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Situational awareness - June 6, 2019
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Today is the 157th day of the year. There are 208 days remaining in 2019.
The municipal election filing period ends tomorrow (6/7/2019)
2 days until the Independent American Party Utah State Convention (6/8/2019)
16 days to the Utah State Democratic Party Organizing Convention (6/22/2019)
20 days to the first Democratic presidential primary debates in Miami (6/26/2019)
54 days to the second Democratic presidential primary debates in Detroit (7/30/2019)
68 days to the 2019 Utah primary elections (8/13/2019)
98 days to the third Democratic presidential primary debate (9/12/2019)
152 days to the 2019 municipal elections (11/5/2019)
235 days to the first day of the 2020 Utah Legislature (1/27/2020)
243 days to the 2020 Iowa Caucuses (2/3/2020)
271 days to the 2020 Utah presidential primary (3/3/2020)
512 days until the 2020 presidential election (11/3/2020)
Today At Utah PolicyHughes will enter 2020 gubernatorial race later this summer
Former Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes will run for governor next year, seeking the GOP nomination in what could become a crowded field, sources close to Hughes told UtahPolicy.com on Wednesday.
Romney 'looking at' carbon tax legislation
Sen. Mitt Romney said Wednesday he was considering co-sponsoring a carbon tax bill with Delaware Democrat Cris Coons.
McAdams cohosts Housing Task Force Forum with input from Utah homebuilder
Congressman Ben McAdams, a co-chair of the New Democrats' Housing Task Force, welcomed stakeholders to a forum seeking innovative ideas for making housing more available and affordable. McAdams co-chairs the task force with Congressman Heck of Washington and Congresswoman Hill from California.
Sens. Lee and Hawley introduce the Take Care Act
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Take Care Act Wednesday, a bill designed to promote accountability and effective administration by restoring the original understanding of the President's constitutional power to remove his subordinates.
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.
He's out without ever getting in - Bernick and Schott on politics
Jason Chaffetz said Monday he would not run for governor in 2020, but would not dismiss the possibility of a run in the future. We break down what that means for the rest of the 2020 gubernatorial field.
Romney scolds Trump's foreign policy in first Senate floor speech
In his first speech on the Senate floor since taking office, Sen. Mitt Romney called for strengthening ties with America's traditional allies in Europe. He also urged the administration to take the threat posed by China more seriously.
Chaffetz not running for governor in 2020
Former Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who resigned in 2017 to take a job with Fox News, said Monday evening. he would not launch a Utah gubernatorial bid next year.
OTHER UTAH HEADLINES
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D-Day. President Donald Trump and other world leaders celebrated the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Europe that resulted in victory in World War II on Thursday - https://wapo.st/2IqKcT6
The quote everyone will be talking about today. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told top Democrats in Congress she'd like to see President Trump "in jail" as she clashed with members of her caucus who are pressing to begin impeachment hearings against Trump - https://politi.co/2HYdRny
Fake news. Americans think "made up news" is a bigger problem than climate change according to a new study - http://bit.ly/2HYxqMM
Trump's military service. President Trump told British journalist Piers Morgan he's "making up" for avoiding service in Vietnam by boosting military spending - https://wapo.st/2IrJogH
Trump's 4th of July. President Trump plans to speak at the Lincoln Memorial as part of a revamped July 4th celebration - https://wapo.st/2Ih0zBy
Los Angeles homeless. The number of homeless people in Los Angeles jumped 12% last year. Nearly 59,000 people are living in the streets across Los Angeles County - https://cnn.it/2I0mVIV
Humanitarian crisis. The United Nations says nearly 2 million Somalis could die of starvation by the end of the summer due to a severe drought in that country - http://bit.ly/2IrIKQj
For your radar. Private sector job growth fell to a 9-year low last month. Private sector employers hired just 27,000 people in May, far below the forecast of 175,000 jobs - https://on.mktw.net/2HYjDpg
YouTube purging extremist videos. The video sharing platform is removing thousands of videos and channels that promote neo-Nazism, white supremacy and other extreme views - https://nyti.ms/2IqLU6Y
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1775 Marinus Willett and the Sons of Liberty confront British soldiers and seize five wagonloads of weapons as the Redcoats evacuate New York City.
1933 The first drive-in movie theater opens in Camden, New Jersey, the brainchild of Richard Hollingshead.
1944 D-Day: The allied powers cross the English Channel in the largest amphibious military operation in history, landing on the beaches of Normandy to begin the liberation of Europe from the Nazis. The allies lost 2,000 troops at Omaha beach, but by day's end, 155,000 Allied troops had stormed the beaches.
1966 James H. Meredith, who in 1962 became the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi, is shot by a sniper after beginning a long civil rights march through the South.
Policy NewsRegister now for an online webinar on global tariffs
Trade disputes may seem far away, but their impacts are felt locally.
Weber County hires director to launch Prosperity Center of Excellence
The Weber-Morgan Health Department, Weber Human Services and the Weber County Commission have selected Melissa Freigang as the Director of the newly created Prosperity Center of Excellence an inter-agency effort.
Hong Kong & Japan trade mission registration last chance!
On behalf of Governor Gary R. Herbert, World Trade Center Utah and the Governor's Office of Economic Development, we would like to invite you to join the State of Utah's trade mission to Hong Kong and Japan!
Study: How the Beehive State can achieve a modern, stable sales tax system
Last month, Utah lawmakers established a task force to explore the overhaul of the state's outdated sales tax code, among other possible reforms. Today, a new study from the nonpartisan Tax Foundation provides a detailed guide for how Utah can accomplish sales tax modernization in a way that improves neutrality, revenue stability, and the state's overall economy.
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"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." Winston Churchill
"And after that, if he wants to see two men fighting in diapers, he'll just watch Bernie Sanders debate Joe Biden." - JIMMY FALLON
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