Top Things You Need to Know for Tuesday – May 19, 2015

You survived a rainy Monday, so welcome to a rainy Tuesday. It’s rocker Pete Townsend’s birthday, and Youth & Sports Day – in Turkey. Here’s your Tuesday news highlights:

-Utah House members don’t get a lot of love (even Love herself) in a new poll measuring favorability (Utah Policy).

-Utah joins three other states in a lawsuit challenging a new federal rule governing hydraulic fracturing (Deseret News).

-The Koch brothers open a new chapter of Americans for Prosperity in Utah (Deseret News).

-Last Friday's boxing showdown between Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield raised over $1 million for CharityVision, a nonprofit dedicated to saving the eyesight of impoverished peopled in developing nations (Salt Lake Tribune).

-Sen. Karen Mayne says the DABC should be managed using better business practices adopted from the retail industry (Salt Lake Tribune). 

-The Davis County Republican Party changes out three of its four top officers (Standard-Examiner).

-Utah Transit Authority is praised for building 70 miles of rail ahead of schedule and under budget, and also for making changes to be more accountable to taxpayers and improve customer service (Progressive Railroading).

-Sen. Orrin Hatch writes about the importance of passing Trade Promotion Authority, expected to be debated this week in Congress (Utah Policy).


  • Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections – 84
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  • Days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary – 253
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