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  • ANALYSIS: Hillary Clinton won six Utah House districts currently held by Republicans, but that may not mean trouble for the GOP because of the McMullin factor. BTW - Evan McMullin managed to win a plurality in one House district [Utah Policy].

  • House Speaker Greg Hughes says he and Gov. Gary Herbert lobbied HHS Secretary Tom Price to grant the state's request for Medicaid waivers on the same day he was forced to resign because of his use of private aircraft for travel [Utah Policy].

  • Brian Steed, Rep. Chris Stewart's chief of staff, has been appointed to a job with the BLM [Utah Policy].

  • Critics of the use of the Antiquities Act, including Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Rob Bishop, speak in Washington, D.C. against the use of that process to create national monuments [Deseret News].

  • Rep. Rob Bishop wants records of all travel by former interior secretaries back to the beginning of the Obama administration in an effort to prove that current Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke did not err in his use of private aircraft for travel [Tribune].

  • Utah lawmakers are eyeing a new fee for alternative fuel cars based on how many miles they drive [Deseret News].

  • The governors of seven western states, including Utah, formalize a plan to develop electric vehicle charging infrastructure along major roadways [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].

  • Legislators are skeptical of a proposal to double the tolls on I-15 express lanes in order to reduce congestion [Tribune].

  • A grand jury slaps former UTA board member Terry Diehl with an indictment alleging tax evasion [Tribune].

  • Utah's water levels are at or above normal, giving forecasters hope that the state may get a break from the persistent drought gripping the state [Tribune].