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SALT LAKE CITY - The Third District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the juvenile court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Frederic M. Oddone, effective April 16, 2013. The Third Judicial District includes Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.
Mar 13 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - Following the Vatican's announcement today naming a new pope, Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement:
Mar 13 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has signed the following bills:
Mar 12 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - Today Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement in response to the federal budget proposed by Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI).
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert said Utah's economy continues to remain "steady as she goes" following the latest employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Beehive State's January data shows the economy growing at 3.1%, roughly twice as fast as the national economy's 1.6%. Our unemployment rate sits at 5.4%, compared to the nation's 7.9%.
Salt Lake City, UT - The 3rd District Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting for March 6, 2013 at 9:00 am to review applications of individuals interested in filling the judicial vacancy resulting from the pending retirement of Judge Frederic M. Oddone. The Commission will meet in room W18A of the Matheson Courthouse located at 450 South State Street in Salt Lake City.
Feb 26 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert appointed Kymber D. Housley to fill a vacancy on the First District Court bench.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today Utah's top state economists issued this quarter's revised state revenue forecast. The outlook is for the same level of employment and wage growth, with a bump in one-time revenue and a modest decrease in ongoing revenue.
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Feb 12 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - Following President Obama's State of the Union address this evening, Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement:
SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert announced another Cabinet change. Jeff Herring, executive director of the Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM), has accepted another professional opportunity as the Chief Human Resource Officer for the University of Utah, his beloved alma mater.
My number one priority as Governor of Utah is to foster an environment where the private sector can create jobs. Utah's focus on building a strong economy has yielded accolade after accolade, including Forbes Magazine naming us the best state for business and careers for the third year in a row.
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert is scheduled to be in Washington, D.C., tomorrow to testify before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Jan 30 2013
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SALT LAKE CITY - Extremely cold temperatures have led to a sudden spike in demand for propane, causing a shortage for homes in rural areas, including Uintah Basin and Wendover.
SALT LAKE CITY - At the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show, Governor Gary R. Herbert unveiled Utah's Outdoor Recreation Vision.
SALT LAKE CITY - The First District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the district court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Clint S. Judkins effective February 1, 2013. The First Judicial District includes Box Elder, Cache and Rich counties.
Jan 11 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - Lt. Governor Greg Bell has appointed Mark Thomas to serve as his Chief Deputy. Cody Stewart, who has served as his Chief of Staff since September, 2011, will now serve full time as the energy advisor to Governor Herbert.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed Jeffrey C. Wilcox, Esq. to fill a vacancy on the Fifth District Court bench, which hears cases originating in Beaver, Iron and Washington Counties.
Salt Lake City, UTAH - The Office of Energy Development, host of the Governor's Energy Development Summit, is pleased to announce the keynote speakers and panelists confirmed to join Governor Gary R. Herbert and an expected 1,200+ Summit attendees at the Salt Palace Convention Center on January 10, 2013.
Dec 21 2012
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's economy surged ahead in November as job growth jumped to 3.1%, more than double the national average of 1.4%. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.1%.
Dec 20 2012
SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert announced four new administrative branch appointments.
SALT LAKE CITY - In honor of the victims of the Connecticut shooting, Governor Gary R. Herbert has ordered all flags on state-owned facilities to be flown at half-staff.
Dec 14 2012
SALT LAKE CITY - Today State Budget Director Ron Bigelow announced he will retire in January. "The State of Utah and its citizens have benefited greatly from Ron's service and financial expertise, both as a long-time legislator and as the State Budget Director for the past two years," said the Governor. "Ron has an incomparable commitment to fiscal prudence and principle."
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert today released the following statement regarding the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut:
SALT LAKE CITY - With over 165,000 Veterans and more than 1,000 deployed Army and Air National Guard members, the State of Utah has several different state agencies tasked to assist former military personnel with services and outreach. Today Governor Gary R. Herbert announced his intent to restructure how those agencies coordinate their efforts, and elevate outreach to Utah's military installations and defense-related businesses.
Utah's Presidential Electors will meet at noon on Monday, December 17th to cast their votes for President and Vice-President of the United States. The Electors will convene in the Supreme Court Chamber within the Utah State Capitol Building.
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SALT LAKE CITY - During the State Of Utah's FY 2014 budget release, which includes millions of dollars in additional revenue from economic growth, Governor Gary R. Herbert was excited to announce Forbes Magazine named the Beehive State the "Best State for Business and Careers" for the third year in a row.
SALT LAKE CITY - Today the Office of Governor Gary R. Herbert announced initial changes in state agency leadership. "The Governor and senior staff have reviewed the entire Governor's Office and Cabinet in an effort to ensure the Governor's priorities are met over the next four years in a way that serves that best interests of the State," said Chief of Staff Derek Miller.
Dec 07 2012
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor 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 Friday, December 7, 2012, in recognition of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The flags shall be flown at half-staff on all state facilities from sunrise to sunset on December 7 only.
SALT LAKE CITY - On the heels of its well-received first annual Governor's Energy Development Summit in February of 2012, the Office of Energy Development (OED) is busy preparing for its second Summit, to be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center on January 10-11.
Dec 03 2012
SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert and Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker announced their decision that Salt Lake City and the State of Utah are ready, willing, and able to host another Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Nov 21 2012
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has issued the following message in recognition of the Thanksgiving Day holiday:
Nov 08 2012
SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert appointed David Gladwell to serve as the new chair of the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC) Commission. Gladwell has been a member of the board since 2011. With the recent confirmation of another commission member, the body will now proceed with work by the new audit and licensing subcommittees.
SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert appointed F. Richards Smith to fill a vacancy on the Fourth District Juvenile Court bench.
Oct 31 2012
SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert named Akiko Kawamura the new administrator of the State's Career Service Review Office (CSRO). "Akiko's years of legal experience aptly equip her to oversee the employee grievance process," Governor Herbert said. "She will continue the CSRO's legacy of fairness and protection of employee rights."
SALT LAKE CITY - With Hurricane Sandy pounding the northeast, Governor Gary R. Herbert reminds all Utahns about the importance of being prepared for any potential local emergency.
Oct 18 2012
SALT LAKE CITY - Today the Utah Olympic Exploratory Committee (UOEC) presented Governor Gary R. Herbert and Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker a 36-page report with their recommendation to pursue a bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. This recommendation is based upon the decision of the US Olympic Committee (USOC) to consider submitting a Winter Games bid in 2026.