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Friday, October 31, 2014

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Ten Things You Need to Know for Friday - October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Poll shows Love/Owens race is getting closer. Owens and Love face off in their final debate. Report says Utah's economic good times should continue next year.


  • Days to the 2014 midterm election - 4
  • Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 87
  • Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 132
  • Days to the 2015 election - 371
  • Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 444
  • Days until the 2016 presidential election - 739

Friday's top-10 headlines:

  1. Our final election poll shows Mia Love with a 5-point lead over Doug Owens [Utah Policy].
  2. Love and Owens meet in their last debate before the election [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News].
  3. Bob Bernick wonders if Owens has enough time before next week's election to catch Love [Utah Policy].
  4. House Speake John Boehner wants to expand the GOP majority in the House [The Hill].
  5. Unopposed incumbent lawmakers are raising campaign cash hand over fist [Tribune].
  6. Utah's economy should keep chugging along at a rapid clip next year according to a new report [Deseret News].
  7. The Legislature's Prison Relocation Commission may extend their timeline for naming the possible locations for the new facility [Deseret News].
  8. A proposed change in zoning in Sugarhouse has some residents worried that it could change the character of a popular retail area [Tribune].
  9. Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams nominates Karen Crompton and Holly Yocom to positions within Salt Lake County government [Tribune].
  10. A new survey shows Utahns want Utah lawmakers to tackle ethics reform [Deseret News].

Today in history:

  • 1517 - Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace church, sparking the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.
  • 1864 - Nevada became the 36th state.
  • 1968 - President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered a halt to all U.S. bombing of North Vietnam.
  • 2005 - President George W. Bush nominated Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court

Today At Utah Policy

Exclusive Poll: Love 48%, Owens 43%
The race between Republican Mia Love and Democrat Doug Owens is closing in the final days before November's election....

Bob Bernick's Notebook: Running Out of Time
Fourth Congressional District Democrat Doug Owens goes into Tuesday’s Election Day 5 percentage points down to Republican Mia Love.That’s the hard line results of the latest UtahPolicy poll conducted by Dan Jones & Associates.That’s good news ...

Video: Bernick and Schott on Politics - Episode #211
It's less than a week to the elections. Is the Mia Love vs. Doug Owens race a squeaker or a blowout? Depends on who you ask....

Podcast: Bernick and Schott on Politics - Episode #211
It's less than a week to the elections. Is the Mia Love vs. Doug Owens race a squeaker or a blowout? Depends on who you ask....

Herbert's Plan for Reducing ER Visits
The Washington Post looks at Gov. Herbert'sMedicaid expansion proposal, which would "reward people for agreeing to stay out of the ER for non-emergency care, but also penalize them when they wind up there."...

Final Love/Owens Debate a Fiesty Affair
“Oh, there you go again.”...

Poll: A Plurality of Utahns want to Ditch Daylight Savings Time
Utah lawmakers will consider whether the state should dump Daylight Savings Time. Utahns are split on whether the state should dump the "spring forward, fall back" system....

Utah Dems on the Defensive in Two House Districts
Democratic Party folks are worried about two Utah state House races this year....

Bryan Schott's Political BS: Building Momentum
As Dan Rather would say, “Katie bar the door!”...

Featured Items

UTA Board Chair and CEO say Jordan Valley Development is Huge Benefit
The action taken by the Utah Transit Authority Board of Trustees in advancing its second transit-oriented development (TOD) in the City of West Jordan exemplifies our responsiveness to the recommendations contained in a recent legislative audit....

Utah Policy/KSL Insider Survey: Predicting the 2014 Midterms
It's time to call your shot in next week's elections. ...

Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report
Outdoor Notes--Tribune:Hike of the week: The 'M' in Morgan--Tribune:Native cutthroat return to Utah's Mill Creek--Tribune: State tries to tempt tourists with petrified tree-- For the?latest wildlife news and information?and the?fishing report?visit theDWR websiteWeekend Even...

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Let voters choose Utah state school board members

Rolly: Even unopposed Utah incumbents raise lots of campaign cash

Nail-biter looms: Love up by 5 points over Owens in latest poll

Crompton, Yocom to join McAdams' staff

Owens, Love spar over issues, values, religion

Deseret News

Editorial: 'If it ain't broke' vote 'no' on Amendment A

Editorial: 'Yes' to extending S.L. County's ZAP tax

New poll shows Love, Owens race tightens; both spar in final debate

Legal analysis says public lands effort is flawed; proponents undeterred

Local economy predicted to grow in 2015

Reducing public corruption should be Utah Legislature's top priority, survey shows

Utah Democrats complain that GOP candidate running for two offices

Salt Lake County Proposal 1 asks voters whether to renew ZAP tax

Prison relocation process slows down


Where are the Davis County voters? (Standard-Examiner)

Ogden proposing 10 percent raises for elected officials (Standard-Examiner)

National Headlines

Obamacare brings Democrats backlash, not benefits (Politico)

Democrats use shootings to lift black vote (Politico)

GOP senators warn Obama on immigration (Politico)

Kerry: 'Chickens---' remark 'disgraceful' (The Hill)

Obama 'proud' of security team (The Hill)

In GOP, 'everybody wants Rand' (The Hill)

Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards (Associated Press)

Obama heads to Maine to campaign for Democrat running for governor (Los Angeles Times)

Judge Approves Bankruptcy Exit for Stockton, Calif. (New York Times)

GOP not budging on executive action (Politico)

Accused Islamic State Supporter Pleads Guilty in Federal Court (Wall Street Journal)

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