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Friday, January 23, 2015

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Ten Things You Need to Know for Friday - January 23, 2015

This week we remember Speaker Becky Lockhart who passed away unexpectedly.

Countdown:

  • Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 3
  • Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 48
  • Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 200
  • Days to the 2015 election - 284
  • Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 360
  • Days until the 2016 presidential election - 655

Friday's top-10 headlines:

  1. Mike Lee pays tribute to Becky Lockhart from Senate floor [Provo Herald].
  2. GOP: Abortion bill will be back [The Hill].
  3. City Council skeptical of Salt Lake mayor's homeless commission [Tribune].
  4. Harry Reid on 2016: 'I fully intend to run [Christian Science Monitor].
  5. Republicans outfox Democrats on climate votes [Politico].
  6. Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush meet about 2016 presidential race [Deseret News].
  7. A. Scott Anderson: Taking Utah into Top 10 states for education will take leadership, funding [Deseret News].
  8. Utah's gender gap might not close till 2087 [Tribune].
  9. Utah's gender gap might not close till 2087 [Tribune].
  10. 2 Ute tribal employees extorted money from energy firms, reports say [Deseret News].


Today At Utah Policy


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Bernick and Schott on Politics - Episode #221
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Could Warren Become Hatch's New Kennedy?
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Jason Chaffetz: Wildlife Photographer
TIME posts a gallery of Jason Chaffetz's nature photographs (which are actually pretty good). When the congressman is in Utah he likes to stalk wildlife, camera in hand, with his 14-year-old daughter Kate....

Friends, Family, Colleagues Pay Tribute to Lockhart
A sad, but in a way, a grateful, day at the Utah Capitol Thursday as more than 1,000 people – many of them political notables – gathered to remember former House Speaker Becky Lockhart in a formal memorial....

Poll: Herbert and Matheson Running for Governor Would Generate Most Interest
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Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Avoid a generation of e-addicts

City Council skeptical of mayor's homeless commission

Rolly: Politics takes back seat as former foes laud Lockhart

Ohio Gov. Kasich promotes balanced budget amendment in Utah visit

Defense attorney: Alleged fraud victims blamed Marc Jenson after meeting with Shurtleff

Utah's gender gap might not close till 2087

Former House Speaker Becky Lockhart remembered as pioneer, mom, friend

Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush to recognize 'awkward' situation in Utah meeting

Deseret News

A. Scott Anderson: Taking Utah into Top 10 states for education will take leadership, funding

Op-ed: Utah Legislature needs to make changes about criminal justice reform

Op-ed: Utah needs legislation to clean up 'smoggy day' recesses

Editorial: Supreme Court rules unanimously on religious liberty case involving Muslim inmate's beard

Ex-Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt slams Utah's push to control federal lands

Becky Lockhart remembered in Capitol memorial service

Utah has fourth largest gender wage gap, new study says

Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush meet about 2016 presidential race

2 Ute tribal employees extorted money from energy firms, reports say

Murray mayor pitches plan to increase UTOPIA subscriptions

Mayor McAdams launches effort to use data, best practices to improve services for homeless Utahns

Other

Mike Lee pays tribute to Becky Lockhart from Senate floor (Daily Herald)

Hundreds visit Utah State Capitol to honor former speaker Becky Lockhart (Daily Herald)

Two cities meet on shared concerns (Daily Herald)

Will We Decide succeed to get a referendum on the ballot? (Daily Herald)

Utah Attorney General's Office: Cache County Treasurer's Office unintentionally violated code (Logan Herald Journal)

National Headlines

GOP: Abortion bill will be back (The Hill)

N.Y. state Assembly speaker charged with fraud in corruption probe (Reuters)

Harry Reid on 2016: 'I fully intend to run.' (Christian Science Monitor)

Republicans outfox Democrats on climate votes (Politico)

Koch primary kicks off (Politico)

Abortion opponents rally on Mall, optimistic that nation's views are aligning with theirs (Washington Post)

Ferguson shooting: why federal charges are unlikely, despite more scrutiny (Christian Science Monitor)

Denver baker sued for refusing to write anti-gay slogans on cake (Christian Science Monitor)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the Presumption of Innocence (New Yorker)

Obama pushes childcare initiatives in conservative Kansas (Reuters)

U.S. oil supplies hit highest level in 80 years (MarketWatch)





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