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Monday, January 12, 2015
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Monday - January 12, 2015
Utahns oppose tax hike for schools. Herbert touts Utah's economy. Utah GOP concerns about SB 54 are off-base.
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 14
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 59
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 211
- Days to the 2015 election - 295
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 371
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 666
Monday's top-10 headlines:
- President Obama is set to propose new cybersecurity measures to increase online privacy and protect consumer information [CNet].
- Prosecutors recommend felony charges against former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus for allegedly sharing classified information with his mistress [The Hill].
- 54% of Utahns oppose a 1% hike in the personal income tax to give more money to schools [Utah Policy].
- Gov. Gary Herbert says Utah's economy is roaring even though wages remain stagnant [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The State Elections Office says some of the concerns expressed by the Utah GOP about SB 54 are simply not true [Utah Policy].
- Sen. Mark Madsen is at odds with is constituents over relocating the prison [Tribune].
- Gov. Herbert says he has some concerns that President Obama's plan to offer free tuition to community college students could put a financial strain on Utah [Tribune].
- The number of Mormons in Congress is higher than their numbers in the general population [Tribune].
- It's been two years since the scandal involving former Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff came to light [Tribune].
- Bike paths are increasingly becoming an integral part of transportation plans across the Wasatch Front [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1932 - Hattie W. Caraway, a Democrat from Arkansas, became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate.
- 1971 - The sitcom "All in the Family" premiered on CBS.
- 1991 - A deeply divided Congress gave President George H.W. Bush the authority to use force to expel Iraq from Kuwait. (The Senate vote was 52-47; the House followed suit 250-183.)
- 2010 - Hati was struck by a magnitude-7 earthquake, killing as many as 300,000 people.
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