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Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Ten Things You Need to Know for Thursday - June 23, 2016
Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 175th day of the year. There are 191 days left in 2016.
Democrats stage a "sit-in" on the House floor. Donald Trump raises a lot of money in a short amount of time. Utah Republican voters mostly won't consider SB54 when deciding how to vote.
- Five days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 25 days to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland (7/18/2016)
- 31 days to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (7/25/2016)
- 138 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
- 214 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (1/23/2017)
- 259 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (3/9/2017)
Ten talking points for Thursday:
- Democratic lawmakers stage a dramatic "sit-in" on the floor of the House of Representatives, saying they won't leave until the House votes on gun control legislation [Washington Post, Politico]. You can't see the sit-in on C-SPAN because House Republicans control the cameras on the floor [Roll Call]. House Republicans head off the protest by leaving town after declaring the House on break until July 5 [Politico, Bloomberg].
- Donald Trump raised more than $5 million since news broke that his campaign had a little more than $1 million in hand earlier this week [Politico].
- Some GOP delegates are planning and effort to block Donald Trump from winning the nomination at the Republican convention. In response, Trump's campaign is formulating a plan to keep those delegates in line [Politico].
- Voters in Britain will decide today whether the country remains or leaves the European Union [CNN].
- A new poll shows Republican primary really don't care much about SB54 when they are deciding how to vote [Utah Policy].
- Utahns are not donating much to Donald Trump's campaign [Fox 13].
- A Salt Lake City Fire official is alleging fraud and other major violations within the department [Tribune, Deseret News].
- New Census numbers show that Utah's Latino population has grown to more than 400,000, which makes up nearly 14% of the state's population [Tribune].
- Utah's population is also the youngest in the country with a median age of 30.7 [Deseret News].
- Homeless advocates say the Rio Grande neighborhood in downtown Salt Lake City is more dangerous than it's ever been [Deseret News].
On this day in history:
- 1931 - Aviators Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on the first round-the-world flight in a single-engine plane.
- 1972 - President Richard Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed a plan to use the CIA to obstruct the FBI's Watergate investigation.
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