It's Monday! Time to start a new work week.
Most Utahns think the LDS Church does not have too much influence on the Legislature. No veto override session in 2015. Utah's unemployment stays low.
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections – 113
- Days to the 2015 election – 197
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – 274
- Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – 281
- Days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary – 282
- Days to the 2016 Utah presidential primary – 436
- Days until the 2016 presidential election – 569
Monday's top-10 headlines:
- A new poll shows most Utahns think the LDS Church does not have too much influence on the Legislature, but those of other religions feel different [Utah Policy].
- Lawmakers won't attempt to override any of Gov. Gary Herbert's five vetoes this year [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].
- County clerks across the state are looking at how to implement a new law allowing those who object to same-sex marriage to opt out of performing the ceremony [Deseret News].
- Utah's unemployment rate stays at 3.4 percent, well below the national average [Utah Policy, Deseret News].
- Former Utah Governor Norm Bangerter is laid to rest as friends and family remember his legacy [Tribune, Deseret News, ABC 4].
- Former State Rep. Craig Frank is elected the new chairman of the Utah County Republican Party [Daily Herald].
- Officials say the mild winter means Utah is facing a difficult fire season [Tribune, Fox 13].
- Gov. Herbert hosts his annual Utah Economic Summit [Deseret News].
- Salt Lake City is set to close three municipal golf courses [Deseret News].
- Salt Lake County is rushing to prepare for an election to determine the future of its unincorporated areas [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1871 – Congress passed the Third Force Act, which authorized President Ulysses S. Grant to use military force against the Ku Klux Klan.
- 1971 – The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of busing to achieve racial desegregation in schools.
- 1999 – Two teenage boys killed 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School in Colorado before killing themselves.
- 2010 – An explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico caused the largest U.S. marine oil spill in history.