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Thursday, March 31, 2016
Thursday's Talking Points - March 31, 2016
Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 91st day of the year. There are 275 days left in 2016.
Trump ignites a firestorm with a statement on abortion. Gov. Gary Herbert vetoes six bills. Bernie Sanders officially wins 29 delegates from Utah while Clinton gets eight.
- 23 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic State Conventions (4/23/2016)
- 39 days to the last day a veto override session may begin (5/9/2016)
- 89 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 109 days to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland (7/18/2016)
- 116 days to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (7/25/2016)
- 222 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
- 298 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (1/23/2017)
- 343 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (3/9/2017)
Ten talking points for Thursday:
- Donald Trump had a very, very bad day. Trump came under fire for saying women should be subject to "some sort of punishment" for having an illegal abortion. A few hours later he walked that statement back saying the punishments should be for abortion providers [Washington Post, Politico, New York Times, Bloomberg Politics].
- Shockingly, Trump refuses to rule out using nuclear weapons against Great Britain, leading his rivals to pounce and say he's woefully unprepared when it comes to foreign policy [Huffington Post, Politico].
- A new poll shows Trump would be the most unpopular major-party nominee in the modern era. 3/4 of women view him unfavorably, as do 80% of young adults and 85% of Hispanics [Washington Post].
- Gov. Gary Herbert vetoed six bills and allowed one to become law without his signature in his final legislative actions [Utah Policy]. Herbert also signed a controversial bill which allows Rocky Mountain Power to pass some renewable energy costs to ratepayers [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Bernie Sanders officially wins 29 delegates from last week's Utah caucuses while Hillary Clinton picks up eight [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Fox 13]. Utah's final uncommitted superdelegate, Wayne Holland, declares his support for Sanders [Tribune, 2 News].
- Rep. Mia Love's campaign sends out a fundraising letter claiming her Democratic opponent, Doug Owens, endorsed Hillary Clinton. It turns out, he hasn't endorsed anyone [Tribune].
- Republican gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Johnson is furious someone shared his voter registration form with Sen. Todd Weiler, who posted a picture of it on social media [Tribune].
- A new poll shows about 1/3 of Utahns are worried about the Zika virus [Utah Policy].
- Utahns paid more than $18 billion in federal income tax last year [Tribune].
- Tuition and fees are expected to go up at Utah's public colleges and universities by almost 4% next year [Deseret News].
On this day in history:
- 1889 - The Eiffel Tower was dedicated in Paris.
- 1918 - Daylight saving time went into effect in the United States for the first time.
- 1948 - Congress passed the Marshall Aid Act to help rehabilitate war-ravaged Europe.
- 1959 - The Dalai Lama fled Chinese-occupied Tibet and was granted political asylum in India.
- 1968 - President Lyndon B. Johnson made a surprise announcement he would not run for re-election.
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