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Friday, February 6, 2015
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Friday - February 6, 2015
Legislative Republicans mulling joint caucus to deal with Healthy Utah. Gov. Herbert says discrimination exists on both sides of the same-sex marriage argument. A record number of bills on Utah's Capitol Hill this year.
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 34
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 186
- Days to the 2015 election - 270
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 346
- Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - 353
- Days to the 2016 Utah presidential primary - 508
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 641
Friday's top-10 headlines:
- House and Senate Republicans are mulling an historic joint closed caucus to discuss Healthy Utah [Utah Policy, Deseret News].
- Gov. Gary Herbert says his Healthy Utah plan makes more sense than any other alternative to Medicaid expansion [Tribune].
- Herbert also says his office is investigating incidents of Utahns who have lost their jobs because they've spoken out against same-sex marriage [Deseret News].
- House Republicans discuss a number of options for electing State School Board members [Utah Policy, Tribune].
- There's a record number of bills this session on Utah's Capitol Hill [Fox 13].
- The Utah House overwhelmingly passes a measure allowing small "political issues committees" to be exempt from campaign reporting requirements [Tribune].
- Sen. Allen Christensen wants to keep felons from working as child care providers [Deseret News].
- Sen. Stuart Adams is backing legislation to allow justices of the peace to be impeached [Standard-Examiner].
- President Barack Obama appoints Former Sen. Ross Romero to the Commission on Presidential Scholars [Tribune].
- The Utah State Tax Commission uncovers thousands of potentially fake tax returns due to a data breach with a third-party tax preparation software company [Utah Policy, Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1911 - Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, was born in Tampico, Ill.
- 1933 - The 20th Amendment to the Constitution, which moved the start of presidential, vice-presidential and congressional terms from March to January, was declared in effect.
- 1952 - Britain's King George VI died at age 56, and his daughter was proclaimed Queen Elizabeth II.
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