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Bob Bernick Named one of Utah's Best Political Reporters
The Washington Post is out with their list of best "state based political reporters" and Utah Policy's Bob Bernick makes the Utah list. Congrats, Bob!
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June 12, 2013


Ten Things You Need to Know for Wednesday
by Bryan Schott
Countdown: There are 147 days to the 2013 municipal elections, 231 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature, 506 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 943 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. 

Gov. Gary Herbert says he’d fire Attorney General John Swallow if he worked in his office. However, he is not calling for Swallow to resign [Tribune, Deseret News].

Former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff opens a new consulting business following his resignation from his Washington, D.C. law firm [Tribune].

A Democratic poll has Jim Matheson up over Mia Love by 14-points at this early stage in the 2014 election cycle [Tribune].

Sen. Mike Lee wants to declassify secret court rulings in intelligence gathering cases [Tribune].

The Salt Lake City Council is set to pass a tax hike despite a threatened veto from Mayor Ralph Becker [Tribune, Deseret News].

Utah’s ski resorts saw a 5.4% jump in the number of visitors during the last ski season [Tribune].

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams doesn’t make many changes to the county budget, mostly because of the anticipated loss of tax revenue due to the massive landslide at Kennecott Utah Copper’s Bingham Canyon Mine [Tribune].

Salt Lake County Council Chairman Steve DeBry wants to investigate whether the County Library Services Department violated the law by participating in the Salt Lake City Pride Parade [Tribune].

Taylorsville officials try to mitigate a proposed 47-percent property tax hike that comes on the heels of a 15-percent jump last year [Deseret News].

Two BYU professors form a new polling firm [Utah Policy].

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Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Coverage for all: Replace Utah's PCN with Medicaid

Governor nominates 3 to Utah liquor-control board

Grass-roots group tripped up in fight against Sigurd power plant

Utah's Lee wants public access to secret court rulings

Davis County Commission supports West Davis Corridor selection process

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert: I would fire A.G. John Swallow

Former Attorney General Shurtleff starts new consulting business

Sierra Club leaders visit Utah to unveil national campaign

Guv hands keys to nonprofit to drive air-quality improvements

Salt Lake City poised to raise property taxes; Mayor Becker still opposed

Utah education board wants a special session to resolve school grading

California lawsuit takes aim at Utah gun-show company

West Davis Corridor protesters play AC/DC's 'Highway to Hell'

Cautious McAdams sticks close to 2013 Salt Lake County budget

New Utah prison boss seeks to 'work hard for everybody'

Judge says BLM underreports grazing impacts

Paul Rolly: Did Salt Lake County show too much pride?

Deseret News

Op-ed: Investments in quality preschool an investment in the future

Op-ed: Conventions need a return to respect

Richard Davis: Americans losing confidence in Supreme Court

Editorial: Try as adults?

San Francisco sues Utah's Crossroads of the West Gun Shows

Taylorsville looks to reduce proposed 47 percent tax increase

Governor Herbert's clean air partnership takes on new form, sets initiative

West Davis Corridor hearing draws crowds and protest

Salt Lake City Council advances tax hike proposal despite threat of veto

Aging pipelines, dams and water scarcity among top water concerns in the West

Governor: If Attorney General John Swallow worked for me, he'd be gone

Primary Children's gets national nod in U.S. News' best hospital rankings

Other

Animal rights group threatens to 'destroy' local fur farms (Daily Herald)

Op-ed: We are paying too much in taxes (Standard-Examiner)

Rep. Jason Chaffetz: Why oversight matters (Standard-Examiner)

Editorial: Debate over snooping needed (Standard-Examiner)

Hundreds protest freeway proposal in Farmington (Standard-Examiner)

Report: Cache County School District achieves much with little money (Logan Herald Journal)

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"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened." Sir Winston Churchill [Quotations Page]
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