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Friday, September 2, 2016
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Morning Must Reads for Friday, September 2, 2016
Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 246th day of the year. There are 120 days left in 2016.
Mike Pence visits Utah. Mike Lee is not ready to endorse Donald Trump. The Utah GOP drops their legal challenge to SB54.
- 67 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
- 143 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (1/23/2017)
- 188 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (3/9/2017)
Ten talking points for Friday:
- Sen. Mike Lee says he's still not ready to endorse Donald Trump for president [Utah Policy].
- The Utah GOP is dropping their legal challenge to SB54, but it could be revived [Utah Policy, Tribune].
- What happened this week in Utah politics? Watch our video week-in-review [Utah Policy].
- GOP Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence visits Utah to discuss education and raise some money [Deseret News, Tribune].
- Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin says Donald Trump is a "threat to democracy" [Tribune].
- Vladimir Putin denies that Russia was behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee, but called the act a public service [Bloomberg].
- Hillary Clinton's campaign raised a whopping $143 million last month [CNN].
- One of the founders of the Latinos for Trump group says if Donald Trump does not win the White House, there would be "taco trucks on every corner" in America [Politico].
- Hillary Clinton's advisors are quietly preparing for the possibility she could win in a landslide [Politico].
- Libertarian Gary Johnson's chances to make the debate stage this month are dwindling [Politico].
On this day in history:
- 1666 - The Great Fire of London began. It destroyed 13,000 houses in four days.
- 1789 - The U.S. Treasury Department was established.
- 1864 - Gen. William Sherman's forces occupied Atlanta during the Civil War.
- 1945 - Japan signed an unconditional surrender aboard the battleship Missouri, formally ending World War II.
Today At Utah Policy
|Utah GOP Dropping SB54 Appeals...For Now|
Utah GOP state chairman James Evans tells UtahPolicy that his party’s Central Committee has decided not to appeal a Utah federal court decision upholding SB54, as long as the 2017 Republican-controlled Legislature settles the “plurality” issue not addressed...
|Bishop: Let Volunteer Groups Clean Up Mines|
Rep. Rob Bishop says "Good Samaritan" charitable groups should be allowed to perform environmental cleanup jobs without the risk of being penalizedby the federal government-which demonstrated its own incompetence inlast year's Gold King Mine disaster....
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