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WHO: Governor Gary R. Herbert, Members of the Utah Advisory Commission to Optimize State Government

WHAT: Commission members will present Governor Herbert with its report - the result of a nearly yearlong effort to identify areas for increased efficiency within State government.

Governor Herbert launched the Utah Advisory Commission to Optimize State Government in September 2009, appointing former Utah Governor Norm Bangerter to serve as chairman. Governor Herbert tasked the group with taking a "broad-based, independent look at current governmental processes and spending." The creation of the Advisory Commission was Governor Herbert's first step to fulfill his promise, as stated in his inaugural address, to "lead the charge for government efficiencies in all that we are tasked to do."

A full copy of the report will be available at Thursday's news conference and online after 11 a.m. at

WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010
10:30 a.m. MST

WHERE: Gold Room
Utah State Capitol

Public parking is available on the east side of the Capitol Complex, accessible from East Capitol Boulevard.

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