Ten Things You Need to Know for Wednesday

Countdown: There are 223 days to the 2013 municipal elections, 306 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature, 587 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 1019 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. 

Who were the most and least effective legislators during the 2013 session? We’ve got a breakdown right here [Utah Policy].

A ban on polygamy enters the discussion as the Supreme Court considers whether California’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional [Tribune].

Gov. Herbert and others rally at the Capitol in support of traditional marriage [TribuneDeseret NewsABC 4].

Many Utah politicians aren’t likely to change their minds on same-sex marriage given the LDS Church’s stance opposing the practice [Deseret News].

Sen. Mike Lee will join a threatened filibuster of any new gun legislation that comes to the floor [Tribune].

Sen. John Valentine has a change of heart about whether the State Auditor’s office should have authority to conduct financial audits of the DABC [Tribune].

The West Valley City Council sends a letter to Mayor Mike Winder asking for better oversight of the city’s embattled police force [TribuneDeseret NewsKSL].

The Salt Lake County Council once again does not approve beginning construction on a building to house the District Attorney’s office near the Matheson Courthouse [Tribune].

The Utah Transit Authority says it cannot afford to run the airport TRAX line to accommodate those who have early-morning or late-evening flights [Tribune].

Bob Farrington announces he is resigning as Salt Lake City’s Economic Development Director [Tribune].