Spending bill hits a snag. Herbert set to unveil budget proposal. BYU poll says Utahns don't like the Zion Curtain.
Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 46
Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 91
Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections – 243
Days to the 2015 election – 327
Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – 403
Days until the 2016 presidential election – 698
Thursday's top-10 headlines:
A $1.1 billion spending bill in Congress hits some snags but lawmakers are confident they can get it passed by Thursday's deadline to avoid another government shutdown [New York Times].
U.N. officials want prosecutions for U.S. officials who condoned and participated in the actions detailed in the report on torture that came out earlier this week [Associated Press].
Gov. Gary Herbert is set to unveil his budget proposal for next year. The total spending could top $14 billion due to new budget surpluses [Deseret News].
A BYU poll shows Utahns don't think the "Zion Curtain" does anything to curtail drinking among children [Deseret News].
The same BYU poll suggests Sen. Mike Lee's approval ratings could hurt his chances for re-election in 2016 [Tribune].
Eagle Mountain officials approve using $50,000 of taxpayer mountain to fight efforts to relocate the state prison there. At the same time, Saratoga Springs gets off the list of potential sites [Deseret News, Tribune].
Davis County Commissioners approve a $108 million budget that includes no property tax hikes [Standard Examiner].
Rep. Jeremy Peterson wants $2.5 million in state money to improve housing in Ogden [Standard Examiner].
The Salt Lake City Council puts a plan to open the main library 24/7 on hold [Tribune].
West Valley City mulls a $1 million proposal to equip all of their police officers with body cameras [Tribune].
On this day in history:
1816 – Indiana became the 19th state.
1936 – Britain's King Edward VIII abdicated the throne in order to marry American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson.
1972 – Man landed on the moon for the last time during the Apollo 17 mission.
1997 – More than 150 countries agreed at a global warming conference in Kyoto, Japan, to take steps to control greenhouse gas emissions.
1998 – The House Judiciary Committee approved three articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton.