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June 03, 2013

Ten Things You Need to Know for Monday
by Bryan Schott
Countdown: There are 156 days to the 2013 municipal elections, 239 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature, 515 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 952 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. 

Sen. Aaron Osmond’s companies donated $100,000 to John Swallow’s Attorney General campaign at the same time his industry was coming under legal scrutiny [Tribune].

Osmond responds saying he donated to Swallow because he saw him as a friend to small business and did not expect any special treatment from his office [Senate Site].

Former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff resigns from his Washington, D.C. law firm [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News].

One publisher says Shurtleff allegedly tried to broker a deal to sell 1 million copies of one of his books to a multi-level marketing company even though the book was not yet finished [City Weekly, Tribune].

House Republicans confirm they will discuss their options in the John Swallow situation during this month’s interim meetings [Standard-Examiner].

Freshman Republican Spencer Cox says it’s time to start seriously considering impeachment proceedings for Swallow [Tribune].

Sen. Todd Weiler argues Utah’s Attorney General should be appointed, not elected [Tribune].

LaVarr Webb and Frank Pignanelli try to predict how the John Swallow situation will eventually end [Deseret News].

Bob Bernick gets a peek at some polling commissioned by Gov. Gary Herbert which shows residents are pleased with the job he’s doing [Utah Policy].

The Salt Lake City Council may be readying to bo ost property taxes [Tribune].

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Salt Lake Tribune

Paul Rolly: Shurtleff tried to stifle news coverage

Op-ed: Road funds unfairly awarded in covert process

Op-ed: Appoint Utah’s AG

Editorial: Riding (less) dirty: Federal rules would help Utah’s air

Editorial: Prison reform: Chaffetz’ program seems sensible

Editorial: Tracking pollution: Permits more than just paperwork

Paul Rolly: FBI, D.A. probing alleged forgery at Utah Legislature

GOP freshman uses ‘I’-word for Swallow: Impeachment

Mark Shurtleff and his new employer part ways

As his industry faced scrutiny, Utah lawmaker donated to Swallow

Should cities switch to a ‘strong mayor’ government?

D.C. Notebook: The story of Romney’s secret bunker

Top challenge for Utah seniors: Getting around

Utah keeps toehold in D.C. with part-time office

Another chapter in Shurtleff’s book peddling: The deal that fell through

Deseret News

Op-ed: ALEC coverage a disservice to Utah

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: More drama in the Swallow saga: How will it all end?

Robert Bennett: Utah could learn from California

John Florez: Learn creativity by watching kids

Editorial: West Davis Highway

GOP lawmaker: Impeachment only way to absolve or remove Swallow

Utah's top gun lobbyist faces misdemeanor charges following alleged dispute

Government seeks to disallow Jeremy Johnson's latest court filing

Though breadwinners, women continue to earn less than men

GOP contenders for 2016 vying for attention at Romney retreat

Former AG Mark Shurtleff no longer working at international law firm

Straddling online and offline profiles, millennials search for identity


Op-ed: The case for federalism in action (Daily Herald)

Legislator to receive military promotion (Daily Herald)

Movement to change Utah elections will move forward (Daily Herald)

Editorial: Education requires more taxes (Standard-Examiner)

June 19 GOP caucus to weigh actions against Swallow (Standard-Examiner)

Scared Top of Utah residents: Are police overstepping their bounds? (Standard-Examiner)

Mitt Romney returns to Park City on Monday (Park Record)

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