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Monday, March 2, 2015
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Monday - March 2, 2015
House Republicans tease their own alternative to Healthy Utah. Salt Lake City's first woman Mayor, Dee Dee Corradini, dies. Utahn's split over calls to hike the minimum wage.
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 10
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 162
- Days to the 2015 election - 246
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 322
- Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - 329
- Days to the 2016 Utah presidential primary - 484
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 617
Monday's top-10 headlines:
- House leaders are working on their own Medicaid alternative plan to counter Healthy Utah [Utah Policy, Tribune].
- Some Republicans in the Utah House disagree with the leadership's decsion to block Healthy Utah [Deseret News].
- Former Salt Lake City Mayor Dee Dee Corradini dies from lung cancer at the age of 70 [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].
- A new poll says Utahns are split over President Obama's call to raise the minimum wage [Utah Policy].
- The Prison Relocation Commission drops plans to take the final decision on moving the prison out of the hands of lawmakers [Tribune, Deseret News].
- A House committee approves a plan to overhaul Utah's criminal justice system by dropping sentencing for some crimes from a felony to a misdemeanor [Tribune].
- Educators call on lawmakers to boost funding for Utah's public schools [Tribune].
- Polls show Utahns support Gov. Gary Herbert's proposal to add $500 million for public education, but lawmakers say the final number will be closer to $400 million [Utah Policy].
- Lawmakers decide a measure to eliminate gas chambers at animal shelters needs more study [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Real Salt Lake officials plan to unveil a new proposed site for a minor league soccer stadium after plans to build at the Utah State Fairpark fall through [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1807 - Congress outlawed the importation of slaves to the United States, effective the following year.
- 1836 - Texas proclaimed independence from Mexico.
- 1877 - Republican Rutheford B. Hayes was declared winner of the 1876 presidential election over Democrat Samuel Tilden, even though Tilden had won the popular vote.
- 1962 - Philadelphia's Wilt Chamberlain set the single-game NBA scoring record with 100 points against the New York Knicks.
Today At Utah Policy
Salt Lake Tribune
Op-ed: Healthy Utah is still Obamacare and should be rejected
Op-ed: Healthy Utah is what Utahns want, need and deserve
Rolly: House punts on Healthy Utah, protects GOP members
Op-ed: Conservatism supports access to medical marijuana
Op-ed: Legislative micromanaging of schools is only getting worse
Op-ed: Utahns need workplace savings plan to realize their dreams
Op-ed: Raise gas tax to help Utah roads and schools
Op-ed: Healthy Utah's costs are small compared to enormous benefits
Op-ed: Marijuana is more sensible than other, legal therapies
Editorial: Keep parties out of school board votes
Editorial: Not voting on Healthy Utah is secret government in action
Mitt Romney 'major factor' in Boston's Olympic bid
Bill to ban animal gas chambers in Utah referred for more study
Where will the prison go? List expands to five potential sites
Utah panel OKs bill boosting drug treatment, reducing sentences
House unveils counter to Healthy Utah, though with few details
County grants license to CenturyLink
House weakens ban on cellphones for drivers
Legislature will have the final say on prison move
Republicans embrace prison reform, and their liberal counterparts
Utah Senate wants halt to president's power to create national monuments
How should Utah charter schools be funded?
Deedee Corradini, Salt Lake City's first female mayor, dies
Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Lessons learned from political gaffes
Mia Love: Big government needs to get out of the way, give Americans chance to rise
Bob Bennett: Climate change question should change from 'Is it real?' to 'How bad is it?'
John Florez: Lawmakers broke the state's public education system - they should own it
Op-ed: Herbert is helping Utah stay on right track
Paul Mero: Choice plays big part in debate of Utah's marijuana legalization
Op-ed: Opportunities abound for Utah businesses
Peter Corroon: State correctional facilities make push to treat mental illness
Editorial: Bill to make drug possession a misdemeanor reverses from past negative get-tough policies
Editorial: Don't delay SB54 - let the 2014 measure go forward
Bill to allow voting 'selfies' passes Utah Senate committee
Committee OKs education funding bill for qualifying families
Senate endorses bill for money to promote local Utah arts, culture
Bill to ban gas chambers at animal shelters delayed until next year
Bill seeks to remedy 'knotty' problem of math illiteracy
Some GOP House members disagree with blocking Healthy Utah
Social services advocates urge lawmakers to restore earmarked revenues
Educators call for funding, legislation to strengthen local control
Prison Relocation Commission ready to dial back in governor, full Legislature
Lawmaker seeks to alter Wasatch Front car dealer landscape
Utah assails Obama's Clean Power Plan
Deedee Corradini, Salt Lake's first and only female mayor, has passed away
Editorial: House must allow debate on health care (Daily Herald)
Utah governor: Utah is becoming a technology haven (Daily Herald)
Prison Relocation Commission wants to finish site selection by early summer (Daily Herald)
Prison Relocation Commission: who are they and who controls the final decision? (Daily Herald)
Local legislators address health care, transportation and prison (Daily Herald)
Editorial: Healthy Utah bill should be heard (Standard-Examiner)
Bill to stabilize general assistance aid advances in Senate (Standard-Examiner)
Low-income advocates urge lawmakers to sunset earmarks to help struggling Utahns (Standard-Examiner)
Utah ranks OK for infrastructure but canals are a worry (Standard-Examiner)
Bill may make it easier to terminate teachers (Standard-Examiner)
Herbert, others speak at Lincoln Day Dinner (Logan Herald Journal)
Cache Valley legislators expect gas tax hike (Logan Herald Journal)
Despite public, Senate support, Utah House blocks hearing of Healthy Utah Plan (SU Independent)
Editorial: Abandoning Accord would be an unpardonable mistake (Park Record)
HOA bill passes both the Legislature (Park Record)
County Council divided on Mountain Accord (Park Record)
In Mountain Accord, is there a 'grand bargain' or a 'non-answer?' (Park Record)
Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll, with Scott Walker right behind (Politico)
Politicking in America is nothing new for Benjamin Netanyahu (Politico)
Kerry contradicts Rice: Netanyahu is 'welcome to speak' in US (The Hill)
Graham helps kick off AIPAC with UN funding cut threat (The Hill)
Gauntlet awaits Internet rules (The Hill)
Congress passes stopgap funding for Homeland Security (Wall Street Journal)
Scott Walker admits to flipping on immigration (Associated Press)
Homeland Security funding drama darkens U.S. fiscal outlook (Reuters)
Pot calls kettle black: Rahm on Chuy's property tax vote (Sun-Times)
Former Democratic Governor Wants 2016; Takes Shot At Hillary (FOX News)
Colorado Sold 17 Tons Of Retail Marijuana In First Legal Year (Huffington Post)
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