BU: 'Why we're afraid of Mormons.' Love details budget cuts. Utah court tells Cook to head back to lower court.
Happy Thursday. Boston University's newspaper hits on the issue of Mitt Romney and his Mormon faith, harkening back to polygamy and all those fun things that Utahns like to talk about. Actual headline: "Why we're afraid of Mormons." [BUToday]
Topping the news: Congressional candidate Mia Love lays out her plan for $750 billion in federal cuts, much of it taking a toll on assistance for lower-income populations and education. [Trib]
-> Merrill Cook's lawsuit to lift petition requirements on his anti-illegal immigration reform measure is tossed out of the Utah Supreme Court. He's told to go to a lower court. [Trib]
-> A ballot initiative is struck down by a Utah court after the number of petition signatures is changed during the gathering period. The supporters will seek an appeal. [Trib]
Tweet of the day: From @nfm: "Cue thousands of badly taken cell phone photos of fireworks on instagram and twitter"
Happy birthday: To state Rep. Johnny Anderson
In other news: A feature on two Utah history teachers who are working to get Democrat Jay Seegmiller elected to Congress. [Trib]
-> The former head of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control talks about the culture of the office wrought with scrutiny. [ABC4]
-> The 2022 Olympics won't be in Salt Lake City, let alone the U.S. But, Utah officials are still aiming to get it back someday. [DNews] SLC Mayor Ralph Becker says the city will be looking at 2026. [KCPW]
-> Pat Bagley offers his warning to would-be pantechnicons this July. [Trib]
2012 watch: Romney's wealth is dragged into the spotlight once again by the revealing of his offshore accounts, making worth more than previously reported. [AP]
-> The incoming unemployment data may rain on Obama's healthcare parade. [Reuters]
-> Romney is polling well with younger age groups, but doing worse with senior citizens who normally carry the Republican vote. [TheHill]
-> The Romney clan get patriotic in New Hampshire and turns a small-town parade into a political rally. [Politico]
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