Situational awareness – April 1, 2019

Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City.

Here’s what is driving the day:

  • Utah gets federal approval to launch the “bridge” Medicaid expansion today.
  • Utahns overwhelmingly want to host another Winter Olympics.
  • Trump threatens to close the southern border.

Political trivia winners:

Florence Ellinwood Allen is the native-born Utahn who was the first woman to serve on a state supreme court and the first woman to serve as a U.S. federal judge. She was appointed to the Ohio Supreme Court in 1922 and became a federal judge in 1934.

The first three readers to send in the correct answer were:

  • Thom Carter
  • Patrice Arent
  • Natalie Gordon

We have a winner! Mike Mower conceded defeat on Friday, saying he was unable to answer the trivia question posed by Ron Fox. We’ll be sending a $25 gift card to him for the achievement.

If you’d like to be our guest quizmaster, send your political trivia questions to me at [email protected].

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