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Romney delays his announcement because of a horrific school shooting in Florida. Hughes says Utahns will see some tax relief this year. A bi-partisan group of Senators reached a deal on immigration.
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Mitt Romney was set to announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate on Thursday but abruptly delayed that because of Wednesday's mass shooting in Florida [Utah Policy].
This must-read on Romney's campaign for Senate says the former GOP presidential nominee will "carefully skirt questions" about how he plans to interact with President Trump. Instead, he will paint himself as a candidate focused on local issues. There's lots more worth your time [Politico].
Utah GOP chairman Rob Anderson said earlier on Wednesday that he hadn't spoken to Romney at all ahead of his Senate run, then said Romney owed Utah voters an explanation why he was running for Senate in Utah when he's not a regular resident. Anderson later said he spoke with Romney and apologized [Utah Policy].
State Auditor John Dougall says he's bothered by the apparent "coronation" of Romney, so he's thinking about running for U.S. Senate, too in order to give voters a choice [Utah Policy].
House Speaker Greg Hughes tells us that Utahns should expect the Legislature to act on some form of tax cut this year, but it might only be a modest reduction [Utah Policy].
The Utah House passed the resolution to replace the statue of Philo Farnsworth in Washington, D.C. with one of Martha Hughes Cannon [Utah Policy].
Rep. John Curtis says his bill to enshrine the changes President Donald Trump made to the Bears Ears monument does not have enough support to pass Congress right now. He's worried a future president could flip Trump's changes back to the original boundaries [Utah Policy].
Iron County GOP Treasurer and former chairman Blake Cozzens was arrested in a prostitution sting in St. George on Tuesday [Utah Policy].
|Hughes: Expect lawmakers to pass 'some tax relief' this year|
Look for a state personal income tax cut coming this year, says Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes....
|Report: Dougall may challenge Romney for GOP nomination: 'I think he's beatable'|
Utah State Auditor John Dougall says he may challenge Mitt Romney for the Utah GOP Senate nomination this year....
|Former Iron County GOP chairman arrested in prostitution sting|
Blake Cozzens, Former Iron County GOP Chairman and current member of the Utah Republican State Central Committee, was arrested in a prostitution sting in St. George on Tuesday....
|Utah House passes resolution to send Martha Hughes Cannon to Washington|
Martha is free to soar like a bird....
|Utah GOP Chairman says he hasn't heard from Romney ahead of expected Senate bid (Update: They spoke Thursday afternoon)|
Utah GOP Chairman Rob Anderson says he's had no contact with Mitt Romney since speculation began swirling that he would run for U.S. Senate but it's been radio silence on the other end....
|Curtis says his Bears Ears bill is probably dead|
Rep. John Curtis said his legislation to solidify President Donald Trump's changes to the Bears Ears National Monument is probably dead....
|Update: Romney delays Senate announcement due to school shooting|
Update: Romney has announced he won't make an announcement on Thursday due to the tragic school shooting in Florida....
|CYBER 24 podcast: Episode 18 - Digital forensics|
Once upon a time, detectives in long trench coats would step inside the police tape, look at the scene of a crime and find just the clue they were looking for at least that's how it worked on television crime shows....
|Weekly survey: What initiatives do you think will make the 2018 ballot?|
There could be six initiatives on the 2018 ballot, but only if their backers can gather the required number of signatures before mid-April....
|Grant money available for Utah companies, no match required. Apply now!|
World Trade Center Utah and JPMorgan Chase & Co. have great news, the Utah Export Acceleration Grant is open....
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