People close to Vice President Joe Biden expect him to make a decision this weekend on whether he will run for president [Politico].
House Speaker Greg Hughes says the Republican caucus will have to "own" Medicaid reform, and that's why he's not counting on any Democratic votes for passage [Utah Policy].
Gov. Gary Herbert says the current Medicaid expansion proposal may need some changes [Deseret News, Fox 13].
Jonathan Johnson, who is challenging Herbert for the GOP nomination in 2016, says he favors privatizing state liquor stores and legalizing medical marijuana [Tribune]. Johnson also is critical of some tax breaks that were given to his company, Overstock.com [Tribune].
Former West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder will challenge Rep. Fred Cox for the Republican nomination in House District 30 [Utah Policy].
Former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff joins with the prosecutors in his case in asking the feds to turn over any evidence they may have gathered investigating him [Deseret News, Tribune].
Jackie Biskupski cribs an idea from former mayoral candidate Luke Garrott and proposes Salt Lake City run their own mass transit program [Fox 13].
Mail-in ballots for November's election are on their way to Salt Lake County voters [Deseret News].
A federal watchdog is reopening their investigation into the Secret Service after revelations that the agency intentionally leaked information to embarrass Rep. Chaffetz [Tribune].
On this day in history:
1889 – Thomas Edison debuts his first motion picture.
1976 – In a debate with Democratic candidate Jimmy Carter, President Gerald R. Ford asserted there was "no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe." Ford later conceded that he had misspoken.
1979 – Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House.
1981 – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was assassinated as he reviewed a military parade in Cairo.
1987 – The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 9-5 against the nomination of Robert H. Bork to the Supreme Court.