Situational awareness – February 18, 2020

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City


There are 18 working days remaining in the 2020 Utah Legislature

4 days to the Nevada Democratic caucuses (2/22/2022)

11 days to the South Carolina Democratic primary (2/29/2020)

14 days to the Utah presidential primaries (3/3/2020)

23 days to the final day of the 2020 Utah Legislature (3/12/2020)

133 days to the 2020 Utah primary elections (6/30/2020)

259 Days to the 2020 election (11/3/2020)

342 days to the start of the 2021 Utah Legislature (1/25/2021)

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

  • Lawmakers discussing a one-time tax rebate instead of a tax cut this year.
  • Utahns believed the tax reform package would raise taxes instead of cutting them according to a new poll.
  • Pete Buttigieg campaigns in Utah.
  • Mike Bloomberg qualifies for Wednesday’s Democratic debate.


Apparently, Friday’s question from Natalie Gordon was incredibly difficult as exactly one reader got the correct answer to her query:

Which one of Natalie’s great-great-grandfathers served on the Provo City Council, was the first person in Utah County to operate a printing press, and was the Utah Territorial Superintendent of Schools? He also served as Provo Auditor and Recorder, Utah County Clerk, Chief Clerk of the Territorial Legislature, and the recorder at the St. George Temple.

Only Orrin Colby knew L. John Nuttall was the correct answer. As the winner, he gets to ask this Friday’s question.

BTW – Natalie says her ancestor is buried in the Provo Cemetary if anyone wants to take a road trip.

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