Lee attacks government regulations. Lockhart eyeing state school superintendent job. Did Dabakis step over the line?
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Friday's Top-10 Headlines:
Sen. Mike Lee bemoans the amount of government regulations on businesses that could stifle economic growth [Tribune, Deseret News].
Bill Freeze announces he will run a write-in candidate for Utah County Commissioner after it was revealed the GOP nominee had filed for bankruptcy and copped a deal on a charge of theft [Tribune, Daily Herald].
Outgoing Speaker Becky Lockhart is angling to become the next state school superintendent [Tribune].
The state school board appoints Joel Coleman as interim state superintendent even though his wife has a pending lawsuit against the State Charter School Board [Tribune, Deseret News].
Some Utah homeowners may be eligible for paymets through the multi-billion dollar settlement reached with Bank of America [Tribune].
South Jordan officials approve a contract to conduct focus groups about the future of the Mulligan's golf course near the Jordan River [Tribune].
A group looking to build a nuclear power plant near Green River contracts with Westinghouse to build the reactor for the project [Tribune].
Bob Bernick says Sen. Jim Dabakis stepped over the line with some recent criticism of a public opinion poll [Utah Policy].
Rep. Paul Ryan says he would love to see Mitt Romney launch another bid for the White House [Fox News].
A parody of Salt Lake City tourism highlights the fact that visitors are free to leave any time [The Onion].
On this day in history:
1775 – King George III proclaimed the American colonies to be in open rebellion.
1846 – The United States annexed New Mexico.
1972 – President Richard Nixon was nominated for a second term by the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach.
1996 – President Bill Clinton signed welfare reform into law.
2003 – Alabama's chief justice, Roy Moore, was suspended for his refusal to obey a federal court order to remove his Ten Commandments monument from his courthouse.