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Monday, February 24, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - February 24, 2014
Romney backs "Count My Vote." House investigators turn over recovered emails in the John Swallow probe. Poor air quality may be causing more school absences.
Today's Utah political news highlights:
- 17 days until the final day of the 2014 Legislature
- 18 days until the Utah candidate filing period opens
- 22 days until the Utah Democratic Party caucus meetings
- 22 days until the Utah candidate filing period closes
- 24 days until the Utah GOP caucus meetings
- 61 days until the Utah State Republican and Democratic conventions
- 120 days until Utah's 2014 primary elections
- 253 days to the 2014 midterm elections
- 616 days to the 2015 elections
- 681 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses
- 987 days to the 2016 presidential election
On this day in history:
- Mitt Romney throws his support behind the "Count My Vote" initiative [Deseret News, Tribune].
- A group alleges improprieties with the "Count My Vote" signature gathering process [Tribune, Daily Herald,Deseret News].
- House investigators turn over the 1,300 emails they were able to recover from former Attorney General John Swallow's computer to county attorneys who are conducting a criminal probe [Tribune].
- The House committee investigating Swallow's misdeeds gives their stamp of approval to bills pushing campaign reforms [Deseret News].
- A measure to lower the gas tax while hiking sales taxes fails [Tribune].
- Fear of possible federal gun regulations is fueling a revenue windfallfor the state Division of Wildlife [Deseret News].
- Utah lawmakers areunable to abstain from voting on legislation, even if they have a conflict [Tribune].
- A left-leaning organization calls on lawmakers to divulge possible conflicts of interest when considering their vote on possibly moving the state prison [Standard-Examiner].
- An analysis suggests the state'spoor air quality is behind a rash of absences by Utah school children [Tribune].
- The Granite School District Police Department is using surplus military assault rifles to protect schools [Tribune].
- The Supreme Court ruled in Marbury v. Madison that any act of Congress which conflicts with the Constitution is voidin 1803.
- The U.S. House impeached President Andrew Johnson for attempting to dismiss Secretary of War Edwin Stanton in 1868.
- The United States signed an agreement acquiring a naval station at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba in 1903.
- The U.S. hockey team defeated Finland to win the gold medal in the Lake Placid Olympics in 1980.
- South Dakota lawmakers approved a ban on nearly all abortions in 2006.
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