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How many voters tuned into the Love/McAdams debate on Monday? Ratings suggest not many

How much of an impact did Monday’s hotly anticipated debate between Ben McAdams and Mia Love have for voters in Utah’s 4th CD? TV ratings suggest, not much.


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Executive summary: Challengers in the 1st Congressional District take shots at Rob Bishop, but mostly miss. Lawmakers planning on a special session on medical marijuana in November. Trump orders federal agencies to cut their budget by 5%.

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Today at Utah Policy

Policy News

Salt Lake Chamber hosts 2018 candidate forum

  • By Press release

he Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest and longest-standing business association, held its 2018 Salt Lake Chamber Candidate Forum Tuesday at the Chamber offices in downtown Salt Lake City.

Local Headlines

Deseret News

Jay Evensen: Without more control over tuition costs, Utah schools are adding to a heap of social problems

Super PACs now running TV commercials against both 4th District candidates

Mountain Accord critic seeks expanded investigation

Proposed Utah law would let violent crime victims, families seek review of open investigations

Utah panel gives early OK to bill expanding juvenile access to public defenders

Utah lawmakers question watershed protection law

Utah lawmaker says gas station sweepstakes games often amount to gambling

Many Utah families still face bigger state income tax bill, lawmakers told

Debate pits Rep. Rob Bishop against newcomer challengers

What does it cost to keep kids safe? Committee seeks $194 million for school safety, mental health

Gold stars on Utah licenses will cost millions, lawmakers told

Utah House, Senate GOP support medical marijuana bill; detractors say it won't happen

Salt Lake Tribune

Utahns favor Prop 4 to create an independent redistricting commission by a big margin, poll shows

Republican Reps. Bishop and Curtis have clear path to re-election, new poll shows

Virgin Islands GOP reports spending big to help Mia Love — but it’s a scam, according to her campaign

Lawmakers push for a quick fix to driver license problem that could prevent Utahns from getting through airport security

In 1st District debate, Democrat and United Utah Party candidate cast Bishop as career politician

Outside groups spending north of $1.5 million in the Love-McAdams race

'We can’t ignore the bottom line’: Republican Utah lawmakers warn against skyrocketing costs under Proposition 3

Utah ends the fiscal year with a $265 million surplus

Utah lawmakers face a $100M price tag for school safety proposals

Lawmakers' first glimpse of draft medical marijuana compromise brings questions

Other

U.S. House District 1 candidates face off in only debate at USU (Logan Herald Journal)

Lighter Side

Trump Limo
"Trump just got a new $1.5 million limo. It fires tear gas, has night vision, and can lay down an oil slick to make anyone chasing it spin out of control. Even crazier, Melania's bedroom door does the exact same thing." Jimmy Fallon

Wise Words

Courage

"The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage." Thucydides