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Monday, July 20, 2015
Ten Things You Need to Know for Monday - July 20, 2014
Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City.
"Conceptual framework" announced for Medicaid expansion. Trump disparages McCain's time as a POW. The Utah Supreme Court rejects a proposed referendum to keep the prison in Draper.
- 22 days to the Utah municipal primary elections - (8/11/2015)
- 106 days to the 2015 election - (11/3/2015)
- 183 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - (1/18/2016)
- 190 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
- 191 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - (1/26/2016)
- 235 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
- 345 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 478 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
Monday's top-10 headlines:
- The "Gang of Six" announces they have agreed on a "conceptual framework" for expanding Medicaid in Utah [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune, Fox 13, ABC 4].
- Donald Trump is taking an enormous amount of heat for questioning the heroism of Sen. John McCain [Washington Post]. For his part, Trump tries to defend himself in an op-ed [USA Today].
- Here's a roadmap of the legal wrangling in the case involving Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and Rep. Justin Miller [Tribune].
- The Utah Supreme Court rejects a proposed referendum to keep the Utah State Prison in Draper [Deseret News, Fox 13].
- Gov. Gary Herbert is ordering the Utah National Guard to find more ways to protect its troops following a shooting rampage in Tennessee [Utah Policy, Deseret News].
- Utah elected officials are joining a push against any new national monuments in the state [Tribune].
- Regulators are requiring the operators of a tar sands mine to monitor for potential groundwater contamination [Tribune, Deseret News].
- High-tech companies in Lehi say the state has not come through with millions of dollars in promised transportation upgrades [Tribune].
- Hillary Clinton plans to push for a revamping of the capital-gains tax in a speech later this week [Wall Street Journal].
- Despite lower numbers of tourists than last year, Utah Valley officials say they still hope for an economic boost this year [Daily Herald].
On this day in history:
- 1881 - Sioux leader Sitting Bull surrendered to the Army, which promised amnesty for him and his followers.
- 1944 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt was nominated for an unprecedented fourth term at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
- 1945 - The U.S. flag was raised over Berlin as the first American troops moved in to take part in the post-World War II occupation.
- 1969 - Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first men to set foot on the moon.
- 2013 - Helen Thomas, UPI White House reporter through the administrations of 10 presidents, died at age 92.
Today At Utah Policy
|Lee Keeps the Gay Marriage Issue Alive on Capitol Hill|
Congressional conservatives are rallying behind Sen. Mike Lee's religious freedom bill, even as House Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders show little stomach forputting divisive social issues at the top of the Republican agenda....
|Utah Troops Allowed to Carry Weapons at Military Facilities|
Approximately one year ago, Utah state policy was changed to accommodate the carrying of weapons by soldiers at National Guard facilities in accordance with state law. In response to the recent attack of military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn., Gov. Gary R. Herbert has dir...
|Salt Lake County Hires New Planning and Budget Director|
Mayor Ben McAdams and Salt Lake County Chief Financial Officer Darrin Casper announced today that Rod Kitchens has been chosen as the county’s new director of planning and budget. He replaces Lance Brown, who retired in May, after 20 years in that position....
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