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Thursday, November 5, 2015
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today - Thursday, November 5, 2015
Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City. There are 56 days left in 2015.
More than 20,000 ballots are still outstanding in Salt Lake County. Utah Transit Authority officials are smarting after Prop. 1 fails in two of Utah's largest counties. The Fed could hike interest rates next month.
- 81 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
- 88 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus - (2/1/2016)
- 96 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary (tentative) - (2/9/2016)
- 127 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
- 138 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic caucus meetings (3/22/2016)
- 170 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic State Conventions (4/23/2016)
- 237 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 369 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
Thursday's top-10 headlines:
- It ain't over 'til it's over. The Salt Lake County Clerk says there are more than 20,000 ballots still to count from Tuesday's election [Tribune, Deseret News, KUER, Fox 13].
- If Ralph Becker is to close the gap with Jackie Biskupski, he's going to need the numbers to break in his direction [Utah Policy].
- State law prohibits any updates on voting until the official canvass two weeks after the election. Rep. Steve Eliason wants to change that [Deseret News, Tribune].
- The Utah Transit Authority is stinging after voters reject Prop. 1 in Utah's two largest counties [Tribune, Deseret News, Fox 13].
- The battle over SB54 could be headed back to court unless the legislature decides to step in [Tribune].
- An audit says the financial records for Utah's public and charter schools are reasonably accurate. [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Derek Miller of the World Trade Center Utah discusses how global events affect trade in Utah [Utah Policy].
- No drought relief yet. Utah's water year is off to a sluggish start [Deseret News].
- The Fed may hike interest rates next month [USA Today].
- Former President George H.W. Bush slams former Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in a new book [Washington Post].
On this day in history:
- 1605 - Guy Fawkes and fellow conspirators attempted to blow up the English Parliament and failed. They were captured, tried and beheaded.
- 1872 - Suffragist Susan B. Anthony, in defiance of the law, votes for the first time. She is later fined $100.
- 1930 - The first commercial television broadcast was aired.
- 1940 - Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in office, beating Republican challenger Wendell L. Willkie.
- 1974 - Ella Grasso of Connecticut became the first woman governor in the United States without succeeding her husband.
Today At Utah Policy
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|Count My Vote Statement on SB54 Ruling|
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Salt Lake Tribune
Editorial: UTA should change its structure to restore voter confidence
Prop 1 hits apparent dead end in Salt Lake County
Millcreek to become Salt Lake County’s 17th city
State law delays unveiling of winner in Salt Lake City mayor’s race
UTA vows to earn public trust in wake of mixed election results
SLC race for mayor is over ... or not
Millcreek boosters now looking for leaders
Utah election dispute likely headed back to court, unless lawmakers intervene
ICE crackdown: Hundreds of criminal immigrants nabbed in Utah, other western states
Auditors ‘pleasantly surprised’ by accuracy of Utah school finance reporting
Dan Liljenquist: Arches Health Plan's demise exposes Obamacare's fundamental flaws
Op-ed: Medicare question: Switch it or stick with it?
Jay Evensen: A few lessons from Tuesday's election
Editorial: An apparent changing of the guard in the mayor’s office, based on unofficial vote counts
Utah coal brings Oakland activists to a boil
Los Angeles smog comparison riles Utah air quality agency
Video: Sen. Orrin Hatch: 'Erroneous' wall of church-state separation 'narrowed' religion's role
Lawmaker wants daily post-election vote updates
Audit: Sensitive student information released in 5,500 transactions
Becker's comeback odds unclear with 24,000 S.L. County ballots yet to be counted
UTA may have soured Prop 1 in Morgan, Box Elder counties (Standard-Examiner)
2-vote margin in Syracuse council election; recount possible (Standard-Examiner)
Large wildfires fueled by more than just dry weather, study says (Standard-Examiner)
Davis bond passes, school construction expected this spring (Standard-Examiner)
Simmonds, Olsen remain on Logan council, Jensen unseats Ward (Logan Herald Journal)
Park City School District $56 million bond fails (Park Record)
East Side voters choose incumbents (Park Record)
Beerman re-elected as voters also put Worel and Gerber into office (Park Record)
The Ryan Revolution (Politico)
Jeb Bush's view from the bottom (Politico)
Trump leads new Fox poll (The Hill)
US intel suggests ISIS bombed Russian plane (The Hill)
Gun Sales Set Record for Sixth Month in a Row (Free Beacon)
Rush Limbaugh: The Conservative-Media Revolution Has Forced the Liberal Media to Abandon Any Pretense of Objectivity (National Review)
What the election results mean for 2016 (CNN)
U.S. will not pause Keystone review; Obama expected to reject (Reuters)
Brady gets nod for Ways and Means chair (Washington Post)
Marco Rubio dismisses questions about his finances (CNN)
U.S. economic data seen supporting December interest rate hike (Reuters)
"It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome." William James Brainy Quote
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