Governor News & Media

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 23, 2016) - The Office of Gov. Gary R. Herbert and the Utah Board of Juvenile Justice invite seventh and eighth grade students to participate in the seventeenth annual Do the Write Thing Challenge aimed at combating youth violence in homes, schools and neighborhoods.

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 21, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Don Ipson to serve as state senator in senate district 29 and Walter Brooks as state representative in house district 75. The senate vacancy was created by the resignation of Sen. Steve Urquhart on Sept. 9.

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 9, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah on Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, in observance of Patriot Day.

SALT LAKE CITY - The 4th District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for three vacancies on the 4th District Court. These vacancies result from the retirements of Judge Fred Howard, effective Dec. 1, 2016, Judge Claudia Laycock, January 1, 2017, and the confirmation of Judge David Mortensen to the Utah Court of Appeals, June 15, 2016. The 4th Judicial District includes Juab, Millard, Utah, and Wasatch counties.

SALT LAKE CITY - The 2nd District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the 2nd District Juvenile Court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge J. Mark Andrus, effective Dec. 1, 2016. The 2nd Judicial District includes Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties.

SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 26, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Daniel Hemmert to the Utah Senate. Hemmert will serve in District 14 following the resignation of Sen. Alvin Jackson on July 1.

SALT LAKE CITY (August 19, 2016) - After five years as the executive director of the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts, Julie Fisher will step down at the end of August to accept a management position at a global consulting firm. Prior to her service with Heritage and Arts, Fisher served four terms in the Utah House of Representatives.

SALT LAKE CITY (July 27, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Douglas Nielsen as a judge on the 4th District Juvenile Court.

SALT LAKE CITY (July 18, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the state of Utah to honor victims of the attack on police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

SALT LAKE CITY (July 18, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed all eight bills passed by the Utah State Legislature during the July special session.

SALT LAKE CITY (July 15, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the state of Utah to honor the victims of the terrorist attack in Nice, France.

SALT LAKE CITY (July 15, 2016) - Allegations of misconduct were recently raised related to the county commission primary race in Wayne County. If proven to be accurate these allegations may have impacted the final outcome of the election.

SALT LAKE CITY (July 11, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued a call for a special session of the Utah State Legislature. The session will be held on July 13 to consider measures related to unmanned aircrafts near wildland fires, the Utah State Fairpark and other issues.

SALT LAKE CITY (July 8, 2016) - Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the State of Utah at all state facilities as a mark of respect for the victims of the attack in Dallas, Texas.

SALT LAKE CITY (June 27, 2016) - After serving for10 years as a member of the governor's cabinet, Commissioner Sherrie Hayashi is stepping down to accept a position as the director of the University of Utah Office of Equal Opportunity.

SALT LAKE CITY (June 23, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement in response to the Utah State Board of Education's selection of Sydnee Dickson as state superintendent:

SALT LAKE CITY (June 21, 2016) - After serving 18 years in state government and nearly 10 years as a member of Gov. Herbert's Cabinet, Kim Hood is retiring on July 1, 2016.

SALT LAKE CITY (June 16, 2016) - Governor Gary R. Herbert, Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, House Speaker Greg Hughes, and Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Matthew Durrant today announced the formation of the interbranch Utah Juvenile Justice Working Group that will conduct a data-driven examination of Utah's juvenile justice system and issue a comprehensive set of policy recommendations aimed at protecting public safety...

SALT LAKE CITY - The 4th District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the 4th District Juvenile Court. This vacancy was created by the Legislature during the 2016 Legislative Session. The 4th Judicial District includes Juab, Millard, Utah, and Wasatch counties.

SALT LAKE CITY (June 13, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Craig Bunnell as a judge to fill a vacancy on the Seventh District Juvenile Court.

SALT LAKE CITY (June 12, 2016) - Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the state of Utah to honor the victims of the act of terror perpetuated earlier this morning in Orlando, Florida.

SALT LAKE CITY (June 12, 2016) - Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding this morning's attack in Florida:

SALT LAKE CITY (May 27, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the State of Utah at all state facilities in honor of Memorial Day.

SALT LAKE CITY (May 25, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement today regarding a multi-state lawsuit over the recent Department of Education and Department of Justice directive:

SALT LAKE CITY (May 24, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Matthew Bates as a judge to fill a vacancy on the 3rd District Court.

SALT LAKE CITY (May 24, 2016) - Governor Gary R. Herbert announced the appointment of Dr. Laura Nelson as his new energy policy adviser at the fifth annual Governor's Utah Energy Development Summit, May 24, 2016.

SALT LAKE CITY (May 23, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement today regarding the death of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman's chief of staff Neil Ashdown:

SALT LAKE CITY (May 19, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed the following bills from yesterday's special session:

SALT LAKE CITY (May 13, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding the directive issued today by President Barack Obama:

SALT LAKE CITY (May 6, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced today his appointment of Jill Pohlman and Judge David Mortensen to fill vacancies on the Utah Court of Appeals.

SALT LAKE CITY (May 5, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the state of Utah to honor former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett who passed away Wednesday.

SALT LAKE CITY (May 4, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement on the passing of former Sen. Bob Bennett:

SALT LAKE CITY (April 27, 2016) - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed Kirsten Rappleye as Public Information Officer following Aimee Edwards? transition to the Governor?s Office of Economic Development earlier this month.

SALT LAKE CITY - The 7th District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the 7th District Juvenile Court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Scott Johansen, effective Jan. 1, 2016. The 7th Judicial District includes Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan counties.

SALT LAKE CITY (April 20, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued a call for a special session of the Utah State Legislature to address two separate items:

$4.775 million to be restored to education initiatives.

SALT LAKE CITY (March 30, 2016) - On the final day of the bill signing period, Gov. Gary R. Herbert finalized work on the remaining 33 bills, taking veto action on six bills, including nine line item vetoes. One law will take effect without the governor's signature. In total, 453 bills were passed during the 2016 General Legislative Session that required action by the governor.

SALT LAKE CITY (March 30, 2016) ? Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed 31 new bills, bringing the total number of bills signed during the 2016 Legislative Session to 420.

Gov. Herbert signs 56 bills

Mon, 28 Mar 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (March 28, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed 56 new bills, bringing the total number of bills signed during the 2016 Legislative Session to 389.

Gov. Herbert signs 62 bills

Fri, 25 Mar 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (March 25, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed 62 new bills, bringing the total number of bills signed during the 2016 Legislative Session to 333.

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