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Ten Things You Need to Know for Wednesday - July 13, 2016

Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 195th day of the year. There are 171 days left in 2016.

Mel Brown loses his bid for another term. Planned Parenthood blocks Gary Herbert's order cutting off funds to the organization. Donald Trump gets into a spat with Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

The clock:

  • Five days to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland (7/18/2016)
  • 12 days to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (7/25/2016)
  • 118 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
  • 194 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (1/23/2017)
  • 239 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (3/9/2017)

Ten talking points for Wednesday:

  1. The "Brexit" may have a chilling effect on Utah's international business community, which is booming right now [Utah Policy].
  2. Utah is named the #1 state for business by CNBC [Utah Policy].
  3. Former Speaker of the Utah House Mel Brown loses his primary battle against Logan Wilde by a mere eight votes, but a recount may be coming [Utah Policy, Tribune].
  4. Planned Parenthood wins a federal injunction blocking Gov. Gary Herbert's order to cut off federal funds to the organization [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].
  5. Donald Trump says Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg should resign because "her mind is shot," following harsh criticism of him by Ginsberg, who said Trump is "a faker" [CNN].
  6. Donald Trump reportedly plans to unveil his running mate on Friday [Bloomberg]. Trump says he is looking for someone who is an "attack dog" for his #2 on the ticket [Wall Street Journal].
  7. Bernie Sanders ends his bid for the White House by endorsing Hillary Clinton [Yahoo]. Green Party nominee Jill Stein rips Sanders for getting in line behind Clinton [Politico]. Utah delegates who support Sanders are trying to figure out what's next now that their chosen candidate is out of the race [Tribune].
  8. Rep. Mia Love says Donald Trump will have to come up with a "positive agenda" to win her support this year [Breitbart].
  9. Donald Trump continues his adversarial relationship with the truth by claiming he's seen calls for a moment of silence to honor the man who killed five police officers in Dallas last week [Talking Points Memo].
  10. Salt Lake City taxpayers may have to pony up $160,000 per year to fight mosquitos at the site of the new prison near the Great Salt Lake [Tribune, Deseret News].

On this day in history:

  • 1863 - Opposition to the Federal Conscription Act triggered riots in New York City.
  • 1898 - Guglielmo Marconi was awarded a patent for the radio.
  • 1967 - Race-related rioting broke out in Newark, N.J.
  • 1977 - A state of emergency was declared in New York City during a 25-hour power blackout.

Today At Utah Policy

How 'Brexit' and Economic Populism Could Affect International Trade in Utah

Derek Miller, President and CEO of the World Trade Center Utah, sits down to discuss how the "Brexit" vote might affect international business and trade in Utah....

Podcast: 'Brexit' and Economic Populism

Derek Miller, President and CEO of the World Trade Center Utah, offers his thoughts on "Brexit" and its impact on international trade in Utah....

'The Spin Room' - Utah's Democrats Throw in the Towel

Utah Democrats nominated Misty Snow as their opponent for Republican Mike Lee in Utah's U.S. Senate race....

Weekly Survey: Love/Owens Rematch

The rematch between Mia Love and Doug Owens is expected to be one of the most hotly contested contests in Utah this year. Who do you think will win that matchup? Vote now in our weekly survey....

Former Speaker Mel Brown Ousted in Final Vote Count

Former House Speaker Mel Brown, R-Coalville, lost his bid for another term on Utah's Capitol Hill....

Federal Court Blocks Herbert's Directive on Planned Parenthood

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals granted a preliminary injunction on Tuesday to Planned Parenthood in their lawsuit against the Utah Department of Health and Gov. Gary Herbert....

Utah Named Top State in CNBC Ranking

Utah was named the No. 1 state for business in CNBC’s 10th annual Top States ranking released Tuesday....

Policy News

Press Release: Doug Owens to End Luxury Travel for Members of Congress
Fourth Congressional District candidate Doug Owens today introduced the fourth plank of his new Accountability and Ethics Reform Plan designed to strengthen ethical guidelines to hold lawmakers in Washington more accountable to the people they represent....

