Situational awareness – February 28, 2020

Good morning from Salt Lake City and TGIF!


There are 10 working days remaining in the 2020 Utah Legislature

The South Carolina Democratic primary is tomorrow (2/29/2020)

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

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

25 days to the statewide neighborhood caucus meetings (3/24/2020)

57 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic state conventions (4/25/2020)

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

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

332 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 and Better Boundaries tout the deal they reached to change Prop. 4.
  • The latest attempt to undermine the SB54 compromise is dead.
  • Gov. Gary Herbert casts doubt on a tax cut this year.
  • The financial markets tumble amid coronavirus fears.


This week’s question comes from Natalie Gordon.

Who was the first African American district court judge in Utah? What governor appointed him/her?

Send your answers to [email protected]. We will pick a winner at random from the correct answers who will get to ask next week’s question.

Good luck!


It’s almost time for our third-annual “Utah political bracket” contest where we pit the 64 top Utah politicos against each other in our own version of March madness.

Will last year’s winner, Greg Hughes, triumph again, or will another claim the championship belt?

If you would like to be part of our selection committee to set the field of 64, send me an email at [email protected]

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