Ten Things You Need to Know for Thursday

Countdown: There are 229 days to the 2013 municipal elections, 312 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature, 593 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 1025 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. 

Gov. Gary Herbert is getting lobbied on all sides over whether or not to veto HB76 with most of the public input to his office leaning toward him signing the legislation [Tribune].

Rep. Carol Spackman Moss urges attendees at a public meeting to call Gov. Herbert and ask him to veto HB76 [Tribune].

Gov. Herbert talks with rural Utahns about a proposed deal to split water under Utah’s Snake Valley with Nevada. He also plans to host a water summit in October [TribuneDeseret News].

The State School Board will not ask Gov. Herbert to veto a controversial school grading bill [TribuneDeseret News].

The ACLU asks Gov. Herbert to veto a bill requiring the disclosure of who is paying for a political poll because it violates the First Amendment [Daily Herald].

Sequestration budget cuts could force the closing of the air traffic control tower at Provo’s airport [KUTV].

Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee want to slow down progress on immigration reform in Congress [Tribune].

Dan Jones retires after half a century of teaching politics [Tribune].

A new estimate could push Utah’s already high rate of autism even higher [Tribune].

The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s office announces they are dropping 19 criminal cases because of problems with a West Valley City police officer [TribuneDeseret News].