It’s Tax Day, so here are some interesting facts about our tax system. Utah Legislature to hold veto override session Wednesday. Several initiatives loaded onto Utah’s fall ballot.
Happy Tuesday. It’s Tax Day, so if you haven’t filed your return, you might want to get on that. If you’ve already taken care of this annual task, sit back, enjoy and learn some interesting facts about the American tax system. [TheHill]
Topping the news: The Utah Legislature will hold a veto override session on Wednesday to challenge Gov. Gary Herbert’s decision on two bills, the latest development in a power struggle between the state’s legislative and executive branches. [Trib] [DNews]
-> Utahns will get to vote on multiple ballot initiatives in November, including medical marijuana, Medicare expansion, an effort to stop gerrymandering and a push to finalize how political candidates qualify for the ballot. [Trib] [Fox13]
Tweets of the day: From @StephenAtHome: “Firing Comey last May must be Trump’s biggest regret, since it means he can’t fire him now.”
-> From @byrdinator: “WASHINGTON — A congressman walks through a quiet hallway, whistling Frosty the Snowman to himself. It is the middle of April.”
-> From @aedwardslevy: “clever of hannity to make sure this comes out while nyt, washpost et al are busy winning pulitzers”
-> From @ryanbeckwith: “‘The Third Client’ would be a good Grisham title.”
-> From @RobertGehrke: “Well, I didn’t win a Pulitzer again. So my perfect record is intact.”
Happy Birthday: To attorney Randy Dryer, former gubernatorial spokesman Marty Carpenter and Taylorsville Mayor Kristie Overson.
-> Herbert ceremoniously signed the Our Schools Now compromise bill Monday that includes a question on the November ballot that will ask voters to approve a 10-cent gas tax increase for education. [DNews] [ABC4] [KUTV]
-> Homeless Utahns at Library Square in Salt Lake City say they’ve had enough of a law, part of Operation Rio Grande, that keeps them from camping on the streets. [Trib]
-> Officials in Colorado and Utah are speaking out against an idea to pipe water from Flaming Gorge in Utah to the Denver area. [Trib]
-> Pat Bagley depicts Sean Hannity as the latest teetering “pillar” of Fox News. [Trib]
-> Robert Gehrke argues that one of the bills state lawmakers will battle for in this week’s veto override session violates the separation of powers. [Trib]
Nationally: A federal judge stopped President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer Michael Cohen on Monday from blocking prosecutors from accessing materials seized in an FBI raid on Cohen’s office last week. [NYTimes]
-> Fox News host Sean Hannity was identified Monday as another one of Cohen’s clients. [Politico]
-> Hillary Clinton supporters are criticizing former FBI director James Comey in the wake of the release of his new tell-all book. [NYTimes]
-> The United States and Britain issued a warning Monday about Russian cyberattacks against government, private organizations, offices and homes in both countries. [NYTimes]
-> Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., had surgery for an intestinal infection and is in stable condition, though his office hasn’t announced when he will return to the Senate. [WaPost]
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