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Monday, October 19, 2015
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today - Monday, October 19, 2015
Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. There are 73 days left in 2015.
Sanders gains on Clinton following the first Democratic debate. Marco Rubio visits Utah. Voters don't really care that Ralph Becker is running for a third term.
- 15 days to the 2015 election - (11/3/2015)
- 91 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - (1/18/2016)
- 98 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
- 99 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - (1/26/2016)
- 143 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
- 253 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 386 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
Monday's top-10 headlines:
- The first Democratic debate helped Bernie Sanders more than Hillary Clinton according to a new national poll [CNN].
- GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio visits Utah Monday for a fundraiser and public rally [Deseret News, Tribune, Fox 13].
- Sen. Allen Christensen is resurrecting his "incremental" plan for Medicaid expansion [Deseret News].
- A new poll shows Ralph Becker's quest for a third term as mayor is not a factor for Salt Lake City voters [Utah Policy].
- The fight over billboards shows a drastic difference between Becker and Jackie Biskupski [Tribune].
- Jackie Biskupski discusses Salt Lake City's economy and the tone of her opponents advertising [Utah Policy].
- The judge in the court fight over the "Count My Vote" compromise is threatening to hold the attorney for the Utah GOP in contempt because he has missed 17 filing deadlines in the case [Tribune].
- Former Rep. Justin Miller turns himself into jail. He was booked and released [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Police identify the man who left a rifle at the State Capitol building who says he did it to protest gun violence [Tribune, Deseret News, Fox 13].
- Utah State Treasurer Richard Ellis announces his resignation to take a position with the Utah Educational Savings Plan [Deseret News, Fox 13].
On this day in history:
- 1765 - The Stamp Act Congress, meeting in New York, drew up a declaration of rights and liberties.
- 1781 - Britain's Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered with more than 7,000 troops to Gen. George Washington at Yorktown, effectively ending the American War of Independence.
- 1812 - Napoleon's French army began its long, disastrous retreat from Moscow.
- 1969 - Vice President Spiro T. Agnew referred to anti-Vietnam War protesters as "an effete corps of impudent snobs."
- 1987 - The stock market crashed as the Dow Jones industrial average plunged 508 points, or 22.6 percent - its biggest one-day percentage drop in history.
Today At Utah Policy
Salt Lake Tribune
Op-ed: Look at tobacco, e-cig, alcohol and soda taxes to save Medicaid expansion
Rolly: Mormon Democrats trying to become relevant in Utah politics
Op-ed: Speaker Hughes shows Soviet-style subversion of democracy
Op-ed: Becker’s response to Red Butte spill was anything but collaborative
Op-ed: Give up Medicaid expansion and attack the root cause: poverty
Op-ed: Utah arts division should defend the arts instead of playing politics
Op-ed: Re-elect Becker so he can finish what he has begun
Editorial: Utah’s ‘leaders’ are too weak to get anything done
UDOT says higher speed limits not to blame as traffic deaths rise
Community Preservation: One election begets another
Billboard fight shows split among Salt Lake City mayoral candidates
Attorneys sparring, judge fuming over missed deadlines in Count My Vote case
Regents want to boost Utah’s scholarship program
Turnover and staffing lead to less experienced teachers on SLC’s west side
Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Elections, near and far, begin to take center stage
Op-ed: Provo families deserve in-depth discussion on plans to relocate Provo High
Op-ed: John Florez: Utah’s productivity requires healthy workers
Op-ed: Grand bargain is best way to fix the debt
Sen. Mike Lee: Punishments should not promote criminality more than penitence
Drew Clark: Innovation is vital to public sector as much as to entrepreneurs
Editorial: Prop 1 funding is needed for communities in our region
Editorial: Bernie Sanders introduces a new dimension into the presidential campaign
GOP presidential hopeful Marco Rubio to hold fundraiser, rally in Utah
Latest Medicaid expansion plan 'incremental'
Utah treasurer resigns to take post at college savings nonprofit
Rep. Justin Miller turns himself in to jail in communications fraud case
Teachers treated to free concealed weapons class on UEA break
Professional development a solution to Utah's teacher burnout problem, educators say
Orem City Council candidates field questions — Part I (Daily Herald)
Orem City Council candidates field questions — Part II (Daily Herald)
Editorial: Caldwell for Ogden city mayor (Standard-Examiner)
Mail-in ballots shift dynamic of Weber County elections (Standard-Examiner)
Ogden mayoral, council candidates square off in Thursday debate (Standard-Examiner)
Survey: Utahns united in improving air quality (Logan Herald Journal)
Editorial: Handwriting is on the wall: Summit County will need more public transit (Park Record)
County manager suggests 7 percent increase for county budget (Park Record)
Voting starts next week in Park City election (Park Record)
Carly Fiorina blasts Clinton on Benghazi, playing the 'gender card' (CBS News)
Biden keeps Democrats waiting (Politico)
The Freedom Caucus’ Unprecedented Insurgency (Politico)
Cruz's clout wanes in the House (The Hill)
Mulling 2016 run, Biden speaks with top labor leader (CNN)
Are more lies the answer for Hillary? (Washington Times)
Trump suggests he might have prevented 9/11 attacks, extending feud with Bush (FOX News)
Larry David's Bernie Sanders joins 'SNL' political impersonations hall of fame (CNN)
Congress' Benghazi probe not aimed at Clinton, lawmaker says (Reuters)
Last wave: Could Confederate battle flag furl in Mississippi? (Christian Science Monitor)
Paul Ryan open to running for speaker (CBS News)
"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point." C. S. Lewis Brainy Quote
Democratic Debate Thoughts
"A study found that one of the most popular searches during the debate was, “Is Bernie Sanders Jewish?” While the most popular response on Google was, “Come on.” Jimmy Fallon Poltical Humor