Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. A new poll shows Gov. Gary Herbert would have no trouble in a potential head-to-head matchup with Rep. Jim Matheson in 2016. The governor's party is trying to depose him in court over the SB54 lawsuit.
Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections – 112
Days to the 2015 election – 196
Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – 273
Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – 280
Days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary – 281
Days to the 2016 Utah presidential primary – 435
Days until the 2016 presidential election – 568
Tuesday's top-10 headlines:
Our new poll shows Governor Gary Herbert would handily beat Rep. Jim Matheson in a head-to-head matchup in 2016 [Utah Policy].
The Utah GOP wants to depose Gov. Herbert in their lawsuit against SB54 [Fox 13].
Bluffdale and Tooele County officials want the state to take over road projects in those respective areas that may be needed if the Utah State Prison is relocated [Tribune].
A new audit slams the Jordanelle water district saying it has been poorly managed, and officials may have tried to obstruct the inquiry [Tribune, Deseret News].
The Midvale slag site has been removed from the EPA Superfund list almost a half-century sooner than expected [Tribune, ABC 4].
Utahns quickly snap up tickets for the "Book of Mormon" musical's run in Salt Lake City later this summer [Fox 13, ABC 4, Deseret News].