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Friday, August 22, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know for Friday - August 22, 2014
Lee attacks government regulations. Lockhart eyeing state school superintendent job. Did Dabakis step over the line?
- 74 days until the 2014 midterm elections
- 157 days to the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 438 days until the 2015 elections
- 514 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 809 days to the 2016 presidential election
Friday's Top-10 Headlines:
- Sen. Mike Lee bemoans the amount of government regulations on businesses that could stifle economic growth [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Bill Freeze announces he will run a write-in candidate for Utah County Commissioner after it was revealed the GOP nominee had filed for bankruptcy and copped a deal on a charge of theft [Tribune, Daily Herald].
- Outgoing Speaker Becky Lockhart is angling to become the next state school superintendent [Tribune].
- The state school board appoints Joel Coleman as interim state superintendent even though his wife has a pending lawsuit against the State Charter School Board [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Some Utah homeowners may be eligible for paymets through the multi-billion dollar settlement reached with Bank of America [Tribune].
- South Jordan officials approve a contract to conduct focus groups about the future of the Mulligan's golf course near the Jordan River [Tribune].
- A group looking to build a nuclear power plant near Green River contracts with Westinghouse to build the reactor for the project [Tribune].
- Bob Bernick says Sen. Jim Dabakis stepped over the line with some recent criticism of a public opinion poll [Utah Policy].
- Rep. Paul Ryan says he would love to see Mitt Romney launch another bid for the White House [Fox News].
- A parody of Salt Lake City tourism highlights the fact that visitors are free to leave any time [The Onion].
On this day in history:
- 1775 - King George III proclaimed the American colonies to be in open rebellion.
- 1846 - The United States annexed New Mexico.
- 1972 - President Richard Nixon was nominated for a second term by the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach.
- 1996 - President Bill Clinton signed welfare reform into law.
- 2003 - Alabama's chief justice, Roy Moore, was suspended for his refusal to obey a federal court order to remove his Ten Commandments monument from his courthouse.
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