Ten Things You Need to Know for Friday – July 10, 2015

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:

  1. Jeb Bush's super PAC pulled in more than $100 million in the last quarter [New York Times].
  2. Hillary Clinton will make her first visit to Utah as a presidential candidate on August 5 [Tribune].
  3. 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].
  4. The candidates for the Salt Lake City Council District 4 seat debate ahead of mail-in ballots hitting mailboxes next week [Deseret News, Tribune].
  5. A new report says Salt Lake City's downtown area is growing and vibrant, but some challenges remain [Tribune, Deseret News, KUER, ABC 4].
  6. 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].
  7. The interim police chief for Salt Lake City says his agency will not enforce federal immigration laws [Tribune].
  8. A federal court orders Florida to redraw eight congressional maps because of gerrymandering [Politico].
  9. 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].
  10. 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."