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Tuesday, January 7, 2014
What You Need to Know About Utah Politics Today - January 7, 2014
The Supreme Court halts same-sex marriage in Utah. Polling show Gov. Herbert is in good shape ahead of 2016.
Today's Utah news highlights:
- 20 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature
- 168 days until Utah's 2014 primary elections
- 301 days to the 2014 midterm elections
- 664 days to the 2015 elections
- 728 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses
- 1035 days to the 2016 presidential election
On this day in history:
- The U.S. Supreme Court halts same-sex marriage in Utah pending the state's appeal [Tribune, Deseret News].
- A leaked poll shows Gov. Gary Herbert is in good shape if he plans to run for another term in 2016 [Utah Policy].
- Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker is readying his "State of the City" address [Deseret News].
- Here comes another fight over a proposed convention center hotel in downtown Salt Lake City [Tribune].
- Ron Bigelow takes the oath of office as West Valley City's new mayor [Tribune].
- New members of the Salt Lake City Council are sworn in [Tribune].
- Sen. Howard Stephenson wants to set limits on the use of aerial drones in the state [Standard-Examiner].
- Very few lawmakers have started sharing their emails on a new site set up for lawmakers to do just that [Daily Herald].
- Rep. Rob Bishop says the government needs to stop cutting defense spending [Standard-Examiner].
- Former Lt. Governor Greg Bell is named the new chair of USTAR [Tribune].
- The Utah State prison has entirely banned smoking among all inmates [Tribune].
- A judge denies a reduction in bail for Mark Shurtleff's "fixer" Tim Lawson [Tribune].
- The massive land slide at Kennecott Utah Copper's Bingham Canyon mine caused 16 earthquakes [Deseret News,Tribune].
- A meeting to accept public comment on the proposed relocation of the prison is set for Jan. 16 [Tribune].
- America held it's first presidential election in 1789.
- The 13th president, Millard Fillmore, was born in 1800.
- George C. Marshall resigned as U.S. Secretary of State; President Harry Truman nominated Dean Acheson to succeed him in 1949.
- President Truman announced the U.S. had developed the hydrogen bomb in 1953.
- The impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton began in 1999.
Today At Utah Policy
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|SCOTUS Stops Same-Sex Marriage in Utah|
The Supreme Court has issued a stay in the Amendment 3 case, meaning marriage licenses can, at least temporarily, no longer be issued to same-sex couples in Utah....
|USTAR Gets New Leadership|
Gov. Gary Herbert has announced the appointment of former Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell as chair of the Utah Science Technology and Research Governing Authority....
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