Top Things You Need to Know for Wednesday – May 20, 2015

Welcome to Wednesday, the halfway point. Keep the umbrella handy on your handlebars. Today is National Bike to Work Day and Eliza Doolittle Day – so work on your accent. Here are your news highlights:

-Sen. Mike Lee’s poll numbers continue to improve; his “naked re-elect” support is at 47 percent, nearly where he needs to be (Utah Policy).

-LaVarr Webb says it’s dumb to worry about NSA spying (Utah Policy)

-Rep. Rob Bishop says the federal government's upcoming sage grouse listing may threaten Utah jobs (Deseret News,Salt Lake Tribune). 

-A two-day energy summit convened by Gov. Gary Herbert, beginning Wednesday, will feature an international energy panel (Deseret News).

-Utah plans to join Wyoming's legal challenge of new federal fracking rules on public and tribal lands (Salt Lake Tribune). 

-The Salt Lake City Council, Mayor Ralph Becker say they oppose relocating the state prison to Utah's capital (Salt Lake Tribune). 

-A bipartisan panel of Utah leaders gather at Weber State to make their case for legalized marijuana (Deseret News).


  • Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections – 83
  • Days to the 2015 election – 167
  • Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – 244
  • Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – 251
  • Days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary – 252
  • Days to the 2016 Utah primary election – 406
  • Days until the 2016 presidential election – 539