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Ten Things You Need to Know Today - Friday, October 16, 2015

Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City. There are 76 days left in 2015.

Love and Owens are off to a good fundraising start. Hughes says the pursuit of federal money to expand Medicaid is over. Utah teachers vent their frustration about the Legislature.

The clock:

  • 18 days to the 2015 election - (11/3/2015)
  • 94 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - (1/18/2016)
  • 101 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
  • 102 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - (1/26/2016)
  • 146 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
  • 256 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
  • 389 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)

Friday's top-10 headlines:

  1. Rep. Mia Love and Doug Owens are both off to a good fundraising start ahead of their 2016 rematch [Utah Policy, Tribune].
  2. Speaker Greg Hughes says the chase for federal money to expand Medicaid is over [Utah Policy].
  3. Gov. Gary Herbert says any Medicaid expansion plan will have to come from the legislature [Tribune].
  4. Utah teachers vent their frustration with the legislature during their annual convention [Tribune, Deseret News].
  5. Tribal leaders want President Barack Obama to establish a national monument in the Bear Ears area of southeastern Utah [Deseret News, Tribune].
  6. A federal judge's ruling in Planned Parenthood's lawsuit over Gov. Herbert's decision to cut off federal funds to the group is on hold [Deseret News, Tribune, Fox 13, KUER].
  7. An unidentified man leaves a package containing a semi-automatic rifle in the Capitol rotunda, prompting an evacuation of the building [Deseret News, Tribune, Fox 13, KSL].
  8. A good chunk of Salt Lake County residents have already returned their vote-by-mail ballots [Tribune].
  9. A cache of secret documents detail Americas use of drones in the Middle East and Africa [The Intercept].
  10. Donald Trump and Ben Carson threaten to boycott the next GOP debate [The Hill].

On this day in history:

  • 1793 - Following her conviction for treason, French Queen Marie Antoinette was beheaded.
  • 1859 - Abolitionist John Brown led a raid on a federal armory at Harpers Ferry in present-day West Virginia.
  • 1875 - Brigham Young University was founded.
  • 1962 - President John F. Kennedy was informed that reconnaissance photographs revealed the presence of missile bases in Cuba.
  • 2002 - President George W. Bush signed a congressional resolution authorizing war against Iraq.
  • 2013 - The U.S. House and Senate approved legislation ending a partial government shutdown that lasted 16 days.

Today At Utah Policy

Bob Bernick's Notebook: Medium and Message

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Bernick and Schott on Politics - Episode #258

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Hughes on Medicaid Expansion (Video)

House Speaker Greg Hughes says, with the defeat of the latest Medicaid expansion plan, the chase for federal money to expand access to healthcare has ended....

Podcast: Bernick and Schott on Politics - Episode #258

Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott run down the week in Utah politics....

Anderegg Announces Run for State Senate

Republican State Representative Jake Anderegg is throwing his hat in the ring to replace retiring Senator Mark Madsen in Senate District 13....

'How Does a Landlocked State Attract a Global Economy?'

GOVERNING magazine interviews Gov. Gary Herbert about why he thinks Utah remains so competitive in today's tough financial climate....

Love/Owens Tout Good Fundraising Numbers

Democrat Doug Owens raised more than $322,000 during the most recent fundraising quarter, but Republican Mia Love has more than double that amount in the bank....

Policy News

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Hatch, Lee, Bishop, & Chaffetz Issue Joint Statement on Proposal from The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition
In light of the announcement of a proposal by The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, members of Utah’s federal delegation are reiterating their commitment to collaboration as public lands legislation is being crafted. Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee and Representativ...

Housing Prices Drive Increase in Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index
The Zions Bank Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index increased 0.4 percent from August to September on a non-seasonally adjusted basis. ...

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Congress must push repeal of medical-device tax over finish line

Op-ed: Reject Prop. 1 and wait for a version without UTA

Editorial: Ridership numbers boost UTA's case for tax hike

Community activist takes on incumbent in Salt Lake City District 6

Tribal leaders to Obama: Name a new monument in Utah to protect our lands

Rolly: Consequences of teens' dumb act - future in politics?

Herbert leaves health reform to a Legislature that has shunned earlier attempts

Salt Lake County residents responding to vote-by-mail option

Money already flowing in rematch between Mia Love and Doug Owens

'Get out of the way and let me teach': Utah politicians, educators square off

Utah says wait for driver license is down to minutes

Deseret News

Natalie Gochnour: Utah's intergenerational poverty research: a public policy breakthrough

Op-ed: Tax code too important to be reduced to political gamesmanship

Editorial: The speaker has near-dictatorial power in the House

Washington Post highlights Utah's online preschool program

Lawmakers to teachers: Make your voices known

Tribal coalition in Washington, D.C., pushing for Bears Ears National Monument

Lawyers question, defend Utah governor's Planned Parenthood cuts

Suspicious package containing gun left in Capitol rotunda


Editorial: Quit playing politics and pass Healthy Utah (Standard-Examiner)

Editorial: Vote yes on Prop 1 (Standard-Examiner)

Deer hunting culture has staying power in Utah (Standard-Examiner)

Davis County voters may check up on vote by mail (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

Conservatives sharpen knives over Ryan's immigration past (Politico)

Obama loses 'peacemaker' legacy (Politico)

White House wants trade vote before lame duck (The Hill)

Trump, Carson threaten to boycott next GOP debate (The Hill)

Democratic National Committeewoman says her party is 'clearing a path' for Hillary because 'the women in charge' want it that way (Daily Mail)

Jim Webb: CNN Debate Was 'Rigged' For Clinton And Sanders (Daily Caller)

Did Jeb Bush raise enough money to take on Trump? (CNN)

In campaign money race, Democrats vastly outpacing Republicans (Washington Post)

Donald Trump received nearly $4 million in unsolicited campaign donations (Washington Post)

U.S. fiscal year budget deficit narrows to $439 billion (Reuters)

Hillary Clinton Courts Latinos With Julin Castro's Backing (New York Times)


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