ArchiveTen Things You Need to Know for Wednesday – March 18, 2015Bryan Schott·March 18, 2015· Share Speaker Hughes reflects on the 2015 session. Lawmakers are developing a bad procrastination habit. Death penalty opponents want Gov. Herbert to veto the firing squad bill. Countdown: Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections – 146 Days to the 2015 election – 230 Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – 306 Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – 313 Days to the 2016 Utah presidential primary – 468 Days until the 2016 presidential election – 601 Wednesday's top-10 headlines: Speaker Greg Hughes reflects on lessons learned during the 2015 Legislature [Utah Policy, Tribune]. Lawmakers passed 528 bills this year, but 277 of those passed in the final week of the session [Utah Data Points]. Death penalty opponents are putting pressure on Gov. Gary Herbert to veto legislation allowing the firing squad as a means of execution in the state [Deseret News, Tribune]. Clean air advocates say few inversions this season took the focus off the issue during the legislative session [ABC 4]. Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker testifies before Congress in favor of the Obama administration's transportation plan [Tribune]. The Utah Transit Authority moves to cut executive bonuses and salaries [Deseret News]. Some students at Jordan High School hold a bake sale to highlight the wage gap between men and women [Fox 13]. Congressman Aaron Schock resigns abruptly following allegations he submitted phony mileage reimbursements [Politico]. Rep. Chris Stewart slams the Secret Service during a budget hearing, suggesting misbehaving agents be reassigned to "the furthest tip of the Aleutian Islands" [Tribune]. The Presbyterian Church votes to include same-sex marriage in their definition of marriage [New York Times]. On this day in history: 1942 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order authorizing the interning of Japanese-Americans. 1963 – The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that state courts were required to provide legal counsel to criminal defendants who could not afford to hire an attorney on their own. 1965 – Soviet cosmonaut Alexi Leonov became the first person to walk in space. 2005 – Doctors removed the feeding tube keeping Terri Schiavo alive after a wide-ranging fight over the brain-damaged Florida woman's care that involved President George W. Bush and Congress.