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Friday, June 27, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - June 27, 2014
Same-sex marriage opponents regroup. Sen. Mike Lee is the subject of a campaign finance complaint. Orem rejects UTOPIA deal.
- 130 days until the 2014 midterm elections
- 213 days to the opening day of the 2015 legislature
- 494 days until the 2015 elections
- 570 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 865 days until the 2016 presidential election
Friday's top news stories:
- Opponents of same-sex marriage are regrouping following the 10th Circuit Court's ruling [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Gov. Gary Herbert says Utah's appeal of the ruling striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage should move to the Supreme Court [Tribune, Daily Herald].
- A liberal group files a campaign finance complaint against Sen. Mike Lee [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News].
- Sen. Lee hails the Supreme Court ruling that President Obama's use of recess appointments to federal positions is unconstitutional [Tribune].
- The Orem City Council rejects a proposed deal from an Australian company to build out and operate the UTOPIA fiber optic network [Daily Herald, Deseret News].
On this day in history:
- 1844 - Mormon leader Joseph Smith was murdered by a mob in Carthage, Illinois.
- 1893 - The New York stock market crashed.
- 1950 - The U.N. Security Council passed a resolution calling on member nations to help South Korea repels an invasion from the North.
- 1969 - Patrons at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York's Greenwich Village, clashed with police in an incident considered to be the birth of the gay rights movement.
- 1972 - The Atari video game company was founded in Santa Clara, California.
- 1980 - President Jimmy Carter signed legislation reviving the draft.
- 1985 - Route 66 was officially decertified.
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