Legislative leadership races are starting to heat up. The Supreme Court may wade into Utah’s appeal over recognizing same-sex marriages. Local governments undercollected property taxes over the last decade.
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Today’s top news stories:
The fight to be the next Speaker of the Utah House could be a brutal contest [Utah Policy].
It’s not a sure thing that the Supreme Court will issue a stay in Utah’s appeal of a decision requiring the state to recognize same-sex marriages [Deseret News].
A state audit concludes local governments under-collected property taxes over the last decade to the tune of $100 million [Tribune, Deseret News].
Mia Love continues her torrid fundraising pace [Utah Policy].
The Utah GOP wants the state to investigate the source of robocalls critical of the Davis County GOP chairman [Tribune].
The Jordan School District is looking to make changes in order to keep cities from splitting off and forming their own district [Tribune, Deseret News].
An Alpine School Board candidate will not seek a recount after losing by five votes last month [Daily Herald].
The Pleasant View City Council fires police chief D. Scott Jackson during an emergency meeting over the weekend [Tribune].
On this day in history:
1870 – Georgia became the last of the Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.
1971 – President Richard Nixon announced he would visit the People’s Republic of China.
1979 – President Jimmy Carder delivered a speech about a “crisis of confidence” in America. Though he didn’t use the word, it became known as the “malaise” speech.
2010 – BP stopped the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico after 85 days using a 75-ton cap lowered onto the well earlier in the week.