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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - April 23, 2014
Report slams Shurtleff's behavior during case against Marc Jenson. A plan to revamp Utah's education grading system. Candidates for chair of Utah's Democrats want to shift the party's focus.
Today's Utah political news highlights:
- 3 days until the Utah State Republican and Democratic conventions
- 63 days until Utah's 2014 primary elections
- 194 days to the 2014 midterm elections
- 278 days to the start of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 558 days to the 2015 elections
- 623 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses
- 929 days to the 2016 presidential election
On this day in history:
- A new report says the behavior of former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff during the case against convicted fraudster Marc Jenson "defies explanation," leading many in his office to wonder if he was working against them during the prosecution [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Gov. Gary Herbert's education advisor unveils a plan to revamp the state's school grading system, and expand the program to colleges and universities [Tribune].
- The two men vying to be the next chair of Utah's Democrats say the party needs to shift focus [Utah Policy].
- Republican delegates to the state convention will consider four resolutions on Saturday [Utah Policy].
- The Salt Lake City Council approves the appointment of Matt Lyon, a former aide to Mayor Ralph Becker, to the city's Planning Commission [Tribune].
- Salt Lake City is on the list of cities invited to bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].
- Rep. Rob Bishop raised a lot of money in the last quarter, but he spent a lot leaving him with less cash on hand than one of his Democratic challengers [Utah Policy].
- 1564 - Today is the date generally accepted as the birthdate of poet and playwright William Shakespeare. He died on the same date in 1616.
- 1789 - President-elect George Washington moved into the first executive mansion in New York City.
- 1791 - James Buchanan, the 15th president of the United States, was born.
- 1971 - The Rolling Stones album "Sticky Fingers" was released.
- 1985 - The Coca-Cola Co. announced it was changing the secret formula for Coke.
- 2005 - The first video was uploaded to YouTube.com.
- 2007 - Russian president Boris Yeltsin died at the age of 76.
- 2010 - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed the nation's toughest illegal immigration measure into law.
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Value of Education
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