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Today is the 150th day of the year. There are 215 days remaining in 2019.
4 days until the municipal election filing period opens (6/3/2019)
8 days until the municipal election filing period ends (6/7/2019)
9 days until the Independent American Party Utah State Convention (6/8/2019)
23 days to the Utah State Democratic Party Organizing Convention (6/22/2019)
27 days to the first Democratic presidential primary debates in Miami (6/26/2019)
61 days to the second Democratic presidential primary debates in Detroit (7/30/2019)
75 days to the 2019 Utah primary elections (8/13/2019)
105 days to the third Democratic presidential primary debate (9/12/2019)
159 days to the 2019 municipal elections (11/5/2019)
242 days to the first day of the 2020 Utah Legislature (1/27/2020)
250 days to the 2020 Iowa Caucuses (2/3/2020)
278 days to the 2020 Utah presidential primary (3/3/2020)
519 days until the 2020 presidential election (11/3/2020)
Today At Utah PolicyWhich Democrats are considering a run for Utah governor in 2020?
Much of the attention in the upcoming 2020 election is rightly focused on the race for the Republican nomination for governor. A number of candidates are considering a run next year to replace Gov. Gary Herbert, who is not seeking re-election. But who could possibly be the Democratic nominee next year?
Independent American Party Convention June 8
The Utah Independent American Party will hold its State Convention/Independence Summit on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Juab High School in Nephi.
Utah GOP Chairman Derek Brown says he won't accept donation from Dave Bateman to pay off party debt
Thanks, but no thanks.That's the message newly-elected Utah State Republican Party chair Derek Brown has for Dave Bateman, on Bateman's offer to pay off the party's $100,000 operational debt in return for certain guarantees.
Ain't nuthin' gettin' done - Bernick and Schott on politics
Moderates have regained control of the Utah Republican Party after GOP delegates ousted several anti-SB54 zealots from the party this year. That's good news as the GOP needs to figure out how to win votes in Salt Lake County.
Sen. Lee introduces Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act Thursday, a bill that would empower local managers of wilderness areas to decide whether to allow and how to regulate non-motorized travel in wilderness areas.
Join the Salt Lake Chamber for 'Management Mess to Leadership Success
Join us for the Salt Lake Chamber Professional Development Series seminar, 'Management Mess to Leadership Success' with Scott Jeffrey Miller on June 12, 2019.
Utahns grow even more optimistic about economic future
The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index nudged up 0.9 points to 113.2 in May. The year-over-year CAI increased 2.5 points. In comparison, the national Consumer Confidence Index increased 4.9 points to 134.1 this month.
Lights, camera, action: The story Is Utah
Established in 1974, the Utah Film Commission is part of the Governor's Office of Economic Development.
Utah Republicans purge anti-SB54 zealots from leadership positions
With the election of former state representative Ryan Wilcox as the new Weber County GOP chair last week, the near-sweep of the Gang of 51 from the Utah Republican Party is complete.
OTHER UTAH HEADLINES
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Mueller said some stuff. Special counsel Robert Mueller gave a rare public statement on Wednesday in which he declined to clear President Donald Trump of wrongdoing. He also warned Americans about foreign interference in future elections - http://bit.ly/2QB4nBB
Trump triggered? The White House told the U.S. Navy to keep a warship named for the late Sen. John McCain out of President Trump's sight during his recent trip to Japan lest it upset him. The Navy covered up the USS John McCain's name with a tarp and gave sailors from the ship, who normally wear hats with the vessel's name, the day off during Trump's visit - http://bit.ly/2QCcWfA
Trump's tax cuts didn't do much for the economy. An independent congressional report finds the tax reform package passed by Congress in late 2017 has had little effect on wages or GDP, and it's not paying for itself as Republicans promised - https://ind.pn/2QymDLO
Another election in Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was unable to form a new government in time, leading to a new election in that country - https://nyti.ms/2QyzeyJ
Boring but important. The bond market is showing some troubling signs that the economy may be heading toward a recession - https://nyti.ms/2QB3Srd
Roy Moore vs. Donald Trump. Roy More hit back at President Donald Trump on Wednesday after the president said Moore should not run for the U.S. Senate again - https://politi.co/2QvOegC
New NAFTA deal on the backburner. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is resisting pressure from the Trump administration to quickly pass the updated North American trade deal - https://nyti.ms/2QB3Rn9
Farm bailout. Big corporate farms, not small operations, will collect most of the Trump administration's bailout to lessen the negative effects of the trade war with China - https://lat.ms/2QAZE2Y
Russian nuke tests. U.S. intelligence says Russia is secretly carrying out low-level nuclear tests in violation of a nuclear arms treaty - https://on.wsj.com/2QwQXXe
Freedom gas? The Department of Energy is trying to rebrand natural gas as "freedom gas" and "molecules of freedom" - http://bit.ly/2QB9LEB
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1431 - Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen, France, at age of 19. She had been convicted of sorcery.
1783 - The Pennsylvania Evening Post became the first daily newspaper published in the United States.
1806 - Future President Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel.
1854 - The Kansas-Nebraska Act becomes law establishing the territories of Kansas and Nebraska.
1868 - Decoration Day (the predecessor of the modern Memorial Day) is observed in the U.S. for the first time.
1883 - In New York City, a stampede on the recently opened Brooklyn Bridge killed twelve people.
1922 - The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
Policy NewsUtah Foundation and UCAIR look at incentives and disincentives for alternative-fuel vehicle usage
Utah Foundation has partnered with the Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR) to study the incentives and disincentives around alternative-fuel vehicles in the context of improving Utah's air quality.
Utah Commissioner David Clark appointed to NARUC Board of Directors
Commissioner David Clark, of the Public Service Commission of Utah, was appointed to the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Board of Directors by NARUC President and Iowa Utilities Board Member Nick Wagner.
U.S. Energy Secretary, Rick Perry to keynote at Utah Governor's Energy Summit
Rick Perry, the 14th United States Secretary of Energy is set to take the stage with Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert at the eighth annual Governor's Energy Summit on May 30, 2019 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.
Silicon Slopes and UCAIR partner to promote practical solutions to improve air quality
Silicon Slopes and the Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR) unveils a strategic air quality partnership to move forward a solutions-based approach to improving air quality within Utah's rapidly growing tech sector.
Michael Best's Lyndon L. Ricks joins Utah Securities Commission
Michael Best is pleased to announce that Lyndon L. Ricks has been appointed to serve on the State of Utah Securities Commission.
More National Headlines
"To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality." John Locke
Trump has said he wants to defend the constitution, despite attacking the Michigan congressman Justin Amash and calling him a "loser". When asked about these comments, Amash simply responded: "OK." The host seemed impressed by this, telling the audience: "That probably is the best way to respond. You know, just treat him like he's a grandpa in a nursing home." Seth Meyer
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