Content in our “News” posts come from local & national news sources.

36 days to the Utah Libertarian Party state convention (4/20/2019)

50 days to the Utah State Republican Party Organizing Convention (5/4/2019)

80 days until the municipal election filing period opens (6/3/2019)

84 days until the municipal election filing period ends (6/7/2019)

99 days to the Utah State Democratic Party Organizing Convention (6/22/2019)

151 days to the 2019 Utah primary elections (8/13/2019)

235 days to the 2019 municipal elections (11/5/2019)

318 days to the first day of the 2020 Utah Legislature (1/27/2020)

326 days to the 2020 Iowa Caucuses (2/3/2020)

354 days to the 2020 Utah presidential primary (3/3/2020)

595 days until the 2020 presidential election (11/3/2020)

2019 General Session

What the 2019 Utah Legislature did, and didn’t get done
By Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott
Every general session has its own history, of course.But the 2019 Legislature will likely go down as one of the most important in recent history.  

Highlights from Utah’s $19 billion budget
By Bob Bernick, Contributing Editor
There is always a lot of spending/last minute bills that likes to watch and report upon. Here are some, unrelated as they are, that came up the last day of the session:  

Lawmakers nix money for Hatch Center in budget bill
By Bryan Schott, Managing Editor
Legislators stripped a proposed $1.5 million expenditure to fund a center honoring former Sen. Orrin Hatch from Utah’s $19 billion budget on Thursday afternoon.  

Utah Legislature passes resolution calling for end to time changes

A look at some of the top air, water, land bills that got passed during the session

Utah lawmakers make changes to initiative process on heels of successful ballot measures

National Politics

Romney, Lee vote to block Trump’s border emergency declaration
By Bryan Schott, Managing Editor
Utah Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney both voted in favor of a resolution to stop President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration.  

Utah’s Rob Bishop says Democrats’ Green New Deal ‘tantamount to genocide’

Trump inks measure elevating Golden Spike facility to national historical park (Standard-Examiner)

International Politics

North Korea threatens to pull out of nuclear talks. Officials say they may resume testing long-range missiles after the failure to reach an agreement with the U.S. during last month’s summit between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump –

Other News

Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, named to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce welcomed 12 new executives to its Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100 (CCC100) including Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber.