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Situational Analysis - September 22, 2020
Happy Tuesday morning. Autumn has officially arrived. Sweaters are in vogue.
2 days to the 1st Congressional District debate (9/24/2020)
Today At Utah PolicyWebb's Wrap: Governor has found the right balance in coronavirus battle
By LaVarr Webb
Gov. Gary Herbert and the state pandemic leadership will announce today whether mask mandates will be imposed and whether parts or all of the state will be placed under more stringent guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These are difficult decisions and I'm glad I'm not the governor having to make them. He will be harshly criticized no matter what he does. Some people will call him a dictator if he imposes restrictions, and other people will say he is responsible for people dying if he doesn't.
Guest opinion: Voters have opportunity to hold judges accountable
By Gil A. Miller, Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission Chair
Accountability has a certain meaning to a forensic accountant like me. Over the years, I have spent countless hours investigating the actions of companies and testifying about them in state and federal court. The experience has convinced me of the important debt we owe to others to account for our actions that affect them.
New Chamber dashboard tracks economic recovery
By Press Release
The Salt Lake Chamber's Roadmap to Recovery Coalition, in partnership with the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, has released a new economic tool for the business community - the Road to Recovery Dashboard - to track the state's path to a full and complete economic recovery from the COVID-19 recession.
Salt Lake Tribune
Policy NewsThursday forum features candidates for governor
The Salt Lake Chamber invites you to join a Meet the Candidates Virtual Forum with Utah's gubernatorial candidates on Thursday, Sept. 24, 4-5 p.m. The discussion featuring Republican Spencer Cox and Democrat Chris Peterson will focus on the long-term economic vision and strategies for the state, business policy priorities, as well as the immediate economic recovery from COVID-19.
Curtis, Lowenthal lead National Clean Energy Week resolution
Represenatives John Curtis (R-UT) and Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) led a bipartisan resolution marking Sept. 21-25, as National Clean Energy Week. The week kicks off an annual awareness campaign to recognize the value of clean energy, which includes good-paying jobs, economic growth, energy independence, consumer choice, lower energy prices, and a cleaner environment, with a goal of advancing bipartisan support of our nation's clean energy sector. They are joined by 70 other bipartisan members of the House of Representatives.
Stewart's suicide hotline bill heads to president's desk
Congressman Chris Stewart's (UT-02) National Suicide Hotline Designation Act and Suicide Prevention Act has passed the House. The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act has now passed the Senate, House, and will now head to the president's desk to become Law. The Suicide Prevention Act will now be taken up in the Senate. Following passage of these two bills, Congressman Stewart issued the following statement:
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1776 - Nathan Hale, a Connecticut schoolteacher and captain in the Continental Army, is executed by the British for spying.
Composure: "Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind." Robert Green Ingersoll
An engineer, a statistician, and a physicist are out hunting. They spot a buck, and each take turn to try and bag it.
The physicist goes first. He pulls out his lab book and quickly calculates the trajectory of the bullet, assuming it is a perfect sphere in a vacuum. The bullet falls 20m short of the deer.
The engineer goes second. He pulls out his engineering pad and book of projectile assumptions. After a few minutes he's ready. He takes aim and he fires. The bullet lands 20m passed the deer.
The statistician triumphantly leaps in the air shouting, "We got it!" Engineering.com
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