Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City.
Jeb Bush posts eye-popping financial numbers. Hillary Clinton is coming to Utah next month. Becker slams Congress for refusing to raise the federal gas tax.
- Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections – 32
- Days to the 2015 election – 116
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus (tentative) – 193
- Days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – 200
- Days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary – 201
- Days to the 2016 Utah primary election – 355
- Days until the 2016 presidential election – 488
Friday's top-10 headlines:
- Jeb Bush's super PAC pulled in more than $100 million in the last quarter [New York Times].
- Hillary Clinton will make her first visit to Utah as a presidential candidate on August 5 [Tribune].
- The GOP may have figured out a way to keep Donald Trump off the stage during the first debate by requiring all candidates to file their personal financial disclosure statements before they participate, which would give us a first look at his financial empire [Slate].
- The candidates for the Salt Lake City Council District 4 seat debate ahead of mail-in ballots hitting mailboxes next week [Deseret News, Tribune].
- A new report says Salt Lake City's downtown area is growing and vibrant, but some challenges remain [Tribune, Deseret News, KUER, ABC 4].
- Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker slams Congress for refusing to raise the federal gas tax, saying the inaction on the issue "borders on disgust" [The Hill].
- The interim police chief for Salt Lake City says his agency will not enforce federal immigration laws [Tribune].
- A federal court orders Florida to redraw eight congressional maps because of gerrymandering [Politico].
- The US Women's Soccer Team will be honored by a ticker tape parade in the "Canyon of Heroes" in New York City Friday morning [NBC News].
- The Office of Personnel Management says hackers stole the personal data of 21.5 million people from government computer systems [Reuters].
On this day in history:
- 1832 – President Andrew Jackson vetoed legislation to re-charter the Second Bank of the United States.
- 1890 – Wyoming became the 44th state.
- 1925 – The so-called Monkey Trial, in which John Scopes was accused of teaching evolution in school, a violation of state law, began in Dayton, Tennessee.
- 1940 – The Battle of Britain began during World War II as Nazi forces attacked England by air.
- 1985 – Coca-Cola, battered by complaints from angry customers, re-introduced their old formula calling it "Coke Classic."