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Friday, February 20, 2015
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Friday - February 20, 2015
Herbert is scaling back Healthy Utah. House GOP can't come to a consensus on Medicaid expansion. Utahns mostly rely on television to follow legislative news.
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 20
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 172
- Days to the 2015 election - 256
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 332
- Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - 339
- Days to the 2016 Utah presidential primary - 494
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 627
Friday's top-10 headlines:
- Gov. Gary Herbert is scaling back his Healthy Utah proposal in an effort to make it more palatable to lawmakers [Deseret News].
- The House GOP caucus, meeting behind closed doors, still cannot come to a consensus about Healthy Utah [Tribune].
- Sen. Mark Madsen is proposing a bill to legalize medical marijuana [Tribune].
- Sen. Stuart Adams says the effort to merge non-discrimination and religious liberty legislation is extremely difficult [Deseret News].
- A new poll shows Utahns mostly rely on television to follow news from the Legislature, while hardly anyone uses Twitter [Utah Policy].
- Lawmakers kill a proposal that would pay tipped workers the federal minimum wage [Associated Press].
- House leaders unveil their proposal for raising the gasoline tax that is technically not a tax hike [Tribune].
- Rep. Ken Ivory is sponsoring legislation that would eliminate the statue of limitations for sexual abuse cases [Utah Policy].
- The House approves a measure requiring pornography filters on school computers [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Walmart says it will increase the minimum wage it pays employees to $9 per hour [New York Times].
On this day in history:
- 1809 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the power of the federal government is greater than that of any individual state.
- 1839 - Congress prohibited dueling in the District of Columbia.
- 1938 - British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden resigned in protest over Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's decision to negotiate with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
- 1962 - John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, flying aboard the Friendship 7 Mercury capsule.
Today At Utah Policy
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Salt Lake Tribune
Editorial: Prison reform package would be a great step forward
Artificial insemination donors may need to provide medical history
Bill advances to allow the terminally ill to use experimental drugs
House GOP split on Medicaid expansion
First for Utah: Lawmaker seeks to legalize medicinal marijuana
Bill would require anti-porn filters on school computers
Bishop, Hatch preach federalism to Legislature
Rolly: 'White Section' at Utah Capitol? It's not what you think
Utah GOP leaders support delaying Count My Vote compromise
House proposes gas-tax hike that isn't
Greg Bell: Cut the Utah Legislature some slack
Op-ed: Medicaid expansion might not be as helpful as we're meant to think
Hatch, Bishop talk public lands, Hill Air Force Base with Utah lawmakers
Huge chamber to test biological weapons testers debuts at Dugway
House reconsiders bill to create voter turnout task force
Merging religious rights, nondiscrimination would be 'miraculous,' state senator says
Lawmakers encourage Utah's ethnic youths to pursue educational excellence
School computer coding bill passes first vote in Senate
Guv cuts back Healthy Utah proposal but House still undecided on Medicaid expansion
Bill to give terminally ill patients 'right to try' investigational drugs, devices passes House
School Internet filtering bill gets thumbs up from House
Utah Senate urges Congress to permit long, heavy trucks on Western highways
Lawmakers pass bill exempting nursing mothers from jury duty
Bill to boost minimum wage for tipped workers fails in committee
Gov. Gary Herbert plans lesson on federalism as National Governors Association chairman
Lawmakers looking at how open records law applies to police body-cam video
Editorial: Say no to guv pay raise (Standard-Examiner)
Davis County lawmaker unveils benefits bill for families of fallen officers (Standard-Examiner)
Congressman Bishop urges Utah House to use fewer federal dollars (Standard-Examiner)
Ogden lawmaker floats bill for individuals conceived by artificial insemination (Standard-Examiner)
Clinton lawmaker poised to raise taxes on e-cigarette products (Standard-Examiner)
Jeb, the Introvert (Politico)
Benjamin Netanyahu takes another swipe at the White House (Politico)
Obama plays defense on Islam (The Hill)
Warren acknowledges 2016 supporters, says public 'ready to fight back' (The Hill)
Covered California Sends Out 100,000 Inaccurate Tax Forms; About 1 In 8 Get Wrong Info (Associated Press)
'Superbug' Outbreak Raises Questions About Medical Scope (Associated Press)
Team Christie brushes off reports Jeb Bush is scooping up all the donors (CNN)
Hillary Clinton's Complex Corporate Ties (Nasdaq)
Obama accused of skirting Islamic extremist threat, at 'summit without substance' (FOX News)
Mother Jones accuses Bill O'Reilly of hyping his war-zone experiences (Washington Post)
Giuliani defends Obama criticism, says president doesn't believe in American exceptionalism (FOX News)
Missing the Future
"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future."John F. Kennedy Brainy Quote
"As gas prices continue to drop, 28 states are now selling regular gasoline for less than $2 a gallon. It's getting cheaper to pump two gallons of gas outside the station than it is to pump two squirts of nacho cheese inside." Jimmy Fallon Political Humor