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Thursday, April 17, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - April 17, 2014
Herbert says he's making progress on his 'Healthy Utah' plan. Utah's payday loan rates among the highest in the country. Lt. Governor's office to investigate anonymous mailer.
Today's Utah political news highlights:
- 8 days until the Utah State Republican and Democratic conventions
- 68 days until Utah's 2014 primary elections
- 200 days to the 2014 midterm elections
- 284 days to the start of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 564 days to the 2015 elections
- 629 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses
- 935 days to the 2016 presidential election
On this day in history:
- Gov. Gary Herbert has two big tasks ahead of him with his alternative to Medicaid expansion, convincing the feds and Utah lawmakers to sign off on the plan [Utah Policy, Deseret News].
- Salt Lake City police officials say they are going to make improvements to how they deal with the backlog of rape kits in sexual assault cases [Tribune, Deseret News].
- A study says Utah's payday loan rates are among the highest in the nation [Tribune].
- Sen. Mike Lee holds a town hall meeting in Ogden [Standard-Examiner].
- Accused fraudster Jeremy Johnson's plan to force former Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow to testify in his casehits a roadblock [Tribune].
- The Lt. Governor's office is launching an investigation into an anonymous mailer sent to delegates in Utah County ahead of last weekend's convention [Daily Herald].
- The South Jordan City Council approves an apartment complex over the objections of a number of citizens and the mayor [Tribune].
- 1790 - Benjamin Franklin died at the age of 84.
- 1861 - The Virginia State Convention voted to secede from the Union.
- 1961 - CIA-trained Cuban exiles launched an invasion of that country at the Bay of Pigs in a failed attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro.
- 1964 - The Ford Motor Company unveiled the Mustang.
- 1969 - Sirhan Sirhan was convicted for the murder of Robert F. Kennedy.
- 1970 - The astronauts from Apollo 13 splashed down safely after a ruptured oxygen tank crippled their spacecraft.
- 1975 - Phnom Penh fell to the Khmer Rouge, ending Cambodia's five-year civil war.
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