SALT LAKE CITY - The 1st District Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting for July 15, 2013 at 12:30 pm to review applications of individuals interested in filling the judicial vacancy resulting from the retirement of Judge Clint Judkins. The Commission will meet in the second floor conference room of the Bear River Health Department located at 655 East 1300 North in Logan.
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert departed today for a trade mission to the United Kingdom. Scheduled July 7-10, the trip will focus on strengthening current business relationships, expanding Utah's global reach, and sharing best practices for a stronger workforce through innovation and education.
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert was notified last night about the death of U.S. Army First Sergeant Tracy L. Stapley on July 3, 2013, in Doha, Qatar. The Governor has issued the following statement:
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has ordered the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah to be lowered to honor 19 members of the Arizona Granite Mountain Hotshot fire crew who lost their lives fighting wildfires.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert was ranked third in the nation for job creation among United States governors according to a new study by The Business Journals.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed the following individuals for the State Board of Regents: Jesselie B. Anderson, replacing Nolan Karras, and Joyce P. Valdez, replacing Marlon Snow.
SALT LAKE CITY - The Second District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the district court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Michael D. Lyon, effective September 1, 2013. The Second Judicial District includes Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties.
SALT LAKE CITY - What will Utah look like in 10, 20 or 50 years from now? This summer, Governor Herbert is asking the public to help decide.
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert and Treasurer Richard K. Ellis announced today the affirmation of the State's AAA general obligation bond rating by all three bonding agencies - Standard & Poor's, Moody's Investors Service, and Fitch Ratings. Utah is one of only nine states to earn a AAA bond rating by all three of the rating agencies, also known as a "triple-triple" rating.
The Western Governors' Association Annual Meeting will convene this weekend with governors from the west gathering to discuss important and timely issues affecting the region. Roundtable discussion will focus on the following:
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert wants his office to be accessible to the people of Utah. No matter their concern or comment, citizens of the Beehive State should be able to communicate with their elected officials and their staff. As a result, the Utah Governor's Office includes a team of responsive, citizen-oriented Constituent Services professionals that can be reached by phone, email or internet.
In January 2012, Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the challenge to the private sector to create 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days. On Thursday, June 27, 2013, the Governor will announce the midpoint job numbers and what is left to accomplish the goal. In addition, Exelis acts as a prime example of how and why job growth has been so successful in Utah.
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act:
SALT LAKE CITY - With a distinguished public service career spanning thirty years, Executive Director of the Utah Dept. of Human Services (DHS) Palmer DePaulis announced his retirement today. The Governor praised DePaulis for both his service and his character.
SALT LAKE CITY - Last Thursday Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert sent an official letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) detailing Utah's support for the Tier 3 Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Standards Program (Tier 3 Program).
SALT LAKE CITY - Early Thursday morning Governor Gary R. Herbert was notified that the son of a leader within his Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) executive protection detail died suddenly in a tragic accident while serving a mission in Guatemala for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Elder Siosiua "Josh" Taufa is the second oldest son of UHP Sergeant Aiveni "Ivan" Taufa.
SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert appointed five members to the Executive Branch Ethics Commission in accordance with S.B. 86 Independent Executive Branch Ethics Commission. S.B. 86, passed by the 2013 Legislature, created the Executive Branch Ethics Commission and requires the Governor appoint two former elected officials, one former judge and two citizens.
SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert named Col. Keith D. Squires the Commissioner of Public Safety. The appointment follows a nationwide search to replace retiring Commissioner Lance Davenport. As the department's current Deputy Commissioner, Director of Emergency Management and the Governor's Homeland Security Advisor, Squires has assisted in the oversight responsibility for 1,573 Department of Public Safety employees and a budget of $190 million.
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's economy in May continued to grow at a healthy rate, adding 8,700 people to the work force and reducing unemployment to 4.6 percent.
SALT LAKE CITY – Governor Gary R. Herbert released the following statement today in observance of Father's Day:
SALT LAKE CITY – In response to an emergency request from Colorado's governor, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert has authorized the deployment of Utah National Guard troops and helicopters to help fight wildfires raging near Colorado Springs.
Governor Gary R. Herbert will make a brief media announcement urging Utah's residents to demonstrate extreme caution as Utah's fire season begins.
SALT LAKE CITY – In accordance with Utah Code Ann. 20A-14-105, Governor Gary R. Herbert is seeking nominees for District 6 of the Utah State School Board.
Salt Lake City, UT - The 2nd District Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting for June 19, 2013 at noon to review applications of individuals interested in filling the judicial vacancy resulting from the pending retirement of Judge Michael D. Lyon. The Commission will meet in the multi-purpose room of the district courthouse in Ogden located at 2525 Grant Avenue.
SALT LAKE CITY - Applications are now being accepted for the position of judge of the Utah Court of Appeals. This position results from the pending retirement of Judge William A. Thorne, Jr., effective September 15, 2013.
SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert appointed Paul B. Parker to fill a vacancy on the Third District Court bench. The Third District Court encompasses Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.
Download the Governor's letter to the Senate Subcommittee on Energy & Water Development
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has ordered the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah to be lowered in honor of U.S. Army Specialist Cody J. Towse. The flags will be flown at half-staff at all state facilities from sunrise to sunset on June 1, 2013.
SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert named Debbie Cragun the executive director of the Utah Department of Human Resource Management. The appointment follows a nationwide search to replace former executive director Jeff Herring. Prior to the appointment, Cragun served as a human resource director for the Department of Human Resource Management.
SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert appointed six members to the Prison Relocation and Develop Authority (PRADA).
On May 29, 2013, Governor Gary R. Herbert will ceremonially sign the following bills:
"Utah mourns the loss of one of our finest matriarchs with the passing of the ever-gracious Beverley Taylor Sorenson."
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 Monday, May 27, 2013, in honor of Memorial Day.
Testimony before the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Oversight hearing on "Perspectives on the Management of Federal and State Land"
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert today named former Utah Jazz star Thurl Bailey to serve as his ambassador to the state's refugee community. In this role, Bailey will act as a liaison between the Governor and the more than 50,000 refugees who call Utah home.
Governor Gary R. Herbert will join KUED in hosting a Day of Honor for Utah Vietnam War veterans.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement upon news of the passing of Frances Beverly Monson, wife of LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson.
SALT LAKE CITY - Job growth in Utah continued its steady climb during April and unemployment declined yet again, according to figures released today by the Utah Department of Workforce Services.
Governor Gary R. Herbert will speak with Cyprus High School students about preventing youth suicide. He will also ceremonially sign: