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Monday, December 14, 2015
Ten Things You Need to Know Today - Monday, December 14, 2015
Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. There are 17 days left in 2015.
The next GOP presidential debate is Tuesday. The Fed is expected to raise interest rates this week. Utahns do not support Trump's call to ban Muslims.
- 42 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
- 49 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus - (2/1/2016)
- 57 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary (tentative) - (2/9/2016)
- 88 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
- 99 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic caucus meetings (3/22/2016)
- 131 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic State Conventions (4/23/2016)
- 198 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 331 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
Monday's top-10 headlines:
- CNN sets the lineup for Tuesday's GOP debate in Las Vegas [New York Times, Washington Post].
- A new national poll shows Hillary Clinton would defeat Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, but lose to Marco Rubio and Ben Carson [The Hill].
- The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade this week [Washington Post].
- A poll shows most Utahns do not agree with Trump's call to bar Muslims from entering the U.S. [Utah Policy].
- Gov. Gary Herbert appoints David Damschen to replace Richard Ellis as state treasurer [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune, Fox 13].
- A majority of Utahns support legalizing medical marijuana [Utah Policy].
- Utahns are still waiting for Rep. Rob Bishop's long promised public lands legislation [Deseret News].
- Gov. Herbert offers his thoughts on the decision by Utah lawmakers to authorize a lawsuit against the federal government over public lands in the state [Fox 13].
- Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and new Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski advocate for more investment to reduce homelessness [Deseret News].
- Biskupski names Patrick Leary as her chief of staff [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1799 - George Washington died at his Mount Vernon home in Virginia.
- 1819 - Alabama became the 22nd state in the United States.
- 1911 - Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first person to reach the South Pole.
- 1979 - The album "London Calling" by the Clash was released.
- 2012 - A gunman killed 26 people, including 20 children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
Today At Utah Policy
|Hatch Defends Scalia|
Sen. Orrin Hatch disputes the notion the Antonin Scalia is a racist after the Supreme Court justice's comments questioning the effectiveness of affirmative action policies draw criticism from liberals....
|Biskupski Names Leary Chief of Staff|
Salt Lake City Mayor-elect Jackie Biskupski announced Salt Lake County Township Executive Patrick Leary will become her Chief of Staff when she takes office on January 4, 2016. Patrick will also serve as the Chief of Staff for the remaining transition period....
Salt Lake Tribune
Op-ed: It’s time to make UTA compete for the public’s trust
Op-ed: Spanish Fork’s success shows municipal Internet networks work
Rolly: Lee opposed the signature gathering path until he embraced it
Op-ed: Biased media works with Count My Vote elite to destroy successful caucus system
Op-ed: Collaborative approach can bring real success in addressing intergenerational poverty
Editorial: Herbert’s budget reflects good sense about Utah’s future
‘I can hardly wait for a higher power to take the helm of the world’: Utah atheists question mayor’s Christmas message
Biskupski names veteran county leader Patrick Leary as chief of staff
Herbert names Damschen as new Utah treasurer
FEC fines pro-Mitt Romney super PAC
Salt Lake County Mountainous Planning Commission membership in flux
Utah school districts receive EPA rebates for alternative fuel school buses
Backing away from idea that charters are cheaper, Utah task force votes to send millions more to alternate schools
Editor column: In seeking records on Phil Lyman, we’re just doing our job
Rolly: Why is A.G. Reyes bent on keeping lid on Lyman probe? Is it privacy concerns or pure politics?
Massive document provides clues to Utah’s Lake Powell Pipeline as guv, others question need
Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: A reluctant but necessary discussion on Trump and terrorism
Op-ed: 1 family, 2 children needing medical cannabis
Mike Winder: Mormons and the Trump proposal
Editorial: Lawmakers' study suggests caution for control of federal lands
Mayor-elect Jackie Biskupski selects new chief of staff
Herbert names David Damschen as new state treasurer
McAdams, Biskupski urge homelessness stakeholders to rally for state dollars
Judge says BLM did not use excessive force in 2009 Blanding raid
Where is Rob Bishop's promised lands bill?
A conversation with former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt
Rush to bear arms: Safety worries spur big boom in Utah gun sales
Alpine School District seeks comment on proposals to stabilize enrollments (Daily Herald)
Editorial: Show compassion and legalize medical marijuana (Standard-Examiner)
Future health administrators say ACA 'unsustainable' as is (Standard-Examiner)
Podesta to donors: Cruz is likely GOP nominee (Politico)
Obama's fragile climate legacy (Politico)
Rand Paul makes GOP debate main stage (The Hill)
President Obama's trade agenda faces huge hurdles (The Hill)
It’s Cruz, not Trump, who looks more like favorite to win GOP nomination (Washington Post)
Trump focuses on issues, forgoes jabs at 2016 rivals (CBS News)
Obama to visit Pentagon to review ISIS strategy (CNN)
Alexander Hamilton safe for now as Treasury delays choosing woman for $10 bill (Christian Science Monitor)
Despite push, ‘multi-state’ health plans are unavailable in many states (Kaiser Health News)
Fed Officials Worry Interest Rates Will Go Up, Only to Come Back Down (Wall Street Journal)
Industrial Revolution 2.0? Experts debate robotic threat to jobs (CNBC)
Respecting One Another
"This world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect." Dwight D. Eisenhower Brainy Quote
"I saw that after his recent comments about Muslims, Donald Trump was fired as a global ambassador for Scotland. Which is ironic, ’cuz if there were ever a human version of bagpipes, it's Donald Trump." Jimmy Fallon Poltiical Humor