Governor News & Media

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert will meet this Friday with local officials and residents about a draft agreement for the management of groundwater in the Snake Valley area.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's newly revised website,, will allow Utahns to be even more informed about the receipt and use of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding awarded to state agencies.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Governor Gary R. Herbert has selected J. Frederic Voros Jr. to serve as a judge on the seven-member Utah Court of Appeals.

SALT LAKE CITY - Well-known Utah businessman and philanthropist Spencer P. Eccles has accepted Governor Gary R. Herbert's invitation to serve as Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Herbert this morning appointed Stuart Adams to serve as a State Senator in District 22, representing Central Davis County.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert today sent a letter to Utah's Congressional delegation and key members of Congress negotiating healthcare reform, emphasizing the important roles states can play in the process.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah home buyers now have a second chance to hit a "Home Run" with the extension of a successful grant program designed to stimulate job creation and Utah's economy.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert today launched an exciting new initiative designed to bring increased efficiency and effectiveness to Utah government.

SALT LAKE CITY -, the State of Utah's web portal, has once again been recognized as the top government site in the nation.

Watch streaming video of the oath of office acceptance ceremony for Lieutenant Governor Gregory S. Bell at 3pm today.

SALT LAKE CITY ? Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement today regarding the death of Staff Sergeant Kurt R. Curtiss: ?We appreciate the service of Staff Sergeant Curtiss, who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving his country in Afghanistan.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Larry EchoHawk, the U.S. Department of Interior's Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, is among featured speakers at next week's Native American Summit, hosted by Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert.

WASHINGTON-The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that Salt Lake City, Utah, will host the nation's governors for its 2011 Annual Meeting, July 15-17. This will mark the fourth time NGA has held its Annual Meeting in the state since 1919. "NGA is excited to be gathering in Salt Lake City," said NGA Vice Chair West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, who will serve as NGA's chair in 2011.

Under the direction of President Barack Obama, 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, August 26, 2009 in recognition Senator Edward M. Kennedy.  The flags shall be flown at half-staff on all state-owned facilities until sunset on August 30, 2009.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement today regarding the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy:

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Governor Gary R. Herbert has called the Utah State Senate into an extraordinary session to consent to the appointment of Senator Greg Bell as the next Lieutenant Governor of Utah.

Governor - and, now, Ambassador Huntsman - Chief Justice Durham, President Waddoups, Speaker Clark, First Lady Norma Matheson, Governor Bangerter, Governor Leavitt, Governor Walker, Lt. Governor designee Bell, friends and fellow Utahns:

Salt Lake City ? Future Governor Gary R. Herbert has selected Senator Gregory S. Bell to serve as his Lt. Governor.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Lt. Governor Gary R. Herbert has directed Utah's Executive Water Task Force to study and make recommendations for the proper oversight of the state's 5,300 miles of canals. The directive comes after last week's deadly incident in Northern Utah, which resulted in the death of Jacqueline Leavey and her two children, Abbey and Victor Alanis.

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