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Friday, September 30, 2016
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Morning Must Reads for Friday, September 30, 2016
Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 280th day of the year. There are 92 days left in 2016.
Utahns support a minimum wage boost. SL City & County fight crime in the Rio Grande area of downtown. Hillary Clinton gets a bump in the polls after debate.
Have a great weekend!
- 4 days to the 2nd Congressional District debate at the University of Utah (10/4/2016)
- 4 days to the vice presidential debate at Longwood University (10/4/2016)
- 9 days to the second presidential debate at Washington University (10/9/2016)
- 10 days to the 4th Congressional District debate at Salt Lake Community College (10/10/2016)
- 12 days to the U.S. Senate debate at Brigham Young University (10/12/2016)
- 17 days to the 1st Congressional District debate at Weber State University (10/17/2016)
- 19 days to the 3rd Congressional District debate at Utah Valley University (10/19/2016)
- 19 days to the third presidential debate at UNLV (10/19/2016)
- 39 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
- 115 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (1/23/2017)
- 160 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (3/9/2017)
Talking points for Friday:
1-A majority of Utahns support a boost in the minimum wage, according to a Utah Policy poll (Utah Policy).
2-Congressman Bishop introduces federalism amendment and LaVarr Webb discusses why it’s a good idea (Utah Policy).
3. Hilllary Clinton is getting a little bump in the polls after her debate performance (The Hill).
4-Salt Lake City and County make a big push to fight crime in Rio Grande area of downtown with “Operation Diversion,” a coordinated effort with law enforcement and social services agencies (Deseret News) (Tribune).
5-Gov. Herbert will seek $400 million more for Utah schools in next state budget (Tribune).
6-Jon Huntsman Jr. disagrees with Trump, but will vote for him (Tribune).
7-Vladimir Putin relishes his role as a disruptor in the world (New York Times).
8-Ammon and Ryan Bundy, in court this week, defend their armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge (New York Times).
9-Health insurance rates on the individual marketplace are estimated to rise 30 percent next year (Deseret News).
On this day in history:
- 1399 – King Richard II of England abdicates.
- 1787 – First U.S. voyage around the world – American sailing ship Columbia Rediviva leaves Boston.
- 1841 – Samuel Slocum patented the stapler.
- 1846 – Anesthetic ether used for first time by American dentist Dr. William Morton who extracts a tooth.
- 1898 – City of New York established.
- 1929 – First manned rocket plane flight by auto maker Fritz von Opel.
- 1939 – First televised college football game: Fordham vs. Waynesburg at New York City.
- 1946 – 22 Nazi leaders found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg.
- 1955 – James Dean dies in a car crash at the age of 24 in Cholame, California.
Today At Utah Policy
|Majority of Utahns Support Minimum Wage Boost|
Most Utahns want to raise the minimum wage above the current $7.25 an hour, a new UtahPolicy poll finds.But Utahns are split over what the new minimum should be, $15 an hour, $12 an hour or $10 an hour, finds Dan Jones & Associates.Only Congress has the power to lift the...
|Policy Buzz: Federalism Amendment Introduced by Bishop|
I believe the federal government has grown too big and too expensive, taking over responsibilities that would be better handled by the states and local governments. Because the federal government will never voluntarily relinquish power, the states need tools to push back aga...
|Hatch to Dems: 'Public Option' Won't Rescue Obamacare|
In response to the continuing failures of their healthcare reform law, many Democrats are advocating for the so-called "public option" as the cure for Obamacare's ills. But Sen. Orrin Hatch says there's a reason that idea wasn't included in their original plan...
|Utahns Support Garland Confirmation to Supreme Court if Clinton Wins|
A majority of Utahns say President Barack Obama’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, appellate Judge Merrick Garland, should be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, either now or if Hillary Clinton wins the November election, a new UtahPolicy poll shows.But Utah Republicans are agai...
|Quality Teachers Top Education Priority for Utah Voters|
Many Voters Would Pay Higher Taxes to Increase Education FundingSome 40% of voters in the 2016 Utah Priorities Project survey named teacher quality as their top priority with regard to K-12 education. This beat out “college and career readiness,” “class siz...
|New Initiative to Solve Problems in the Rio Grande Area|
Today we took unprecedented action to restore public safety in parts of downtown Salt Lake City.We are too used to seeing news reports about assaults, stabbings and shootings in the area. The public doesn’t feel safe, our businesses are affected and many vulnerable peo...
|Venezuela Resolution Passes House|
This week, with Congresswoman Love’s strong support, the House passed H. Res. 851. This resolution, which she cosponsored, expresses profound concern about the political, economic, and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and calls for the release of political prisoners, i...
|Rep. Lee Perry Statement on Bill Allowing Concealed Carry|
Representative Lee Perry issued the following statement to clarify recent news stories about a bill file he has opened for the upcoming 2017 Legislative Session:I recently opened a bill file that would allow law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed gun without a permit and ...
|Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report|
Outdoor Notes-- Tribune: Utah Hike of the Week: Upper Muley Twist Canyon in Capitol Reef National Park Weekend EventsNew Films-- Deepwater Horizon: Tribune review -- Demon: Tribune review -- Masterminds: Tribune review -- Mia Madre: Tribune review -- Miss Peregrine's Home fo...
|Utah Public Employees' Assoc. Endorses Gov. Herbert|
Citing a track record of listening to and working with public employees, the Utah Public Employees’ Association (UPEA) has announced its endorsement of Gov. Gary Herbert.“State employees have already benefited from Gov. Herbert and Lt. Gov. Cox’s approach t...
|NRA Endorses Herbert and Reyes|
Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association's Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) recently announced its endorsement of Gary Herbert for re-election as Governor of Utah and Sean Reyes for re-election to the office of Utah Attorney General.“We are proud to endorse G...