Situational awareness – March 11, 2019

Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City.

Here are the stories we’re following today:

  • Lawmakers say if they don’t pass tax reform this year, they won’t have enough money to fund Utah’s government next year.
  • Budget negotiations are ongoing, but House and Senate Republicans still haven’t made a deal.
  • There are still a number of big issues to tackle before the Utah Legislature adjourns Thursday night.
  • President Trump set to unveil his budget proposal which includes deep cuts. 

Trivia winners!

Quite a few readers knew the first woman to be elected chair of a national political party was Jean Westwood of Price who became the chair of the Democratic Party in 1972. The first three readers who submitted a correct answer were:

  • Natalie Gordon 
  • Crystal Young-Otterstrom
  • Charlie Roberts

Stump Mike Mower update: 

Even though he wasn’t one of the first three to answer, Mike Mower did submit the correct answer to our question. That means the $25 Amazon gift card is still up for grabs. If you’d like to submit a question and try to stump Mike, send it to me at [email protected].


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