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Friday, August 30, 2013
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How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - August 30, 2013
Countdown:There are 68 days to the 2013 municipal elections, 152 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature, 427 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 864 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses.
- The group pushing for an alternative path for candidates to get on the primary ballot says they are moving forward with their petition drive. They also name Gail Miller as one of the chairs of the organization [Tribune].
- The IRS announces they will treat legally married same-sex couples the same as heterosexual unions for tax purposes. Utah tax officials may follow suit [Tribune].
- No changes in the results of the mayoral primary elections in West Valley City and South Salt Lake after a recount [Tribune].
- Officials with Park City Mountain Resort have been given an eviction notice by Talisker Land Holdings, but they vow to stay and fight [Tribune].
- Some members of the panel tasked with deciding whether to move the prison say it makes sense to house more state prisoners at the prison in Gunnison and at county jails [Tribune].
- Census numbers show about 1/3 of lower-income Utahns do not have health insurance [Tribune].
- South Salt Lake and Glendale, with a high number of uninsured residents, could prove pivotal in whether Obamacare fails or succeeds in Utah [Tribune].
- Gov. Gary Herbert names three people to the bench in Utah's 8th District [Deseret News].
- Herbert announces the expansion of a program to help Utah students read at grade level [Deseret News].
- Bob Bernick argues Utahns have a moral duty to fund education [Utah Policy].
- North Salt Lake residents continue their push to shut down a medical waste incinerator there [Deseret News].
- The Trib's Thomas Burr takes a look at a day in the life of Utah Rep. Rob Bishop [Tribune].
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