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Nearly two-thirds of Utahns support the Medicaid expansion citizen initiative petition that will be on November’s ballot for voter approval or rejection, a new UtahPolicy.com poll shows.

Situational Awareness

Situational awareness - June 18, 2018

Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. 

Utahns support Medicaid expansion. Count My Vote takes their case to the Supreme Court. The policy of separating immigrant families roils Washington.

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Policy Buzz

Everyone needs a break from politics. My breaks usually involve getting outside and walking. When people tell me to “take a hike,” (it really only happens a few times a day) I assume they’re looking out...
  Sales tax used to be the largest source of public revenue in Utah, but in recent years, income and property tax revenues have overtaken sales taxes in importance. This is among the findings in Utah...

Policy News

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development, in coordination with the Utah Department of Workforce Services, is pleased to announce newly designated Opportunity Zones from the U.S. Treasury...

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Stuart Reid: Let us end the culture wars. Before they end us.

Op-ed: Curtis is the right representative for Utah’s tech community

Op-ed: The need for a cool-down in the gun rights debate

Editorial: A steamy step to renewable energy in Utah

Utah’s job growth continues to lead the nation as unemployment falls to new low

Utah may see a wave of wealthy people buying million-dollar homes. And it could drive up prices for everyone.

Utah drillers import fracking sand from Wisconsin, but there may a cheaper place to buy it right inside the Beehive State

McAdams vetoes Olympia Hills development after Herriman residents protest

Salt Lake Chamber attacks nomination of anti-illegal immigration activist Ron Mortensen to State Department

Count My Vote asks Utah Supreme Court to put direct primary initiative on the ballot

New UTA leaders will scrutinize discount programs as passenger fares make up only 14 percent of transit revenue

A job at former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson’s law office seemed like a dream, but two women say it was a sexist nightmare

Deseret News

Frank Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb: The scuttlebutt on SLC's mayoral race, Count My Vote and Utah's 4th District

Op-ed: In education, more money isn't always the right answer

Editorial: Less government and more care will lift others from poverty

Salt Lake County mayor vetoes controversial development near Herriman

Count My Vote asks Utah Supreme Court to throw out signature removal process

Same 2 candidates, but different race in 3rd Congressional District

Poor people are trapped behind bars. How Utah is using an algorithm to get some of them out

Utah Legislative races to watch in 2018 primary

Turning Utah's rocks into liquid gold

Other

Republicans vying for state Senate seat emphasize transportation issues and local control (Park Record)

Ogden lawyer, S. Ogden veterans advocate vie in GOP primary for Utah House post (Standard-Examiner)

Today At Utah Policy

Utah's unemployment rate dipped slightly in May

  • By Press Release

Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for May 2018 grew by an estimated 3.5 percent, adding 51,900 jobs to the economy since May 2017. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,516,000. No revision...

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Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott tiptoe through the minefield of Utah political news from the last week.
Rep. John Curtis joins Managing Editor Bryan Schott to discuss President Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, immigration, net neutrality and fighting the opioid epidemic.

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