly told close associates that he is running for Utah's open U.S. Senate seat in 2018....
|2018 Utah candidate tracker - Congress|
There's a U.S. Senate seat up for election in 2018 as well as all four U.S. House seats. Here's our list of rumored and declared candidates....
|2018 Utah candidate tracker - Utah Senate|
2018 means another election cycle is upon us. Half of the Utah Senate seats are up for election this year, including an unexpected one because of a retirement. Here's our running list of candidates for those seats....
|2018 Utah candidate tracker - Utah House|
Next week candidates can start gathering signatures to get on the 2018 ballot. All 75 Utah House seats are up for election this year. Here's our running list of who's in, who's out and who's challenging....
|Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index ticks upwards in December, fueled by steady increases in insurance rates|
The Zions Bank Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index increased 0.1 percent from November to December on a non-seasonally adjusted basis....
|Governor appoints Adam Mow to the Third District Court|
Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Adam Mow as a judge on the Third District Court....
|UAMPS honors key leaders & public power cities|
Several leaders who have made significant contributions to public power were recently honored at the Utah Associated Municipal Systems (UAMPS) 2017 Member Meeting in Salt Lake City....
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"Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment." Dale Carnegie
"Trump will be visiting San Diego this month to look at prototypes for the border wall. He says he really wants to test how strong the walls are, so he told his staff to invite the Kool-Aid man to come, too." Jimmy Fallon