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Salt Lake City- Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding today's Lonnie Johnson hearing:

Salt Lake City - Governor Gary R. Herbert wants to tune up state rules and regulations which impact Utah businesses, so he has ordered a review by senior staff and agency heads. Part of that review includes seeking input from the public. "This review is a key part of making certain Utah continues to be one of the nation's most friendly states in which to do business," Governor Herbert said.

Today is the final day Governor Gary R. Herbert may sign legislation passed during the 2011 General Session of the Utah State Legislature. The Governor took action on the following bills today:

Salt Lake City - Governor Gary R. Herbert signed the following bills today.

Salt Lake City - Governor Gary R. Herbert signed the following bills today.

Salt Lake City - Governor Gary R. Herbert signed the following bills today.

Salt Lake City -- Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement following the Utah State Legislature's repeal of HB 477 this afternoon:

Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert today appointed W. David Patton, Ph.D., executive director of the Utah Department of Health (UDOH).

Salt Lake City – Governor Gary R. Herbert signed the following bills today.

Salt Lake City, UTAH - Governor Gary R. Herbert is scheduled to meet with a top U.S. trade official tomorrow to showcase Utah's remarkable international export performance. In his State of the State address, the Governor called on Utah businesses to double exports in the next five years, just as they have done in the previous five years.

Salt Lake City – Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert has signed the following bills:

SALT LAKE CITY - Shortly before 5:00 p.m. today, Governor Gary Herbert notified legislative leaders that he will call the Utah State Legislature into a special session to repeal HB477, Government Records Amendments. The formal call will be for Friday, March 25, at noon at the Utah State Capitol.

SALT LAKE CITY – Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding HB477:

SALT LAKE CITY - Today at noon at the University of Utah, Governor Gary Herbert unveiled his 10-year Strategic Energy Plan, "Energy Initiatives and Imperatives."  Flanked by energy industry leaders, academics and advisors, the Governor said, "If I were to reduce the 42 pages of Utah's Energy Plan into one simple equation, it would be this: Innovation plus initiative equals energy independence."

Late this morning, Governor Gary R. Herbert signed four immigration reform bills, which combined, constitute what he calls "the Utah solution."

Salt Lake City -Utah Governor Gary Herbert issued the following statement regarding the recent natural calamities in Japan:

Salt Lake City- To date, Governor Gary R. Herbert has signed the following 2011 bills:

Washington, D.C. - Following a weekend of meetings in the nation's capital with the National Governors Association (NGA), Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert was defending Utah's solutions for health care and wilderness issues today before two House committees in Washington, D.C.

Following an expedited legal review, Governor Gary R. Herbert will sign HB23, Controlled Substance Modifications, in his formal office with bill sponsors present.  The bill reached the Governor's office Thursday morning after passing both the Utah House and the Utah Senate.

Salt Lake City -Utah and the nation are recovering from the 2007 recession, only to find ourselves on a collision course with the future:  Not enough Utahns continue their education and training after high school.

In an effort to bring business and jobs to Utah, Utah Governor Gary Herbert is on Wall Street today, reminding top tier financial institutions that Utah is one of the best places to invest and grow.

I would like to thank the Heritage Foundation for their tireless advocacy for sensible health care reform.  The Heritage Foundation has always been especially supportive of Utah's efforts to reshape our health care system to suit the unique needs of our state, and we are grateful.

Salt Lake City -This morning Governor Gary R. Herbert took his message regarding the State's spirit of self-determination to Washington, D.C.  In a meeting with the federal official who oversees Medicaid, and later in a speech to the Heritage Foundation, the Governor conveyed the need to include states when crafting federal policy and underscored his conviction that states can best solve their own problems, particularly in the area of health care reform.

Salt Lake City-Today Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert made a statement to allay community concerns regarding the Office of Ethnic Affairs (OEA) within the Utah Department of Community and Culture (DCC).

Just after 8 a.m. this morning Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert signed the official certificate appointing Holly Richardson of Pleasant Grove to fill the seat for House District 57.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed Amanda Smith to serve as his Energy Policy Advisor.  Ms. Smith will continue her service as Executive Director of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality.

Lt. Governor Bell; President Waddoups; Speaker Lockhart; Members of the Utah Legislature; Members of my Cabinet; Utah Supreme Court Justices; The State's First Lady, My Wife Jeanette; and my fellow Utahns:

Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed Sherene Terry Dillon to the Second District Juvenile Court, which serves Davis, Morgan and Weber counties.

Governor Herbert has requested President Obama declare a major disaster for the State of Utah in response to last month's severe winter storms and flooding in Southern Utah.

SALT LAKE CITY -  Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert recently joined 32 other governors and governors-elect in a letter to President Obama and Congress, requesting states control healthcare policy and budgets.

Salt Lake City - The Pew Center on the States and the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics are hosting a conference Friday to discuss Pew's partnership with the state to modernize voter registration in Utah.

At the direct request of Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert, Bob Abbey, Director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, is scheduled to meet with state officials this Friday.

In honor of the victims of the tragedy in Tucson, Arizona, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert authorizes the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Utah to be displayed at half staff until sunset on January 14, 2011, in accordance with a proclamation by President Barack Obama.

SALT LAKE CITY - Dianne R. Nielson, Energy Advisor to Governor Gary R. Herbert, has announced her intent to retire from state government, after serving for nearly three decades.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utahns are invited to the State Capitol on Monday, Jan. 3 to participate in the inauguration of Governor Gary R. Herbert and Lt. Governor Greg Bell.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed Ally Isom, current government affairs director for the Utah Department of Workforce Services, to serve as a deputy chief of staff.

SALT LAKE CITY - Angie Welling, Director of Communications for Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert, will be leaving the Governor's Office in mid-January.

SALT LAKE CITY - A decision announced today by the U.S. Department of the Interior to alter the designation of wilderness on public lands could undermine efforts made in Utah to protect the land, Governor Gary R. Herbert said.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert is prepared to declare a state of emergency in Southern Utah, where floodwaters have washed out at least one bridge and forced the evacuation of the Rockville City.

SALT LAKE CITY - The numbers are in, and they show that Utah's population has continued to grow steadily over the past decade.

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