Missouri senator admits to using private plane during her RV tour of the state. House speaker says he likes Mia Love’s “independent streak.” Parkland shooting survivors to visit Utah.
Happy Wednesday. Campaign lesson No. 1: Don’t pretend to be an average joe when using your multimillion-dollar plane. Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill admitted yesterday that she used her private plane during a three-day RV tour of her state last month, an admission that promises to become a political headache for the Democrat in her re-election bid. [Politico]
Topping the news: House Speaker Paul Ryan said he admires Rep. Mia Love’s “independent streak” and doesn’t mind that the representative is trying to force a House vote on immigration legislation. [Trib] [Fox13]
-> Survivors of the Parkland, Fla., shooting will visit Utah this summer on their “Road to Change” bus tour through the country’s most pro-gun regions. [Trib]
Tweets of the day: From @StephenAtHome: "Some analysts believe Kim Jong Un can actually speak fluent English. Others believe the same thing about Donald Trump.”
-> From @JackWatters1: "a raccoon didnt get stuck on a building when obama was president”
Happy birthday: To former state Rep. Jennifer Seelig and Sen. Orrin Hatch’s former chief of staff Trish Knight.
In other news: After getting fierce backlash from the public, the Salt Lake County Council will formally reconsider its approval of the high-density Olympia Hills housing project. [Trib]
-> The Salt Lake City Council voted 7-0 to approve a $58 million sales increase for Salt Lake County, despite opposition from SLC Mayor Jackie Biskupski. [Trib]
-> Even though legislative candidate Steve Waldrip handily won at the Weber County Republican Convention, GOP leaders are still backing his primary opponent, Jason Kyle. [Trib]
-> After confusion over the legality of doing so, UTA buses and TRAX will now be able to display liquor ads. [Trib]
-> Pat Bagley says you may need to “check back later” for details on the U.S.-North Korea summit. [Trib]
Nationally: While the meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have been unprecedented and historic, it was also vague and leaves questions as to what will happen next. [NYTimes]
-> Immigration moderates fell short of signatures needed to force the House to act on a bipartisan measure aimed at helping immigrants brought here as children. [NYTimes]
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