New Washington Post-ABC News poll shows top five prospective GOP presidential candidates within four percentage points of one another. Several other prospective candidates aren’t far behind (Washington Post)
55 days until Utah’s 2014 primary elections
186 days to the 2014 midterm elections
270 days to the start of the 2015 Utah Legislature
550 days to the 2015 elections
615 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses
921 days to the 2016 presidential election
Today’s Utah political news highlights:
PETA wants roadside memorial for hundreds of turkeys that died in a trucking accident at Deer Creek Reservoir (Tribune).
Sen. Mike Lee urges conservatives to fight “crony capitalism” in speech to the Heritage Foundation (Deseret News).
BLM is moving faster to round up wild horses in southwestern Utah (Tribune).
According to the American Lung Association, Salt Lake’s winter inversions causing unhealthy spikes in air pollution is the 8th worst short-term particle pollution in the nation (Deseret News) (Tribune).
Editorial: Law Day offers opportunity to gauge progress in our respect for the rule of law and civil rights (Deseret News).
Opinion: Incarceration accounts for only 25 percent of crime rate reduction, but U.S. incarcerates too many people at too high a cost (Deseret News).
Two environmental groups are suing the National Park Service for allowing cattle to graze in Capitol Reef National Park (Tribune).
Dan Liljenquist: Secretary of State John Kerry undermines U.S. friendship with Israel (Deseret News).
Salt Lake City Council has a lot of questions about Mayor Becker’s proposed downtown streetcar circulator (Tribune).
Rep. David Lifferth ignites Twitter firestorm with comments about NAACP and Don Sterling (Deseret News ) (Tribune).
Opinion: Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Matthew Durrant describes the judicial selection process and retention elections (Tribune).