Dec 20 2013
FROM GOVERNOR GARY R. HERBERT:
"I am very disappointed an activist federal judge is attempting to override the will of the people of Utah. I am working with my legal counsel and the acting Attorney General to determine the best course to defend traditional marriage within the borders of Utah."
SALT LAKE CITY – (Dec. 20, 2013) Governor Gary R. Herbert has named LuAnn Adams as commissioner of the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food. Adams has served as Box Elder County Commissioner since 2011. She also worked 16 years as the Box Elder County Recorder/Clerk.
Dec 20 2013
SALT LAKE CITY – (Dec. 20, 2013) New figures released today by the Dept. of Workforce Services show Utah's unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent, that figure is significantly lower than the national average and ranks Utah fourth lowest among all states. Utah's private sector job growth remains second in the nation, with nearly all private sector industries showing year-over growth.
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 Andrew A. Valdez on November 1, 2013. The Third Judicial District includes Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.
What: Lt. Governor Spencer Cox and students of the Bridgerland Applied Technology College will tour the Autoliv manufacturing facility in Brigham City to highlight a new robotics training grant for the school.
Dec 06 2013
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, December 6-9, in remembrance of those who died at Pearl Harbor 72 years ago, and in memory of Nelson Mandela.
Kansas, Utah Governors to exchange gifts pending the outcome of the Major League Soccer Championship Game
Dec 06 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert will exchange a state-related gift pending the outcome of Saturday's Major League Soccer Championship game. Sporting Kansas City will be taking on Real Salt Lake in Kansas City on Saturday, Dec. 7.
Dec 05 2013
SALT LAKE CITY – Governor Gary R. Herbert has named Marty Carpenter to his senior staff as director of communication.
Governor Gary R. Herbert will unveil his proposed budget for fiscal year 2015.
What: Governor Gary R. Herbert will unveil his proposed budget for fiscal year 2015.
Where: Utah Valley University (UVU), Computer Science building atrium, Orem, UT
When: Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 11:30 AM
Governor Herbert and First Lady Unveil Holiday Decor - Students Help Decorate the Governor's Mansion
Dec 02 2013
What: Third and fourth grade students from Stewart Elementary School, a Chinese Immersion school in Centerville, will join Governor Gary R. and First Lady Jeanette Herbert to decorate a Christmas tree in the Governor's Mansion library. The students will perform a Christmas carol in Chinese for Governor and Mrs. Herbert.
Nov 26 2013
Governor Gary R. Herbert's will serve Thanksgiving meal at the Salt Lake Rescue Mission with family members and staff, November 26, 2013. Volunteering at the Rescue Mission has become a tradition for the Governor and First Lady.
Nov 25 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert said today that despite the uncertainty in Washington, D.C., Utah economy continues to improve. The consensus revenue forecast shows an additional $132 Million dollars in new one-time and $206 Million in new ongoing revenue for the upcoming budget cycle.
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Elections Office released the results of a special investigation of Attorney General John Swallow regarding violations of Utah Election Code. The applicable statute explicitly contemplates civil, not criminal, penalties, including removal from public office.
SALT LAKE CITY - At 4.6%, Utah's unemployment rate remains lower than the national average, with all private sector industries showing steady growth.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert ordered the lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah in remembrance of President John F. Kennedy who was assassinated Friday, November 22, 1963.
Nov 21 2013
STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR GARY R. HERBERT:
"I received a letter of resignation from Utah Attorney General John Swallow this morning. John's decision is in the best interests of his family, his constituents and the State of Utah..."
SALT LAKE CITY – The Governor's legal team will soon be changing. The Utah State Senate has unanimously confirmed the nomination of John A. Pearce, general counsel for Governor Gary R. Herbert, to the Utah Court of Appeals.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert's deputy chief of staff, communications director and spokesperson, Ally Isom, will step down this Friday. Isom has been with the Governor's Office for three years.
Nov 15 2013
SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert has signed the official letter to appoint Jon Cox to Utah House District 58 in the Utah State Legislature. The appointment comes at the recommendation of the Republican Party delegates who selected Cox, a Sanpete County Commissioner, to replace Spencer J. Cox, who now serves as Utah Lieutenant Governor.
