ArchiveWhat You Need to Know About Utah Politics Today – January 14, 2014Bryan Schott·January 14, 2014· Share Utahns are evenly divided on same-sex marriage. Education groups back “Count My Vote.” Lawmakers move closer to a possible compromise on Medicaid expansion. Countdown: 13 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature 58 days until the final day of the 2014 Legislature 161 days until Utah’s 2014 primary elections 294 days to the 2014 midterm elections 657 days to the 2015 elections 722 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses 1028 days to the 2016 presidential election Today’s Utah news highlights: A new poll shows Utahns are evenly split on the issue of same-sex marriage, but nearly 3/4 would support civil unions for same-sex couples [Tribune]. The debate over same-sex marriage could impact the fate of a proposed statewide non-discrimination bill [Deseret News]. Education groups come out in favor of the “Count My Vote” citizens initiative because they say it will help make education more of a priority in Utah politics [Tribune]. The number of Utahns enrolling in Obamacare is up, but still lagging behind government projections [Tribune]. Utah lawmakers may be moving closer to a compromise on Medicaid expansion [Utah Policy]. Sen. Jim Dabakis is proposing a campaign finance reform measure that would curb big political donations [Standard-Examiner]. Don’t expect any movement from the Legislature on a proposal to hike the gas tax in order to help build roads [Utah Policy]. Big snowstorms can cost the Utah economy millions of dollars according to a new study [KSL]. Someone has launched an online petition to impeach Gov. Gary Herbert [Utah Policy]. Utah National Guard employees may lose their job if the Army follows through with plans to remove 16 Apache helicopters from the state [Tribune]. The Utah Transit Authority plans to focus efforts on improving the experience for customers [Deseret News]. Clark Ivory resigns from the University of Utah board of trustees in order to serve a mission for the LDS Church [Tribune]. A dozen staffers at the Ogden Standard-Examiner lose their jobs, including cartoonist Cal Grondahl [Tribune]. On this day in history: The U.S. ratified a peace treaty with England that ended the Revolutionary War in 1784. President Franklin Roosevelt met with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and French General Charles de Gaulle at a wartime conference in Casablanca in 1943. NBC’s “Today” show premiered in 1952. George Wallace was sworn in as governor of Alabama promising “segregation forever” in 1963. Sylvia Plath’s novel “The Bell Jar” was published in 1963. President Ronald Reagan delivered his 331st and final weekly radio address in 1989. “The Simpsons” premiered on television in 1990. Former Enron finance chief Andrew Fastow pleaded guilty to conspiracy and accepted a ten-year prison sentence in 2004. Bobby Jindal took office as the first elected Indian-American governor in the nation in 2008. Cyclist Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey that he’d used performance-enhancing drugs in 2013.