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July 19, 2013

How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - Friday Edition
by Bryan Schott
Countdown: There are 110 days to the 2013 municipal elections, 194 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature, 469 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 906 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. 

Oy! Rep. Lowry Snow, who is set to chair the John Swallow investigation, has ties to Jeremy Johnson - the embattled businessman who has leveled numerous allegations against Swallow [Tribune].

The committee investigating Swallow has a lot of hurdles to overcome, the least of all being scheduling [Deseret News].

Utah Republicans may lobby lawmakers to move the date of the primary election because it would truncate the calendar for the mass meetings and party conventions too much [Utah Policy].

Sen. Pat Jones will not run for re-election in 2014 [Utah Policy].

Gov. Gary Herbert undergoes minor surgery for skin cancer [Tribune].

Utah education officials aren’t too thrilled with Sen. Aaron Osmond’s idea to scrap compulsory education [Standard-Examiner].

Rep. Jim Matheson says he is working with the “No Labels” group to get around gridlock in Congress [Deseret News].

A legislative task force grapples with what Obamacare will mean for Utah once it’s implemented [Deseret News].

Rep. Kay Christofferson says Utah should consider privatizing more services [Standard-Examiner].

Sandy Mayor Tom Dolan says Utah cities will soon have no choice but to consider a tax hike in order to maintain services for residents [Standard-Examiner].

Utah’s state-sponsored college savings program hits $6 billion, making it one of the largest in the nation [Tribune].
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Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Follow the money: Scandal shows reason for limits

New hunting group puts sights on Utah economy

Utah lawmakers discuss horse slaughterhouses

Utah educators question pitch to end compulsory school attendance

Gov. Gary Herbert undergoes skin cancer surgery

Utah's college savings plan hits $6 billion

Chaffetz says 'rogue agents' not to blame for IRS scandal

Lawmaker who'll lead Swallow panel has ties to Jeremy Johnson

Deseret News

Op-ed: Personal liberty or royal decrees?

Editorial: Nuclear option

Dan Liljenquist: Silver lining would be discourse on race relations

Editorial: Many workers only have part-time, temporary employment

Effective teachers, small class sizes championed by panel of educators

State lawmakers repeal law limiting federal police powers

Utah House sets course for Swallow investigation

Gov. Gary Herbert recovering from skin cancer treatment

Legislative task force reviews new Affordable Care Act provisions

Attorney General John Swallow investigative committee faces daunting job

Matheson says No Labels a way to get work done in Congress

Detroit files for bankruptcy

New York health insurance to fall under Obamacare?


Matheson joining effort to end D.C. gridlock (Daily Herald)

Editorial: Multilingual Utah prisons (Standard-Examiner)

Lawmakers seek limits on political campaign contributions (Standard-Examiner)

Two locals on Swallow investigative committee (Standard-Examiner)

Gov. Herbert treated for skin cancer (Standard-Examiner)

Lawmakers approve $2.99M payment to resolve lawsuit (Standard-Examiner)

Utah higher ed board to consider private, public sector issues (Logan Herald Journal)

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