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Situational awareness - January 8, 2019
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Executive summary: Which members of Congress from Utah are giving up their paychecks during the shutdown? Trump will address the nation in primetime tonight. The government shutdown is starting to disrupt air travel.
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Today At Utah PolicyWhich members of Utah's Congressional delegation are skipping paychecks during the government shutdown?
The partial government shutdown is entering its third week. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers are either working without pay or are furloughed. Unless Congress and the White House can find a solution, many of those workers will miss their first paycheck this coming Fr...
Opinion nuggets: Gochnour for gov...Ben the Republican?...Legacy Parkway restrictions
An excellent candidate for governor. The prospect of a wide-open governor's race in 2020 has a number of prospective candidates already maneuvering for position. Several names have been mentioned by the "great mentioners" as possible candidates....
Podcast: What does 2019 hold for Utah's economy?
Utah's economy is roaring right now, but will we see a slowdown in 2019?...
Mia Love has a new job as a political commentator for CNN
Former Rep. Mia Love joined CNN Monday morning as a newly-minted political commentator for the cable network....
Salt Lake County Councilwoman Aimee Winder Newton being pushed to launch a 2020 campaign for Utah governor
UtahPolicy.com has learned that several Republicans are urging Salt Lake County Council Chair Aimee Winder Newton to run for governor in 2020....
Bishop spoke to the White House about the Interior Secretary job, but says it wasn't a job interview
Rep. Rob Bishop spoke with White House officials shortly before Christmas about what priorities the new Interior Secretary should have, but Bishop insists the conversation was not a job interview....
Our 'Political Insiders' say they don't expect Mitt Romney to be a thorn in President Trump's side
Mitt Romney began his career in the U.S. Senate with a bang this week by penning an op-ed criticizing President Donald Trump for his character failings. Romney said Trump has failed to live up to the standards expected of the president....
Utah Republicans believe Sen. Mike Lee may be preparing to run for governor in 2020
Is Sen. Mike Lee laying the rhetorical groundwork for a run for governor in 2020? It sure as heck looks like it....
Chaffetz predicts government shutdown will continue until end of January at least
Former Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, now a Fox News commentator, predicted Sunday the partial government shutdown would continue at least through President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, and Republicans would be seen as the winners....
Greg Gutfeld names '3 things blander than Mitt Romney'
Fox News host and comedian Greg Gutfeld took a swipe at Sen. Mitt Romney over the weekend as he tried to name 3 things "blander" than the new U.S. Senator from Utah....
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Policy NewsUtah Speaker Brad Wilson announces House staff
Incoming Utah Speaker of the House, Brad Wilson, announces 2019 House staff structure and issued the following statement:...
Rep. Curtis hires new comms director
Congressman John Curtis (R-UT) issued the following statement after hiring a new communications director this week....
United Utah Party announces leadership changes
Nils Bergeson has been elected by the United Utah Party's Executive Committee as State Party Vice Chair. He will replace Aaron Aizad, who recently resigned from the position. ...
Point of the Mountain Board Authority to hire executive director
The Point of the Mountain Board Authority, the body charged with the disposition of land where the Utah State Prison now stands, is searching for an executive director to oversee the process of developing the current Utah State Prison site once it has been relocated....
Governor's statement on the death of Officer Joseph Shinners
Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued the following statement regarding the death of Provo police officer Joseph Shinners:...
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