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Thursday, January 15, 2015
Ten Things You Need to Know for Thursday - January 15, 2015
Obama to unveil paid leave plan for workers. Utahns support stronger restrictions on payday lenders. Lawmakers working to find compromise over Healthy Utah before the 2015 session.
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 11
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 56
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 208
- Days to the 2015 election - 292
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 368
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 663
Thursday's top-10 headlines:
- President Obama is set to call on states to design paid leave programs for workers [Forbes].
- The GOP will hold their national convention in July, which is significantly earlier than past conventions [National Journal].
- Poll shows Utahns support stronger restrictions on payday lenders [Utah Policy].
- Gov. Herbert and Legislative leaders are trying to find a compromise on his Healthy Utah plan before the 2015 session gets underway [Deseret News].
- Utah's House members all vote for a GOP-led measure to thwart President Obama's executive actions on immigration [Tribune, Daily Herald].
- Mayor Ralph Becker touts fairness in his annual State of the City Address [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News].
- Attorney General Sean Reyes made a secret trip to Columbia to free child sex slaves [Fox 13, Deseret News].
- A new study says Utah's tax burden is at a 20-year low [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].
- Rep. Chris Stewart is named to the House Intelligence Committee [Tribune].
- The Utah Transit Authority says adding late-night service would cost an extra $49 million annually [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1973 - President Richard Nixon announced the suspension of all U.S. offensive action in North Vietnam, citing progress in peace negotiations.
- 1978 - Serial killer Ted Bundy murdered two students in a sorority house at Florida State University in Tallahassee.
- 2001 - Wikipedia made its debut.
- 2009 - US Airways Capt Chelsey Sullenberger guided a jetliner disabled by a bird strike just after takeoff from New York's LaGuardia Airport to a safe landing in the Hudson River. All 155 people aboard survived.
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