Governor News & Media

SALT LAKE CITY (May 25, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement today regarding a multi-state lawsuit over the recent Department of Education and Department of Justice directive:

SALT LAKE CITY (May 24, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Matthew Bates as a judge to fill a vacancy on the 3rd District Court.

SALT LAKE CITY (May 24, 2016) - Governor Gary R. Herbert announced the appointment of Dr. Laura Nelson as his new energy policy adviser at the fifth annual Governor's Utah Energy Development Summit, May 24, 2016.

SALT LAKE CITY (May 23, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement today regarding the death of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman's chief of staff Neil Ashdown:

SALT LAKE CITY (May 19, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed the following bills from yesterday's special session:

SALT LAKE CITY (May 13, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding the directive issued today by President Barack Obama:

SALT LAKE CITY (May 6, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced today his appointment of Jill Pohlman and Judge David Mortensen to fill vacancies on the Utah Court of Appeals.

SALT LAKE CITY (May 5, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the state of Utah to honor former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett who passed away Wednesday.

SALT LAKE CITY (May 4, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement on the passing of former Sen. Bob Bennett:

SALT LAKE CITY (April 27, 2016) - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed Kirsten Rappleye as Public Information Officer following Aimee Edwards? transition to the Governor?s Office of Economic Development earlier this month.

SALT LAKE CITY - The 7th District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the 7th District Juvenile Court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Scott Johansen, effective Jan. 1, 2016. The 7th Judicial District includes Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan counties.

SALT LAKE CITY (April 20, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued a call for a special session of the Utah State Legislature to address two separate items:

$4.775 million to be restored to education initiatives.

SALT LAKE CITY (March 30, 2016) - On the final day of the bill signing period, Gov. Gary R. Herbert finalized work on the remaining 33 bills, taking veto action on six bills, including nine line item vetoes. One law will take effect without the governor's signature. In total, 453 bills were passed during the 2016 General Legislative Session that required action by the governor.

SALT LAKE CITY (March 30, 2016) ? Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed 31 new bills, bringing the total number of bills signed during the 2016 Legislative Session to 420.

Gov. Herbert signs 56 bills

Mon, 28 Mar 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (March 28, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed 56 new bills, bringing the total number of bills signed during the 2016 Legislative Session to 389.

Gov. Herbert signs 62 bills

Fri, 25 Mar 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (March 25, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed 62 new bills, bringing the total number of bills signed during the 2016 Legislative Session to 333.

Gov. Herbert signs 41 bills

Thu, 24 Mar 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (March 24, 2016) ? Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed 41 new bills, bringing the total number of bills signed during the 2016 Legislative Session to 270.

Gov. Herbert signs 20 bills

Wed, 23 Mar 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (March 23, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed 20 new bills, bringing the total number of bills signed during the 2016 Legislative Session to 228.

Gov. Herbert signs 52 bills

Wed, 23 Mar 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (March 22, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed 52 new bills, bringing the total number of bills signed during the 2016 Legislative Session to 208.

SALT LAKE CITY (March 22, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the state of Utah to honor the victims of the terrorist attack in Brussels, Belgium.

SALT LAKE CITY (March 22, 2016) - Earlier today, three Utahns were injured in a terrorist attack in the Brussels, Belgium airport. All three were serving as missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement about the attack:

Gov. Herbert signs 103 bills

Mon, 21 Mar 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (March 21, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed 103 new bills, bringing the total number of bills signed during the 2016 Legislative Session to 156.

SALT LAKE CITY (March 20, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert and First Lady Jeanette Herbert will light the governor's mansion blue on Monday to raise awareness for the Down Syndrome community and cognitive research.

SALT LAKE CITY (March 17, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed 31 new bills, bringing the total number of bills signed during the 2016 Legislative Session to 52.

SALT LAKE CITY (March 16, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement in response to the Utah Congressional delegation's introduction of H.R. 4751 Local Enforcement for Local Lands Act:

SALT LAKE CITY (March 7, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed eight new bills, bringing the total number of bills signed during the 2016 Legislative Session to 19.

SALT LAKE CITY (March 7, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the state of Utah as a sign of respect for former First Lady Nancy Reagan.

SALT LAKE CITY (February 25, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan:

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 22, 2016) - Utah's consensus revenue numbers were released today in cooperation with leaders from the Senate, House of Representatives and the Governor's Office of Management and Budget.

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 22, 2016) - Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert urged President Barack Obama today during a meeting to work with states and local community leaders on public lands issues instead of pursuing a unilateral national monument declaration.

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 17, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert took action on nine bills today, bringing the total number of bills signed to eleven from the 2016 Legislative Session.

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb.14, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the state of Utah as a mark of respect for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 12, 2016) - Gov. Herbert has signed the first bill of the 2016 legislative session. He has taken action on two bills:

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 10, 2016) - The state of Utah is pleased that the United States Supreme Court has blocked enforcement of the Environmental Protection Agency's "111(d)" regulation, a landmark carbon rule for power plants. The Supreme Court's order prohibits the EPA from implementing the rule until the states' legal challenge is resolved by the courts.

SALT LAKE CITY - After meeting with individuals who are experiencing homelessness today, Gov. Gary R. Herbert encouraged Utahns to donate to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund on their Utah income tax form.

SALT LAKE CITY (February 4, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding the sage-grouse lawsuit filed by the Utah Attorney General's office:

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 28, 2016) - The Utah Board of Juvenile Justice (UBJJ) will host a series of School-Based Law Enforcement Trainings (SBLET) to increase student academic achievement, decrease the "school-to-prison pipeline" and improve law enforcement community relations. The statewide series will begin on Feb. 2 and 3 at La Quinta Inn and Suites, 91 East 2680 South, in St. George, Utah.

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan, 19, 2016) - Lt. Gov. Spencer J. Cox issued the following memo offering clarification to voters and candidates:

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 17, 2016) - Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding the shooting of two police officers in Holladay, Utah:

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