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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Eight Things You Need to Know About Utah Politics for Tuesday
Valentine set to become chair of the Utah Tax Commission. Brady hosts a prominent Democrat on a tour of Utah. Cox and McAdams set to rumble on Saturday.
- 91 days until the 2014 midterm elections
- 174 days to the opening day of the 2015 legislature
- 455 days until the 2015 elections
- 531 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 826 days until the 2016 presidential election
Monday's top headlines:
- Sen. John Valentine will leave the legislature after 26 years to become the new chairman of the Utah State Tax Commission [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News, Daily Herald].
- Rep. Jason Chaffetz hosts Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings on a tour of Utah [Tribune, Deseret News].
- James Brady, the press secretary injured during the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, passed away at the age of 73 [Real Clear Politics].
- The Utah Education Association names Lisa Nentl-Bloom as their new executive director [Tribune].
- Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox will face off in a demolition derby on Saturday in South Jordan [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Rep. Steve Handy considers the future of Utah's State Fairpark [Utah Policy].
- A deal will keep two anti-fracking measures off of Colorado's ballot in November [Los Angeles Times].
- A new commission seeks solutions on how to bridge Utah's gender wage gap [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1861 - The federal government levied an income tax for the first time.
- 1884 - The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was laid in New York Harbor.
- 1981 - The federal government began firing striking air traffic controllers.
- 2010 - The Senate confirmed Elana Kagan as the Supreme Court's 112th justice.
- 2011 - Standard & Poor's lowered the United States' AAA credit rating by one notch to AA-plus.
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