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Friday, May 2, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - May 2, 2014
Welcome to Friday and have a great weekend.
More Utahns than expected, nearly 85,000, have signed up for health insurance available through the Affordable Care Act, well above the goal of 57,000 (Deseret News) (Tribune).
Today's Utah political news highlights:
- 54 days until Utah's 2014 primary elections
- 185 days to the 2014 midterm elections
- 269 days to the start of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 549 days to the 2015 elections
- 614 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses
- 920 days to the 2016 presidential election
- Rep. Jason Chaffetz grills officials on Bengazi attack that killed four Americans (Deseret News/AP)
- Tape reveals emotional meeting between Jeremy Johnson and Mark Shurtleff (Tribune).
- Nearly 85,000 Utahns signed up for health insurance available through the Affordable Care Act, well above the goal of 57,000 (Deseret News) (Tribune).
- Rep. David Lifferth apologizes for calling NAACP a racist organization (Tribune).
- Utah State Wildlife Board joins criticism of BLM for overpopulation of wild horses in southwestern Utah (Deseret News)
- Officials at transportation expo say Utah can cope with rapid growth with careful planning (Tribune).
- Western governors worry that endangered listing for sage grouse would reduce conservation efforts and cause more problems (Deseret News).
- Opinion: Scott Anderson writes that new federal mortgage lending rules will suppress the housing market (Deseret News).
- Op-ed: Sen. Mike Lee assails cronyism and wants to eliminate the Export-Import Bank (Deseret News).
- Tribune editorial says Rep. Chris Stewart is wrong to suggest federal agencies should rely on local law officers to enforce federal law (Tribune).
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