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May 13, 2013

Ten Things You Need to Know for Monday
by Bryan Schott
Countdown: There are 176 days to the 2013 municipal elections, 259 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature, 535 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 972 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. 

The Lt. Governor’s office says they will appoint a special counsel to investigate alleged campaign law violations committed by Attorney General John Swallow [Tribune, Deseret News].

Legislative leaders say they will likely wait until the feds finish their investigation of John Swallow before taking any action, but there’s no guarantee the results of that investigation will ever be made public [Deseret News].

The Tribune again calls for John Swallow’s resignation, saying he can no longer represent the legal interests of Utah [Tribune].

An analysis shows more than 60% of former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff’s fundraising came from individuals with ties to the multilevel marketing, telemarketing and payday loan industries [Tribune].

Donations to the campaign of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid from payday lenders ended up sucking him into the John Swallow morass [Tribune].

The race to replace outgoing GOP chairman Thomas Wright is turning into a battle between the Tea Pa rty vs. Utah’s Republican establishment [Tribune].

Delegates to Saturday’s GOP convention will decide whether to make changes to the caucus system for nominating candidates [Deseret News].

Sen. Orrin Hatch will lead an investigation into the IRS’ targeting of Tea Party groups [Tribune].

The UTA’s decision to build parking garages at Trax stations is coming under increasing criticism as they sit mostly empty [Tribune].

The new Corner Canyon High School in Draper will annually consider the status of out-of-boundary students, which will be dependent on enrollment levels [Tribune].

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Salt Lake Tribune

Pyle: Abstain from shame and fear

Op-ed: WVC's police story

Op-ed: The limits of Medicaid

Op-ed: Saving Utah's sage grouse

Op-ed: Guns and mental health care

Op-ed: Polygamy and DOMA

Op-ed: Utah pesticide use not dangerous

Curtis: Provo partnership with Google Fiber a plus

Paul Rolly: Redistricting is bipartisan for a price

Editorial: A.G. should resign: Office has been tarnished enough

90-year-old woman denied Utah ID as feds search for immigration papers in 'cave'

Hatch to probe 'Nixonian' IRS targeting of tea party groups

Special counsel will investigate John Swallow's financial arrangements

Now official: Ogden, Provo airport towers get reprieve

Questionable ties in Shurtleff's money trail

Payday lenders and the Harry Reid connection

West Valley City's acting police chief hopes to calm controversy

Paul Rolly: Tea party vs. establishment in GOP chairman race

Big canyons study to rely on county's work

Empty UTA garages monuments to waste, or wise investments?

Big canyons study to rely on county’s work

Deseret News

Robert Bennett: Lost respect for Heritage Foundation

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: What do we make of Utah's junior senator, Mike Lee?

John Florez: Bureaucracies perpetuate poverty

Editorial: Unresolved suspicion

Editorial: Wiretapping laws

New Utah Internet Employment Privacy Act could impact workplace, hiring

Guv: 'We held our ground' in health exchange negotiations with feds; first to use dual-model system

Special counsel to investigate alleged elections violations against Attorney General John Swallow

More layoffs as Tooele County struggles to balance budget

Guv pick for corrections chief unanimously endorsed by Senate committee

Utah leaders waiting for feds in Swallow investigation; but will they share answers?

Challenge to caucus system to dominate state GOP convention

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