SALT LAKE CITY – Governor Gary R. Herbert issued an executive order today calling for an analysis of Veteran employment among state agencies and prompting department heads to find ways to hire more veterans.
SALT LAKE CITY - This Saturday evening at the Grand America Hotel, Governor Gary R. Herbert and hundreds of guests will honor film star, conservationist and entrepreneur Robert Redford for his numerous contributions to the State of Utah.
Nov 04 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food, Leonard M. Blackham, has announced his intent to retire in early January 2014, following a noteworthy 25-year public service career.
Nov 04 2013
Governor Gary R. Herbert will host the 2013 Transportation Summit tomorrow. The half-day event will include a keynote address from Governor Herbert and several panel discussions with local and state policymakers, legislators and business leaders on important transportation issues affecting Utah and its local communities.
Oct 31 2013
PROVO, UT – In a gathering of water experts from around the state, Governor Gary R. Herbert outlined the State’s next steps in a visionary 50-year water strategy at today’s Water Summit, held at Utah Valley Convention Center.
Oct 30 2013
WHAT: Governor Gary R. Herbert will host a non-partisan, non-political, black tie event to recognize Robert Redford for helping showcase and contribute to Utah through his art, vision and entrepreneurial spirit. The event is entitled, "The Governor's Salute to Robert Redford: A Utah Tribute to an American Icon."
Governor to Announce Water Plan Advisory Team at the Utah Water Summit The next steps in developing a 50-year water plan will be discussed.
Oct 25 2013
SALT LAKE CITY – Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed John A. Pearce to fill a vacancy on the Utah Court of Appeals.
Oct 22 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert appointed Brent H. Bartholomew to fill a vacancy on the Fourth District Juvenile Court bench.
SALT LAKE CITY- Governor Gary R. Herbert's will assist in kicking off the Utah Food Bank's holiday food drive by pulling his staff out of the office and volunteering to help sort food.
Oct 16 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - Following adjournment of today's special legislative session, Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement:
Oct 16 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah State Senate just confirmed State Representative Spencer J. Cox (R - Dist. 58) as the eighth lieutenant governor of Utah. Cox was appointed by Governor Gary R. Herbert on Oct. 8 to replace outgoing Lt. Governor Greg Bell.
Oct 15 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert announced the creation of the Clean Air Action Team (CAAT). This group of diverse individuals will gather research, work with the public and recommend practical and effective strategies to improve Utah's air quality.
Oct 15 2013
What: Governor Gary R. Herbert will announce the creation of the Clean Air Action Team (CAAT). This group of diverse individuals will gather research, work with the public and recommend practical and effective strategies to improve Utah's air quality. Members of the CAAT come from the legislature, healthcare community, industry, local businesses, advocacy groups, and research institutions.
Oct 11 2013
Salt Lake City - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert signed a proclamation convening the Utah Legislature into Special Session to address some legislative issues on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at 2:30 p.m.
SALT LAKE CITY - Today Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert announced a deal has been reached with the U.S. Department of Interior to re-open the State's five national parks, Cedar Breaks and Natural Bridges national monuments, and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
During the Governor's first ever statewide education faculty meeting, educators and administrators will learn more about Utah's educational goals and priorities, and what role their efforts play in reaching the Governor's "On PACE" 66% by 2020 goal. The faculty meeting will be broadcast live on KUED Channel 7, KUEN Channel 9, KBYU Channel 11, and streamed www.uen.org and www.utah.gov.
SALT LAKE CITY - Today Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert named State Representative Spencer J. Cox (R - Dist. 58) of Fairview to replace Greg Bell as lieutenant governor. The Governor doesn't expect the administration to miss a beat in this historic transition.
Oct 08 2013
Governor Gary R. Herbert will announce who will replace Lt. Governor Greg Bell as Utah’s second in command. The Governor will recognize Lt. Governor Bell for his service and introduce who he will appoint as the new lieutenant governor.
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert today formally requested President Obama re-open the state's five national parks, several national monuments, historic sites and recreation areas.