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Monday, March 31, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - March 31, 2014
Utah could play a bigger role in the 2016 presidential race. Corroon considering a run for chair of the Utah Democrats. Utah approves a tuition hike.
Today's Utah news highlights:
- 25 days until the Utah State Republican and Democratic conventions
- 85 days until Utah's 2014 primary elections
- 218 days to the 2014 midterm elections
- 301 days to the start of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 581 days to the 2015 elections
- 646 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses
- 952 days to the 2016 presidential election
On this day in history:
- Some in Utah want the state to play a bigger role in the 2016 presidential nominating process [Deseret News].
- Medicaid expansion may be in Utah's future [Tribune].
- Former Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon is considering a run for chair of the Utah Democratic Party [Utah Policy].
- Businessman Marc Sessions Jenson says former Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow have information that could clear him in fraud charges [Tribune].
- Gov. Gary Herbert signs abill to increase the speed limit on some Utah highways [Tribune].
- State superintendent Martell Menlove announces his retirement [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Former Gov. Mike Leavitt is getting involved in a Nebraska congressional race [Tribune].
- Washington County Democratic Party chair Dorothy Engleman resigns to focus on her run for legislature [St. George News].
- Salt Lake County will change the way they auction off properties with delinquent tax bills [Tribune].
- The Utah Board of Regents approves a 4% tuition hike [Deseret News].
- The LDS Church again rejects requests to allow news cameras on Temple Square during next weekend's General Conference [Tribune].
- Salt Lake County will spend more than $500,000 on new electronic signs for the South Towne Expo Center [Tribune].
- 1492 - King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain issued an edict expelling Jews unwilling to convert to Christianity.
- 1889 - The Eiffel Tower officially opened.
- 1917 - The United States took possession of the Virgin Islands from Denmark.
- 1918 - Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States.
- 1943 - The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Oklahoma!" opened on Broadway.
- 1945 - "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams opened on Broadway.
- 1968 - President Lyndon B. Johnson made a surprise announcement he would not run for re-election.
- 1992 - The U.N. Security Council voted to ban flights and arms sales to Libya for shielding six men accused of blowing up Pan Am Flight 103.
Today At Utah Policy
|Corroon Mulling Bid for Democratic Party Chair|
Former Salt Lake County Mayor Peter CorroonFormer Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon is eyeing a return to politics as he's considering a bid to replace Jim Dabakis as chair of the Utah Democratic Party. ...
|Bob Bernick's Notebook: A Very Complicated Bill|
I shouldn't feel too bad, says state elections director Mark Thomas, if I don't fully understand all the ins and outs of SB54, the "grand compromise" bill recently signed into law by Gov. Gary Herbert and passed by the 2014 Legislature that changes Utah's political party can...
|Bernick and Schott and Politics - Episode #182|
Jim Dabakis resigns as head of the Utah Democratic Party and Republicans consider suing over the "Count My Vote" compromise.Plus, find out why Bob's new nickname is "The Big Woo Woo"!Bryan Schott and Bob Bernick break down the week in Utah politics....
Salt Lake Tribune
Rolly: Legislators, bureaucrats don't trust teachers
Op-ed: EPA overreaches in Chesapeake, and Utahns should worry
Op-ed: Michigan Judge, not marriage studies, is 'unbelievable'
Op-ed: Legislature took substantive steps to clean air
Editorial: On Medicaid, Herbert has Obama over a barrel
Herbert signs 30 bills, including one that raises speed limits
Leavitt's support may backfire in Nebraska race
SL County to revise its approach to some tax sales
Utahn Kenneth Maryboy runs for Navajo Nation president
Jenson lawyer: Swallow, Shurtleff have info that could clear client
Dutch John - a Utah town fishing for a future
Is Medicaid expansion inevitable in Utah?
Analysts say Utah redistricting tough on Democrats
Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Our brackets are shot, time to focus on political minutiae
Connor Boyack: The importance of paying attention
Editorial: As some states flout federal drug law, Justice wavers on enforcement
Editorial: Veto this bill
Energy, transmission corridors through Utah, West up for review
Regents approve 4% statewide tuition increase
Will Utah play a more prominent role in 2016 presidential primary?
Enormous - but invisible - storage facilities take shape
National study shows military suicide rates climbing; Utah no exception
10 'dumb' Utah laws according to the Internet - are they fact or fiction?
Doug Robinson: Vicki Varela - Utah's No. 1 salesperson
No challengers in 1 of every 11 legislative races (Daily Herald)
Opening up on liquor laws (Park Record)
Attorney in Park City launches long shot bid for Congress (Park Record)
Repercussions and Reprieves at Health Insurance Enrollment Deadline (New York Times)
Putin could take 'a third' of Ukraine, Morrell says (The Hill)
GOP senator: Administration 'cooking the books' on ObamaCare enrollment (The Hill)
Is Obama pivot to Asia on hold? (The Hill)
The Big Deal if the Senate Turns Right (New York Times)
GOP presidential race looms large as potential hopefuls gather (CBS News)
NY's King, other House Republicans interested in Rogers' Intelligence Committee post (FOX News)
Bitter Washington DC mayoral election clouded by corruption claims (Guardian)
Illinois legislators try to tweak concealed carry law (Associated Press)
'Sexist Remarks' Inappropriate in 'Bridgegate' Report, Lawyer Says (Patch.com)
Gov. Cuomo is set to pull the plug on anti-government corruption commission with ethics reform package (New York Daily News)
"Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement."
C. S. Lewis Quotations Page
"Intelligence officials say they had a hard time predicting Russia's invasion because Vladimir Putin doesn't own a cellphone or use the Internet due to fear of being tracked. You can tell Putin doesn't spend much time online. When he says 'LOL,' he means 'Look out, Latvia.'" Jimmy Fallon Political Humor