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GOP presidential candidates planning revolt against the RNC. PAC changes pro-Biskupski billboard regarding homelessness. Prop. 1 money very one-sided.
Happy Friday. Let the revolt begin. Republican presidential campaigns are planning to gather in Washington on Sunday evening to plot how to alter their party's messy debate process and how to remove power from the hands of the Republican National Committee. Not invited to the meeting: Anyone from the RNC. The goal: How to avoid what happened with CNBC and other recent debates. [http://www.politico.com/story/2015/10/gop-campaigns-rnc-debates-215371" target="_blank">Politico]
Topping the news: Highlights from this week's debate show how SLC Mayor Ralph Becker and challenger Jackie Biskupski differ. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/3116580-155/video-nine-ways-biskupski-and-becker" target="_blank">Trib] [http://kuer.org/post/biskupski-becker-square-one-last-time-election-day" target="_blank">KUER] The two candidates have accused each other of dirty campaigning as the election gets closer. [http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865640245/Becker-Biskupski-accuse-each-other-of-dirty-campaigning.html" target="_blank">DNews]
-> After a news article pointing out the unrealistic expectation of ending homelessness, a political committee changed the text on a pro-Biskupski billboard. [http://kutv.com/news/local/billboard-change-in-slc-mayors-race-1-day-after-2news-story" target="_blank">KUTV]
-> The money race over Prop. 1 to bump the sales tax for transit is decidedly one-sided. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/3116028-155/money-race-over-prop-1-is" target="_blank">Trib] The Utah Transit Authority has a goal to gain public trust next year. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/3116410-155/new-official-uta-goal-improve-public" target="_blank">Trib]
Tweets of the day: From http://twitter.com/SpeakerRyan" target="_blank">@SpeakerRyan: "Let's do this."
From http://twitter.com/GeorgeTakei" target="_blank">@GeorgeTakei: "Rand Paul stated that he wants a government so small he can barely see it. What is this? A government for ants?"
From http://twitter.com/TheJazzyUte" target="_blank">@TheJazzyUte: "Oregon's defense is so easy to cross Donald Trump wants to build a wall around it."
Happy Birthday: Today to Jill "Whiskey Mittens" Poe.
Tune in: Tribune reporters Kristen Moulton, Chris Smart, Matt Canham and Jennifer Dobner join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the week's top news stories including the demise of Arches Health Plan, an update from the Salt Lake City campaign trail and a round-up from the World Congress of Families. Tune in to KCPW or Utah Public Radio at 9 a.m. MDT.
In other news: Federal funding to extend the Sugar House Streetcar, also called the S Line, will not be coming this year after the SLC missed out on a TIGER grant. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/3116559-155/sugar-house-streetcar-extension-passed-over" target="_blank">Trib]
-> A 492-unit Sugar House apartment proposal, if approved within the next year, would forego $1.2 million in impact fees. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/3106900-155/sugar-house-apartment-project-would-bring" target="_blank">Trib]
-> The head of the Utah Department of Workforce Services testified before the Senate Finance Committee yesterday about the state's unique approach to intergenerational poverty. [http://kuer.org/post/director-utah-department-workforce-services-talks-intergenerational-poverty-congress" target="_blank">KUER]
-> Protestors today targeted the World Congress of Families, calling its definition of "family" exclusive and divisive. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/3116366-155/video-utah-protest-targets-world-congress" target="_blank">Trib]
-> Bryan Schott and Bob Bernick discuss this week in politics, including the GOP's battle against the Count My Vote initiative and the SLC mayoral race. [http://utahpolicy.com/index.php/features/today-at-utah-policy/7469-Bob%20Bernick%20and%20Bryan%20Schott" target="_blank">UtahPolicy]
-> Despite objections from ski resorts, the Salt Lake County Council has agreed to put the three ski areas it regulates into the new Mountainous Planning District. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/3115789-155/salt-lake-county-planning-district-created" target="_blank">Trib]
-> State grants worth $500,000 were awarded yesterday for projects to clean up the Jordan River. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/3116506-155/state-grants-aim-to-spruce-up" target="_blank">Trib]
-> FBI agents in the Jeremy Johnson case have admitted that the filter to screen private attorney-client emails had holes. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/3116874-155/agents-admit-filter-to-screen-private" target="_blank">Trib]
