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Monday, March 30, 2015
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Monday - March 30, 2015
Good Monday morning!.
Obama may visit Utah later this week. Does the LDS throw its weight around on Utah's Capitol Hill? Veterans set to rally against renaming part of I-15 after former Speaker Becky Lockhart.
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 134
- Days to the 2015 election - 218
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 295
- Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - 302
- Days to the 2016 Utah presidential primary - 457
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 590
Monday's top-10 headlines:
- President Barack Obama may visit Utah later this week [Utah Policy].
- Former Utah Rep. Carl Wimmer claims the LDS Church can use a heavy hand when lobbying lawmakers while others recount different experiences [Tribune].
- Some lawmakers say they didn't know a sales tax hike was tucked into a prison bill before they voted to approve the legislation [Tribune].
- Governor Gary Herbert signs legislation increasing gas and property taxes [Deseret News, Tribune].
- A group of Utah veterans plan to rally against a bill renaming part of I-15 for former Speaker Becky Lockhart [Tribune].
- Utahns remember Sen. Harry Reid's impact on the political landscape during his tenure in Washington [Deseret News].
- The Utah Board of Regents approve a tuition hike at the state's colleges and universities [Tribune, Deseret News].
- A former federal water official argues in a new book the U.S. should tear down Glen Canyon Dam [Tribune].
- A training session at the University of Utah aims to get more women involved in politics [Fox 13].
- Utahns think England is America's greatest ally while Iran is our greatest enemy [Utah Policy].
On this day in history:
- 1822 - Florida became a U.S. territory.
- 1867 - U.S. Secretary of State William Seward reached an agreement with Russia for the purchase of Alaska for $7.2 million in gold.
- 1870 - The 15th Amendment, granting African-American the right to vote, was adopted into the U.S. Constitution.
- 1981 - President Ronald Reagan was shot by John Hinckley Jr. outside a Washington hotel. White House presss secretary James Brady, a Secret Service agent and a Washington police officer also were wounded.
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