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Situational Analysis - April 23, 2021
It's Friday and we made it through another week! It's also National Cherry Cheesecake Day, so celebrate in style.
News you need to know
1 days until the United Utah Party Organizing Convention and the Utah County GOP convention (04/24/2021)
Today At Utah PolicyUtah Foundation Video: What Worries Utahns?
By Utah Foundation
The Utah Foundation's newest video examines Utahns' top 12 priorities and how the top priorities have changed over time. The video draws on the Utah Priorities Project, which contains a wide array of reports, briefs and other products.
Friday change-of-pace: Lessons from a robin & a square yard of dirt
By LaVarr Webb
Yesterday morning I was sitting at my computer in my office and a motion outside the window caught my eye. I looked out and saw a robin hopping across the lawn with something in its mouth.
Commentary: To balance federal/state power, state legislators must rise to their constitutional role
By LaVarr Webb
How Freedom is Protected. In Federalist 51, James Madison wrote: "In the compound republic of America, the power surrendered by the people is first divided between two distinct governments (federal and states), and then the portion allotted to each (is) subdivided among distinct and separate departments (executive, legislative and judicial). Hence, a double security arises to the rights of the people. The different governments will control each other, at the same time that each will be controlled by itself."
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Policy NewsCenter for Methane Emissions Solutions Launches Ad Campaign Urging Senator Romney to Vote to Restore Rules that Cut Methane Waste
Today, the Center for Methane Emissions Solutions (CMES) launched a digital ad campaign in the Salt Lake Tribune. The ads are aimed at Senator Mitt Romney, urging him to restore rules to cut methane pollution and support Senate Joint Resolution 14.
Romney, Colleagues Propose Bill to Support Role Agricultural Community Plays in Confronting Climate Change
U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) joined Senators Mike Braun (R-IN), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) in introducing the bipartisan Growing Climate Solutions Act, legislation to break down barriers to farmers and foresters interested in participating in carbon markets so they can be rewarded for climate-smart practices. The bill has garnered broad, bipartisan support from over 60 leading agricultural and environmental organizations.
Ogden's Shadow Valley Elementary Named U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School
The U.S. Department of Education today released the names of the 2021 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees.
Salt Lake County Commits to Cut a Minimum of 5% of its Water Use, Challenges Residents to Conserve 5% Amid Drought
There's a new normal being created this year with water conservation to enable the long-term success of residents and the environment across Salt Lake County.
Congressional delegation seeks answers from DOI regarding inadequate funding allotment for Utah's public lands projects
U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Representatives Chris Stewart (R-UT), John Curtis (R-UT), Burgess Owens (R-UT), and Blake Moore (R-UT) today wrote to Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland requesting an explanation regarding a recent announcement of deferred maintenance awards which allocated Utah a disproportionately low amount of funding compared to its proportion of federal lands and its contribution to the federal government.
On This Day In History
"I've led three lives: the acting part, wife and mother - which is a career - and international relations. I'm proud of my career, the first one, and I'm proud of the other two, too."
~Shirley Temple Black
"Of course, Earth Day is like prom in that every year has a theme. This year's is 'Restore Our Earth.' Yes, we have to, or pretty soon the theme's going to be 'Enchantment Under the Sea.'"
- STEPHEN COLBERT
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