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Thursday, October 29, 2015
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today - Thursday, October 29, 2015
Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City. There are 63 days left in 2015.
Rubio and Cruz shine at the third GOP debate. Ryan officially nominated to be Speaker. Becker and Biskupski face off for the final time.
- 5 days to the 2015 election - (11/3/2015)
- 88 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
- 95 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus - (2/1/2016)
- 103 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary (tentative) - (2/9/2016)
- 134 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
- 244 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 376 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
Thursday's top-10 headlines:
- The third GOP primary debate took place last night. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz grabbed the spotlight while Jeb Bush and the moderators did not have a good night [Washington Post, New York Times, NBC News, NPR, National Review].
- Congressional Republicans officially nominate Paul Ryan to replace John Boehner as Speaker [Politico].
- Utah's House delegation unanimously back Ryan's bid for Speaker [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Ralph Becker and Jackie Biskupski meet in their final debate before next week's election [Tribune, Deseret News, Fox 13].
- PAC spending in the Salt Lake City mayor's race has slowed down considerably from the primary election [Utah Policy].
- A judge orders San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman to pay $96K in damages for leading an ATV ride into Recapture Canyon [Deseret News, Tribune, Fox 13].
- Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams backs off his plan to cut employee retirement plans [Tribune].
- The Utah GOP is continuing their battle against SB54 [Utah Policy].
- Utah Transit Authority executives say they will forego any bonuses for two years [Tribune].
- Robin Riggs, who helped to craft the Utah Compact, passes away at the age of 62 [Utah Policy, Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1901 - Leon Czolgosz was electrocuted for the assassination of President William McKinley.
- 1929 - The sale of 16 million shares marked the collapse of the stock market, setting the stage for the Great Depression. This day became known as "Black Tuesday."
- 1966 - The National Organization for Women was founded.
- 1969 - The first connection on what would become the Internet was made when bits of data flowed between computers at UCLA and the Stanford Research Institute.
- 2004 - Osama bin Laden, in a videotaped message, said he ordered the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.
Today At Utah Policy
|PAC Spending Slows Down in SLC Mayor Contest|
The two Political Action Committees backing Jackie Biskupski's bid for Salt Lake City Mayor are throwing money around again in the general election, but not to the same extent as before....
|Chaffetz Votes against Busting the Budget Caps|
Congressman Jason Chaffetz released the following statement after voting against the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 that passed the House of Representatives today. This legislation would increase spending for domestic and defense programs over the next two year...
|Luncheon with the Ambassador of Vietnam|
World Trade Center Utah, in partnership with the Governor's Office of Economic Development and the Salt Lake Chamber is delighted to welcome His Excellency Pham Quang Vinh, Ambassador of Vietnam to the United States. ...
Salt Lake Tribune
‘The person who lights a fire is responsible for the consequences’: Utah commissioner ordered to pay $96K for ATV ride
Top UTA executives vow to forfeit bonuses for two years
Speaker to World Congress of Families: Don’t lament gay-marriage ruling, fight it
Utah House members support Ryan for speaker
Utah House members unified against budget deal
Gay marriage ‘could destroy America,’ Ted Cruz’s father tells Salt Lake City crowd
Robin Riggs, a familiar face at Utah’s Capitol, dies at 62
McAdams softens retirement-reduction plan for Salt Lake County employees
Too many Salt Lake City renters are living on the edge, study shows
Dillon Taylor’s family sues Utah city and ‘trigger-happy’ police over ‘vicious culture’
World Congress of Families opens on a Mormon note as LDS apostle preaches love for all
Last stand: Becker and Biskupski draw distinctions in Tribune debate
Op-ed: An opposing view on payday lending
Dan Liljenquist: McAdams’ compensation proposal is actually a really good deal for county employees.
Jay Evensen: Nation's Report Card keeps the arguments over fixing schools going
Editorial: Paul Ryan: The one-man revolution
Utah delegation backs Paul Ryan for House speaker, opposes budget deal
Judge orders Recapture Canyon ATV protest riders to pay $96K in damages
Families conference focuses on declining birth and marriage rates, poverty
Becker, Biskupski spar in final debate before Election Day
Utah student performance 'holding steady' despite national decline
Bountiful residents clog hearing to fight proposed land swap (Standard-Examiner)
UTA budget plan: No executive bonuses, no Sunday FrontRunner (Standard-Examiner)
Logan employees still get coverage under ill-fated Arches Health Plan (Logan Herald Journal)
5 takeaways from the third GOP debate (Politico)
Trump? Carson? Rubio steals the debate show (Politico)
RNC chief: 'CNBC should be ashamed' (The Hill)
End of Days for Republican establishment (Financial Times)
Cruz spars with CNBC hosts in breakout moment (Daily Mail)
Sanders proposes nixing marijuana from federal list of dangerous drugs (Washington Post)
Peace Breaks Out Among the Republican Candidates (New York Magazine)
Republican debate: Winners and losers (CNN)
Lindsey Graham pours beers, contemplates marrying Carly Fiorina (Washington Post)
Prince Harry goes to Washington (CNN)
Ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert pleads guilty in hush-money scheme (Associated Press)
"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children." Nelson Mandela Brainy Quote
"Biden said the window is closed on a presidential campaign, which is true. The election is only 13 months away. There's barely enough time to put a suit on." Jimmy Kimmel Political Humor