-> Demolition crews are making way for a new hotel near SLC's new theater. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/3116018-155/curtain-rises-on-plans-for-a" target="_blank">Trib] [http://kutv.com/news/local/demolition" target="_blank">KUTV]
-> Top Mormon leaders are encouraging members to help refugees in a letter to be read over the pulpit on Sunday. [http://www.sltrib.com/lifestyle/faith/3116078-155/top-mormon-leaders-encourage-members-to" target="_blank">Trib] [http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865640256/LDS-Church-asks-members-to-help-worlds-refugees-in-growing-humanitarian-crisis.html" target="_blank">DNews]
-> Lawmakers are questioning whether the "biggest, shiniest" college buildings are the best use of tax money. [http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865640242/Lawmakers-Are-biggest-shiniest-college-buildings-best-use-of-taxpayer-dollars.html" target="_blank">DNews]
-> Utah lawmakers are considering optional full-day kindergarten expansion statewide next year, but some families would have to pay a fee to participate. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/3117050-155/utah-lawmakers-signal-intent-to-expand" target="_blank">Trib] [http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865640252/Legislators-make-moves-toward-expanding-full-day-kindergarten.html" target="_blank">DNews]
-> A judge must decide if Bureau of Land Management agents used excessive force when raiding the home of a prominent Blanding physician, who later took his life. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/3117082-155/did-blm-make-undue-show-of" target="_blank">Trib] [http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865640260/Judge-to-decide-if-agent-used-excessive-force-in-raid-of-Blanding-doctors-home.html" target="_blank">DNews]
-> Rep. Fred Cox wants to end Daylight Saving Time in the state of Utah. [http://fox13now.com/2015/10/29/utah-lawmaker-will-try-to-end-daylight-saving-time/" target="_blank">Fox13]
-> Utah lawmakers sat on a panel at Weber State to discuss medical marijuana with students. [http://www.good4utah.com/news/local-news/weber-state-university-students-and-medical-marijuana" target="_blank">ABC4]
-> Gov. Gary Herbert toured Utah's Crime Lab yesterday, where new tools have increased efficiency. [http://kutv.com/news/local/gov-herbert-tours-state-crime-lab" target="_blank">KUTV] [http://fox13now.com/2015/10/29/new-tools-expedite-work-at-utah-crime-lab-effort-is-part-of-statewide-efficiency-push/" target="_blank">Fox13] [http://www.good4utah.com/news/top-stories/governor-herbert-highlights-crime-lab-for-increasing-efficiency-and-cutting-down-on-crime" target="_blank">ABC4]
-> Economists are questioning pipeline costs for Lake Powell. [http://kuer.org/post/economists-question-lake-powell-pipeline-costs" target="_blank">KUER]
-> Utah's first climbing wall dedicated to helping people recover from drug and alcohol addiction is under construction. [http://kuer.org/post/climbing-wall-under-construction-help-those-drug-recovery" target="_blank">KUER]
-> A high-tech device will be used by Snowbird and UDOT to help with avalanche control. [http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865640220/Snowbird-UDOT-use-high-tech-device-to-help-with-avalanche-control.html" target="_blank">DNews]
-> Pat Bagley gives his take on rent prices. [http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/3116799-155/bagley-cartoon-the-rent-is-too" target="_blank">Trib]
-> Paul Rolly says Cottonwood Heights cops are feeling picked on, too. [http://www.sltrib.com/news/3110830-155/rolly-cottonwood-heights-cops-are-feeling" target="_blank">Trib]
Nationally: Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan was elected House speaker yesterday. [http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/29/politics/paul-ryan-house-speaker-vote/" target="_blank">CNN]
-> Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's "filibuster" in protest of the budget deal lasted less than 20 minutes. [http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/rand-pauls-filibuster-budget-deal-lasts-20-minutes/story?id=34837641" target="_blank">ABC]
-> Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders proposed nixing marijuana from the federal list of dangerous drugs. [https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/sanders-will-propose-nixing-marijuana-from-federal-list-of-dangerous-drugs/2015/10/28/be8c3adc-7da2-11e5-b575-d8dcfedb4ea1_story.html" target="_blank">WaPost]
-> The moderators of this week's GOP debate on CNBC lost control and became the focus rather than the candidates. [http://www.politico.com/story/2015/10/republican-debate-cnbc-moderators-media-215316" target="_blank">Politico]
-> Though they used to be allies, Republican candidates Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are shifting directions. [http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/30/us/politics/jeb-bush-marco-rubio-presidential-race.html" target="_blank">NYTimes]
Where are they?
Thomas Burr and Mariah Noble