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Tuesday, October 27, 2015
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today - Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. There are 65 days left in 2015.
Congress and the White House reach a budget deal. Becker and Biskupski's advertising is not making much of an impact. Consultants hired to help plan the prison move.
- 7 days to the 2015 election - (11/3/2015)
- 83 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - (1/18/2016)
- 90 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
- 91 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - (1/26/2016)
- 136 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
- 246 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 378 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
Tuesday's top-10 headlines:
- Congress and the White House reach a tentative two-year budget deal to avoid a shutdown [Washington Post].
- Ben Carson takes the lead nationally over Donald Trump in the latest poll [New York Times].
- Donald Trump says he got his start in the business world with a "small" one-million dollar loan from his father [CNN].
- Our latest poll shows advertising by Ralph Becker and Jackie Biskupski isn't making much of an impact on likely voters [Utah Policy].
- The Prison Development Commission hires two consultants to help them start the process of moving the prison from Draper to Salt Lake City [Deseret News].
- Does Utah have a $96 million budget surplus or a $103 million surplus? Both numbers are true in a sense [Utah Policy].
- Salt Lake County Mayor and County Sheriff Jim WInder clash over a proposed cut in employee retirement benefits [Tribune].
- Efforts to resolve the lawsuit by the Utah GOP over SB54 through mediation have failed [Deseret News].
- A new report says Utah's public defender system is inconsistent and needs more oversight to be effective [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune, Fox 13, KUER].
- Marian Edmonds-Allen resigns as executive director of the Utah Pride Center just three months after taking the job [Deseret News, Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1682 - The city of Philadelphia was founded by William Penn to serve as the capital of the Pennsylvania Colony.
- 1787 -The first of the Federalist Papers, a series of essays calling for ratification of the U.S. Constitution, was published in a New York newspaper.
- 1904 - The first rapid transit subway opened in New York City.
- 1947 - "You Bet Your Life," starring Groucho Marx, premiered on ABC Radio.
- 1997 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 554.26 points, forcing the stock market to shut down for the first time since the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.
- 2005 - White House counsel Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination to the Supreme Court after three weeks of criticism from fellow conservatives.
Today At Utah Policy
|Poll: TV Advertising in Mayoral Contest Not Having Much Effect|
We should know by Wednesday exactly how much money Salt Lake Mayor Ralph Becker has spent on his TV ads, but a new poll by UtahPolicy shows while most Salt Lakers have seen his ads, only 20 percent say they made them more likely to vote for him....
|Love Pushes Criminal Justice Reform Bill|
In an op-ed, Rep. Mia Love discusses her proposed SAFE Justice Act, which would implement on a national level many of the strategies to reduce incarceration and crime that states such as Utah have successfully adopted....
|Governor Announces Three Millionth Utahn|
Gov. Gary R. Herbert and First Lady Jeanette Herbert celebrated the milestone of Utah's three millionth resident today. The event was held at Utah's newest hospital, Mountain Point Medical Center in Lehi....
Salt Lake Tribune
Editorial: Herbert should nudge the WCF toward tolerance
UTA, American Fork mayor wage ‘running gunbattle’ over service
Rolly: Police harassment — zany Arizona sheriff wants my money
Utah has no plan to deal with growing senior population, report says
Salt Lake County mayor, sheriff battle over pay plan
Herbert says there are three million people living in Utah
Businessman who recorded call with ex-Utah A.G. John Swallow accepts plea deal
Becker and Biskupski differ on use of police deadly force
Utah Pride Center director resigns; took job in July
Full of Mormon connections, World Congress of Families poised to open
Derek B. Miller: Price of appeasement: A world where our allies cannot trust us is dangerous indeed
Editorial: Aligning incentives on student loans
Utah population hits 3 million mark
Utah legal defender system inconsistent, lacks oversight, report says
Poll: Biskupski eclipses Becker in positive ratings
Utah among 2 dozen states challenging Clean Power Plan
Postal Service, county clerk urge voters to mail ballots now
Consultants hired to help decide prison construction process
Mediation fails in election law dispute between Utah GOP, state
UTA board to consider $13M budget increase
Salt Lake County employees clash with mayor over proposed benefit cuts
Governor Herbert celebrates 3 millionth Utahn (Daily Herald)
Cache District's annual audit gives clean bill of health (Logan Herald Journal)
Utah's poor devastated by broken public defense system (Standard-Examiner)
Envision Layton seeks public input on city development plans (Standard-Examiner)
Coveted AAA bond rating a money saver for Weber County (Standard-Examiner)
Bankers for Bernie (Politico)
The 24 Hours That (Maybe) Sank Chris Christie (Politico)
White House, GOP strike two-year budget deal (The Hill)
Pentagon weighing deeper US involvement in Iraq (The Hill)
Poll: Carson opens up 14-point lead over Trump in Iowa (The Hill)
In New York, death of another officer kindles deeper debate (Christian Science Monitor)
Cruz’s secret fundraising strength: A network of wealthy donors (Washington Post)
California campus intolerance policy stirs free-speech fight (Associated Press)
FBI chief tries to deal with the 'Ferguson effect' (CNN)
Donald Trump says he started off with a 'small loan of a million dollars' from his father (Los Angeles Times)
GOP-led Congress moves to block Obama’s Clean Power Plan (Associated Press)
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Time to Listen
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