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Monday, May 4, 2015
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Monday - May 4, 2015
Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. May the fourth be with you - it's "Star Wars Day."
Salt Lake City residents are split on whether to move the state's largest homeless shelter away from downtown. Two more join the GOP 2016 field. Putting politics aside in the fight over Medicaid expansion.
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections - 99
- Days to the 2015 election - 183
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - 260
- Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - 267
- Days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - 268
- Days to the 2016 Utah primary election - 422
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 555
Monday's top-10 headlines:
- Salt Lake City residents are divided on whether the Road Home shelter and other homeless service providers should be moved away from downtown Salt Lake City [Utah Policy].
- Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina are joining the already crowded 2016 GOP presidential field [Fox News].
- The LDS Church issues a statement about the health of Mormon leader Thomas S. Monson [Tribune].
- The mayor of Baltimore lifts the curfew following the arrest of six police officers in the death of a black man that sparked several days of rioting [Rolling Stone].
- Gov. Gary Herbert and legislative leaders are trying to put politics aside in their quest to find a deal on Medicaid expansion [Deseret News].
- A Utah LGBT group is asking Utah judges whether they are members of groups that discriminate based on sexual orientation [Tribune].
- The city of Mantua is balancing their budget through speeding tickets [KUTV].
- Utah residents use a lot of water but they don't pay very much for it [Tribune].
- The Salt Lake County Council is planning to live-stream their meetings [Tribune].
- Real Salt Lake owner Del Loy Hansen is close to reaching a deal with West Valley City to build a minor-league soccer stadium there [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1494 - On his second expedition to the New World, Columbus discovered Jamaica.
- 1886 - A labor demonstration for an eight-hour workday at Haymarket Square in Chicago durned into a riot when a bomb exploded.
- 1904 - Construction began on the Panama Canal.
- 1970 - National Guardsmen killed four students at Kent State University in Ohio during a demonstration against the Vietnam War.
Today At Utah Policy
|Hatch Applauds Committee Passage of 529 College Savings Bill|
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) issued the following statement praising committee passage of S. 335, a bipartisan bill to strengthen 529 college savings plans, which was reported out of the Finance Committee unanimously: ...
Salt Lake Tribune
Rolly: Does chairman's 'Star Chamber' proposal violate GOP by-laws?
Op-ed: Delta Airlines hub is vital to Utah's business climate and quality of life
Op-ed: We need medical incineration, and Stericycle does it safely
Dabakis: Medicaid talks have Utah leaders negotiating for less than our share
Op-ed: Legislative mandates set public schools up for failure
Editorial: Pro-business Utah can't run a quality liquor store
Editorial: Public-lands deal fades as posturing rises
Salt Lake County Council looking to live-stream meetings
Cars talking to cars? UDOT about to launch tests to help development
BLM to begin injecting contraceptives into Utah horses with dart guns
Are Mike Lee and Newt Gingrich 'No Labels' kind of guys?
Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: How do Baltimore riots, Supreme Court rulings impact Utah?
Sen. Orrin Hatch: Misrepresentation against Religious Freedom Restoration Act will not help cause of equality
Sean Reyes: 'One with Courage' initiative protects Utah children, families from abuse
Drew Clark: Empathy for legislators is good, but now we need Healthy Utah
John Florez: Involve the homeless on their own behalf, rather than leave them out of the public policy equation
Cows in the canyons: A battle inside Clinton's monument
Poll: Majority of Salt Lake City residents say panhandling should be illegal
Jury convicts San Juan County commissioner for illegal ATV protest ride
Proposed trade legislation could boost Utah exports, Hatch says
Governor, legislators leave 'baggage' behind in Medicaid expansion
Doug Robinson: Midvale Mayor JoAnn Seghini still going strong at 77
Op-ed: EPA driven by ideology, not common sense (Daily Herald)
Provo mayor No. 1 in nation for government use of social media (Daily Herald)
Hillary Clinton's big-money dilemma (Politico)
Ryan amplifies call for Obama's trade agenda (The Hill)
Baltimore mayor: Rioters will face justice (The Hill)
Baltimore lifts curfew imposed after unrest, relieving many (Reuters)
Boehner: Relations between police and black communities a 'national crisis' (New York Daily News)
Sen. Bernie Sanders Says America Needs 'Political Revolution' in 2016 (ABC News)
Many Democrats turn their backs on free trade (New York Times)
Boehner: Obama needs Clinton on trade (CNN)
For Hillary Clinton, a trust deficit to surmount (Washington Post)
Carson, Fiorina, Huckabee to join 2016 GOP presidential field, adding more depth, diversity (FOX News)
Problems facing poor inch into 2016 presidential race (Associated Press)
Speaking the Truth
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Climb that Mountain
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