Situational awareness – March 2, 2020

Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City


There are 9 working days remaining in the 2020 Utah Legislature

The Utah presidential primary election is tomorrow (3/3/2020)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Hopes for a tax cut begin to fade among lawmakers.
  • Where do the Republican candidates for governor stand on SB54?
  • Another Republican is eyeing a challenge to Ben McAdams.
  • Pete Buttigieg drops out of the Democratic presidential race.


That’s more like it! Several readers knew Tyrone Medley was the first African American district court judge in Utah. He was appointed by Gov. Scott Matheson.

Congratulations to Camille Anthony, who was randomly selected as this week’s winner. As such, he gets the honor of being our quizmaster this coming Friday.


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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