Monday’s Talking Points – April 4, 2016

Good Monday from Salt Lake City. Today is the 95th day of the year. There are 271 days left in 2016.

Mayor Jackie Biskupski signs brief in defense of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. The upcoming Salt Lake County Democratic Convention could be one of the biggest in recent memory.

The clock:

  • 19 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic State Conventions (4/23/2016)
  • 35 days to the last day a veto override session may begin (5/9/2016)
  • 85 days to the 2016 Utah primary election – (6/28/2016)
  • 105 days to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland (7/18/2016)
  • 112 days to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (7/25/2016)
  • 218 days until the 2016 presidential election – (11/8/2016)
  • 294 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature – (1/23/2017)
  • 339 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature – (3/9/2017)

Ten talking points for Monday:

  1. Political Intrigue, Big Turnout Expected at Saturday’s Salt Lake County Democratic Convention. [Utah Policy]
  2. Mayor Jackie Biskupski joined more than 50 city and county governments from 28 states in signing an amicus brief in defense of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. [Utah Policy]
  3. International trade is a key driver of Utah’s economy, but is taking a beating in the presidential election, with the top four candidates raising various levels of opposition to free trade agreements. [Utah Policy]
  4. Paul Rolly: Decades of gerrymandering bear fruit: Utah’s Legislature is wacko. [Tribune]
  5. Utah Republican guv candidates to face off in first debate. [Deseret News ]
  6. Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Discussing the race for president, Utah’s governor and legislative candidates. [Deseret News]
  7. Council seeks to scatter affordable housing around Salt Lake City. [Tribune]
  8. Politicians and characters show for Orem’s own Grammy’s. [Daily Herald].
  9. As Park City’s GOP caucus unfolded, someone called for police help. [Park Record]
  10. Rep. Stewart says Americans are “unquestionably” less safe since President Barack Obama took office. [Deseret News]