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

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

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

33 days to the United Utah Party state convention (5/4/2019)

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

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

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

86 days to the first Democratic presidential primary debate in Miami (6/26/2019)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Local News

More low-income Utahns may apply for Medicaid coverage today as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved Utah’s partial Medicaid expansion plan. It allowed the state to extend healthcare to 70,000-90,000 Utahns who earn up to 100 percent of the federal poverty limit. [Trib][Fox13][DNews

Utah lawmakers have set aside $110 million for improvement projects on Utah’s Capitol Hill, including increased parking, repairs to outdated structures and adequate storage space to house ancient artifacts. [Trib

Proposed tuition increases at Utah colleges are some of the lowest in more than a decade. [Trib]  

Ogden will suspend, temporarily, its recycling program because of a tripling of tipping fees. [StandExviaAP]  

International News

The British Parliament is set to try again today to find an alternative to Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for withdrawing the country from the European Union, which lawmakers rejected for a third time last week.[NYTimes]