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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
How to Sound Smart about Utah Politics - April 15, 2014
Happy (?) tax day. No veto override session this year. Love rakes in the campaign cash.
Today's Utah political news highlights:
- 10 days until the Utah State Republican and Democratic conventions
- 70 days until Utah's 2014 primary elections
- 202 days to the 2014 midterm elections
- 286 days to the start of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 566 days to the 2015 elections
- 631 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses
- 937 days to the 2016 presidential election
On this day in history:
- There aren't enough votes for lawmakers to try and override any of Gov. Herbert's vetoes from the 2014 session [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].
- Mia Love pulls in big fundraising numbers in the race for Utah's 4th District [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News].
- Congratulations to the Salt Lake Tribune's Pat Bagley who was named a finalist for a 2014 Pulitzer Prize [Tribune].
- Former Rep. Holly Richardson is left wondering what happened after her bid to return to the Hill was crushed at last Saturday's Utah County convention [Utah Policy].
- Same-sex couples who got married in Utah following the decision to strike down Amendment 3 are waiting for a decision from a Denver appeals court that could affect their tax filing status [Tribune].
- Lawyers for a man accused of plotting a mass shooting at the City Creek Center shopping mall say a proposed plea deal was yanked because of political pressure from police [Deseret News].
- Gun lobbyist Clark Aposhian is mulling taking a plea deal in a case wherein he is accused of domestic violence [Tribune].
- The Sugar House fireworks show gets a new lease on life after the owner of Apollo Burger steps up with a large donation [Tribune, Deseret News].
- 1850 - The city of San Francisco was incorporated.
- 1861 - President Abraham Lincoln declared a state of insurrection following the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter in South Carolina.
- 1865 - President Abraham Lincoln died after being shot by John Wilkes Booth. Andrew Johnson became the 17th president of the United States.
- 1912 - The luxury liner Titanic sank in the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg.
- 1945 - British and Canadian troops liberated the Nazi concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen.
- 1947 - Jackie Robinson became baseball's first black major league player.
- 1986 - The United States launched an air strike against Libya following the bombing of a discotheque in Berlin.
- 2002 - Retired Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White died at the age of 84.
- 2013 - Two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, killing 3 and injuring at least 170 others.
Today At Utah Policy
|No Veto Override Session|
Legislators will not try to override Gov. Gary Herbert's vetoes of three bills from the 2014 Legislature....
|Love Posts Big Fundraising Numbers|
4th District Congressional Candidate Mia Love pulled in nearly half-a-million dollars over the last three months, leaving her with more than $600,000 in the bank....
|Apply Today for Math Software Grants for your School|
Through the 2013 session, the Utah State Legislature has provided $8.5 million for the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Action Center to purchase supplemental math soft-ware for Utah classrooms....