Transcript of Governor Huntsman's 2009 State of the State Address
Jan 26 2009
Watch the 2009 State of the State Address.
Governor Huntsman will give his 5th State of the State address.
Jan 22 2009
Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has tapped Colonel D. Lance Davenport to be Commissioner of the Utah Department of Public Safety. Davenport currently serves as Superintendent of the Utah Highway Patrol. He replaces Commissioner Scott T. Duncan who stepped down this week for health reasons.
Jan 21 2009
Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman announced today that Department of Public Safety Commissioner Scott T. Duncan, who has worked for the State for 32 years, has resigned his post for health reasons. Utah Highway Patrol Colonel Lance Davenport will serve as acting commissioner of the department until a search for the new commissioner is completed.
Governor Huntsman will announce the creation of Governor's Commission on Strengthening Utah's Democracy
Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has appointed Mark R. DeCaria to fill the vacancy on the Utah Second District Court resulting from the retirement of Judge Parley Baldwin.
Tour of Doctors' Volunteer Clinic of St. George and media briefing on the importance of Health System Reform
Jan 12 2009
Salt Lake City, Utah - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has nominated Kent L. Jones as the new Utah State Engineer and Director of the Division of Water Rights. The nomination has been sent to the Utah Senate for consideration. If approved by the Senate, Jones will officially replace Jerry Olds, who retired in December 2008.
Jan 12 2009
Governor Huntsman will be delivering his annual State of the State Address for 2009 on Tuesday, January 27th at 6:30 PM MST. This speech will telecast live from the Chambers of the Utah State House of Representatives at the Utah State Capitol.
Salt Lake City, Utah - Over the past year, the national economy has experienced substantial setbacks, leading to weakening in the Utah economy which is expected to persist into 2010 according to the 23rd annual Economic Report to the Governor which was presented to Utah Governor Jon Huntsman today.
Governor Huntsman will accept the 2009 Economic Report to the Governor. He will make brief comments following the acceptance of the report.
Salt Lake City ? The Western Governors? Association has issued the following joint statement regarding the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Governor's Inaugural Ceremony, Hosted by the Utah National Guard
Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman announced today the release of a report recommending steps to prepare Utah's workforce for the 21st Century.
Dec 22 2008
Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman is highlighting $14.4 billion in state infrastructure projects that could be significantly expedited with an infusion of federal money.
Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman announced today the State's inauguration events will be minimized to a ceremony in front of the State Capitol building on January 5, 2009.
Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has appointed Michael D. Di Reda to fill the vacancy on the Utah Second District Court resulting from the retirement of Judge Roger Dutson.
Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has appointed Janice L. Frost to fill the vacancy on the Utah Second District Juvenile Court resulting from the retirement of Judge Diane Wilkins.
Dec 05 2008
Governor Huntsman releases his fiscal year 2010 budget.
Governor Huntsman will outline his 2010 budget recommendations for the upcoming legislative session.
Today while Mary Kaye and I mourn the death of Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin we celebrate his long life of service. A long-time prominent leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elder Wirthlin has been a true example of service spanning several generations and vast geography.
The First Lady will announce this year's theme in the ballroom. Tour of the mansion decorations will follow.
At this special time of year, I wish the citizens of Utah a Happy Thanksgiving. In the spirit of giving thanks, despite the many challenges many face at this time, we are truly blessed as a state and communities. We are fortunate to have brave men and women who are willing to defend the freedoms that we enjoy in this great country of ours.
Governor Huntsman offers Thanksgiving message as Moroni Feed, Utah's largest turkey producer offers donated turkeys to the Utah Food Bank.
Nov 20 2008
Salt Lake City, Utah - The Utah Population Estimates Committee announced today that Utah's population was an estimated 2,757,779 on July 1, 2008 - up 58,225 or 2.2% from July 1, 2007. "In 2007 we increased our population at the rate of 10 people an hour. This year our growth was seven people an hour," said Michael Mower, Utah Population Estimates Committee Chair.
Nov 19 2008
Thursday November 20, 2007 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Governor?s Office of Planning and Budget North Conference Room State Capitol Complex, Suite 140
Nov 14 2008
Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman is deeply concerned about the potential for a harmful trend after learning about a family who experienced near fatal consequences due to installing a faulty compressed natural gas retrofit.
Salt Lake City - Less than three weeks after the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board offered an incentive package to Delta, from a Utah coalition composed of GOED, Utah Office of Tourism, Salt Lake City, and Salt Lake County to attract a Delta Air Lines direct flight from Salt Lake City to Tokyo, Japan, the airline has announced the commencement of a flight set to begin Summer 2009.
Governor Huntsman, United Way of Salt Lake, Utah Bankers Association to launch 2 major initiatives to help struggling Utahns
Oct 29 2008
In the wake of the current financial crisis, the Governor?s office, the Utah Bankers Association, and United Way of Salt Lake have joined forces to educate the public about two new programs that will address emergency and crisis needs and long-term solutions to help individuals and families weather the storm.
Oct 15 2008
WHAT: The Governor signed the following bill today:
Oct 07 2008
The Governor signed the following bills Monday, October 6, 2008
Salt Lake City, UT - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has appointed Christine S. Johnson to fill the upcoming vacancy on the Utah Fourth District Court resulting from the retirement of Judge John Backlund.
Salt Lake City, UT - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman joined T. Boone Pickens and many others in signing the Energy Independence Pledge in September, requesting the new Administration and the 111th Congress devote as much time as necessary during their first 100 days in office to develop a serious, workable Energy Policy.
The Center for Digital Government?s Executive Vice President will travel to Utah and present Governor Huntsman and the State of Utah with the 2008 Digital States award.
Sep 26 2008
The Governor signed the following bill today:
Sep 23 2008
Salt Lake City, UT - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has announced the appointment of Third District Court Presiding Judge Robert K. Hilder to fill the upcoming vacancy on the Utah Court of Appeals resulting from the retirement of Judge Judith Billings, one of the original members of that court. He also appointed Marvin D. Bagley as Sixth District Court Judge to fill the seat of retiring Judge David L. Mower.
Sep 23 2008
Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman issued a call of the Utah State Legislature to begin a special session beginning Thursday, September 25, 2008 to address budget shortfalls from original projections.
Sep 18 2008
Salt Lake City, UT - A newly released national survey ranks Utah first in the nation for its ability to utilize technology in providing services to citizens and transforming government. The Digital States Survey, conducted every two years by the Center for Digital Government, is the most widely recognized and respected study of information technology in the country. Utah has significantly improved its position from an eighth place ranking in 2004 and fourth place ranking in 2006.
Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., has authorized state agencies to lower the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah on Monday September 15, 2008. The flags shall be flown at half-staff on all state-owned facilities from sunrise to sunset in honor of Private Jordan P.P. Thibeault. Private Thibeault died on Sept. 5, 2008, on Forward Operating Base Hammer, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.