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Monday, August 11, 2014
Ten Things You Need To Know About Utah Politics - August 11, 2014
Poll gives Love a lead over Owens, but she would trail Matheson. Businessman with ties to John Swallow facing federal charges. Utah renews NCLB waiver.
- 85 days until the 2014 midterm elections
- 168 days to the opening day of the 2015 legislature
- 449 days until the 2015 elections
- 525 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 820 days until the 2016 presidential election
Monday's top headlines:
- A new poll gives Republican Mia Love a big lead over Democrat Doug Owens, but she would trail retiring Rep. Jim Matheson [Utah Policy].
- Robert Montgomery, a businessman with ties to former Attorney General John Swallow, is in jail facing possible federal charges [Tribune].
- Utah's #2 ranking education official, Deputy Superintendent Brenda Hales, resigned abruptly last week [Tribune].
- The State School Board unanimously votes to request an extension of Utah's waiver from No Child Left Behind [Deseret News].
- How big of an impact will John Valentine's departure from the Legislature have on Utah's liquor laws? [Deseret News]
- A Democratic legislative candidate's name is causing some confusion among voters [Tribune].
- Today marks 15 years since a tornado ripped through downtown Salt Lake City [Deseret News].
- The Granite School Board approves a small tax hike [Tribune].
- A group of Draper residents are launching an effort to repeal a tax hike [Tribune].
- Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox face off in a demolition derby [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1934 - The first federal prisoners arrived at Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay.
- 1965 - Deadly rioting broke out in the predominantly black Watts section of Los Angeles.
- 2000 - Pat Buchanan won the Reform Party presidential nomination.
- 2006 - The Transportation Security Administration banned all liquids, gels and aerosols from passenger cabins on airliners one day after a thwarted terrorist attack.
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||Bernick and Schott on Politics - Episode #199
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