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Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Thursday - November 20, 2014
Obama to announce executive action on immigration. Plan to cut off water to NSA data facility moves ahead. The firing squad could be coming back to Utah.
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 67
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 112
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 264
- Days to the 2015 election - 348
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 424
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 719
Thursday's top-10 headlines:
- President Obama will announce his executive order on immigration during a primetime address Thursday night [Utah Policy, New York Times].
- Members of Utah's Congressional delegation slam Obama taking unilateral action on immigration [Deseret News].
- A plan to cut off water to the NSA's data facility gains steam on Capitol Hill [Deseret News, Tribune].
- State officials are not ready to release a study about the cost and benefit to the state of taking control of public lands [Tribune].
- Outgoing House Speaker Becky Lockhart wants to stay involved a proposed land swap with the federal government before she leaves office at the end of the year [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].
- A proposal to bring back the firing squad in Utah moves forward [Deseret News, Tribune].
- A legislative committee once again kills a proposal to limit campaign contributions [Tribune].
- Some lawmakers worry a change in the way Utah schools are graded might not give an accurate assessment of school performance [Tribune, Deseret News].
- House Democrats elect Rep. Brian King as minority leader [Utah Policy].
- Prosecutors seek to drop a racketeering charge against former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff [Deseret News, Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1789 - New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
- 1910 - Revolution broke out in Mexico.
- 1945 - Twenty-four Nazi leaders went on trial before an international war crimes tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany.
- 1969 - The Nixon administration announced a halt to residential use of the pesticide DDT as part of a total phase-out.
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