Governor News & Media
Mar 21 2011
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.
Mar 21 2011
SALT LAKE CITY ? Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding HB477:
Mar 18 2011
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:
Mar 08 2011
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.
Governor Herbert, Pew Center on the States and Hinckley Institute of Politics Collaborate to Modernize Voter Registration
Jan 13 2011
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.
Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert has authorized all state agencies to lower the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, in honor of Sergeant First Class James Thode.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert today released his budget for Fiscal Year 2012, recommending, for the first time in three years, funding for public education growth in Utah.
In observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 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 from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, in accordance with a proclamation by President Barack Obama.
DRAPER, Utah - Sergeant First Class James E. Thode, 118th Engineer (Sapper) Company, 1457th Engineer Battalion, Utah National Guard, died Dec. 2 in Sabari District, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.
SALT LAKE CITY - After helping Governor Gary R. Herbert successfully navigate two difficult budget cycles and his first legislative session, as well as achieve a sweeping victory in the November election, Jason Perry is leaving the Governor's Office for the University of Utah.
SALT LAKE CITY - The state's top budget officer, John Nixon, has accepted a similar position in the State of Michigan.
SALT LAKE CITY - The 2nd District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the juvenile court. The vacancy results from the death of Judge Kathleen Nelson. The 2nd Judicial District includes Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has signed a proclamation calling the Utah Legislature into a special session.
SALT LAKE CITY - The 2nd District Judicial Nominating Commission will meet next week to select candidates to fill a vacancy created by the passing of Judge Kathleen Nelson.
Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert encourages all Utahns to honor Veterans through private reflection or participation in patriotic activities in their communities on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed Assistant Utah Attorney General Julie Lund as a juvenile court judge in the Third Judicial District.