The Utah Legislature is at the halfway point for the 2009 session. If you want to keep up on legislation on Capitol Hill, use Utah Pulse's Legislation Policy Center. You can track bills and see what different organizations have to say about the proposals.
Utah's business community is still coming to terms with the passing of Larry H. Miller on Friday. You can find a good rundown of stories about Miller's legacy here. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, with a public viewing on Friday at Energy Solutions Arena.
Investors are continuing to worry about the prospect of the federal government nationalizing the banks. Citigroup is reportedly in talks with federal officials to increase the government's stake in the troubled financial firm to 40%. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve plans to begin "stress testing" 20 of the nation's largest banks.
New Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says oil shale development in Utah, Wyoming and Colorado could be part of the Obama Administration's energy plan.
Former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt says more spending by the government could "crash the economy." Leavitt warned the current American economic situation is akin to Argentina after the turn of the 20th century.
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--Bryan Schott, Managing Editor