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Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today - Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. There are 92 days left in 2015.
Lawmakers get their first look at Medicaid expansion plan. A judge blocks Herbert's order cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood. Lee has a big lead over his Democratic challenger.
- 34 days to the 2015 election - (11/3/2015)
- 110 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) - (1/18/2016)
- 117 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (1/25/2016)
- 118 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary - (1/26/2016)
- 162 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature - (3/10/2016)
- 272 days to the 2016 Utah primary election - (6/28/2016)
- 405 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
Wednesday's top-10 headlines:
- Utah lawmakers get their first look at a plan for expanding Medicaid in the state [Deseret News, Fox 13, Tribune].
- Rep. Jason Chaffetz tangles with the head of Planned Parenthood in a Congressional hearing [Reuters, Tribune, Fox 13].
- A judge blocks Gov. Gary Herbert's order to cut off federal funding to Planned Parenthood Utah [Deseret News, Associated Press, KUER].
- Sen. Mike Lee has a 30-point lead on Democratic challenger Jonathan Swinton [Utah Policy].
- Rep. Mia Love spent $83,000 on direct mail and communicating with constituents during the last fundraising quarter, which is higher than most other members of Congress [Tribune].
- Sen. Jerry Stevenson wants to restore $500,000 that was cut from the DABC budget [Tribune].
- Rep. Jake Anderegg wants to crack down on police speed traps [Tribune].
- Officials show off what the Salt Lake City International Airport renovation will eventually look like [Tribune, Fox 13].
- Embattled Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis reportedly met with Pope Francis when he visited Washington last week [New York Times].
- Will Rand Paul be the next GOP candidate to drop out? One of the super PAC's backing his campaign stops raising money [Politico].
On this day in history:
- 1630 - John Billington, one of the first pilgrims to land in America, was hanged for murder - the first European criminal executed in the American colonies.
- 1788 - The Pennsylvania Legislature elected the first two members of the U.S. Senate - William Maclay of Harrisburg and Robert Morris of Philadelphia.
- 1938 - British, French, German and Italian leaders agreed at a meeting in Munich that Nazi Germany would be allowed to annex Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland.
- 1962 - James H. Meredith, an African-American, was escorted onto the University of Mississippi campus by U.S. marshals, setting off a riot in which two men died before violence was quelled by more than 3,000 soldiers.
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