From: The Salt Lake Tribune
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Political Cornflakes
Date: Tue Jun 03 11:57:34 MDT 2014
Body:


Happy Tuesday

President Barack Obama has hinted that when he's done with office he'd like to retire to New York, and not Chicago where he previously lived. New Yorkers say, hey, come on over, but they warn that his recent times in the city haven't been like normal. A motorcade through Manhattan is a quick way to get through town but the subway can be fast, too. [Politico]

Topping the news: Federal and state agents used search warrants to investigate the homes of former Utah Attorney Generals Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow. [Trib] [DNews] [KUTV] [KSL] [Fox13]

-> Local Utah farmers say they need immigrants to help harvest their crops. [Trib] And a University of Utah poll found that a majority of Utahns are in favor of legal immigration as a way to help the economy. [DNews]

-> The Department of Environmental Quality and the Utah Division of Air Quality asked for feedback on its proposal to stop Utah business from using wood burning stoves. [DNews] [Fox13]

Tweet of the day: From @StephenAtHome: "Talk about government overreach. I can't believe we have a whole department helping veterans have affairs."

-> From @gopTODD: "#Utah's two statues in the U.S. Capitol are Brigham Young and Philo Farnsworth. I support swapping Farnsworth for Martha Cannon."

Happy Birthday: To The Tribune political reporter Matt Canham and to USU Eastern's Greg Dart.

In other news: The Salt Lake City Council has a number of things to decide before finalizing a budget in July. Take a look at their options. [Trib]

-> A Salt Lake City councilman disagrees with Mayor Ralph Becker's proposal to stop city-sponsored firework shows. [Trib]

-> Jordan School District hopes to persuade South Jordan that splitting from the school district is the wrong course of action because children will lose access to educational programs. [Trib]

-> After announcing that they would roundup 200 wild horses from Iron and Beaver County, the Bureau of Land Management is now hearing criticism from horse advocates that want the animals to stay. [Trib]

-> LaVarr Webb is retiring from the Exoro Group and focusing on writing. [UtahPolicy]

Nationally: The Environmental Protection Agency and President Barack Obama unveiled a plan to reduce carbon emissions nationwide by 30 percent. Obama says the plan will be enforced to protect the health of children. Critics say the plan cuts jobs and hurts the economy, especially in states that thrive off of coal power plants. [NYTimes] [WaPost] [WSJ] [LATimes] Utahns share their perspectives on the new EPA changes. [Trib] [DNews]

-> American Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the recently released POW from the Afghan War, will undergo extensive psychological testing before being able to return home to Idaho. Some, including Sarah Palin, are questioning Bergdahl's time in the military. [NYTimes] [LATimes] [Politico]

-> Check out the results of nationwide primaries for the Senate. [Politico]

Where are they?

  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz interviews with Fox radio and Gretchen Carlson's Fox News program, meets with the National Review Editorial Board and appears on CNN with Erin Burnett.
  • Rep. Chris Stewart attends the Western Energy Summit and takes part in a congressional panel at the Energy Producing States Coalition meeting.
  • Gov. Gary Herbert meets with SL Co. Mayor Ben McAdams, hears an update on the economic impacts of the Sundance Film Festival, attends an energy summit briefing and listens to judicial deliberations.
  • Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox heads to the Governor's Energy Summit at the Salt Palace.
  • SL Co. Mayor Ben McAdams meets with Gov. Gary Herbert, attends the unveiling of the Utah Performing Arts Center and ends his day with a County Council meeting.
  • President Barack Obama travels to Warsaw, Poland and holds a meeting with Central and Eastern European leaders and attends a solidarity dinner.

-- Thomas Burr and Courtney Tanner
Twitter.com/thomaswburr and Twitter.com/CourtneyLTanner


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