Utah's Daily Policy Resource | Brought to you by Utah Policy
Friday, November 22, 2013
What You Need to Know About Utah Politics Today - November 22, 2013
Countdown: There are 66 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature, 214 days until Utah's 2014 primary elections, 347 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 774 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses.
- As you first read on Utah Policy.com, embattled Utah A.G. John Swallow resigns [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News].
- Here's a timeline of the events that drove Swallow from office [Deseret News].
- Now that Swallow is leaving, legislators are split on whether the House should continue their investigation into Swallow's alleged misdeeds [Tribune].
- The Utah GOP prepares to find a replacement for Swallow while Democrats argue there should be a special election [Tribune].
- Dee Smith, who lost to Swallow in the 2012 election, says he was aware of the allegations against Swallow but decided against using them during the campaign [KUTV].
- Staffers in the Utah A.G.'s office say they're eager to put the Swallow scandal behind them [Tribune].
- Republican Brett Tolman and Democrat Paul Burke say Utah's Attorney General should be appointed, not elected [Tribune].
- Bob Bernick looks at the toll Swallow's 10 months in office took on Utah [Utah Policy].
- Swallow joins more than a dozen Utah politicians from history whose time in office was marred by scandal [Tribune].
- Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee decry a rules change in the U.S. Senate that ends filibusters on most presidential nominees [Tribune].
- House Republicans want the feds to refund money to states that paid to open public lands during the government shutdown [Tribune].
- Utah's Legislative Heath System Reform Task Force votes against the state accepting full Medicaid expansion from the federal government [Tribune].
- Most Utahns who have to buy new individual health insurance under Obamacare will be eligible for federal subsidies [Tribune].
- A legislative panel approves a bill to allow rural Utahns to bury their trash if they don't have garbage service at their homes [KSL].
- Fred Cox gives five reasons why people should not sign the "Count My Vote" petition [Fred Cox 4 Utah].
- The number of Utahns who ride a bicycle to work has jumped 65% since 2005 [Tribune].
Today At Utah Policy
|Defiant Swallow Tenders His Resignation|
336.That's how many days Utah Attorney General John Swallow will have been Utah's top law enforcement officer when his resignation becomes officialDec. 2....
|Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report|
Outdoor Notes--Tribune:Hike of the week: Stansbury Front Trail at Davenport Canyon--Tribune:Slopes' changing demographics: More senior skiers--Tribune:Federal hatchery report threatens fishing in UtahNew Films-- Delivery Man: Tribune review-- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire:...
|Crossroads' Tax Return Shows Big Donors, But Doesn't Name Them|
The dark money giant Crossroads GPS, launched by Republican strategist Karl Rove, told the IRS it raised almost $180 million in 2012, including one donation of $22.5 million, another of $18 million and another of $10 million. Fifty donations were for $1 million or more. Beca...
Salt Lake Tribune
Op-ed: Governor, not party bosses, should pick A.G.
Editorial: Swallow goes
Hatch, Lee decry filibuster change
John Swallow takes his place in Utah scandal history
Most Utahns who buy individual policies qualify for subsidies
Utah Legislative panel rejects full Medicaid expansion
GOP wants feds to give money, public lands to states
GOP plans to pick Swallow successor; Dems say not so fast
Utah A.G.'s office eager to get back to normal
New debate emerges at Capitol: Should House continue Swallow Probe?
Embattled Swallow resigns, proclaims his innocence
Jay Evensen: When liberals and conservatives agree, it's time to listen
Tooele receives $13M DOD grant for new Dugway High School
Churches obligated to defend principles, Bishop Wester says
Utah moms lobby Legislature for access to cannabis oil for child seizure treatment
2013 John Swallow timeline
Farm Bureau speaker attempts to demystify Affordable Health Care Act
Task force narrows Medicaid expansion options for recommendation to 3
Utah A.G. John Swallow resigns, citing toll on family, finances
Swallow announces he will step down (Daily Herald)
Transportation needs spur nervous talk about new taxes (Standard-Examiner)
Swallow resigns, denies any wrongdoing (Standard-Examiner)
Cache County School District bond officially passes by 216 votes (Logan Herald Journal)
Paul on Reid: 'We've got a big bully' (Politico)
WH not dropping 'ObamaCare' term (The Hill)
Obama's approval hits new low, poll finds (The Hill)
Older staffers see ObamaCare costs eat paychecks (The Hill)
In Landmark Vote, Senate Limits Use of the Filibuster (New York Times)
Change to Senate's filibuster rules raises prospect of more gridlock (Boston Globe)
Senate's filibuster decision could reshape influential D.C. federal appeals court (Washington Post)
Alabama posthumously pardons three Scottsboro Boys (BBC News)
Amid JFK focus, spotlight also on Oswald's grave (USA Today)
HUD: Number of people homeless in U.S., Michigan, Detroit drop over three years (Detroit Free Press)
California votes against extending canceled health policies (Los Angeles Times)
"The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?" ~J.B. Priestley Quote Garden
"It just came out that President Obama brings a portable security tent with him on overseas trips so that he can read classified documents. He sets up a tent in his hotel room. Obama said it's a good way to avoid being spied on while he keeps track of who he has spied on." Jimmy Fallon Political Humor