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Monday, December 1, 2014
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Thursday - December 1, 2014
Congress facing a deadline to avoid another government shutdown. Herbert to unveil "Healthy Utah" this week. Becker set to announce his future political plans.
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 56
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 101
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 253
- Days to the 2015 election - 337
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 413
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 708
Monday's top-10 headlines:
- Congress resumes work today with a December 11th deadline to avoid another government shutdown [NBC News].
- Gov. Herbert is set to unveil his "Healthy Utah" plan on Thursday [Utah Policy].
- Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker will announce his future political plans Monday morning [Utah Policy].
- Legislators may consider legislation requiring body cameras for police officers [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Lawmakers will likely wade into the debate over ridesharing services [Tribune].
- Here are the new committee assignments in the Utah Senate [Utah Policy].
- Rep. Brian King discusses why Utah lawmakers are so reluctant to pass campaign finance reform measures [Utah Policy].
- Salt Lake City Councilmembers Erin Mendenhall and Kyle LaMalfa acknowledge they are in a romantic relationship, but other council members say it is not having an adverse affect on their decision making [Tribune].
- Utah's voter turnout was the third-lowest in the nation [Tribune].
- Here are this year's best "black Friday" fight videos [Gawker].
On this day in history:
- 1824 - The House of Representatives decided the presidential election because no candidate received a majority in the Electoral College. John Quincy Adams was eventually declared the winner.
- 1955 - Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama bus. Parks was arrested, which sparked a year-long boycott of the buses by blacks.
- 2004 - Tom Brokaw signed off for the last time as anchor of the "NBC Nightly News."
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