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Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Stay dry and safe and have a good weekend. will be taking off the Martin Luther King Day holiday next Monday. We’ll be back in your inbox on Tuesday.  

Friday’s news at a glance: The shutdown brawl and petty insults continue in Washington, D.C. . . . Bob Bernick notes the avalanche of bills in the Legislature. . . . Gov. Herbert says fix the federal government by giving more power to states. . . . LaVarr Webb tells how to make good political decisions.

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Today at Utah Policy

Advice for Trump: The art of political decision-making

by LaVarr Webb, Publisher
All political leaders have to make tough decisions and announcements on controversial…

New legislative leaders: Plan ahead to manage rapid growth

by Kristy Kuhn and Amanda Covington; Photos by Mark Heywood
Sponsored by Ivory Homes The State of Utah is doing remarkably well right now. It’s among…

New autonomous mobility era beginning in Utah

by Muriel Xochimitl, President, X-Factor Strategic Communications
While a lot of attention has been paid to the electric scooters dropped virtually…

Chaffetz rips Pelosi over State of the Union security concerns: 'You liar!'

by Bryan Schott, Managing Editor
Fox News commentator Jason Chaffetz, a possible candidate for Utah Governor in 2020,…

More Utahns say President Trump is to blame for the government shutdown

by Bob Bernick, Contributing Editor
Congressional Republicans are getting a bye from Utahns on who is most responsible for…

Utah Lawmaker proposes outlawing abortions after 15 weeks

by Bryan Schott, Managing Editor
A Utah lawmaker is proposing an abortion bill for the upcoming legislative session that…

Policy News

UAMPS honors key leaders & organizations

by News Release
Several leaders who have made significant contributions to public power were recently…

McAdams assigned to Financial Services Committee

by News Release
Congressman Ben McAdams has been assigned to the House Financial Services Committee—one…

Herbert declares School Choice Week in Utah

by News Release
Gov. Gary Herbert has declared Jan. 20-26 School Choice Week in Utah. Herbert joins more…

Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

by TraciO
Weekend Event Outdoors Report -- Salt Lake Tribune: It’s quiet in Zion National Park as…

Curtis, GOP representatives introduce bill to prevent government shutdowns

by Press release
Congressman John Curtis (R-UT) released the following statement after he introduced The…

Sen. Lee delivers remarks on March for Life

by Press release
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke on the Senate floor regarding the 46th annual March for Life,…

Lighter Side

LBJ Regarding the Media
"If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: 'President Can't Swim.'"  Lyndon Johnson 

Wise Words


"It always seems impossible until it's done." Nelson Mandela