SALT LAKE CITY - Referring to hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells as "a process used responsibly for more than 60 years," Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert strongly urged the head of the U.S. Department of the Interior to reconsider and reject the need for new regulatory requirements, calling them a "redundant, burdensome and costly layer of federal approval" for routine operations.
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert joined 48 other Governors to sign a letter to U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta opposing the disproportionate cuts facing the Air National Guard. "I am extremely proud of our Utah Air National Guard and the critical role they play at home and abroad.
WASHINGTON - Governors focused on innovative strategies to improve the nation's road to wellness, enhance the delivery and efficiency of health care services and increase the long-term sustainability of the nation's health care system during the National Governors Association Winter Meeting.
SALT LAKE CITY - In his new role as co-Chair of the recently created Health Care Subcommittee for the Republican Governors Public Policy Committee, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert will focus on one of the most pressing issues for Americans this year: Repealing and replacing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The Governor will co-chair the committee with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed Chyleen A. Arbon, an adjunct professor at Brigham Young University's Romney Institute of Public Management, to serve on the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole.
SALT LAKE CITY – Governor Gary R. Herbert has signed the following bills this week:
KEARNS, UTAH - In front of what has been called the fastest ice in the world and the athletes who train on it, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert and Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker joined other Utah officials and Olympic VIPs to announce the formation of an exploratory committee to consider a bid for the 2022 or 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
SALT LAKE CITY - After learning about the deaths of Charlie and Braden Powell, Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement:
SALT LAKE CITY -After learning about the tragic death of Micron CEO Steve Appleton, Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement:
SALT LAKE CITY - In response to today's announcement from the Bureau of Land Management to severely restrict available acreage for oil shale and tar sands leasing in Utah, Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement:
SALT LAKE CITY - Flanked by representatives from business, healthcare and growth planning organizations, today Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert called Utahns to action and urged them to do their part to improve Utah's air quality. The initiative, the Utah Clean Air Partnership (U-CAIR), is an invitation to all partners currently working toward cleaner air to join forces and motivate individual Utahns to change their beliefs and the behaviors that impact state air quality.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert signed the following bills today:
Lt. Governor and Mrs. Bell; President Waddoups; Speaker Lockhart; members of the Utah Legislature; members of my Cabinet; Justices of the Utah Supreme Court; Utah's First Lady, my beautiful wife, Jeanette; and my fellow Utahns...
SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert appointed Dan McCay to represent Utah House District 52 and Craig Frank to represent Utah House District 57. The appointments were recommended by party delegates in their respective districts.
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert called today's Dept. of Workforce Services "Employment Summary for December 2011" great news for the people of Utah.
Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert today appointed Woods Cross resident Todd Weiler to Utah Senate District 23. The appointment was recommended by the Davis County Republican Party delegates. Weiler will replace Sen. Dan Liljenquist who resigned to run for the U.S. Senate.
SALT LAKE CITY - Today in the Capitol Gold Room, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert honored Utah Army National Guard Sergeant Guy Mellor, 24, winner of the Army's 2011 Best Warrior Competition Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. With Mellor's mother, Kelly Sue, National Guard officials and friends looking on, the Governor signed an official declaration, making it "Sergeant Guy Mellor Day in Utah." Mellor, B Battery, 1st Battalion, 145th Field Artillery, is from Fayette, Utah.
ST. GEORGE, UTAH - Earlier this morning, in front of a St. George audience at the "What's Up Down South" Washington County Economic Summit, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert signed the official letter to appoint V. Lowry Snow to Utah House District 74.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has ordered the Flag of Utah and the Flag of the United States of America to be lowered statewide tomorrow, January 11, in honor of Agent Jared Francom...
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert has issued the following message to all Utahns this holiday season:
SALT LAKE CITY - Ten days ago Governor Gary R. Herbert and other state leaders sent Kathleen Sebelius, head of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS), a letter urging consideration of state input in federal health policy, as well as flexibility in defining the "essential health benefits" package dictated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Last Friday, HHS released a bulleting doing just that.
SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert announced the appointment of Kathleen Clarke to head the Public Lands Policy Coordination Office (PLPCO). Clarke is presently a deputy commissioner of the Utah Dept. of Agriculture and Food and former national director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the U.S. Department of Interior.
SALT LAKE CITY - Today's Dept. of Workforce Services (DWS) announcement of a notable decline in Utah's unemployment rate prompted a response from Governor Gary R. Herbert.
SALT LAKE CITY - The State of Utah has completed filing a series of Notices of Intent (NOI) to initiate litigation under the Quiet Title Act for 18,784 roads in 22 rural Utah counties. The NOIs were filed with the U.S. Department of Interior in anticipation of filing suit in federal court, as required by law.
SALT LAKE CITY -Today Governor Gary R. Herbert announced the appointment of Curtis L. Garner to the Third District Court. Garner will be filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Sandra N. Peuler. Garner is currently serving as a member of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole.
Today, Governor Gary R. Herbert unveiled his budget recommendations for FY 2013. The Governor’s budget recommendations focus on his four policy cornerstones: Education, Jobs, Energy, and Self-determination. A recovering economy and fiscally prudent management will allow the State to fund critical priorities, including growth in public education.
SALT LAKE CITY - The U.S. Census Bureau's Consolidated Federal Funds Report for Fiscal Year 2010 shows that, unlike many state economies that are increasingly reliant on federal government spending, Utah depends less per capita on federal dollars.
SALT LAKE CITY - At 5 p.m. this afternoon the Governor's Office met with Davis County leaders, city leaders, emergency responders and state agency leadership via conference call for a status update on remaining local needs in the cleanup effort following last week's severe wind storm.
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah 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 Wednesday, December 7, 2011, in recognition of the 70th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor. The flags shall be flown at half-staff on all state facilities from sunrise to sunset on December 7 only.
SALT LAKE CITY - Yesterday, Governor Gary R. Herbert and First Lady Jeanette Herbert unveiled the 2011 Holiday theme for the Governor's Mansion: "The Music of Christmas."
SALT LAKE CITY - Earlier this morning Governor Gary R. Herbert met with Davis County leaders, city leaders, emergency responders and state agency leadership via conference call for a status update and report on remaining local needs in the cleanup effort following last week's severe wind storm.
SALT LAKE CITY - Just after 8:00 this morning Governor Gary R. Herbert ordered the Utah National Guard, the Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) and the Dept. of Transportation (UDOT) to assist Davis County residents and local emergency response officials in preparing for another possible wind event late this afternoon and early evening.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert is urging residents along the Northern Wasatch Front to make preparations for another wind storm which is forecasted to begin tomorrow, Sunday, December 4, at 5:00PM and continue overnight.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has issued the following statement:
SALT LAKE CITY - The State of Utah is gaining ground pushing back against the federal government on the Affordable Care Act. A FAQ-style memo from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) this week signals new policy positions which allow states significant flexibility to implement exchanges that reflect state practices, preferences, and market goals.
SALT LAKE CITY - The Governor's Office of Planning and Budget (GOPB) released new consensus revenue figures today indicating the State anticipates $128 million in new one-time revenue and $280 million in new ongoing revenue.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has issued the following message in recognition of the Thanksgiving Day holiday:
SALT LAKE CITY - For the second consecutive year, Forbes has awarded Utah the top spot on its annual "Best States for Business and Careers" list.
SALT LAKE CITY -The Governor's Office of Planning and Budget (GOPB) has released the "2011 Economic Report to the Governor." The report, in its 25th year of publication, represents a collaborative effort of public and private entities to provide consolidated information on Utah's economy. The 2011 report portrays a strengthening recovery, though the global financial crisis that began in 2008 continues to influence economic growth in every state.
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's latest Key Economic Performance Indicators (KEPI) report indicates many key variables in the state's recovering economy are better than they were at this time last year. Employment, revenue, foreclosures and international trade figures are all markedly improved when compared to 2010.