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By one of the largest margins in the three years of polling in Utah, voters favor SB54, the compromise law that allows candidates to choose either a signature-gathering or delegate/convention route to a party’s primary ballot.

Utah Politics In 60 Seconds

Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 146th day of the year. There are 219 days remaining in 2017. Today is the 127th day of Donald Trump's presidency.

Policy Buzz

In a 2007 public vote, Utah citizens made it clear: they did not want vouchers for private schools to be a part of Utah’s education system.  
The debate over illegal immigration continues to divide the country. 

Policy News

Insider Surveys

Our "Political Insiders" mostly disapprove of President Donald Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.
Our "Political Insiders" say Saturday's race to be the chairman of the Utah GOP is wide open.

Headlines

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: The unintended consequences of Bears Ears National Monument

Editorial: Kids are not adults, and schools shouldn’t treat them like they are

Group that allegedly distributes heroin in U.S. cities, including Salt Lake City, targeted by Treasury Department

Provo Mayor John Curtis says he’s all in as a candidate for Congress

County launches program aimed at tracking, reducing repeat criminal offending

New Utah party seeks ballot status, will name 3rd District candidate Friday

Utah lawmaker takes aim at campus free-speech rules

Gehrke: For all the hoopla, signature path to the ballot is a long shot

Rescues in Utah backcountry could cost recreators $25 instead of $10,000

Chaffetz doubles down on request for Comey documents after FBI balks

Deseret News

A. Scott Anderson: Don’t allow distractions to derail tax reform

Op-ed: Public safety is more than jail beds

Jay Evensen: A tough sell for a library tax increase

Editorial: The Mayor's plan to increase safety on Rio Grande Street should be a first step

Editorial: A call for a special session to fund and fix mental health system

Provo Mayor John Curtis, more Republicans enter 3rd District race

Lehi was 11th fastest-growing large city in U.S. between 2015-16

New United Utah Party pushing to make deadline for 3rd District special election

Other

Editorial: Eliminate Utah's evidence backlog. Fully fund the state crime lab (Standard-Examiner)

UTA gives preliminary OK to Stadler Rail land deal in Clearfield (Standard-Examiner)

Today At Utah Policy

Beg to Differ podcast: 'United we stand?'

  • By Bryan Schott, Managing Editor

There are an astonishing number of Republican candidates in the race to succeed Jason Chaffetz. Mike Winder and Bryan Schott break down what they need to do to get to the primary election and...

Lee warns about nation's unraveling social cohesion

  • By Golden Webb

The Atlantic interviews Sen. Mike Lee about his newly-launched Social Capital Project, a research effort seeking to examine the sorry state of associational life in the United States. Lee says the...

Multimedia

Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott discuss another tumultuous week in Utah Politics.
Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott try to get a handle on all of the news from the last week in Utah politics.

Miscellaneous

Lighter Side

Go Figure
"Rapper A$AP Rocky had $1.5 million worth of jewelry stolen from his home in Los Angeles earlier this week. Well, here’s a free tip: Stop spelling your name with a dollar sign. That’s like having the license plate “I LUV COCAINE” and being surprised when the cops pull you over." Seth Meyers

Wise Words

Democracy
"Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." John Adams