Gov. Herbert says there will be no new national monument in Utah for now. Lawmakers are wary of considering any proposal to expand Medicaid before next year's legislative session. Sen. John Valentine is confirmed as the new chair of the Utah Tax Commission.
Days to the 2014 midterm election – 47
Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 130
Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 175
Days to the 2015 election – 411
Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) – 487
Days until the 2016 presidential election – 782
Thursday's top-10 headlines:
Gov. Gary Herbert says he's received assurances from Interior Secretary Sally Jewell that there will be no new national monument created in Utah in the near future [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News].
Lawmakers are still wary of considering any sort of Medicaid expansion before the 2015 Legislature [Utah Policy].
A proposal would require all Utah high school students pass the U.S. Citizenship Civics test in order to graduate [Utah Policy, Deseret News].