Top Things You Need to Know for Friday – May 22, 2015

Have a great holiday weekend. Utah Policy Daily will take Monday off and we'll return on Tuesday. Here are your Friday news highlights:

-Bob Bernick writes about Utah legislators going on the road again, and relates memories of road trips past (Utah Policy).

-Utah Gov. Herbert and Colorado Gov Hickenlooper mostly agree on energy development (Utah Policy).

-Gov. Gary Herbert touts Utah's $21B energy sector at his annual Energy Development Summit while a handful of environmentalists dressed in Halloween costumes protest outside (Salt Lake TribuneStandard-Examiner). 

-A debate is brewing among Utah lawmakers and law enforcement about police use of body cameras (Deseret News). 

-More 80 mph speed zones are coming to Utah's rural freeways (Salt Lake Tribune). 

-Utah is growing twice as fast as the nation as a whole (Salt Lake Tribune). 

-In the face of pressure from a conservative group, Reps. Rob Bishop and Chris Stewart renounce their previous support for the Ex-Im Bank (Salt Lake Tribune). 

-U.S. Senate confirms Utah’s Jill Parrish to federal bench (Deseret NewsSalt Lake Tribune).

-LDS Church leaders are watching to see if Boy Scouts drop ban on gay adult leaders (Salt Lake TribuneDeseret News).


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