Professor who predicted President Trump now says he'll be impeached. SL County looks to hand off homeless issue to nonprofit board. $13m more needed to build homeless shelters.
Happy Thursday. Political science professor Allan Lichtman became somewhat famous last year for predicting Donald Trump would win the presidency long before anyone else, using a formula based on the popularity of the party in control of the White House that accurately predicted the eight previous presidential elections. Now Lichtman wants everyone to pay attention to the rest of what came through his crystal ball — that Trump will now be impeached. [<a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/trump-impeachment-professor-allan-lichtman-237181">Politico</a>]
<strong>Topping the news: </strong>Utah's highway crews face a busy summer construction season this year, with a list of 180 highway projects from the Utah Department of Transportation that include new interchanges and highways, freeway reconstructions and widening and repaving projects. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/home/5162861-155/utah-highway-crews-ready-to-hit" target="_blank">Trib</a>] [<a href="http://www.good4utah.com/news/local-news/heres-a-look-at-udots-top-10-summer-construction-projects/691118579" target="_blank">ABC4</a>] [<a href="http://fox13now.com/2017/04/12/udot-outlines-its-top-10-projects-for-2017/" target="_blank">Fox13</a>] [<a href="http://kutv.com/news/local/udot-to-announce-its-top-10-construction-projects-for-2017" target="_blank">KUTV</a>]
<p class="p1">-> Salt Lake County is looking to hand off its primary leadership of ongoing homeless reform to a private nonprofit board, which County Mayor Ben McAdams said would more collaboratively further the work that's already been done. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/news/5170399-155/salt-lake-county-prepares-to-step" target="_blank">Trib</a>]</p>
<p class="p1">-> A preliminary budget analysis presented at the county's Collective Impact on Homelessness Steering Committee meeting said more than $13 million in funds are still needed to reach the anticipated $72.4 million cost to build three new homeless resource centers and fund their programs. [<a href="http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865677715/Early-analysis-County-still-missing-13-million-for-new-homeless-system.html" target="_blank">DNews</a>]</p>
-> Ahead of the 2018 legislative session, Utah lawmakers already have a list of topics to study in monthly interim sessions, including 3.2 percent beer, teacher compensation, medical marijuana and drilling near Bears Ears. [<a href="http://fox13now.com/2017/04/12/taxes-3-2-beer-dui-and-medical-marijuana-on-the-list-for-utah-lawmakers-to-study/" target="_blank">Fox13</a>]
<strong>Tweets of the day: </strong>From <span class="username u-dir" dir="ltr"><a class="ProfileHeaderCard-screennameLink u-linkComplex js-nav" href="https://twitter.com/PatrickQuinnTV" target="_blank">@PatrickQuinnTV</a>: </span>"Welcome to Southwest, where we beat our competitors...not our customers." - the announcer on this <a class="m_1742415700760412528gmail-twitter-hashtag m_1742415700760412528gmail-pretty-link m_1742415700760412528gmail-js-nav" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Southwest?src=hash" target="_blank">#Southwest</a> flight is SAVAGE."
-> From <span class="username u-dir" dir="ltr"><a class="ProfileHeaderCard-screennameLink u-linkComplex js-nav" href="https://twitter.com/matthaig1" target="_blank">@matthaig1</a>: </span>"It's still very hard to tell these days where your anxiety disorder ends and where actual news begins."
-> From <span class="username u-dir" dir="ltr"><a class="ProfileHeaderCard-screennameLink u-linkComplex js-nav" href="https://twitter.com/WallahIrmiya" target="_blank">@WallahIrmiya</a>: </span>"If Ben Carson knew anything about public housing he would have taken the stairs in the first place."
<strong>Happy Birthday: </strong>to state Sen. Scott Jenkins.
<strong>In other news: </strong>Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill creating a commission that will aim to find the best way to consolidate efforts for a single crisis hotline for Utahns struggling with suicidal thoughts. [<a href="http://www.good4utah.com/news/local-news/utah-closer-to-statewide-crisis-hotline/691189741" target="_blank">ABC4</a>]