Political Cornflakes: Take a look at the winners and losers in President Trump’s budget

Political Cornflakes: Take a look at the winners and losers in President Trump’s budget
Office of Management and Budget staff delivers President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget outline to the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 11, 2019. Trump’s new budget calls for billions more for his border wall, with steep cuts in domestic programs but increases for military spending. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Happy Tuesday! President Donald Trump’s budget was unveiled yesterday and there were some clear winners and losers: Soldiers did well, as did advocates of a border wall and new parents. But health programs, farmers and food stamp recipients didn’t fare as well. Here’s a look at who makes out better and who doesn’t. [Politico]

-> A bill dubbed “Lauren’s Law” in honor of murdered University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey failed in committee Monday. The bill would have penalized people who loaned their guns out negligently. The man who murdered McCluskey had borrowed the weapon from a friend. [Trib] [DNews] [Fox13] [ABC4] [KSL]

-> President Donald Trump’s budget would cut the Interior Department’s spending by 14 percent, speed up oil and gas exploration and slash money to preserve new land. Democrats say the bill is dead on arrival. [Trib]

-> From @HuntsmanAbby: “I will always be a proud moderate. If it’s “meh” to listen to other points of view, champion compromise, and be more nuanced in my thinking, I’ll wear that badge proudly…behind many of our great presidents who put the better of this country before an extreme ideology.”

In other news: Rep. Karianne Lisonbee, one of the two lawmakers who spearheaded the effort to gut a bill that would have banned the practice of conversion therapy on minors, apologized to other members of the Legislature for creating “tension.” The debate escalated last week when someone dug up old comments on her Facebook page that suggested she believed a “homosexual lifestyle” may cause some to attempt suicide. [Trib]

-> Tensions are rippling throughout the Utah House and Senate over what will become of the tax reform proposal that disintegrated last week. Now House Republicans are proposing a new plan that would dramatically change what had been originally talked about. The plan has been dubbed a “skinny budget.” [Trib] [DNews] [Fox13] [KSL]

-> A fluoride pump that malfunctioned and pooled into the water system last month in Sandy set off a chain of adverse events and launched several investigations into what happened and why. Records obtained by The Tribune now show residents filed more than…

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