Situational awareness – August 22, 2019

Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City

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Here are the stories you need to pay attention to this morning:

  • New medical cannabis bill would ditch state-run central fill pharmacy.
  • Utahns don’t favor reinstating the state portion of the sales tax on food.
  • The federal deficit is growing faster than expected and will top $1 trillion next year.


Days to the 2019 Utah municipal elections: 75 (11/5/2019)

Days to the first day of the 2020 Utah Legislature: 158 (1/27/2020)

Days to the Utah presidential primaries: 194 (3/3/2020)

Days to the 2020 Utah primary elections: 307 (6/23/2020)

Days to the 2020 election: 439 (11/3/2020)