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Tuesday, July 1, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - July 1, 2014
Local leaders and religious groups hail the Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case. The Utah AG's office misses a court deadline.
- 126 days until the 2014 midterm elections
- 209 days to the opening day of the 2015 legislature
- 490 days until the 2015 elections
- 566 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 861 days until the 2016 presidential election
Tuesday's top news stories:
- Sen. Orrin Hatch hails Monday'sSupreme Court ruling that companies do not have to provide contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act [Tribune].Utah religious organizations cheer the same ruling [Tribune].
- Good grief! The UtahAG's office misses a deadline in a court case over whether the state should have to recognize the same-sex marriages performed in Utah [Tribune].
- Local leaders react to President Obama's announcement he plans to use executive authority to address aspects of immigration policy [Deseret News].
- Utah lawmakers join a national effort to call for a Constitutional Convention [Utah Policy].
- The U.S. Department of Education dismisses a complaint by Salt Lake School Board member Michael Clara over alleged discriminatory hiring practices [Deseret News].
- Real Salt Lake GM Garth Lagerwey talks about how the team's fan base is reflective of the demographic changes in Utah [Utah Policy].
- Robert McDonald, President Obama's nominee to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, has ties to the University of Utah [Tribune].
- Only six of the 11 UTOPIA cities are moving forward with a proposal from an Australian firm to operate the troubled UTOPIA fiber optic network [Tribune, Deseret News].
- According to Census numbers, an overwhelming number of residents in Piute County live in poverty [Tribune].
- The CEO of the Salt Lake Tribune says the company has no intention of ceasing publication [Deseret News].
Today in history:
- 1863 - The Battle of Gettysburg began.
- 1966 - The Medicare federal program went into effect.
- 1987 - President Ronald Reagan nominated federal appeals court judge Robert H. Bork to the Supreme Court. Bork was later rejected by the Senate.
- 2000 - Vermont's civil unions law went into effect.
Tuesday's World Cup schedule:
- Argentina vs. Switzerland (10:00 am, ESPN)
- Belgium vs. United States (2:00 pm, ESPN)
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