Situational awareness – December 9, 2019

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

  • Legislative leaders want a $160 million tax cut following the announcement of big revenue numbers.
  • The latest tax reform plan gives most taxpayers a tax cut.
  • Impeachment speeds up.
  • Documents show U.S. officials repeatedly lied about the war in Afghanistan.

Trivia answers

Friday’s question from Stan Rasmussen was a real stumper. None of our readers were able to identify U.S. Senator Elbert D. Thomas as the Utahn who served on the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Commission.

We’ll have a new question on Friday.


Days to the first day of the 2020 Utah Legislature: 49 (1/27/2020)

Days to the 2020 Iowa Caucuses: 56 (2/3/2020)

Days to the Utah presidential primaries: 85 (3/3/2020)

Days to the final day of the 2020 Utah Legislature: 94 (3/12/2020)

Days to the 2020 Utah primary elections: 204 (6/30/2020)

Days to the 2020 election: 330 (11/3/2020)