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Monday's Talking Points - April 4, 2016

Good Monday from Salt Lake City. Today is the 95th day of the year. There are 271 days left in 2016.

Mayor Jackie Biskupski signs brief in defense of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. The upcoming Salt Lake County Democratic Convention could be one of the biggest in recent memory.

The clock:

  • 19 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic State Conventions (4/23/2016)
  • 35 days to the last day a veto override session may begin (5/9/2016)
  • 85 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
  • 105 days to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland (7/18/2016)
  • 112 days to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (7/25/2016)
  • 218 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
  • 294 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (1/23/2017)
  • 339 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (3/9/2017)

Ten talking points for Monday:

  1. Political Intrigue, Big Turnout Expected at Saturday's Salt Lake County Democratic Convention. [Utah Policy]

  2. Mayor Jackie Biskupski joined more than 50 city and county governments from 28 states in signing an amicus brief in defense of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. [Utah Policy]

  3. International trade is a key driver of Utah’s economy, but is taking a beating in the presidential election, with the top four candidates raising various levels of opposition to free trade agreements. [Utah Policy]

  4. Paul Rolly: Decades of gerrymandering bear fruit: Utah’s Legislature is wacko. [Tribune]

  5. Utah Republican guv candidates to face off in first debate. [Deseret News ]

  6. Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Discussing the race for president, Utah's governor and legislative candidates. [Deseret News]

  7. Council seeks to scatter affordable housing around Salt Lake City. [Tribune]

  8. Politicians and characters show for Orem's own Grammy's. [Daily Herald].

  9. As Park City's GOP caucus unfolded, someone called for police help. [Park Record]

  10. Rep. Stewart says Americans are "unquestionably" less safe since President Barack Obama took office. [Deseret News]


Today At Utah Policy


Political Intrigue, Big Turnout Expected at Saturday's Salt Lake County Democratic Convention

Saturday's Salt Lake County Democratic Convention could be one of the biggest in recent memory....

International Trade is a Key Driver of Utah's Economy

International trade is, unfortunately, taking a beating in the presidential election, with the top four candidates raising various levels of opposition to free trade agreements....

The Sutherland Dream: Promoting Principled Patterns

(Editor’s note: Boyd Matheson was recently appointed president of the Sutherland Institute. Following is the text of his speech at the announcement of his appointment.)...

'Political Insider' Survey: Should Utah's Superdelegates Support Bernie Sanders?

Bernie Sanders thrashed Hillary Clinton in Utah's presidential caucus vote last month. Sanders won 27 of the state's 33 delegates while Clinton only got 6. However, the four "superdelegates" have evenly split their votes between the two candidates....

Utah Senate to Issue Veto Override Poll

Utah Senate President Wayne Niederhauser initiated the veto override process for Utah State Senators. President Niederhauser issued the following statement in response to the governor's veto of three bills and seven budget line items:...

Veto Override Procedure in the House

Governor Gary Herbert vetoed six bills and several line-items on the final day of the bill signing period, which was Wednesday, March 30, 2016....

Massive Delicate Arch Banner Project Takes Shape

After nearly a year’s delay, the banner project to protect Delicate Arch is now on track....

Bob Bernick's Notebook: Why Wait for 2017?

Now that the 2016 Utah Legislature is over, and Gov. Gary Herbert has signed, vetoed or allowed to become law without his signature more than 470 bills and resolutions, it’s time to look forward....

Bernick and Schott on Politics - Episode #277

Gov. Gary Herbert vetoes six bills from the 2016 session, but allows some other controversial legislation to become law....

Policy News


Mayor Jackie Biskupski Signs Amicus Brief in Defense of President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan
Mayor Jackie Biskupski joined more than 50 city and county governments from 28 states in signing an amicus brief in defense of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan....

Ski Utah and STEM Action Center Utah Partner for a Day of Science on the Slopes
On Saturday, Apr. 9, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Solitude Mountain Resort (Moonbeam Base Area), please join Ski Utah and the Utah STEM Action Center on a Passport Appreciation Day....

Utahns Give Big During Love Utah Give Utah
On Thursday, March 31, Utahns showed their support in extraordinary ways for the nonprofit organizations and schools that matter most to them through Love Utah Give Utah.15,491 people donated a total of $1,229,800 to 463 Utah nonprofit organizations and schools during the 24...

The Utah 1033 Foundation Welcomes Two New Additions to Its Team
Tore Steen, founder and chairman of The Utah 1033 Foundation, announced the election of David Edmunds to the governing board of directors and the hiring of Lynn Suksdorf as director of development....

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Trade secrets need federal protection, and Hatch’s bill will provide it

Rolly: Decades of gerrymandering bear fruit: Utah’s Legislature is wacko

Op-ed: Utah companies need trade-secret law to compete fairly

Op-ed: Until Utah controls its federal lands, Utahns will be second-class citizens

Op-ed: I am honoring my responsibility as a Democratic superdelegate

Editorial: Gambling-averse Utahns take wild investment bets

Editorial: Dealing with refugees is no job for the faint of heart

Utah Republican guv candidates to face off in first debate

Legislature’s legacy leaves many women’s issues to be addressed

Council seeks to scatter affordable housing around Salt Lake City

Most Utah candidates still taking convention route to nomination

Draper City’s proposal to lift nepotism ban didn’t sit well with public

Deseret News

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Discussing the race for president, Utah's governor and legislative candidates

John Florez: Trash state school board

Op-ed: Medicare 'Test' would accelerate cancer clinic closings

Op-ed: In support of the Public Land Initiative

Op-ed: Congress' intellectual property breakthrough: A bipartisan victory for Utah innovators and job creators

Rep. Stewart: World is 'standing on the edge of a knife'

GOP legislative leaders stirring up support for veto override session

Officials face tight deadlines on partial Medicaid expansion

Other

Politicians and characters show for Orem's own Grammy's (Daily Herald)

Editorial: Northern Utah needs a vet center (Standard-Examiner)

As Park City's GOP caucus unfolded, someone called for police help (Park Record)

National Headlines

Trump and Sanders' common cause (Politico)

Cruz revives winning Iowa strategy for Wisconsin (Politico)

Trump, Priebus rhetoric remains harsh (The Hill)

Ten House seats Dems hope Trump will tilt (The Hill)

Sanders: Wisconsin loss would be 'devastating,' kill momentum (Washington Examiner)

Kasich: Open GOP convention would be ‘fun,’ ‘cool’ (Washington Times)

Ted Cruz gets Packerland welcome at Green Bay stop (Journal Sentinel)

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Shift Into High Gear as Wisconsin Primary Looms (New York Times)

Marijuana activists see D.C. win as opportunity for dialogue (Washington Times)

British PM: ISIS Terrorists Working To Drone The West With Nuclear Material (Daily Caller)

5 things to know about the Panama Papers (MarketWatch)

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