Utah's Daily Policy Resource | Brought to you by Utah Policy
Friday, June 20, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - June 20, 2014
Plans for relocating the Utah State Prison moving forward. Ex-police officer charged with manslaughter. Lawsuit claims Salt Lake City's parking kiosks violate city code.
- 4 days to Utah's 2014 primary election
- 137 days until the 2014 midterm elections
- 220 days to the opening day of the 2015 legislature
- 501 days until the 2015 elections
- 577 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 872 days until the 2016 presidential election
Friday's Utah political news highlights:
- The committee tasked with finding a new site for the Utah State Prison plans to have a recommendation ready for lawmakers in time for the 2015 session in January [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill charged an ex-West Valley City police officer with manslaughter in the shooting death of Danielle Willard [Tribune, Deseret News].
- A lawsuit says Salt Lake City's electronic parking kiosks violate city code [Tribune].
- A number of Utah's Congressional delegation are supplementing their income by authoring books [Tribune].
- The Salt Lake County GOP chooses Dale Ash as their new chair [Utah Politico Hub].
- A judge orders Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker Land Holdings into mediation in order to find a solution to their legal dispute [Deseret News, Tribune].
- A judge plans to dismiss the massive fraud case against Rick Koerber because prosecutors failed to comply withthe Speedy Trial Act [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1782 - The Great Seal of the United States was adopted.
- 1863 - West Virginia became the 35th state.
- 1893 - A jury found Lizzie Borden innocent of the ax murders of her father and stepmother.
- 1963 - The United States and Soviet Union signed an agreement to set up a hot line between the two superpowers.
- 1967 - Muhammad Ali was convicted of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted.
- 1994 - O.J. Simpson pleaded innocent in the killings of his ex-wife, Nichole, and her friend Ronald Goldman.
- 1997 - The tobacco industry agreed to a massive settlement in exchange for relief from mounting lawsuits and legal bills.
- 2002 - The U.S. Supreme Court declared that executing mentally retarded murderers was unconstitutionally cruel.
World Cup schedule:
- Italy vs. Costa Rica (10:00 am, ESPN)
- Switzerland vs. France (1:00 pm, ESPN)
- Honduras vs. Ecuador (4:00 pm, ESPN)
- Argentina vs. Iran (10:00 am, ESPN)
- Germany vs. Ghana (1:00 pm, ESPN)
- Nigeria vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina (4:00 pm, ESPN)
- Belgium vs. Russia (10:00 am, ABC)
- South Korea vs. Algeria (1:00 pm, ABC)
- United States vs. Portugal (4:00 pm, ESPN)
Today At Utah Policy
||Bernick and Schott on Politics - Episode #192
A new poll shows Utahns overwhelmingly support Gov. Herbert's "Healthy Utah" plan. Will the Legislature follow suit?Former Salt Lake Tribune reporters sue to stop changes in the Joint Operating Agreement with the Deseret News.Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott discuss the week in ...
||Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report
Outdoor Notes--Tribune:Hike of the Week: Mueller Park Trail-- For the?latest wildlife news and information?and the?fishing report?visit theDWR websiteWeekend EventsNew Films-- The Double: Tribune review-- Jersey Boys: Tribune review-- The Rover:Tribune review-- SuperMensch: ...
"If living conditions don't stop improving in this country, we're going to run out of humble beginnings for our great men." ~Russell P. Askue Quote Garden
"Vladimir Putin's personal envoy said that allowing Finland to join NATO could lead to World War III. Yes, if there's one country that's definitely going to start World War III, it's Finland." Seth MeyersPolitical Humor