Lee Davidson has been a journalist for 40 years and is a fixture in Utah politics. He retired yesterday. Plus, privacy oversight on the docket, the Inland Port ‘bank’ is moving forward, a bill to help people finish their college degrees, it’s Consumer Protection Week and an absolute tragedy in Arkansas.
Long-time political reporter Lee Davidson retires
Today is my last day at the SL Tribune, and likely the last in my 40-year journalism career. I will miss the constant opportunity to talk to people of all backgrounds and experiences — and explain their beliefs fairly. I wish everyone could have such experiences. #utpol #utleg pic.twitter.com/vi7zMedz9C
— Lee Davidson (@LeeDavi49903322) March 1, 2021
Privacy oversight committee up for discussion today
#HB243 creates a privacy oversight comm. to review future contracts with data collection and surveillance companies – so #NoMoreBanjos@utahsenate will discuss this bill tomorrow at 2:20pm
Follow the hearing: https://t.co/XFqRD32gvP@LibertasUtah #utpol @EFF @NateWessler pic.twitter.com/inhf9Wg440
— ACLU of Utah (@acluutah) March 2, 2021
State “bank” for Inland Port moving ahead
It’s full steam ahead for another Utah Inland Port Authority bill filed late in the Utah Legislature’s general session, this year to create a funding mechanism for low-interest loans for rural port projects. | By @KatieMcKellar1 #utpol #utleghttps://t.co/6Un3EFjyBZ
— Deseret News (@DeseretNews) March 2, 2021
This is a really good bill that would make it easier for Utahns, many of them women, to finish an education started a while ago.
Thanks @DN_Marjorie for capturing so well the important elements of HB 328–especially as it affords a path for women to finish a degree or obtain a certificate. #utleg #highered https://t.co/HBHMxuMhPM
— Lowry Snow (@lowrysnow) March 1, 2021
Did you know it’s #NationalConsumerProtectionWeek? Stay safe.
It’s #NationalConsumerProtectionWeek. We’ll be sharing tips all week to keep you safe from scams. This one is an “oldie but a goodie”. Remember, social media can be fun, but scammers never stop fishing for your information. pic.twitter.com/Fy57N5tTqq
— commerce.utah.gov (@UtahCommerce) March 1, 2021
Tragedy in Arkansas.
15-year-old dies in school shooting on first day of on-site learning at Arkansas school https://t.co/PKMINNOJDT pic.twitter.com/A406UAxk2N
— The Hill (@thehill) March 2, 2021