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Should the Utah Legislature cut taxes this year? We ask the GOP candidates for governor what they would do
Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City
There are 13 working days remaining in the 2020 Utah Legislature
4 days to the South Carolina Democratic primary (2/29/2020)
7 days to the Utah presidential primaries (3/3/2020)
16 days to the final day of the 2020 Utah Legislature (3/12/2020)
28 days to the statewide neighborhood caucus meetings (3/24/2020)
60 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic state conventions (4/25/2020)
126 days to the 2020 Utah primary elections (6/30/2020)
252 Days to the 2020 election (11/3/2020)
335 days to the start of the 2021 Utah Legislature (1/25/2021)
Here are the stories you need to pay attention to this morning:
- Talks continue over possible changes to Prop. 4.
- Should Utah lawmakers cut taxes? We ask the candidates for governor.
- Stocks plunge amid the spread of the coronavirus spread
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Forty-four women completed political training with Women’s Leadership Institute, many already running for public office
- Republican women visit Capitol to highlight candidates, urge participation
- Utah House OKs bill that makes holding cellphone while driving a primary offense
- Poll: Utahns say state doesn’t need more restrictions on abortion
- Medical marijuana law changes pass Senate as deadline looms
- Utah lawmakers want to make Utah an ‘electric vehicle state’
- Utah Senate gives initial OK to expanding family planning services through Medicaid
- Utah lawmakers shoot down slew of gun bills
Salt Lake Tribune
- Reid Ewing: Questionable donations should not derail Olympia Hills approval
- Editorial: Clogged canyons? More bus, less fuss
- University of Utah’s South Korea campus takes precautions against coronavirus spread
- Amid hog farm controversies, petition drive and lawsuit, Utah legislator abandons bill to preempt county restrictions
- One Utah senator’s votes align more with President Trump. It’s not Mike Lee.
- Westwater, a Navajo community in rural Utah, might finally get running water and electricity
- Utah lawmakers advance yurt deregulation bill
- Poll: Most Utahns would oppose tighter abortion restrictions
- Utah lawmaker says his anti-protest bill is meant to promote ‘civility’
- Navajo Nation signs road maintenance agreement with San Juan County to improve rural bus routes
- Reversing years of rejection, Utah House OKs tougher ban on hand-held cellphones while driving. Now it’s on to the Senate.
- Gun lending bill hits a dead end in Utah House committee
- Polygamy bill passes House panel after hearing that asks whether bill will help victims or perpetrators
- Split Millcreek City Council adopts new ordinance regulating the state’s powerful billboard industry
- Nearly two-thirds of voters expect Trump to win reelection in November, poll finds (USA Today)
- Bernie Sanders is the front-runner because of how we raised our kids (CNBC)
- Do Californians hate deregulation more than homelessness? (Washington Examiner)
- The Young Turks’ Progressive Founder Urged His Staff Not To Unionize (HuffPost)
- Dem Megadonor, Gun-Control Activist Harvey Weinstein Convicted on Rape Charges (Free Beacon)
- ‘So shady and disgusting’: Florida’s nonprofit pay scandal is worse than you think (Tampa Bay Times)
- Bay Area survey: Rich, poor, young and old unhappy here (Marin Independent Journal)
- A Coronavirus Pandemic Is Looking A Lot More Likely. Here's What That Means. (BuzzFeed)
- You’re Likely to Get the Coronavirus (Atlantic)
- Chris Matthews Issues On-Air Apology to Bernie Sanders: ‘I Was Wrong’ (Mediaite)
- MSNBC prepares to pivot (Vanity Fair)
“It’s the same way you would lose white voters if a tape came out of you saying that pets aren’t the same as babies. All the pumpkin spice in the world can’t save you after that.” Trevor Noah
Coronavirus hits the economy
The markets plunged on Monday amid fears the COVID-19 virus is accelerating its spread around the globe [Washington Post].
Economists say a global pandemic from the virus could cost $1 trillion [Bloomberg].
The Trump administration is asking Congress for $2.5 billion to battle the virus [Bloomberg].
There will be 7 Democrats on the stage tonight in South Carolina ahead of Saturday's primary [New York Times].
Expect Michael Bloomberg to attack frontrunner Bernie Sanders relentlessly in tonight's debate [Politico].
President Donald Trump says Justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Sonia Sotomayor should recuse themselves from cases dealing with his administration [Fox News].
The Supreme Court will rule whether faith-based foster agencies can reject same-sex couples [NBC News].
That's a lot of cheesecake!
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has spent more than $8,600 buying cheesecakes as thank-you gifts for supporters over the last decade [New York Post].