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Friday, February 27, 2015
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Friday - February 27, 2015
Herbert hits back at the House over Healthy Utah. The Prison Relocation Commission will add two sites to their list. Medical marijuana advances out of a Senate committee.
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 13
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 165
- Days to the 2015 election - 249
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 325
- Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - 332
- Days to the 2016 Utah presidential primary - 487
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 620
Friday's top-10 headlines:
- Gov. Gary Herbert hits House leaders for refusing to act on the Healthy Utah legislation [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News].
- The "frail Utah" alternative to Healthy Utah falls in the Senate [Tribune].
- The Prison Relocation Commission will consider two more potential sites for moving the state prison [Utah Policy].
- Gov. Herbert says he puts the odds that the prison will end up moving at 50-50 [Tribune].
- Lawmakers are getting "very close" to unveiling non-discrimination and religious liberty legislation [Fox 13].
- Count My Vote organizers say a House proposal to kick the ultimate decision back to state delegates if no candidate in a primary election wins a majority of votes would be a violation of their agreement with lawmakers [Utah Policy].
- The Senate kills a proposed constitutional amendment to undo the Count My Vote compromise from last year [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The medical marijuana bill advances out of a Senate committee [Tribune].
- The Senate advances a 10-cent per gallon increase in the gasoline tax [Deseret News, Tribune].
- A bill allowing terminally ill patients to try experimental medical treatments moves forward on the Hill [Deseret News].
On this day in history:
- 1801 - The District of Columbia was placed under the jurisdiction of Congress.
- 1933 - Germany's Reichstag caught fire. The ruling Nazis, blaming Communists, used the fire as a pretext to suspend civil liberties.
- 1951 - The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, limiting presidents to two terms, was ratified.
- 1973 - Members of the American Indian Movement occupied Wounded Knee, S.D. The occupation lasted until May.
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State School Board not canceling SAGE testing
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House passes bill to increase family death benefits of fallen officers
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Gov. Herbert increases pressure on House to hear Healthy Utah
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North Ogden lawmaker's 'Frail Utah' bill fails to advance in Senate (Standard-Examiner)
Boehner vs. McConnell (Politico)
Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid will meet with Bibi (Politico)
GOP drafting bills to avoid shutdown (The Hill)
Landmark Internet rules approved (The Hill)
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