Sutherland Institute Announces Changes to Board of Trustees
Sutherland Institute announced changes to its Board of Trustees....

Rep. Bishop Selected as Member of Military Funding Conference
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has appointed Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) to serve as a lead member of the Conference Committee assigned to negotiate a final version of National Defense Authorization Act....

Hatch Statement at Finance Hearing on the Stark Law
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) delivered the following opening statement at a hearing to examine ways to improve and reform the Stark Law:...

Lee Testimony on First Amendment Defense Act
Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) will testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the First Amendment Defense Act. Remarks as prepared for delivery are available below....

Reps. Stewart & Frankel Call for Better Oversight of Unregulated Sober Homes
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) and Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) have sent a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), Congress’ investigative arm, requesting a review of federal and state oversight of sober homes. ...

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Bears Ears monument would bring unintended consequences

Editorial: It is ironic that Utah civil forfeiture report was issued on the eve of Independence Day

Utah troopers going to Cleveland to help control crowds, protests at Republican convention

What transportation projects do you want along Wasatch Front? Your input is sought

Deflated Sanders’ Utah delegates face a big question: To switch or not to switch?

Levels of some ‘air toxics’ along Wasatch Front are above what EPA says is cancer-causing

Utah school board schedules public hearing for new route to license teachers without education training

This may bug Salt Lakers: Residents may have to pay the mosquito-fighting tab at new Utah prison

Utah Planned Parenthood says court’s ruling on injunction gives group a win over guv

By 8 votes, former Utah House Speaker Mel Brown falls short in GOP race

Rolly: Maine man? Utah’s Rob Bishop tries to block land deal 2,000 miles away

All politics are local, unless Clinton and Trump are on the ballot

Studies show regional grid would be great for California — but for Utah, outlook is still unclear

Lots of potential — Salt Lake City has plenty of parking, but needs to manage it better, study says

Deseret News

Ralph Hancock: Black Stories Matter

Richard Davis: The effects of past racial discrimination still influence Americans today

Op-ed: Should the Supreme Court have unlimited power?

Jay Evensen: Do police body cams help or hinder justice?

Op-ed: Caucus/convention vs. Count My Vote

Editorial: Quality air conversation

Planned Parenthood wins preliminary injunction in lawsuit against Herbert

Public comment period opens for proposed transportation plan

Utah lawmakers to consider $10M for new arena at state fairgrounds

A new sign of the times in Park City™?

Mosquito experts: Prison relocation plan may take some debugging

Bears Ears controversy ramps up with Jewell's visit, Bishop's planned legislation


Editorial: Get caught flying a drone over a Utah wildfire and go to prison (Standard-Examiner)

Survey: Most Utahns against transgender student bathrooms accommodations (Logan Herald Journal)

Editorial: Vail should heed City Hall and citizen concerns over trademark (Park Record)

PCMR and City Hall exchange strongly worded trademark letters (Park Record)

National Headlines

Reports: Trump running mate revealed Friday (The Hill)

How Bernie came to back Hillary (The Hill)

Trump allies, enemies make final moves ahead of convention showdown (Politico)

Ted Cruz to meet with secretive conservative group in Cleveland (Politico)

Pence introduces Trump at rally that doubles as VP audition (Associated Press)

Hillary Clinton Still Has A Problem With A Key Pro-Sanders Group: Young Voters (NPR)

GOP moves closer to the base, and away from the broader public, in party platform (Washington Post)

Amid protests, panel finds that LAPD did not violate deadly force rules in shooting of black woman in South L.A. (Los Angeles Times)

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg intensifies criticism of Trump: 'He is a faker' (CNN)

L.A. to vote on taxing pot to pay for homeless services (Los Angeles Times)

Black NRA Commentator Slams Media Coverage of Philando Castile Shooting (Washington Free Beacon)

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