Situational Analysis – April 13, 2021

It’s Tuesday, the cherry trees on Utah’s Capitol Hill are in full bloom and so is allergy season. Also, Ramadan Mubarak to all who are observing this holy month.

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News you need to know

  1. The big news in Utah politics is that Treasurer Dave Damschen is resigning at the end of the month to become the head of the Utah Housing Corporation. 
  2. The big news in Utah sports is that Kyle Beckerman is the new head coach of the UVU men’s soccer program. The former Major League Soccer veteran, Real Salt Lake star, and U.S. Men’s National Team member is kind of a big deal.
  3. The big news in police shootings is that the officer who shot and killed Daunte WrightDaunte Wright had intended to deploy her Taser but shot her service pistol instead. His death has resulted in angry protests, which have resulted in the use of tear gas and stun guns.
  4. The big news in religious observances is that Ramadan began last night. 
  5. And, the big news in COVID-19 vaccines is that the FDA and CDC just called for an immediate pause to using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine while they investigate safety issues related to blood clotting.


days until the end of the Cox/Henderson administration’s first 100 days (04/14/2021)
11 days until the United Utah Party Organizing Convention (04/24/2021)
17 days until the Biden/Harris administration’s first 100 days are up (04/30/2021)
18 days until the in-person Utah GOP Organizing Convention (05/01/2021)
151 days until half-way through the Cox/Henderson’s administration’s 500-day plan (09/11/2021)