Situational awareness – January 30, 2019

Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City.

Governor Gary Herbert gives his State of the State address tonight.

Tuesday’s news at a glance: Utahns support Herbert’s plan to modernize the sales tax system. The Legislature could pass a hate crimes law this year, but not without making some “tweaks” to the bill. Congress begins negotiations to avoid another government shutdown.

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