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Thursday, January 28, 2016
Ten Things You Need to Know Today - Thursday, January 28, 2016
Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City. There are 338 days left in 2016.
Herbert says the state of Utah is "outstanding." It's debate night, minus Donald Trump. What do Utahns want lawmakers to do about air pollution?
- Four days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus - (2/1/2016)
- 12 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - (2/9/2016)
- 42 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
- 54 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic caucus meetings (3/22/2016)
- 86 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic State Conventions (4/23/2016)
- 152 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 285 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
Thursday's top-10 headlines:
- It's debate night for the GOP presidential candidates minus Donald Trump [The Hill, New York Times, Time, Washington Post, Associated Press]. Trump again refused to participate in the Fox News debate during a combative interview with Bill O'Reilly [New York Times, The Hill].
- Rupert Murdock is urging billionaire and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to get into the presidential race against Trump [Vanity Fair].
- Gov. Gary Herbert delivers his annual State of the State address [2 News, Fox 13, ABC 4, Tribune, Deseret News, KUER].
- Here's how Herbert's speech played out in social media [Utah Policy].
- Utahns want lawmakers to take steps to curb air pollution, but stricter emissions standards for cars and moving oil refineries outside of urban areas are not high on the list according to a new poll [Utah Policy].
- A proposed bill would give Republicans the majority on two key legislative committees that are now split evenly between the majority and minority [Utah Policy, Deseret News].
- Sen. Todd Weiler is pushing a bill to teach gun safety in Utah's schools, but some worry it will open the door to anti-gun propaganda [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The Senate advances a bill allowing Utah to garnish the bank accounts of delinquent taxpayers [Tribune].
- Sen. Lyle Hillyard is backing a bill to crack down on speed traps by limiting how much revenue cities can generate from writing tickets [Utah Policy, Tribune].
- Utah Republicans will hold their presidential caucus online in March, a first for the state [2 News].
On this day in history:
- 1782 - Congress authorized the creation of the great seal of the United States.
- 1909 - The U.S. ended direct control over Cuba.
- 1958 - The Lego Group received a patent for its toy building blocks.
- 1973 - A cease-fire officially went into effect in the Vietnam War.
- 1986 - The Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 72 seconds after launch from Cape Canaveral, killing all seven crew members, including teacher Christa McAuliffe.
- 2003 - President George W. Bush said in his State of the Union address that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein had sought uranium from Africa. The claim was later disputed by former ambassador Joseph Wilson, who had been asked by the CIA to investigate.
Today At Utah Policy
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Salt Lake Tribune
Utah mom in hiding, fears losing kids for treating daughter with cannabis oil
Coalition of conservative groups opposes Utah collecting online sales tax
Bill advances to garnish accounts of tax delinquents
Bill seeks to eliminate sales tax on diapers, hygiene items
Tired of Mantua ‘speed trap,’ senator seeks to limit ticket revenue
Utah ranchers renounce federal control of their lands at gathering with ties to Oregon occupation
Longtime Utah Sen. Bob Bennett inducted into Hinckley Hall of Fame
Water funding bill could trickle sales tax to Lake Powell Pipeline
Idea to teach gun safety has some worried about anti-gun propaganda in Utah schools
Proposal to give all Education Fund money back to K-12 could backfire on Utah students
Mike Noel warned Utah woman arrested in Oregon standoff not to go
Officials tell UTA it neglected neighborhood bus service
UTA rewrites ordinances, lowers fines
Utah Senate committee recommends defense attorney for spot on parole board
Utah’s Guv plugs solutions for health care, increases in school funding
Bill would reinstate Utah adoption preference for couples who are not gay
Lawmakers, Utahns wary of Lake Powell Pipeline’s unknown cost
Legislature to consider overhaul of beleaguered UCAT
Poll: A quarter of electorate opposed to Mormon presidential candidate
Dan Liljenquist: Fixing the pharmaceutical market
Jay Evensen: When it comes to Utah lawmakers raising taxes, timing is everything
Editorial: Reducing public access to legislative processes is detrimental to public trust
Lawmakers consider using postal workers to help in disasters
Bill would give GOP majority control of two key legislative committees
State senator proposes to create gun safety program for Utah schools
Ex-Utah Sen. Bob Bennett inducted into Hinckley Institute's Hall of Fame
It's year 5 in the fight to end intergenerational poverty
Bill to divert sales tax revenue to water development advances
Red Cross honors Utah lawmaker for performing livesaving CPR on colleague
Pair of air pollution bills prompt flurry of questions
House gives early approval to spend $30M on improving classroom instruction
Utahns 'have never been stronger,' Gov. Herbert says in State of the State speech
Layton and Clearfield making plans to spend parks tax revenues (Standard-Examiner)
With no Trump, Cruz goes from hunter to hunted (Politico)
Fox's attacks on Trump meant to take heat off Kelly (Politico)
Trump refuses to reconsider debate in fiery Fox interview (The Hill)
Trump opens fire on Paul, Cruz, Clinton, Sanders (The Hill)
How the FBI Could Force DOJ to Prosecute Hillary Clinton (National Review)
MIA: Hollywood's Power Women for Hillary (Hollywood Reporter)
The admiral in charge of Navy intelligence has not been allowed to see military secrets for years (Washington Post)
Man killed in Oregon standoff had preached what he called a 'cowboy's stand for freedom' (Los Angeles Times)
3 more arrested at Oregon wildlife refuge; Bundy asks holdouts to go home (Chicago Tribune)
Huckabee's Adele 'Hello' parody begs for Iowa boost (CNN)
Jeb Bush bets $20 that Trump shows up to the Fox debate (Politico)