Governor News & Media
Under the leadership of Governor Gary R. Herbert, first as Lt. Governor and now as Governor, the State of Utah has climbed to the top spot in Forbes Magazine's annual ranking of "The Best States for Business and Careers."
SALT LAKE CITY - After months of study, the Governor's Education Excellence Commission today unveiled its vision statement and a draft action plan to improve educational opportunities for all Utahns.
SALT LAKE CITY - It is shaping up to be a busy fall for business in the State of Utah, with both new and existing Utah companies celebrating important milestones.
SALT LAKE CITY - In a letter sent today, Governor Gary R. Herbert urged the federal government to recognize Utah's successful health exchange and prevent "undue expansions of federal authority over states."
Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert has authorized you to lower the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, in honor of Chief Warrant Officer Matthew Wagstaff.
SALT LAKE CITY - The Center for Digital Government has again recognized the State of Utah for superior performance in delivering the management of information technology and the delivery of digital government services to citizens.
Governor Herbert announced the recent affirmation of the State's "AAA" bond rating and the completion of a landmark $1 billion general obligation bond sale, which secured record-low borrowing costs for the state.
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 Saturday, September 25, 2010 in honor of Army Sgt. Aaron Kramer.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement today regarding the death of Chief Warrant Officer Matthew Wagstaff of Orem.
Sep 20 2010
HERRIMAN, Utah - Governor Gary R. Herbert is on site of the fire now burning in southwestern Salt Lake County.
Sep 10 2010
SALT LAKE CITY - In honor of all those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 - and as a tribute to the heroes who came to the aid of their country - Governor Gary R. Herbert has ordered all flags on state-owned facilities to be flown at half staff from sunrise to sunset tomorrow.
Sep 10 2010
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 tomorrow, Saturday, September 11, 2010, from sunrise to sunset as a tribute to the heroes who came to the aid of their country.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed Kathleen McConkie Collinwood to serve on the state's five-member Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
SALT LAKE CITY - The 3rd District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for two judicial vacancies. The vacancies result from the appointment of Judge Michele Christiansen to the Utah Court of Appeals and the retirement of Judge Stephen Henriod, effective December 31, 2010. The 3rd Judicial District includes Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.
In a major boost to Utah's aerospace and defense industries, ATK Aerospace Systems announced it will open a new facility in Davis County to manufacture commercial airframes, classified military programs and commercial engine structures.
SALT LAKE CITY - Preliminary figures indicate Utah's budget deficit for Fiscal Year 2010 will be just under $28 million - well below previous forecasts.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert announced today an important next step in the creation of his 10-Year Strategic Energy Plan, with four public hearings scheduled across the State.
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-effective immediately.
SALT LAKE CITY ? Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding the death of Kane County Sheriff?s Deputy Brian Harris.
Commission Lauds State Government Operations, Identifies Areas to Realize Significant Savings Over Time
Aug 19 2010
SALT LAKE CITY ? An independent analysis confirms that while State government is already well-managed, opportunities exist for significant immediate and long-term savings.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert informed legislative leaders late today that, although unhappy with the federal government's tactics and method of delivery, he will apply for federal funding because it will benefit public education in Utah.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has issued the following statement regarding the illegal immigration reform legislation released by Rep. Stephen Sandstrom:
SALT LAKE CITY - For the second year in a row, one of the top economic development publications in the nation has identified Utah as a top state for business.
Governor Gary R. Herbert announced today that Adobe Systems Incorporated plans to build a new technology campus in Utah, a decision that could potentially create up to 1,000 new high-tech jobs in the State over the next 20 years.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed Clark A. Harms as Chairman of the State Board of Pardons and Parole.
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah has moved up in many key categories in one of the nation's top economic development publications, ranking high in everything from quality of life to tax structure.
SALT LAKE CITY - In accordance with Utah Code Ann. 20A-14-105, Governor Gary R. Herbert has submitted the following names to the Lt. Governor's Office for inclusion on the 2010 ballot as candidates for the State Board of Education.
Jul 29 2010
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert praised an agreement approved by the Bureau of Land Management today between the Bill Barrett Corporation, the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, Carbon County and the State of Utah. The agreement was negotiated in part by the Governor's Council on Balanced Resources.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Allyson Gamble has been appointed the Executive Director of the Capitol Preservation Board. The Capitol Preservation Board approved Gamble's appointment at its meeting on July 19, 2010.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed Karla Staheli as a Juvenile Court Judge in the Fifth Judicial District.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed four attorneys to the bench in the Second Judicial District, which serves Davis, Morgan and Weber counties.
Tue, 20 Jul 2010
The summit will be streamed live beginning at 10am on July 20th.
SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah Department of Workforce Services has initiated termination proceedings against two employees believed to have created a list disclosing the personal information of 1,300 people.
Introductory Statement Good morning. Thank you for being here today to discuss immigration reform in the State of Utah. Although the challenges surrounding the issue of illegal immigration are significant, I have asked each of you to participate in this roundtable because they are not insurmountable.
Jul 20 2010
SALT LAKE CITY - In a roundtable discussion on immigration reform Tuesday at the Utah Capitol, Governor Gary R. Herbert called for reason to guide discussions and action on illegal immigration in the State.
Jul 16 2010
SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah Department of Workforce Services has identified at least two employees who are believed to be involved in the creation of a list containing the personal information of some 1,300 people.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert expects an internal state review of the origins of a list containing personal information of some 1,300 people to be complete soon.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert is the new Chair of the Economic Development and Commerce Committee for the National Governors Association. The appointment was announced in Boston on the final day of the 2010 NGA Annual Meeting. Governor Herbert replaces outgoing chair, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
WASHINGTON D.C. -Governor Gary R. Herbert stressed the importance of collaboration and the crucial need for the federal government to include states in policy decisions at a series of events in the nation's capital on Tuesday.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement about the importation of foreign nuclear waste to Utah: