Paul Ryan: 'This can't be the full measure of our party.' UTA officials made $14M more than they said previously. Some 60% of Utahns want anti-discrimination law.
Happy Tuesday. Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican's vice presidential candidate in 2012 and a possible White House contender in 2016, says he was pretty concerned as Congress headed toward the government shutdown last year, fearing that his fellow GOPers wanted to shutter national parks, federal agencies and Head Start. "This can't be the full measure of our party and our movement," Ryan writes of that moment in his new book out today. "If it is, we're dead and the country is lost." Ryan's "The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea," gives an insider's account of the Republican Party and also some insight into Ryan's life growing up. [AP]
Topping the news: Top officials at the Utah Transit Authority earned $14 million more than the agency reported earlier this year, according to updated reports apparently ordered by UTA's auditor. [Trib]
-> Protestors staged a demonstration across the street from Salt Lake City police headquarters over Dillon Taylor, who was shot and killed by police outside of a 7-11 even though supporters say he was unarmed. [Trib][DNews]
-> Nearly 60 percent of Utahns strongly or somewhat favor the state Legislature passing a law to ban housing and employment discrimination against gays and lesbians even if lawmakers haven't wanted to touch the bill in recent sessions. [UtahPolicy]
Happy Birthday: To state Rep. Jerry Anderson.
In other news: A state school board members has asked for an investigation after Utah's top two education officials resigned. [Trib]
-> Photographers and videographers are no longer able to use drones to capture images in Canyonlands, Arches, Hovenweep and Natural Bridges. [Trib]
-> Utah prosecutors are deciding whether to charge employees of a South Jordan restaurant for serving a woman ice tea mixed with industrial cleaning chemicals. [Trib]
-> Ukrainian refugees are suffering as they're caught in the middle between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukraine. [WSJ]
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-- Thomas Burr and Mallory Jesperson
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