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Morning must reads for Friday, May 26, 2017
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.
Utahns want to keep the signature route to the ballot. Jared Kushner has become a focus of the FBI's Russia investigation. Another court blocks Trump's travel ban.
22 days until the Utah Democratic State Convention at Weber State University (6/17/2017)
81 days until the 2017 Utah primary election (8/15/2017)
165 days until the 2017 election (11/7/2017)
241 days until the opening day of the 2018 Utah Legislature (1/22/2018)
286 days until the final day of the 2018 Utah Legislature (3/8/2018)
529 days until the 2018 midterm elections (11/6/2018)
1,257 days until the 2020 presidential election (11/3/2020)
|Beg to Differ podcast: 'United we stand?'|
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 beyond. ...
|Poll: Utah voters overwhelmingly support allowing candidates to gather signatures to get on the ballot|
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....
|Bob Bernick's notebook: Republicans have lost. Utahns want to keep the signature path to the ballot|
The newly-elected chairman of the Utah Republican Party, Rob Anderson, would be wise to push his Central Committee to end, once and for all, the foolish and divisive battle against SB54 and its dual-path for a candidate to a party’s primary ballot....
|Lee warns about nation's unraveling social cohesion|
The Atlantic interviews Sen. Mike Lee about his newly-launched Social Capital Project, a research effort seeking to examinethe sorry state of associational life in the United States. Lee saysthe nation's economic trajectory is tied to its social trajectory, andthe latter is ...
|Utah Republicans should be ashamed of themselves - Bernick and Schott on politics #330|
2017 was supposed to be a boring political year!...
|Podcast: Bernick and Schott on politics #330|
Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott discuss another tumultuous week in Utah Politics....
|3rd Congressional District special election candidate tracker [Updated 5/25]|
Who's in? Who's thinking about running to replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz in Congress. Check out the latest filings and rumblings in our special election candidate tracker....
|Weekly survey: New political party|
A new centrist political party in Utah has formed. Organizers say they hope to attract Utahns who feel the Republicans and Democrats are too extreme. How successful do you think they'll be?...
|Sources: Hatch considering retiring in 2018; Romney seriously interested in replacing him|
UtahPolicy.com has been told by various sources that U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is leaning against running for re-election in 2018, and will likely retire. The second part of the rumor is that Mitt Romney is very likely to seek Hatch’s seat....
|Special election could be the Utah GOP's nightmare come true|
Cry “Havoc!” and let slip the dogs of war. - Julius Caesar, Act 3, Scene 1.The war over SB54 is brewing, and the special election to replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz could be the spark that sets it ablaze....
|Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report|
Outdoor Notes-- Tribune: Utah Hike of the Week: The Living Room - Salt Lake City--Tribune: Thinking of camping in Utah's national forests for Memorial Day? Here's an update on what's open and what's closed due to snow and mud--Tribune: Memorial Day crowds could be especially...
|Press release: Unprecedented outpouring of support shown during official comment period|
As part of an abbreviated 15-day comment period, more than 680,000 comments have been submitted online in support of the Bears Ears National Monument to the Department of the Interior....
|Press release: CBO predicts tens of thousands of Utahns at risk of losing health coverage|
Almost three weeks after all four Utah members of the House of Representatives voted to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), Utahns learned the true impact of the bill today when the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) published an updated report. ...
Salt Lake Tribune
"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
"A Girl Scout troop leader in Kentucky is on the run from police after she allegedly stole $15,000 worth of Girl Scout cookies. The suspect is now at large. And getting larger every minute." James Corden