Situational awareness – September 6, 2019

Good morning from Salt Lake City and TGIF!

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

  • Herbert calls a special session to tweak Utah’s medical marijuana laws.
  • The tax reform task force suggests school boards aren’t pulling their weight when it comes to school funding.
  • Howard Schultz ends his presidential bid.
  • Congress working to avoid a government shutdown at the end of September.

Friday Trivia

What former governor of California is buried in Utah?

Thanks to reader Ken Roberts for this week’s stumper. Send your guesses to me via email at [email protected]. The first three subscribers with a correct answer will be recognized in Monday’s newsletter.


Days to the 2019 Utah municipal elections: 60 (11/5/2019)

Days to the first day of the 2020 Utah Legislature: 143 (1/27/2020)

Days to the Utah presidential primaries: 183 (3/3/2020)

Days to the 2020 Utah primary elections: 292 (6/23/2020)

Days to the 2020 election: 424 (11/3/2020)