Utah's Daily Policy Resource | Brought to you by Utah Policy
Friday, August 23, 2013
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - August 23, 2013
Countdown:There are 75 days to the 2013 municipal elections, 159 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature, 434 days until the 2014 midterm elections and 871 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses.
- Gov. Gary Herbert says he's willing cut the NSA "a little slack" after reports the feds monitored every text and email in and out of Salt Lake City during the 2002 Olympics [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Former Mayor Rocky Anderson says the NSA monitoring during the Olympics was a crime [KUTV].
- The highest-paid UTA employees raked in $1.6 million in salary and benefits in 2012. CEO John Inglish topped the list with more than $360,000 in total compensation [Tribune].
- Herbert says his decision on expanding Medicaid under Obamacare won't come until sometime next year [Tribune].
- Herbert is worried Sen. Mike Lee's push to shut down the government in order to stop Obamacare will have repercussions on the GOP at the ballot box [Deseret News].
- Rep. Cris Stewart gets an earful from Latinos who are not happy with his proposal to allow illegalsto stay in the country without becoming citizens [Tribune].
- Utahns will have at least 99 health insurance plans to choose from through Utah's online exchange created through the Affordable Care Act [Tribune].
- Utah Lawmakers are considering how to raise money for transportation projects without harming the state's economy [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Questar wants to triple rates on larger businesses [KSL].
- A study says Utah is dead last in the nation when it comes to "wine friendliness" [Tribune].
Today At Utah Policy
||On Followship: Why "Breaking All the Rules!" Is Stupid
I breezed through the instructions while preparing some instant mashed potatoes the other day. With reckless disregard for the prescribed formula, because of course I knew how to do it better, I threw the mix in before the water was boiling to save time. Sadly, this actually...
||U.S.-China Relations: Headlines and Reality
As U.S. Consul General in Shanghai, Robert Griffiths leads one of the largest U.S.overseasdiplomatic outposts and has had extensive tours in China and Asia.Please join us to meet the top career U.S.diplomatin China, who will be speaking on U.S.-China Relations: Headlines and...
||Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report
Outdoor Notes--Tribune:Utah Hike of the week: Alpine Pond at Cedar Breaks--Tribune:Chasing pikas in Big Cottonwood Canyon--Tribune:Ideas to recharge your batteries on Labor Day weekend-- For thelatest wildlife news and informationand thefishing reportvisit the DWR websiteWee...
||Prosperity 2020 Names New Chair
Prosperity 2020, Utah's largest ever business-led movement to enhance innovation, investment and accountability in education, has named Alan E. Hall as its new chair....