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Situational Analysis - April 26, 2021
Hello Monday. Enjoy the rain as you begin the last week of April. Today is National Dissertation Day, an annual reminder that the best dissertation is a done dissertation.
News you need to know
4 days until the Biden/Harris administration's first 100 days are up (04/30/2021)
Today At Utah PolicyCross the ocean, cross the street or cross the room: We all can serve
By Holly Richardson
Originally published in the Deseret News Photo Credit: Steven Wood "A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal."- Steve Maraboli
Katharine and Robert Garff to be honored as 42nd "Giant in Our City"
By SL Chamber
The Salt Lake Chamber today announced that Katharine and Robert Garff will be honored with the 42nd Giant in our City award. The award recognizes those with exceptional and distinguished service, as well as extraordinary professional achievement, and is widely known as the most prestigious business award given in Utah.
Utah 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.
Salt Lake Tribune
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Policy NewsGREENbike offers $1 annual pass for essential workers in 2021
GREENbike, Salt Lake City's nonprofit bike-share program, is now offering a discounted $1 annual pass (reduced from $75) to all essential workers in 2021. For its 2021 discount, the bike-share program has expanded the categories of workers eligible for the pass to include those who lost their job in 2020 due to COVID-19.
Sen. Lee, Rep. Smith Lead Letter to CDC on Face Mask Guidance for Kids
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) led30of their colleagues in sending a bicameral letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requesting information on how the agency determined its guidance for children aged two years and older to wear face masks to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The Members of Congress wrote in part:
Sen. Romney Joins Colleagues in Introducing Legislation to Advance U.S. Strategic Competitiveness with China
U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) joined Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Todd Young (R-IN) in introducing the Endless Frontier Act, legislation to advance and solidify the United States' leadership in scientific and technological innovation through increased investments in the discovery, creation, and manufacturing of technology critical to U.S. national security and economic competitiveness.
Center 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.
On This Day In History
"Comedy is tragedy - plus time."
"H&M added a section for sustainable items, Lowe's offered a free garden-to-go kit and Subway recycled last week's tuna."
~Jimmy Fallon, on companies observing Earth Day
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