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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Ten Things You Need to Know for Wednesday - April 15, 2015
Good Wednesday morning. It's Tax Day 2015!
Former Gov. Norm Bangerter dies following a stroke. Most Utahns think lawmakers will find a compromise on Medicaid expansion before the July deadline. An outside group is spending $200,000 on ads supporting Sen. Mike Lee.
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 118
- Days to the 2015 election - 202
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 279
- Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - 286
- Days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - 287
- Days to the 2016 Utah presidential primary - 441
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 574
Wednesday's top-10 headlines:
- Former Utah Governor Norm Bangerter dies following a stroke. He was 82. [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].
- The latest UtahPolicy.com survey finds most Utahns think lawmakers will come up with a compromise on Medicaid expansion before the July 31 deadline [Utah Policy].
- Citizens United is spending $200,000 on ads supporting Sen. Mike Lee [Tribune].
- Salt Lake City leaders want to put a proposed sales tax hike before voters in November [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Sen. Orrin Hatch says the IRS should find ways to spend its money more wisely in order to serve taxpayers better [The Hill].
- Rep. Jason Chaffetz says the head of the Drug Enforcement Agency should step down following revelations employees engaged in parties with prostitutes while stationed overseas [Associated Press].
- Neil Ashdown, Sen. Lee's Chief of Staff, resigns a few months after taking the position [Deseret News].
- Utah college students will pay more in fees next year to cover non-academic costs [Tribune].
- Gas prices in Utah climb above the national average [Deseret News].
- It's tax day. Here are some freebies you can take advantage of today [Bloomberg].
On this day in history:
- 1865 - President Abraham Lincoln died after he was shot the night before at Ford's Theatre in Washington. Vice President Andrew Johnson was sworn in as his successor.
- 1912 - The luxury liner Titanic sank in the northern Atlantic Ocean after striking an iceberg.
- 1947 - Jackie Robinson became the first black major league baseball player when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
- 2013 - Two pressure cooker bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 260.
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