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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Ten Things You Need to Know for Wednesday - January 14, 2015
Utahns think climate change is happening and humans are partially the cause. Hughes previews the 2015 session. Bill would give terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 12
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 57
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 209
- Days to the 2015 election - 293
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 369
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 664
Wednesday's top-10 headlines:
- More than 3/4 of Utahns think the climate is getting warmer, and 57% say human activity is at least partially to blame [Utah Policy].
- Congressional Republicans are set to debate a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that would also block some of President Obama's actions on immigration [Reuters].
- President Obama is planning an executive action to increase broadband speeds in the U.S. and reduce costs [The Verge].
- An Ohio bartender is indicted for threatening to kill House Speaker John Boehner [Washington Post].
- Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes previews the 2015 Legislature [Utah Policy].
- Rep. Gage Froerer unveils legislation designed to give terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs [Utah Policy, Tribune].
- Seven Utah lawmakers miss the deadline to complete mandatory online ethics training [Tribune].
- Rep. Curt Oda is proposing legislation to force the DABC to give special event liquor permits to events and festivals that meet state requirements [Tribune].
- Jon Huntsman Sr. called Sen. Mike Lee an "embarrassment." Jon Huntsman Jr. disagrees, calling the Senator "brilliant" during an interview [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Utah School Board officials are urging Congress to change No Child Left Behind [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1639 - Connecticut's first constitution, the Fundamental Orders, was adopted.
- 1784 - The United States ratified a peace treaty with England ending the Revolutionary War.
- 1963 - George C. Wallace was sworn in as governor of Alabama with a pledge of "segregation forever."
- 2008 - Republican Bobby Jindal, the first elected Indian-American governor in the United States, took office in Louisiana.
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