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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - March 25, 2014
Dabakis resigns. Utah GOP considering a lawsuit over "Count My Vote" compromise.
Today's Utah political news highlights:
- 31 days until the Utah State Republican and Democratic conventions
- 91 days until Utah's 2014 primary elections
- 224 days to the 2014 midterm elections
- 307 days to the start of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 587 days to the 2015 elections
- 652 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses
- 958 days to the 2016 presidential election
On this day in history:
- Utah Democratic Party chairman Jim Dabakis announces his resignation [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune, Daily Herald].
- Utah Republicans are mulling a lawsuit over the provision in the "Count My Vote" compromise requiring political parties have open primaries [Utah Policy].
- A number of legislators are running unopposed or without significant competition in 2014 [Tribune].
- Some Utah school board races are seeing an unusually large number of candidates this year [Tribune].
- A Utah County woman was turned away from filing for a House District as an unaffiliated candidate because she didn't meet the requirements to be on the ballot [Daily Herald].
- Mia Love has the inside track in Utah's 4th Congressional District race [Standard-Examiner].
- Utah's new law allowing the use of cannabis extract to treat seizures could end up helping multiple sclerosis sufferers as well [Tribune].
- The Salt Lake City Council will hold a public hearing about proposed zoning changes along the Sugar House Streetcar line [Tribune].
- The Utah Board of Regents is considering a 4-percent tuition hike next year [Deseret News].
- 1643 - Maryland was founded by English colonists.
- 1807 - Britain abolished its slave trade.
- 1894 - Jacob Sechler Coxey and his "army" of unemployed men began their march from Ohio to Washington.
- 1911 - A fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City killed 145 workers.
- 1965 - The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 marchers to the state capitol in Montgomery, Alabama.
- 1994 - American troops completed their withdrawal from Somalia.
- 1996 - An 81-day standoff by the antigovernment Freemen group began at a ranch in Montana.
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