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Friday, May 22, 2015
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Top Things You Need to Know for Friday - May 22, 2015
Have a great holiday weekend. Utah Policy Daily will take Monday off and we'll return on Tuesday. Here are your Friday news highlights:
-Bob Bernick writes about Utah legislators going on the road again, and relates memories of road trips past (Utah Policy).
-Utah Gov. Herbert and Colorado Gov Hickenlooper mostly agree on energy development (Utah Policy).
-Gov. Gary Herbert touts Utah's $21B energy sector at his annual Energy Development Summit while a handful of environmentalists dressed in Halloween costumes protest outside (Salt Lake Tribune, Standard-Examiner).
-A debate is brewing among Utah lawmakers and law enforcement about police use of body cameras (Deseret News).
-More 80 mph speed zones are coming to Utah's rural freeways (Salt Lake Tribune).
-Utah is growing twice as fast as the nation as a whole (Salt Lake Tribune).
-In the face of pressure from a conservative group, Reps. Rob Bishop and Chris Stewart renounce their previous support for the Ex-Im Bank (Salt Lake Tribune).
-U.S. Senate confirms Utah’s Jill Parrish to federal bench (Deseret News, Salt Lake Tribune).
-LDS Church leaders are watching to see if Boy Scouts drop ban on gay adult leaders (Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News).
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 81
- Days to the 2015 election - 165
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 242
- Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - 249
- Days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - 250
- Days to the 2016 Utah primary election - 404
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 537
Today At Utah Policy
|Herbert and Hickenlooper Mostly Agree on Energy Development|
Two western governors, one a Republican and one a Democrat, sounded similar themes on Thursday as they talked about energy development, public lands, and federal regulation in a discussion with Jack Gerard, president & CEO of the American Petroleum Institute.Ap...
|Anderson Encourages Support for TPA|
In his Deseret News column, Zions Bank President & CEO Scott Anderson thanked Sen. Orrin Hatch for his work on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), and called on the Utah’s congressional delegation to support the trade legislation.Robust international trade is abs...
|Press Release: UF Research Report Looks at Millenials|
Across the United States, the Millennial generation -- those born from 1981 through the early years of the 21st Century -- are just now surpassing the Baby Boom generation (born 1946-1964) as the largest population group. In Utah, Millennials have been the la...
|Lee Clarifies Support for Paul's Filibuster|
Unlike his Tea Party ally Sen. Rand Paul, who on Wednesday filibustered (with Lee's help) the Senate's extension of the Patriot Act and would like to see the surveillance law expire altogether, Sen. Mike Lee says he supports a derivative of the Patriot Act that would end the...
|Lee Compares Ex-Im to Enron|
In a Washington Examiner op-ed, Sen. Mike Leesays Congress should let the Export-Import Bank expire because the taxpayer-backed credit agency has become "a modern day 'Enron' of the federal government."...
|Press Release: Rep. Mia Love Introduces First Bill|
WASHINGTON— Congresswoman Mia Love (R-UT) introduced her first bill on Thursdayas a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, The Student Right to Know Before You Go Act. The bill addresses the issues facing millions of college students who, while gra...
|Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report|
Outdoor Notes-- Utah Hike of the Week: Fremont River Trail in Capitol Reef National Park -- For the latest wildlife news and information and the fishing report visit the?DWR websiteWeekend EventsConcerts-- "Celli on the Square," Friday, 7:30 p.m., Assembly Hall on Temple Squ...
|Press Release: Women's Group Fails Utah on Women Issues|
A new state-by-state analysis released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that Utah ranks last in the nation (50th) for political participation and 50th for work and family, receiving “F” grades in both areas. Politica...
|Utah Launches Nation's First Comprehensive Econ Dev Map|
This week the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) and EDCUtah launched a premier interactive economic development map called locate.utah.gov, which showcases Utah's "fastest internet in the west" along with key infrastructure information.L...
|Salt Lake Chamber Celebrates Hinckley Institute's 50 Years|
For five decades, the Hinckley Institute has championed student and community civic engagement. The last 10 years, specifically, have been marked by explosive growth—particularly on a global level.The Salt Lake Chamber has been a long-time supporter of the Hinckley Ins...