Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 84th day of the year. There are 282 days left in 2016
Republican establishment leaders are trying to prevent a possible Trump presidential loss from hurting GOP members of Congress. Utah caucus participation for presidential vote was much lower than presidential primary in 2008. Is there a bike in your transportation future?
- Six days to the last day the governor may sign or veto bills (3/30/2016)
- 30 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic State Conventions (4/23/2016)
- 46 days to the last day a veto override session may begin (5/9/2016)
- 96 days to the 2016 Utah primary election – (6/28/2016)
- 116 days to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland (7/18/2016)
- 123 days to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (7/25/2016)
- 229 days until the 2016 presidential election – (11/8/2016)
- 305 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature – (1/23/2017)
- 350 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature – (3/9/2017)
Ten talking points for Thursday:
- Republican Party elders and funders are trying to insulate vulnerable GOP members of Congress from possible Trump disaster [Washington Post]. Clinton versus Trump would be oldest presidential matchup in U.S. history [The Hill].
- Bob Bernick writes that after the Utah caucuses, plenty of intrigue lies ahead in the delegate chase [Utah Policy].
- Despite a large caucus turnout in Utah, fewer votes were cast for presidential contestants than in 2008 presidential primary [Deseret News].
- Utah transportation leaders want citizens to do a little bike commuting, writes LaVarr Webb [Utah Policy].
- New, larger mosque approved for Salt Lake City [Tribune].
- The Sanders campaign reinvents the use of technology in politics [The Nation].
- Gov. John Kasich refuses calls to quit presidential race to help block Trump [New York Times]. Shadow campaign begins to deny Trump his delegates [Politico].
- Epicenter of Utah population growth is shifting to Utah County [Deseret News,Salt Lake Tribune].
- Robert Spendlove writes about policy innovation through creative destruction; how government can learn from the private sector [Utah Policy].