Utah's Daily Policy Resource | Brought to you by Utah Policy
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Ten Things You Need To Know for Tuesday Morning - August 13, 2014
Lee wants donors to assure him their contributions were legal. Congress is wildly unpopular among Utah voters. Swallow and Shurtleff won't appear in court until September.
- 83 days until the 2014 midterm elections
- 166 days to the opening day of the 2015 legislature
- 447 days until the 2015 elections
- 523 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 818 days until the 2016 presidential election
Wednesday's top headlines:
- Sen. Mike Lee is asking donors to sign affidavits that their contributions did not violate campaign finance law [Tribune].
- Congress is so unpopular with voters in Utah that tom Congressional leaders are staying away from the Beehive State this election cycle [Utah Policy].
- Utah has until mid-September to file an appeal to a federal court ruling that the state must recognize same-sex marriages [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The next court date for former Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff has been pushed back to October [Tribune].
- Jon Huntsman says he thinks Mitt Romney will not make a third run for the White House in 2016 [Tribune].
- Sen. Mike Lee's approval ratings may show a need for him to start moving to the political center [Utah Policy].
- The White House is about to reverse a ban on lobbyists serving in government [Politico].
- West Jordan City Manager Richard Davis resigned suddenly this week following a lawsuit accusing city officials of civil-rights abuses [Tribune].
- New TRAX lines to the airport are not takingrevenue from taxis and airport parking [Tribune].
- The Davis County Board of Health wants to change their regulations on sellers of e-cigarettes [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1521 - Spanish conqueror Hernando Cortez captured present-day Mexico City from the Aztecs.
- 1961 - Berlin was divided as East Germany sealed off the border between the city's eastern and western sectors in order to halt the flow of refugees.
- 1981 - President Ronald Reagan signed a historic package of tax and budget cuts.
- 2011 - Republican Rep. Michelle Bachmann won the Iowa straw poll.
Today At Utah Policy
|National GOP Figures to Stay Away from Utah in 2014|
By this time in her 2012 U.S. House run, Mia Love had had visits from several national GOP House leaders and was looking forward to considerable support from the RNCC the Republican National Congressional Committee.Not so in her 2014 campaign....
|James Evans Leads 'Draft Mitt' Effort|
The Christian Science Monitor interviews Utah GOP chairman James Evans about his campaign to convince Mitt Romney to launch a 2016 presidential bid....
|Weekly Survey: Will Obama Create a New National Monument in Utah|
President Obama says he's "not done" using the Antiquities Act to set aside federal lands. Many people are urging him to create a new national monument in Utah around the Greater Canyonlands. How likely do you think it is Obama makes that move? Vote now in our weekly survey....
|Utah is Ready to Export and Resources are Available |
General Manager Natalie Kaddas of Kaddas Enterprises, Inc., is a living example of how a manager can use Utah's exporting resources to open the door of the global marketplace to their business. Kaddas will share her company's international success story with attendees at the...
"Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience."
George WashingtonQuotations Page
"North Korea has opened a summer camp where kids from around the world can swim, play volleyball, and learn about the country's culture. It's the first camp in history where kids tell ghost stories to feel safer." Jimmy Fallon Political Humor