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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - March 26, 2014
How the cost of the Swallow investigation ballooned to more than $4 million. Love named to next level of GOP's "Young Guns" program. Utah preparing for a population explosion.
Today's Utah political news highlights:
- 30 days until the Utah State Republican and Democratic conventions
- 90 days until Utah's 2014 primary elections
- 223 days to the 2014 midterm elections
- 306 days to the start of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 586 days to the 2015 elections
- 651 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses
- 957 days to the 2016 presidential election
On this day in history:
- How did the cost for the House investigation into John Swallow move north of $4 million? Here's an explanation [Tribune].
- Mia Love named to the second-tier of the GOP's "Young Guns" program [Utah Policy].
- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says she won't oppose legislation allowing the federal government to reimburse states like Utah that paid to re-open national parks during last year's shutdown [Deseret News].
- Utah families are hailing the passage of a new law allowing the use of cannabis extract to treat seizures [Tribune].
- Envision Utah wants ideas from residents on how to prepare for Utah's population doubling in the next 35 years [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Rep. Rob Bishop's bill to restrict the creation of more national monuments is expected to come up for a vote in the House on Wednesday [Tribune].
- Utah State University's enrollment dropped, but not as much as expected, after the LDS Church lowered the age requirements for missionaries [Standard-Examiner].
- A new study says Utah is tops in the nation for number of residents who are struggling to pay for healthcare [Tribune].
- Another study finds most Utahns struggle to earn enough money to pay rent [ABC 4].
- Sugar House residents push back against a proposed zoning change to allow taller buildings along the streetcar line [Tribune].
- Congratulations to Utahn's Against Hunger's Gina Cornia who has earned national recognition for her leadership of that group [Deseret News].
- 1827 - Composer Ludwig van Beethoven died in Vienna, Austria at the age of 56.
- 1874 - Poet Robert Frost was born in San Francisco.
- 1892 - Poet Walt Whitman died at the age of 72.
- 1911 - Playwright Tennessee Williams was born in Columbus, Miss.
- 1945 - The battle of Iwo Jima ended.
- 1979 - The Camp David peace treaty was signed by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.
- 1982 - Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial took place in Washington, D.C.
- 1999 - Dr. Jack Kevorkian was convicted of second-degree murder for giving a lethal injection to a am whose death was shown on "60 Minutes."
- 2000 - Vladimir Putin was elected president of Russia.
- 2003 - Former Sen. Daniel Moynihan died at the age of 76.
- 2011 - Former Democratic vice presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro died at the age of 75.
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