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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday - February 24, 2015
Utahns overwhelmingly support plan for massive school funding boost. The Senate advances proposed constitutional amendment to kill Count My Vote. Non-discrimination legislation coming later this week.
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 16
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 168
- Days to the 2015 election - 252
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 328
- Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - 335
- Days to the 2016 Utah presidential primary - 490
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 623
Tuesday's top-10 headlines:
- Nearly 7 in 10 Utahns support Gov. Gary Herbert's proposal to pump $500 million into Utah's public schools [Utah Policy].
- The Utah Senate advances a proposed state constitutional amendment that would override the Count My Vote compromise [Utah Policy, Tribune].
- Capitol Hill sources say legislators should unveil their non-discrimination and religious liberty proposals later this week [Utah Policy].
- Utah legislators are now taking applications from outside lawyers tho want to aid the state in the fight over control of public lands [Tribune].
- Senators kill a bill allowing the state to adopt tougher clean-air standards than those set by the federal government [Deseret News].
- A Senate panel approves a bill clamping down on anonymous campaign donations [Deseret News].
- A Senate committee holds a measure banning those under the age of 19 from entering tobacco shops on concerns it may set up some unintended consequences [Utah Policy, Tribune].
- Lobbyists may ditch wearing nametags under a proposed bill approved by a Senate committee on Monday [Tribune].
- A bill requiring new drivers to take an additional written test before getting their license wins final approval and now heads to the governor [Tribune].
- The House passes a measure giving teachers a modest tax credit for buying classroom supplies with their own money [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1803 - The Supreme Court ruled in Marbury v. Madison that they were the final interpreter of constitutional issues.
- 1868 - The House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson following his attempt to dismiss Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. He was later acquitted by the Senate.
- 1920 - The German Workers Party, which later became the Nazi Party, met in Munich to adopt its platform.
- 2006 - South Dakota lawmakers approved a ban on nearly all abortions.
Today At Utah Policy
Salt Lake Tribune
Editorial: Keep Utah's research pipeline flowing
Rolly: Utah GOP clout surfaces in Bear Lake battle
Senators douse bill banning youths from Utah smoke shops
Utah Senate approves another new-driver test, pricier driving cards for immigrants
State dog bill advances - barely
Lack of confidence and a mindset that women have no role in leadership keeps Utah women down, report says
House advances supply expense tax credit
Lawmakers seek applicants to develop $2 million land transfer legal strategy
Rule changes for lobbyists, corporations advance
House passes bill to allow Zenefits to continue business
Senate shoots down clean-air rule measure
Utah liquor panel to revisit proposals to curb underage drinking violations at bars, restaurants
Senators call for an end to SAGE testing in Utah schools
Herbert, governors tout bipartisanship solutions after White House meeting
Amendment advances to overturn 'Count My Vote' compromise
Pioneer Park Coalition sees another resignation, more member confusion
Op-ed: Allowing export of U.S. crude oil would help keep prices low and create growth in domestic oil industry
Op-ed: Utah education fails children, future state economy
Editorial: Targeted education helps prepare students for new wave of tech-related employment opportunities
Building code bill clears legislative committee
Utah lawmakers show support for Parliament of the World's Religions
National service groups visit Utah Capitol to tout programs
Senate to debate bill to delay Count My Vote compromise
Bill would eliminate statute of limitations on civil actions related to child sexual abuse
Senate panel favors bill to ban anonymous political campaign donations
State moves forward on federal public lands bid
Legislature mediating bitter dispute over idle Wastach County sewer plant
Lawmakers back off horse-tripping ban
Clean air measure dies in Utah Senate
House panel approves bill to require citizenship test for high school degree
House passes bill to increase select teacher salaries
Gov. Herbert: 'Let chips go where they may' on Homeland Security shutdown
Utah County schools receive $7 million (Daily Herald)
Editorial: Hill shortage = education needs (Standard-Examiner)
Bill to regulate vans and shuttles for railroad crews draws fans and foes (Standard-Examiner)
Bill to halt horse-tripping advances out of committee Monday (Standard-Examiner)
Dueling Bear Lake access bills before the Legislature (Logan Herald Journal)
What if the Supreme Court rules against Obamacare? (Politico)
President Obama's war push faces rift with the left (Politico)
No 'drama or fanfare' for Keystone veto, WH says (The Hill)
Hawaii Dem 'mind-boggled' Pentagon would brief on Iraq War plan (The Hill)
President Paul? Wall Street on high alert (Politico)
Mall Threat 'Not Likely' to Inspire Attacks Soon, Feds Say, But Malls Prepare for Worst (ABC News)
If Homeland Security Funding Lapses, Many Guards Would Work Without Pay (Wall Street Journal)
U.S. Justice Department asks for stay to allow immigration action (Reuters)
Frank Zappa turned Jeb Bush's wedding photo into Kodak moment (USA Today)
Poll: Ted Cruz leads in Texas, but here comes Scott Walker (USA Today)
NSA director defends plan to maintain 'backdoors' into technology companies (Guardian)