Congress facing a deadline to avoid another government shutdown. Herbert to unveil "Healthy Utah" this week. Becker set to announce his future political plans.
Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 56
Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 101
Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections – 253
Days to the 2015 election – 337
Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – 413
Days until the 2016 presidential election – 708
Monday's top-10 headlines:
Congress resumes work today with a December 11th deadline to avoid another government shutdown [NBC News].
Gov. Herbert is set to unveil his "Healthy Utah" plan on Thursday [Utah Policy].
Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker will announce his future political plans Monday morning [Utah Policy].
Legislators may consider legislation requiring body cameras for police officers [Deseret News, Tribune].
Lawmakers will likely wade into the debate over ridesharing services [Tribune].
Here are the new committee assignments in the Utah Senate [Utah Policy].
Rep. Brian King discusses why Utah lawmakers are so reluctant to pass campaign finance reform measures [Utah Policy].
Salt Lake City Councilmembers Erin Mendenhall and Kyle LaMalfa acknowledge they are in a romantic relationship, but other council members say it is not having an adverse affect on their decision making [Tribune].
Utah's voter turnout was the third-lowest in the nation [Tribune].
Here are this year's best "black Friday" fight videos [Gawker].
On this day in history:
1824 – The House of Representatives decided the presidential election because no candidate received a majority in the Electoral College. John Quincy Adams was eventually declared the winner.
1955 – Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama bus. Parks was arrested, which sparked a year-long boycott of the buses by blacks.
2004 – Tom Brokaw signed off for the last time as anchor of the "NBC Nightly News."