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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - May 14, 2014
Utah leaders call for immigration reform. Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage is struck down. Utah County could see a population boom by 2050.
Wednesday's Utah political news highlights:
- 41 days until Utah's 2014 primary elections
- 174 days to the 2014 midterm elections
- 257 days to the start of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 538 days to the 2015 elections
- 614 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 909 days to the 2016 presidential election
On this day in history:
- Utah leaders once again call on Congress to enact immigration reform [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News].
- Former Salt Lake County Sheriff Aaron Kennard meets with President Obama to urge action on immigration reform [Tribune].
- Mark Hedengren, a former Congressional candidate in Utah, says the current caucus system stacks the playing field against underfunded candidates [Deseret News].
- A federal judge strikes down Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional [LA Times].
- A member of the Salt Lake City School Board says minority parents were excluded from the process when the district hired new principles this year [Tribune].
- The Orem city council gives preliminary approval to a $92 million budget for next year [Daily Herald].
- Envision Utah says Utah County could see 1 million more residents by 2050 [Daily Herald].
- 1787 - Delegates began gathering in Philadelphia for a convention to draft the U.S. Constitution.
- 1796 - Edward Jenner administered the first smallpox vaccine.
- 1804 - The Lewis and Clark expedition to explore the Louisiana Territory left St. Louis.
- 1904 - The first Olympic games in the United States, held in St. Louis, officially opened.
- 1948 - The state of Israel was proclaimed as British rule in Palestine ended.
- 1955 - Representatives from the Soviet Union and seven other communist bloc countries signed the Warsaw Pact in Poland.
- 1973 - The United States launched Skylab 1, its first manned space station.
- 1998 - Singer Frank Sinatra died at the age of 82.
- 1998 - "Seinfeld" aired its final episode.
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