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May 28, 2013


Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday
by Bryan Schott
Countdown: There are 162 days to the 2013 municipal elections, 245 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature, 521 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 958 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. 

Rep. Paul Ray is the first lawmaker to call for Attorney General John Swallow’s resignation. At the same time, Speaker Becky Lockhart sends lawmakers information on the impeachment process [Tribune].

A number of donations to Swallow’s 2012 campaign from online direct marketing companies did not get reported correctly [Fox 13].

Employees in the Attorney General’s office say the ongoing investigation into scandals involving Swallow has hammered morale [Tribune].

A former leader of the Salt Lake County Republican Party says it’s time to get rid of Utah’s caucus system [Tribune].

The group pushing an alternative route to the primary ballot outside of the caucus system continues to ready a ballot initiative drive to get the issue before voters [Deseret News].

Paul Rolly calls out Sen. Mike Lee for his somewhat tortured relationship with truth telling [Tribune].

Despite hostility from Republicans and lukewarm support from fellow Democrats, Rep. Jim Matheson somehow keeps on winning [Tribune].

Utah protesters rally against genetically modified organisms [Tribune].

Some Utah police departments allow the use of undocumented immigrants as informants, while others prohibit the practice [Tribune].

Cemeteries along the Wasatch Front are filling up, putting cities in a bind as they try to figure out where to bury the dead [Tribune].

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Op-ed: Utah's STEM problem

Rolly: Matheson confounds GOP and Dems

Op-ed: Time to get rid of caucuses

Op-ed: Municipal bond fund helps Utahns

Op-ed: That's the way it is on Utah federal land

Editorial: Losing our trust: Justice flawed from top down

Utah majority leader and lobbyists vacation together abroad

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Rolly: Utah Sen. Mike Lee throws stones from a glass house

Who owns University of Utah professors' inventions?

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Deseret News

Robert Bennett: Incompetence is not a good defense or a reassuring strategy

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Weighing the effects of the Republican State Convention

Op-ed: There is no time for delay on comprehensive immigration reform

John Florez: Government a big vending machine

Editorial: Leave NCIC alone

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Politicians, leaders take to Twitter to honor American servicemen and women

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Murray's vision: If you build it they will come

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Embattled West Valley City has chance to reset its trajectory

Utah's Count My Vote caucus initiative moving forward

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Are White House scandals a Big Government scandal? (Daily Herald)

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