Washington Post-ABC News poll: “Democrats face serious obstacles as they look to the November elections, with President Obama’s approval rating at a new low, and a majority of voters saying they prefer a Congress in Republican hands to check the president’s agenda.” Support for Obamacare also continues to decline.
56 days until Utah’s 2014 primary elections
187 days to the 2014 midterm elections
271 days to the start of the 2015 Utah Legislature
551 days to the 2015 elections
616 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses
922 days to the 2016 presidential election
Today’s Utah political news highlights:
Opinion: LaVarr Webb notes what must be done to prepare for a doubling of Utah’s population by 2050 (Utah Policy).
Sen. Mike Lee says most House members want to pass immigration reform, but they want to do it incrementally (Washington Times).
Utah could lose more than $400 million in federal transportation funds if Congress does not act quickly, but Utah transportation agencies expect Congress to at least maintain current funding levels (Tribune).
Gov. Gary Herbert is criticized by a wild horse advocacy group for saying the horse population should be reduced even by “taking down” some horses if necessary (Deseret News).
Australian firm Macquarie Capital Group wants to take over struggling municipal fiber-optic network UTOPIA (Tribune).
Miller family, owner of the Utah Jazz, supports Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s ouster from the NBA (Tribune).
New law allows liquor licenses to be bought and sold on the open market (Deseret News).
Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index shows Utah’s economy continues to grow (Deseret News).
Congressman Chris Stewart says the BLM doesn’t need a SWAT team and he wants to cut funding for federal agency law enforcement (Tribune).
Opinion: Jay Evensen says Cliven Bundy makes it harder to solve western land issues (Deseret News).
Opinion: Richard Davis says public opinion is shifting against the death penalty (Deseret News).
Editorial: State shouldn’t continue to pursue ownership of R.S.2477 roads (Tribune).