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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - May 27, 2014
Becker may ditch fireworks to fight air pollution. Bramble wants to tighten rules on "business opportunities." Utah's senior population is exploding.
Tuesday's top Utah political news stories:
- 28 days until Utah's 2014 primary elections
- 161 days to the 2014 midterm elections
- 244 days to the start of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 525 days until the 2015 elections
- 601 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 896 days to the 2016 presidential election
On this day in history:
- A BYU poll says 43% of Utah voters say they favor Gov. Herbert's alternative for Medicaid expansion, while 33% would opt for full expansion under the Affordable Care Act [Utah Data Points].
- Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker may end city-sponsored fireworks this year in order to improve air quality [Tribune].
- Sen. Curt Bramble wants to tighten rules on companies offering "business opportunities" following the John Swallow scandal [Tribune].
- The head of the Utah Pride Center is demanding an apology from Gov. Herbert for comments he made during his monthly news conference [Tribune].
- Utah has more residents over the age of 65 than preschool-age children [Deseret News].
- Paul Rolly points out Rep. Ken Ivory has made a habit of making money off his Constitutional causes [Tribune].
- Salt Lake City Council member Erin Mendenhall is named to the Utah Air Quality Board [Tribune].
- A West Jordan company is helping to restore the cast iron on the dome of the U.S. Capitol building [Deseret News].
- Lawmakers are mulling changes to the way property tax disputes are adjudicated which has some worried it could lead to a higher tax burden for homeowners [Tribune].
- The State Records Committee is proposing a rule change that would require state agencies to keep some types of correspondence for seven years [Tribune].
- 1647 - Alse Young became the first person executed for being a witch in America.
- 1911 - Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey was born in South Dakota.
- 1937 - The Golden Gate Bridge opened.
- 1941 - The British navy sank the German battleship Bismarck.
- 1994 - Nobel Prize-winning author Alexander Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia after spending two decades in exile.
- 1997 - The Supreme Court ruled Paula Jones could pursue her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton while he was in office.
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