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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today - Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. There are 79 days left in 2015.
Becker and Biskupski are in a virtual tie. Democrats hold their first presidential debate. Lawmakers meet to discuss Medicaid expansion again.
- 21 days to the 2015 election - (11/3/2015)
- 97 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - (1/18/2016)
- 104 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
- 105 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - (1/26/2016)
- 149 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
- 259 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 392 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
Monday's top-10 headlines:
- Our latest poll shows the race between Ralph Becker and Jackie Biskupski for Salt Lake City Mayor is a virtual tie [Utah Policy].
- Democrats hold their first presidential primary debate of the 2016 election Tuesday night [Washington Post, CNN].
- Utah Republican lawmakers meet again today to discuss the latest plan for Medicaid expansion. The plan faces an uncertain future in the House Republican caucus [Deseret News, Tribune].
- The medical industry has very strong ties to many Utah lawmakers [Tribune].
- Rep. Jason Chaffetz says if Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan decides to run for Speaker, he will drop out of the race [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News].
- Rep. Justin Miller pleads guilty to communication fraud and immediately resigns his seat in the Utah Legislature [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune, Fox 13]. Three Democrats have already stepped up to replace Miller, including former Rep. Lynn Hemingway [Fox 13].
- After a barrage of TV ads from Ralph Becker, Jackie Biskupski makes a television buy of her own [Deseret News].
- Sen. Mike Lee hosts a summit on business innovation [Deseret News, Tribune, KUER].
- The state responds to claims by Planned Parenthood that the group's constitutional rights were violated when Gov. Gary Herbert decided to cut off federal funds to the group [Tribune, Deseret News].
- 45,000 Utahns could not pay off their payday loans in time last year [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1775 - The Continental Congress ordered construction of America's first naval fleet.
- 1792 - The cornerstone to the White House in Washington was laid.
- 1845 - Texas ratified a state constitution.
- 1960 - Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy participated in the third televised debate of the presidential campaign.
Today At Utah Policy
|Poll: Race for Salt Lake City Mayor a Dead Heat|
Three weeks away from the final Salt Lake City mayoral election and the battle between Mayor Ralph Becker and challenger Jackie Biskupski couldn’t be any closer – in fact it is a statistical dead heat coming down the home stretch, a new UtahPolicy poll shows....
|LEO After Hours: The Science of Fear|
What happens inside your brain and body when you are afraid? What causes this feeling and reaction? When do normal fears become neuroses, and why do we seek out the things that scare us?The next installment of Leo After Hours, presented by The Leonardo and the Utah Science T...
|State Releases Anonymous Online Behavioral Health Self-Assessment|
Utahns who have a mental health or substance use disorder concern can now access an anonymous self-screening tool online through the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health.The new site launched today, Oct. 8, to recognize National Depression Screening Day. Any in...
Salt Lake Tribune
Op-ed: World Congress brings its message: 'Family: the promise begins with me'
Op-ed: Biskupski is best choice for LGBTQ and all Salt Lake City residents
Op-ed: Air pollution threatens Utah's national parks and economy
Op-ed: For real solutions, Salt Lakers should vote for my husband, Ralph Becker
Op-ed: Utah's Pay for Success is a model ready for federal funding
McAdams: Salt Lake County needs Prop. 1 to stay productive
Editorial: Lawmakers trick doctors into killing health care access
Editorial: Metro township the best option for most unincorporated areas
Utah's Chaffetz: If Ryan runs for House speaker, I'll drop out
Embattled Utah Democrat Justin Miller pleads guilty to fraud, gives up House seat
Convict named Utah's county commissioner of the year
Salt Lake County Cultural projects get panel's funding support
45,000 Utahns could not pay off payday loans last year
One-third of Utah lawmakers have connections to health care industry
Rolly: Cottonwood Heights and Holladay - like East and West Berlin?
Scary news coming to some Utahns in property tax notices
Sen. Mike Lee's summit focuses on government tweaks to help businesses
New Medicaid expansion plan Utah Access Plus seems doomed in House
Many Utah charter-school teachers aren't 'qualified' - or sticking around
Salt Lake City District 2 race: Van Turner vs. Andrew Johnston
John Florez: Lawmakers neglect their moral duty
Patricia Jones: Emphasizing the American suffrage movement
Op-ed: Salt Lake's protected bike lanes already seeing big increase in bike ridership
Ralph Hancock: 'Reason' is difficult to define in terms of marriage, progressive faith
Editorial: Cash incentives to conserve less water
Editorial: Criminal justice reform
Editorial: The breach between mass violence and gun control
Rep. Justin Miller pleads guilty to communications fraud charge
State School Board adopts strategy to implement statewide tech initiative
Ann Romney on likability, Hillary Clinton, MS and her husband
Federal prosecutors argue against new trial in Recapture Canyon illegal ATV ride case
Tourism brings more than $1 billion in tax revenues, drives economy
West Jordan councilwoman accuses mayor of sexual discrimination
Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he wouldn't run against Rep. Paul Ryan for House speaker
New education policy creating 'conundrum' for students, parents becomes official
State responds to Planned Parenthood claims
Utah's plan for Medicaid expansion is complicated, misunderstood on many levels
Women leaders in Utah forging their own paths to success
Senator makes good on wager from BYU-Nebraska football game
Government needs to stop stifling business innovation, Sen. Mike Lee says
Gov. Herbert: Medicaid expansion efforts won't end
Biskupski makes first TV ad buy, but are the airwaves her best option?
Students, teachers hope education will be a high priority for lawmakers next year
Sen. Mike Lee 'flattered' but not interested in House speakership
Op-ed: A bad RAP for taxpayers (Daily Herald)
New Utah drug laws: Too soon to tell, but police fear the worst (Standard-Examiner)
Millions of birds face dire future as Great Salt Lake shrinks (Standard-Examiner)
As Great Salt Lake dries up, Utah air quality concerns blow in (Standard-Examiner)
We're losing the Great Salt Lake; Here's why you should care (Standard-Examiner)
Dim outlook for special session for Medicaid expansion (Logan Herald Journal)
Summit County Democrats await next week's presidential debate (Park Record)
Sheldon Adelson warms to Marco Rubio (Politico)
What top Clinton donors really think (Politico)
Biden's schedule does not include Dem debate (The Hill)
Bernie's big moment (The Hill)
Hillary Clinton urges Las Vegas workers to say no to Donald Trump (Los Angeles Times)
Democrats see a more substantive, if sleepy, debate than rowdy GOP show (Washington Post)
If Paul Ryan doesn't run, it could be a free-for-all (CNN)
Latest Unease on Right: Ryan Is Too Far Left (New York Times)
Jeb Bush's health care pitch puts Florida record to the test (Politico)
Candidates from both parties come together, and spar, at 'No Labels' event (Washington Post)
As U.S. insurers aim to get bigger, hospitals eye health plan entry (Reuters)