Lawmakers near a final budget deal. Final report on John Swallow investigation delayed. Likely no decision on Medicaid before the 2014 session ends.
3 days until the final day of the 2014 Legislature
4 days until the Utah candidate filing period opens
8 days until the Utah Democratic Party caucus meetings
10 days until the Utah candidate filing period closes
10 days until the Utah GOP caucus meetings
46 days until the Utah State Republican and Democratic conventions
106 days until Utah’s 2014 primary elections
239 days to the 2014 midterm elections
602 days to the 2015 elections
667 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses
973 days to the 2016 presidential election
Today’s Utah political news highlights:
Sources say House Speaker Becky Lockhart will get no money for her education technology initiative in a budget deal worked out by lawmakers [Utah Policy, Tribune].
The House committee investigating former Attorney General John Swallow is delaying their final report by a few days because they recovered 400 more emails from a supposed destroyed hard drive [Tribune, Deseret News].
It appears the 2014 session will end without a decision on Medicaid expansion [Tribune].
A Senate committee approves a bill to create a new panel tasked with finding a new location for Utah’s prison [Tribune].
Sen. Mike Lee’s camp almost scuttled the deal between lawmakers and “Count My Vote” backers [Tribune].
The House kills a bill that would make elections for the State School Board a partisan affair [Deseret News, Tribune].
Senators change a clean air bill allowing the state to adopt tougher standards than the feds before advancing it [Tribune].