Most legislative incumbents are raising more money than their challengers. SB 54 will bring big changes to Utah’s elections. GOP delegates will consider a resolution calling for partisan school board elections.
4 days until the Utah State Republican and Democratic conventions
64 days until Utah’s 2014 primary elections
195 days to the 2014 midterm elections
279 days to the start of the 2015 Utah Legislature
559 days to the 2015 elections
624 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses
930 days to the 2016 presidential election
Today’s Utah political news highlights:
Most incumbents in the legislature are out-performing their opponents ahead of the state conventions, but there are a few exceptions [Tribune].
SB 54 will bring some dramatic changes to Utah’s elections [Utah Policy].
Republican state delegates will consider a resolution calling for all Utah school board elections to become a partisan affair [Deseret News, Tribune].
House speaker Becky Lockhart will be among the presenters at the Western Republican Leadership Conference in Salt Lake City this week [Daily Herald].
The CEO of the Deseret News says changing the business deal between his paper and the Salt Lake Tribune helps protect the independence of both publications [Tribune].
The number of single-family dwellings in Layton are on the rise [Deseret News].
On this day in history:
1509 – Henry VIII became king of England.
1864 – Congress authorized the use of the phrase “In God We Trust” on U.S. coins.
1889 – The Oklahoma Land Rush began as thousands of homesteaders made their claims.
1954 – The televised Army-McCarthy hearings began.
1970 – Earth Day was observed for the first time.
1983 – The West German magazine Stern announced the discovery of personal diaries written by Adolf Hitler that turned out to be a hoax.
1994 – Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, died at the age of 81.
2000 – Armed immigration agents seized Elian Gonzales from his relatives’ home in Miami and returned him to his father in Cuba.
2010 – The Deepwater Horizon oil platform sunk into the Gulf of Mexico two days after an explosion that killed 11 workers.