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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - April 22, 2014
Most legislative incumbents are raising more money than their challengers. SB 54 will bring big changes to Utah's elections. GOP delegates will consider a resolution calling for partisan school board elections.
Today's Utah political news highlights:
- 4 days until the Utah State Republican and Democratic conventions
- 64 days until Utah's 2014 primary elections
- 195 days to the 2014 midterm elections
- 279 days to the start of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 559 days to the 2015 elections
- 624 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses
- 930 days to the 2016 presidential election
On this day in history:
- Most incumbents in the legislature are out-performing their opponents ahead of the state conventions, but there are a few exceptions [Tribune].
- SB 54 will bring some dramatic changes to Utah's elections [Utah Policy].
- Republican state delegates will consider a resolution calling for all Utah school board elections to become a partisan affair [Deseret News, Tribune].
- House speaker Becky Lockhart will be among the presenters at the Western Republican Leadership Conference in Salt Lake City this week [Daily Herald].
- The CEO of the Deseret News says changing the business deal between his paper and the Salt Lake Tribune helps protect the independence of both publications [Tribune].
- The number of single-family dwellings in Layton are on the rise [Deseret News].
- 1509 - Henry VIII became king of England.
- 1864 - Congress authorized the use of the phrase "In God We Trust" on U.S. coins.
- 1889 - The Oklahoma Land Rush began as thousands of homesteaders made their claims.
- 1954 - The televised Army-McCarthy hearings began.
- 1970 - Earth Day was observed for the first time.
- 1983 - The West German magazine Stern announced the discovery of personal diaries written by Adolf Hitler that turned out to be a hoax.
- 1994 - Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, died at the age of 81.
- 2000 - Armed immigration agents seized Elian Gonzales from his relatives' home in Miami and returned him to his father in Cuba.
- 2010 - The Deepwater Horizon oil platform sunk into the Gulf of Mexico two days after an explosion that killed 11 workers.
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