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Friday, November 1, 2013
What You Need to Know About Utah Politics Today - November 1, 2013
Countdown: There are 4 days to the 2013 municipal elections, 87 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature, 368 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 795 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses.
- A lawyer for embattled Attorney General John Swallow says he did not intentionally delete emails that have been discovered to be missing as a part of the House investigation. He blames the snafu on the switch to a new e-mail system [Tribune].
- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says the closing of national monuments during the government shutdown did not have a political motive [Tribune].
- Rep. Chris Stewart's staff will use the federal Obamacare exchanges for health insurance [Tribune].
- Most of the donations to Luz Robles' campaign come from inside Utah, but none of those are from the southern part of the state [Utah Policy].
- Fact vs. myth in the fight to change Utah's caucus system [City Weekly].
- Bob Bernick says the changes to the caucus system adopted by the Utah GOP is a case of "too little, too late" [Utah Policy].
- Nothern Utah officials hail Gov. Gary Herbert's plan to develop a strategy for managing the state's water resources [Standard-Examiner].
- About 250,000 Utahns will see a drop in food stamp aid due to a cut in the SNAP program [Tribune].
- A study says Utah's liquor taxes are ninth-highest in the nation [Tribune].
- Fundraising in the West Valley City mayoral race is lagging for both candidates as we near election day [Tribune].
- In-kind donations are causing some controversy in the Orem mayoral contest [Daily Herald].
- Salt Lake City Council candidate Bill Davis is caught claiming endorsements from LGBT groups that never actually endorsed him [Tribune].
- Utah gets high marks for efforts to helping people with mental illness who are accused of a crime [Tribune].
- Federal land managers start implementing their plan to protect the greater sage grouse in Utah and other states [Deseret News].
- Salt Lake City police will post warnings on cars found idling during cold weather [Tribune].
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