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News roundup: Bill Clinton unhappy with Hillary’s campaign plan

First Published      Last Updated Jan 21 2016 12:09 pm

Bill Clinton unhappy with Hillary’s campaign plan. Bishop, Chaffetz unveil public land plans, get panned by enviros. Huntsman surprised Trump is leading.

Happy Thursday. Ruh-roh. Bill Clinton is reportedly upset with the campaign strategy for Hillary and wants some changes as Bernie Sanders continues to rival her in polls in the first two contests of the presidential race. Bill Clinton has been phoning his wife’s campaign manager and urging him to focus on the March primaries given that Sanders is neck-and-neck with Hillary in Iowa and New Hampshire. [Politico]

Topping the news: Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz unveiled a draft bill of the long-awaited public lands initiative. The bill purports to balance conservation and development, and resolve a decades-old debate. However environmental activists cry foul. [Trib] [DNews] [Fox13] [KUER] [ABC4] [UtahPolicy] Here’s a basic rundown of the bill. [Trib] Utah’s American Indian tribes criticized the proposal. [Trib]



Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman said he’s surprised Donald Trump is leading the Republican presidential field, though he will support whomever the GOP nominates. [Trib] [DNews]

-> Some 77 percent of Utahns somewhat or strongly approve of the job Gov. Gary Herbert is doing for the state, a new poll shows. [UtahPolicy]

Tweets of the day: From @ktumulty: "Most immediate effect of @ endorsement of @ : 24 hours in which no other candidate gets cable coverage."

From @BetteMidler: "Gas fell to below $1/gallon the other day. Any word yet on whether city officials in Flint think its OK to drink?"

Tune in: Rep. Rob Bishop joins Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act, a draft bill which would designate conservation and wilderness areas along with expedite oil and gas development. Watch Trib Talk live at 12:15 p.m. MT on sltrib.com.

In other news: County officials from the Wasatch Front and Washington County met to discuss criminal justice reform among other issues. [Trib]

-> State Rep. Dan McCay substituted for a U.S. government class at Riverton high. [Trib]

-> Salt Lake County residents can be fined for burning wood or other solid fuels even on voluntary no-burn days. [Trib]

-> As the non-discrimination trial against FLDS towns begins, an attorney with the Department of Justice told a jury the towns "violate the most basic American freedoms." [Trib] [APviaDNews]

-> A Utah auto company who had recently been banned from an auto show in the state, reignited the debate over a law that requires carmakers to sell only through franchised dealers. [Trib]

-> Riverton City Council voted unanimously to allow a for-profit arm of the LDS Church to develop 55o acres for a "Daybreak-like" real estate project. [Trib]

-> Salt Lake City Councilman James Rogers raised concerns about the mayor’s selection of Mike Reberg as the public utilities director. [Trib]

-> A man was taken to the hospital for a self-inflicted gunshot wound, after driving his vehicle into the Calvin Rampton Public Safety Building in Taylorsville. [Trib] [DNews] [Fox13] [KUTV] [ABC4]

-> State Sen. Mark Madsen unveiled his medical marijuana bill which would allow for "whole plant" medical cannabis use. [Fox13] [KUTV]

-> Utah’s House Democrats laid out their priorities for the upcoming legislative session. [KUER]

-> Pat Bagley gives his take on uniting the Republican party. [Trib]

Nationally: A bill to tighten requirements for Syrian and Iraqi refugees stalled on the Senate floor after Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid saddled the bill with amendments. [TheHill]

-> Sarah Palin blamed President Barack Obama and his record on veterans issues for her son’s domestic violence charge. [WaPost]

-> Despite the negative publicity Goldman Sachs is on track to be one of the biggest contributors during the 2016 election cycle. [Politico]

->  Public e-mails show how Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other officials handled the water crisis in Flint. [CNN]

Where are they?

  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz campaigns for Sen. Marco Rubio in Nevada.
  • Rep. Chris Stewart travels to St. George and talks with constituents and county commissioners. Hits a Utah Association of Counties meeting.
  • Gov. Gary Herbert heads to the KUED news conference. Sits down for a CEO roundtable discussion and an interview with Bryan Schott. Attends a Utah Technology Council annual open house and the Utah College of Applied Technology Student of the Year gala.
  • Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox joins the Water-Energy Nexus Forum and the CEO roundtable discussion. Greets Austria Consul General Ulrike Ritziner then heads to a Utah Technology Task Force discussion.
  • SL Co. Mayor Ben McAdams attends a Unified Police Board Meeting then chats with state Rep. Francis Gibson.
  • President Barack Obama speaks at the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

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-- Thomas Burr and Michael Anderson

Twitter.com/thomaswburr and Twitter.com/mkrusenews

 

 

 

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