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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday - September 30, 2014
Republicans boosting Lee's popularity resurgence. Utahns disapprove of Congress. Utah County GOP will pick Valentine's replacement in November.
- Days to the 2014 midterm election - 35
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 118
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 163
- Days to the 2015 election - 399
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 475
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 770
Tuesday's top-10 headlines:
- Sen. Mike Lee can thank Republicans for the resurgence in his approval ratings [Utah Policy].
- 81% of Utahns don't approve of the job Congress is doing, but 74% approve of the Utah Legislature [Utah Policy].
- The Utah County GOP will pick a replacement for outgoing Sen. John Valentine on November 15 [Daily Herald].
- Rep. Jon Cox is preparing legislation that would allow 16 and 17-year-olds to register to vote before they turn 18 [Tribune].
- The Supreme Court rules Ohio officials can limit early voting in the state [Politico].
- Gov. Gary Herbert won't announce a deal with the feds on Medicaid expansion at his annual health summit [Deseret News].
- Rumors are still swirling that both Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman may be considering another run for president [Deseret News].
- Democratic Attorney General candidate Charles Stormont says he wants to put some teeth in ethical standards for Utah government [Utah Policy].
- Utah officials are now waiting to see what the Supreme Court will do about same-sex marriage [Deseret News].
- The University of Utah is on a construction spree [Utah Policy].
On this day in history:
- 1788 - The Pennsylvania Legislature elected the first two members of the U.S. Senate - William Maclay and Robert Morris.
- 1938 - British, French, German and Italian leaders agreed that Nazi Germany would be allowed to annex Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland.
- 1955 - Actor James Dean was killed in a two-car collision at age 24.
- 1962 - Black student James Merideth succeeded on his fourth try in registering for classes at the University of Mississippi.
- 1982 - "Cheers" premiered on NBC.
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