Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. There are 50 days left in 2015.
GOP Presidential candidates meet for their fourth debate. Most Utahns recognize the value of a well-educated workforce. The Utah GOP wants a judge to settle their latest dispute with the state over SB54.
- 75 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (1/25/2016)
- 82 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus – (2/1/2016)
- 90 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary (tentative) – (2/9/2016)
- 121 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (3/10/2016)
- 132 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic caucus meetings (3/22/2016)
- 164 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic State Conventions (4/23/2016)
- 231 days to the 2016 Utah primary election – (6/28/2016)
- 363 days until the 2016 presidential election – (11/8/2016)
Wednesday’s top-10 headlines:
- Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio had good performances during the fourth GOP presidential debate on Tuesday night [Politico, The Hill, Roll Call, New York Times, Washington Post, CBS News].
- A new poll shows Utahns overwhelmingly think a well-educated workforce is vital to the state’s future success economically [Utah Policy].
- The Utah GOP wants a judge to settle their dispute with the Lt. Governor’s office on whether the party can keep candidates from gathering signatures to get on the primary ballot [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].
- Legislators from around the country meet in Salt Lake City today to plan for a possible Constitutional Convention [Utah Policy, Tribune, KUER].
- Former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff wants the federal government to release evidence he says will help in his defense on corruption charges [Deseret News].
- Enrollment at charter schools in Utah is on the rise [Tribune, Deseret News].
- A state audit blames flooding in Ogden on mismanagement by a local water district [Tribune, KSL].
- There will be another 80-mph zone on I-15 near St. George [Tribune].
- The New York Attorney General orders daily fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel to stop accepting bets from New York residents because the games are illegal gambling [New York Times].
- T-Mobile announces they will stop counting video streaming against the monthly data limit on cell phone plans [TechCrunch].
On this day in history:
- 1620 – Forty-one Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower, anchored off Massachusetts, signed a compact calling for a “body politick.”
- 1918 – World War I ended with the signing of the Armistice of 11 November 1918 in a railroad car in a forest in France.
- 1921 – President Warren Harding dedicated the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virgina.
- 1987 – President Ronald Reagan nominated Judge Anthony Kennedy to the U.S. Supreme Court after Judge Douglas Ginsburg withdrew his nomination and Judge Robert Bork was rejected by the Senate.
- 1989 – An estimated 1 million East Germans poured into reopened West Germany for a day of celebration.
- 2000 – Republicans went to court seeking an order to block manual recounts from continuing in Florida’s presidential election.