Countdown: There are 21 days to the 2013 municipal elections, 105 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature, 380 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 814 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses.
Has Sen. Mike Lee’s strategy to stop Obamacare failed? [Tribune]
If the government shutdown goes on much longer, Utah may have to stop a number of programs including food stamps [Tribune].
A video showing Rep. Jason Chaffetz, acting as Speaker Pro Tempore of the House, getting grilled by Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen over a stealthy rule change which virtually guaranteed a government shutdown, has gone viral [KSL].
After a number of projections of a surplus, Utah lawmakers got news of a possible deficit next year depending on how the federal budget fight plays out [Utah Policy].
A Senate panel approves Rep. Spencer Cox as Utah’s next Lt. Governor, sending his nomination to the full Senate for a vote [Deseret News].