Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. There are 334 days left in 2016.
The Iowa Caucuses are tonight. Most Utah GOP delegates do not like the new dual-track system to the primary ballot. Doug Owens raises more money than Mia Love.
- The Iowa Caucuses are today – (2/1/2016)
- Eight days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary – (2/9/2016)
- 19 days to the Nevada Democratic Caucuses and South Carolina Republican Primary (2/20/2016)
- 22 days to the Nevada Republican Caucuses (2/23/2016)
- 26 days to the South Carolina Democratic Primary (2/27/2016)
- 41 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (3/10/2016)
- 53 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic caucus meetings (3/22/2016)
- 85 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic State Conventions (4/23/2016)
- 151 days to the 2016 Utah primary election – (6/28/2016)
- 284 days until the 2016 presidential election – (11/8/2016)
Monday’s top-10 headlines:
- You can officially start paying attention now. The Iowa Caucuses are tonight [Washington Post, The Guardian, ABC News, New York Times]. A poll shows a lot of Iowans think their caucuses are rigged for the rich and powerful [Des Moines Register]. Here’s how tonight’s caucuses will work, courtesy of Legos [YouTube].
- A new poll of Utah Republican delegates finds that group does not favor the new dual-track system to get on the state’s primary ballot [Utah Policy].
- The Utah GOP and state elections officials agree on what question they’ll ask the Utah Supreme Court to determine in the ongoing lawsuit over SB54 [Deseret News].
- Fundraising shocker! Democrat Doug Owens raised more money in the last quarter than Republican Mia Love, but Love still maintains an overall fundraising lead [Tribune].
- Some Utah legislators are wary of a plan to shift money from highway funding to help pay for the Lake Powell Pipeline [Tribune].
- Lawmakers may ban some state staffers from lobbying them and bar state agencies from taking a position on proposed legislation [Utah Policy].
- Rep. Rob Bishop says lawmakers should pursue a lawsuit to win control over public lands in the state [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Lawmakers do not anticipate approving a measure to remove the so-called “Zion Curtain” this year [Deseret News].
- Republican gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Johnson discusses his proposal for overhauling the state’s public education system [Utah Policy].
- Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, who was killed during the standoff at a remote wildlife refuge in Oregon, urged Utah ranchers to tear up their contracts with the BLM while a member of the Utah A.G.’s office was present in November [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1790 – The U.S. Supreme Court convened in New York City for its first session.
- 1861 – Texas seceded from the United States.
- 1865 – President Abraham Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery.
- 1999 – Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky gave a videotaped deposition for senators weighing impeachment charges against President Bill Clinton.
- 2003 – The space shuttle Columbia broke apart during its descent over the southwestern United States. All seven astronauts aboard were killed.