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Situational Analysis

It's Thursday and the weather is, well, not welcoming. But we need the water, right? Normally, today would be tax day, but you get another month this year. Phew!

News you need to know

  1. Bernie Madoff, who operated the largest Ponzi scheme in history, died in prison yesterday. He was 82.
  2. Kim Potter, the former officer who shot and killed Daunte White, has been arrested and charged with 2nd-degree manslaughter.
  3. GOP Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas—the former House Ways & Means Committee chairman who led the push for Trump’s 2017 tax cuts—announced Wednesday he will not seek a 14th term in 2022.
  4. The Deseret News has restructured ther leadership team and Robin Ritch takes the helm, the first woman to do so in the company's 171-year history.
  5. President Joe Biden will (finally!) address a joint session of Congress on April 28.

Countdown

days until the United Utah Party Organizing Convention (04/24/2021)
15 days until the Biden/Harris administration's first 100 days are up (04/30/2021)
16 days until the in-person Utah GOP Organizing Convention (05/01/2021)
149 days until half-way through the Cox/Henderson's administration's 500-day plan (09/11/2021)

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Policy News

Sen. Lee introduces SHUSH Act

by Holly Richardson
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah)hasintroduced the Silencers Helping Us Save Hearing Act of 2021, or…

Sen. Lee, colleagues introduce bill to subject MLB to antitrust laws

by Holly Richardson
Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Josh Hawley (R-Neb.),…

Utah's Truth in Taxation law highlighted in major property tax reform in Kansas

by Utah Taxpayer's Association
With overwhelming bipartisan majorities, the Kansas Legislature recently passed a…

Congressman Blake Moore introduces the Forest TECH Improvement Act

by Holly Richardson
Today, Congressman Blake Moore (UT-01) introduced the Forest TECH Improvement Act to…

Students help Gov. Cox and Lt. Gov. Henderson celebrate their first 100 days in office

by Holly Richardson
The Cox-Henderson administration marked its first 100 days in office by visiting students…

Former Senate President Wayne Niederhauser to serve as state homeless services coordinator

by Holly Richardson
Gov. Spencer Cox announced former Utah Senate President Wayne Niederhauser as his choice…

Organization to support the political service of women members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched

by Holly Richardson
Project Elect: Women in Public Service is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization launching…

Lighter Side

Lighter Side
Speaking of the war in Afghanistan: “Twenty years is a long time. Those are 17th-century European numbers. That’s the kind of war you fight because the Spanish contessa rejected your proposal to unite the kingdoms and eloped with the Duke of Saxony.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

Wise Words

Wise Words

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.

~Corrie ten Boom