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Situational awareness - May 1, 2018

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City and welcome to May.

Biskupski unveils her budget proposal. 24 candidates file to run for the Utah GOP's open vice-chair position. Robert Mueller's questions for President Trump leak.


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Biskupski's budget

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski unveiled her budget proposal, which details how the city would spend money from a proposed sales tax increase [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].

GOP candidate glut

Two dozen candidates have filed to run for the Utah GOP's open vice-chair office. The candidates include former Utah GOP chairman James Evans [Utah Policy].

Romney's opportunity

If Republicans narrowly hang on to control of the Senate in November, Mitt Romney could become a major power broker in Washington [Utah Policy].





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Today At Utah Policy

Two dozen candidates file to run for Utah GOP Vice-Chair

A whopping 24 candidates have filed to run for the vacant Utah GOP vice-chair office....

How Mitt Romney could become the most powerful man in Washington

There's a not-so-fanciful scenario next year where Mitt Romney could control the balance of power in Congress....

Mayor Biskupski offers two budgets to Salt Lake City Council

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski released two budgets to the Salt Lake City Council on Monday....

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 the list of candidates remaining after the Republican and Democratic state conventions....

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. Here's the list of candidates are either headed to a primary or secured a spot in the general election....

2018 Utah candidate tracker - Utah House

All 75 Utah House seats are up for election this year. Here's our running list of who has clinched the nomination, and who is in a primary election....

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Policy News

USTAR companies recognized at 16th annual Utah Innovation Awards
Over half a dozen Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative supported companies and technologies were recognized on Thursday as winners, finalists, and honorable mentions at the 16th annual Utah Innovation Awards, presented by Stoel Rives LLP and the Uta...

Fox files 'Keep it sold'
There's an adage in sales that "your best customer is your existing customer."...

Event - EDCUtah Business Development Breakfast
Please join us for EDCUtah's Quarterly Business Development Breakfast....

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Utah Department of Corrections should be on notice

May is Utah's Month of the Bird, Gov. Gary Herbert declares

Trump administration 'illegally' favoring oil and gas drilling while endangering sage grouse habitat, new lawsuit claims

Salt Lake City walkers and bikers are hit more on State Street than anywhere else. Will it ever change?

Police chiefs in Salt Lake City and Houston bet dinner and a hat on outcome of Jazz-Rockets series

Planned Hatch Center to partner with the University of Utah, build facility on South Temple

Incumbents won all legislative races at conventions this year - but voluntary turnover is still near a quarter-century high

Biskupski budget - with more money for roads, cops, homes and buses - now awaits council action on sales tax

Big-money campaign seeks to persuade Count My Vote petition signers to remove their names, kill initiative

Deseret News

Firearm case could affect all Utah police officers

Two Republicans suing party, officials claiming accommodations not made for their disabilities

Herbert says May is for the birds

Attorney misses deadline due to 'emotional impact' of Utah Jazz loss, asks for more time

United Utah Party fielding candidates in 3 of 4 congressional races

Jordan School District raises starting pay for teachers to $42,800

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski's budget proposes $25M extra for police, streets, housing

Sandy administrator cleared in investigation

National Headlines

Exclusive poll: Democrats lose ground with millennials (Reuters)

Michelle Wolf deleted thousands of offensive tweets including a post in which she called Serena Williams a ma (Daily Mail)

South Korean leader says Trump 'can take the Nobel' (Associated Press)

Jared Kushner targeted by deranged man with metal pole (TMZ)

Starbucks drops Jewish group from bias training (Politico)

Netanyahu: Iran Nuclear Deal Is Based on Lies Here's the Proof (Haaretz)

Roy Moore Sues 4 Women, Claiming Defamation and Conspiracy (New York Times)

Republicans vie to challenge vulnerable Manchin, Donnelly in looming primary battles (FOX News)

With Ronny Jackson out, former congressman Jeff Miller emerges as possible pick for VA secretary (USA Today)

Trump Delays Tariff Decisions for E.U., Canada and Mexico (The Street)

U.S. Treasury says first-quarter borrowing set record of $488 billion (USA Today)

Wise Words

Good Teacher

"Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble." Shah Rukh Khan

Lighter Side

Alexa for Kids

"I heard there's a new Amazon Alexa coming out that's made just for kids. After an hour of answering your kid's nonstop questions, it just puts on a movie to shut them up." Jimmy Fallon

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