It begins – Ted Cruz announces his 2016 presidential campaign. Why is Dave Hansen helping to take down Governor Herbert? Corroon running unopposed for another term as Chairman of Utah's Democratic Party.
Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections – 144
Days to the 2015 election – 228
Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – 304
Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – 311
Days to the 2016 Utah presidential primary – 466
Days until the 2016 presidential election – 599
Monday's top-10 headlines:
Ted Cruz makes it official by announcing he is running for president in 2016 [Wall Street Journal].
Dave Hansen talks about why he is helping Jonathan Johnson run for governor against Gary Herbert in 2016 [National Journal].
Peter Corroon is running unopposed for another term as head of Utah's Democratic Party [Utah Policy].
Gov. Herbert signs a bill allowing officials to opt out of performing same-sex marriages [Fox 13].
Hundreds of Utahns have contacted the governor's office in opposition to a bill bringing back the firing squad as a means of execution. Gov. Herbert says he's leaning toward signing the measure [Associated Press].
Some are worried the controversies surrounding the Utah Transit Authority salaries might hurt efforts to get Utah voters to decide whether to raise sales taxes to fund mass transit [Tribune].