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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday - February 10, 2015
Niederhauser leaning toward supporting Healthy Utah. The Senate approves an education budget with $63 million in cuts. Bramble is confident the Count My Vote compromise will survive.
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 30
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 182
- Days to the 2015 election - 266
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 342
- Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - 349
- Days to the 2016 Utah presidential primary - 504
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 637
Tuesday's top-10 headlines:
- Senate President Wayne Niederhauser says he is leaning toward supporting Gov. Herbert's Healthy Utah plan [Utah Policy].
- House Republicans say the federal government may give the state more flexibility in negotiations over Medicaid expansion [Deseret News].
- The proposed joint closed caucus so House and Senate Republicans can discuss Medicaid expansion is coming under fire by open government advocates [Tribune].
- The Utah Senate approved a base budget for public education that has $63 million in cuts [Tribune].
- Sen. Curt Bramble says he's confident lawmakers will honor the Count My Vote compromise they voted for last year [Utah Policy].
- The Utah State School Board puts new science education standards on hold [Tribune].
- Lawmakers debate performance-based funding for higher education [Deseret News].
- The Senate gives preliminary approval to a bill requiring Utah students pass the same civics test given to immigrants in order to graduate [Tribune, Deseret News].
- A House committee approves legislation allowing terminally ill patients the right to try experimental treatments that have not yet won FDA approval [Tribune].
- Newly unsealed search warrants in the case against Mark Shurtleff portray the former Attorney General as living it up on the dime of others [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1846 - Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints began an exodus west from Illinois.
- 1949 - Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman" opened on Broadway.
- 1967 - The 25th Amendment to the Constitution, dealing with presidential disability and succession, went into effect.
- 1989 - Ron Brown was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee, becoming the first African-American to head a major U.S. political party.
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