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Situational awareness - January 9, 2019
Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City.
Executive summary: Utah may host a presidential debate in 2020. Reaction to President Trump's primetime speech. The government shutdown is threatening to cause disruptions at the nation's airports.
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Utah's members of Congress react to Trump's primetime speech
Utah's members of Congress are reacting to President Donald Trump's Tuesday night speech about what he called an urgent crisis on the nation's southern border....
Bishop wants documents on use of fees to re-open national parks during government shutdown
Rep. Rob Bishop, the top Republican on the House Natural Resources Committee wants the National Park Service to provide information on their decision to use visitor fees to open national parks and provide services during the current partial government shutdown....
Register for Chamber's 2019 Utah Economic Outlook & Public Policy Summit
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Chaffetz on 2020 Democratic presidential field: Beto is exciting, but he hasn't done anything
Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz took a swing at Beto O'Rourke, an early favorite for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, on Tuesday....
Mia Love says Congress has involved the White House 'way too much' in budget process
Newly minted CNN commentator Mia Love said Tuesday morning that Democrats in Congress are blowing an opportunity to win some concessions from the Trump administration as they search for a solution to the partial government shutdown....
Which 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...
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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....
OTHER UTAH HEADLINES
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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....
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