Political Cornflakes: Dozens of states consider move to permanent Daylight Saving Time — as Utah Rep. Rob Bishop pushes bill to allow it.

(Elise Amendola | AP file photo) In this Oct. 30, 2008 file photo, Electric Time Company employee Dan Lamoore adjusts the color on a 67-inch square LED color-changing clock at the plant in Medfield, Mass. Dozens of states are considering adopting permanent Daylight Saving Time to prevent changing clocks back and forth twice a year.

Happy Monday!

This year, the Utah Legislature passed a resolution urging Congress to pass a bill by Rep. Rob Bishop to allow states to move to permanent Daylight Saving Time if they choose. The Hill reports that three dozen states are considering such moves. Legislation to do so has failed in many states this year, although Washington just enacted such a bill. [The Hill]

Topping the news: Uintah Basin leaders are resurrecting a push to build a train line to carry oil from eastern Utah to Price (and then the Wasatch Front), insisting it would cost only $1.2 billion instead of the earlier estimated $5 billion. [Trib]

-> Inland Port Authority Board Chairman Derek Miller says Salt Lake City should have a ‘more equitable’ role in future development planned for nearly a third of the city’s landmass, but that may require legislation. [Trib]

Tweets of the day:@StephenAtHome: “Don’t worry, this trade war with China will only affect you if you frequently buy... (checks list) products.”

->@SpencerJCox: “The Great Salt Lake is still pretty great. And salty. And a lake. Turns out it wasn’t just a clever name.”

->@billmaher: “Trump sold himself to this country as a business genius. Turns out he's a reverse billionaire. Elizabeth Warren should start calling him #Brokeahontas.”

Happy Birthday: Adam Snow, Southern Utah director for Rep. Chris Stewart

Also in the news: An outside investigation found a Draper City Council member may have been unethically influenced by a controversial housing developer. [Trib]

-> The Mighty 5 campaign brought an extra half-million visitors to Utah’s national parks; now the state wants to steer them to other places. [Trib]

-> Utah’s largest homebuilder is on a ‘warpath’ to create affordable housing. But Ivory Homes has its critics. [Trib]

-> Utah picked a tech company to build the digital backbone of its medical cannabis program that has a history of glitches and hacks. But it won the bid by being cheap. [Trib]

-> Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson said Utah either needs to invest more heavily in the census or plan to lose federal funds granted based on population. [Trib]

-> Utah completed celebrating the 150th anniversary of completing the transcontinental railroad with music, fireworks and a historic reminder of how the nation was united. [Trib]

-> The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is considering increasing the number of permitted hikers at The Wave, a hiking spot near the Utah-Arizona border. Twenty hikers at a time are currently allowed and the BLM is considering increasing the number to 96. [APviaDNews]

-> A report by fitsmallbusiness.com ranked Salt Lake City as number 6 in the country for entrepreneurs. [DNews]

-> A look at the many bills passed by the 2019 Utah Legislature that will go into effect on Tuesday. [DNews]

-> Columnist Robert Gehrke looks at how it may only be a matter of time before measles reappears in Utah because of the state’s low vaccination rates. [Trib]

-> Columnists Frank Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb say three things should make Utah proud: the Golden Spike, the GOP becoming more mainstream and moves on tax reform. [DNews]

-> Cartoonist Pat Bagley depicts different organizations with participation trophies. [Trib]

Nationally: L President Trump’s top economic adviser acknowledges “both sides will suffer” from a trad war with China. Experts say that American businesses and consumers will face higher prices on everything from computers to toilet paper [NYTimes].

-> Rudolph Guiliani, President Donald Trump’s attorney, canceled his trip to Ukraine after critics claimed he was garnering support for Trump’s reelection campaign. [NYTimes]

->The Congressional Black Caucus suggested a Biden-Harris ticket as an effective way to beat President Trump in 2020. [Politico]

-> House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Congress should consider passing legislation barring presidential candidates from receiving assistance from foreign governments seeking to influence American elections. [Politico]

->A San Francisco freelance journalist declined to reveal a source who leaked classified reports, so police searched his house and attempted to break his door down with a sledgehammer. [WaPost]

-> The House Judiciary Committee hoped to have Robert Mueller testify May 15, but Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Mueller’s testimony is still being negotiated. [APviaTrib]

-> More ‘heartbeat’ abortion bans are advancing state legislature in the South and Midwest. [APviaTrib]

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-- Lee Davidson and Alison Berg