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July 26, 2013


How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - Friday Edition
by Bryan Schott
Countdown: There are 103 days to the 2013 municipal elections, 187 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature, 462 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 899 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. 

House Speaker Becky Lockhart removes Lowry Snow from the committee investigating John Swallow, replacing him with Rep. Francis Gibson. Rep. Jim Dunnigan is the new chairman [Tribune, Deseret News].

61 law firms are bidding to be the legal counsel for the House during their investigation of Swallow [Tribune].

Sen. Mike Lee is not finding much support from fellow Republicans for his plan to shut down the government in order to defund Obamacare [Tribune].

Rep. Jim Matheson is the only member of Utah’s Congressional delegation to vote against an amendment to limit data gathering by the NSA [Tribune].

How are Utah’s Republicans going to pay for their effort to derail the Count My Vote ballot initiative? [Utah Policy]

Kind of brilliant when you think about it - Utah Republicans tried to hire Melodia Gutierrez after Utah’s Democrats ousted her as their Latino outreach director [Tribune].

Parking fees for visitors at the University of Utah are set to jump [Tribune].

Those Pioneer Day fireworks caused a dramatic rise in pollution levels across northern Utah [Tribune].

The Provo/Orem area is ranked #1 in the nation for “economic vitality” [Daily Herald].

If you want to vote in the August 13 primary election, the deadline to register is Monday [Tribune].
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Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: The NSA vote: Utah’s GOP votes were correct

In Utah, it's your marijuana prescription or your concealed gun

Wildfires and guns: should steel bullets be outlawed?

Mike Lee's shutdown threat 'dumb idea' or principled move?

61 law firms submit bids to help with House's John Swallow probe

Lockhart replaces Snow as head of House’s Swallow probe

Town hall held for Utahns curious about Affordable Care Act

Rolly: GOP makes play for fired Democratic Party staffer

BLM unveils preferred power line routes through Utah

Deseret News

Op-ed: This is why I oppose Common Core

Op-ed: Stericycle should stop incinerating

Dan Liljenquist: Detroit could rebound with determined leaders

Matthew Sanders: More countries should follow David Cameron's defense of children, attack on pornography

Editorial: Lessons from Detroit

Utah year-round elementary students head back to school

Lockhart replaces Swallow committee head to avoid conflict

The Economist asks: What if Mitt Romney had won?

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Utah County No. 1 for economic vitality (Daily Herald)

Lockhart names new chair of committee to investigate Swallow (Daily Herald)

U.S. House bill targets HAFB furlough (Standard-Examiner)

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