Happy Friday!

Apparently many Republicans believe that breaking the law doesn’t necessarily merit removal from office. A new Pew poll says 32% of Republican voters say President Donald Trump probably or definitely did something illegal in office or while campaigning. Just 12% say Trump should be removed by the Senate impeachment trial. [Pew][CNN]

Topping the news: Gov. Gary Herbert and legislative leaders decide to repeal new controversial tax reform by themselves after critics say they gathered enough signatures to put repeal on the ballot. [Trib] [DNews] [Fox13]

-> After operating one of Utah’s new homeless resource centers for just five months, Catholic Community Services announces that it won’t renew its contract. [Trib]

-> An audit says the Utah prison system poorly monitors the county jails where it sometimes sends inmates, and blames it for inmate abuses at the now-closed Daggett County Jail. [Trib] [DNews]

Tweets of the day: From @Bill_Tibbitts: “The first rule of tax reform is … DON’T TAX FOOD.”

-> From @jonesnews: “Between tax reform failure and condom-gate, it has been a rough couple of weeks for the people who run the state.”

Happy Birthday: to state Rep. John Knotwell, lobbyist Jeff Hartley, Ellis Chaffetz (daughter of former Rep. Jason Chaffetz) and Sarah Nitta.

Behind the Headlines: Tribune Washington bureau chief Thomas Burr, reporter Bethany Rodgers and editorial page editor George Pyle join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories, including the repeal of the recent tax overhaul.

Every Friday at 9 a.m., stream “Behind the Headlines” at kcpw.org, or tune in to KCPW 88.3 FM or Utah Public Radio for the broadcast. Join the live conversation by calling (801) 355-TALK. [Trib]

News quiz: Last week, 88% of you knew about a DEPORTM license plate, but only 54% of you knew that Utah can’t find 76,000 driver license holders. Think you kept up with the news this week? Take our quiz to find out. [Trib]

In other news: Gov. Gary Herbert says no one was fired for the controversial condom campaign, but he continued to blast it as offensive. [Trib] [DNews] [Fox13]

-> A Showtime cartoon about the impeachment trial shows Utah Sen. Mitt Romney getting drunk on milk. [YouTube]

-> The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is proposing oil and gas leasing on Moab’s slickrock trail. [Trib]

-> Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will grace the stage as a keynote speaker during Silicon Slopes’ annual Tech Summit. [Trib] [DNews] [Fox13] [KUTV]

-> Residents and commuters in Salt Lake City should expect some traffic frustration as construction begins on five new skyscrapers. [Trib]

-> The iconic Ken Sanders’ Rare Books will likely close next year as redevelopment plans for his location are pricing him out. [Trib]

-> Sen. Mitt Romney, alongside a group of senators, has proposed legislation that will require e-cigarette manufacturers to pay user fees to the tune of $100 million. [DNews]

-> Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg will be visit Salt Lake City in February to host a fundraising breakfast. [Trib]

-> Volunteers conducted an overnight count of the state’s unsheltered homeless, and listened to their stories. [Trib]

-> Democratic state Rep. Suzanne Harris launched a website to help drivers find where they can buy lower-polluting Tier 3 gasoline. [Trib]

-> As Utah motorcycle deaths rise, cycle groups call for better ban on drivers using hand-held cellphones. [Trib]

-> Caroonist Pat Bagley depicts how Utahns didn’t appreciate the legislature’s sweeping tax reform. [Trib]

-> Colmunist Robert Gehrke says a proposal to support disparaging depictions of Native American is based on a “warped sense of ownership.” [Trib]

Nationally: During the Senate impeachment trial, Democratic House prosecutors say that President Trump pressured Ukraine because of a conspiracy pushed by Rudy Giuliani. [APviaTrib]

-> Senate Republicans praised Rep. Adam Schiff’s behavior and arguments thus far during the impeachment hearing, saying he’s done a good job. [LATimes]

-> House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is keeping an eye on the Senate impeachment hearing while she tours Poland and Israel to remember the liberation of Auschwitz and meet with world leaders. [NYT]

-> President Trump signals that he’s open to cutting federal entitlements to reduce the federal deficit, despite previously campaigning on protecting Medicare and Social Security. [CNN]

-> For nine days, the nation’s opioid crisis was no longer considered a “public health emergency” after the Trump administration failed to renew a two-year-old declaration that expired last week. [Politico]

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