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July 23, 2013

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July 23, 2013


How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - Tuesday Edition
by Bryan Schott
Countdown: There are 106 days to the 2013 municipal elections, 190 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature, 465 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 902 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. 

House Speaker Becky Lockhart is mulling removing Rep. Lowry Snow as the chair of the committee tasked with investigating John Swallow because of his ties to one of Swallow’s accusers [Tribune].

Sen. Mike Lee is threatening a government shutdown to block Obamacare [Utah Policy, Tribune].

The group pushing for an alternative route to Utah’s ballot has begun raising money for the fight [Tribune].

The state has quietly set up a number of groups to oversee ethics in government [Utah Policy].

The mayoral race in South Jordan is stirring some controversy as candidates are putting campaign signs where they are not permitted [KUTV].

A group of animal-rights activists file suit saying Utah’s controversial “ag gag” law is unconstitutional [Tribune].

Conservation groups are rallying to oppose a proposed oil refinery near Green River [Tribune].

The number of local governments proposing a property tax hike has doubled from last year [Tribune].
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