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Thursday, April 3, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - April 3, 2014
Herbert vetoes three bills. Rep. Richard Greenwood will not seek another term in the House. More cuts coming to the Salt Lake Tribune.
Today's Utah political news highlights:
- 22 days until the Utah State Republican and Democratic conventions
- 82 days until Utah's 2014 primary elections
- 215 days to the 2014 midterm elections
- 298 days to the start of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 578 days to the 2015 elections
- 643 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses
- 949 days to the 2016 presidential election
On this day in history:
- Gov. Gary Herbert vetoes three bills from the 2014 session, including onestemming from the John Swallow investigation [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune, Daily Herald].
- Rep. Richard Greenwood will not seek another term in the legislature [Utah Policy].
- Gov. Herbert signs a bill expanding a public/private partnership to increase preschool opportunities for at-risk children [Daily Herald].
- The Supreme Court strikes down some campaign contribution limits for federal races [Tribune].
- The Salt Lake Tribune is bracing for more budget cuts [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Economists predictslowed growth for Utah [Tribune].
- U.S. Forest Service officials report an oil leak in the Dixie National Forest [Tribune].
- A study from the University of Utah says reducing urban sprawl can increase economic mobility [Tribune].
- 1860 - The Pony Express began service between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California.
- 1865 - Union forces occupied the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
- 1882 - Jesse James was shot to death in St. Joseph, Missouri.
- 1924 - Actor Marlin Brando was born in Omaha, Nebraska.
- 1948 - President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan.
- 1968 - Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "mountaintop" speech less than 24 hours before he was assassinated.
- 1996 - Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski was arrested.
- 1998 - The Dow Jones industrial average topped 9,000 for the first time.
- 2009 - Iowa's Supreme Court legalized gay marriage.
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