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SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 25, 2015) - Federal Judge David Nuffer issued his final order in the litigation against S.B. 54. As part of his decision, the state is prohibited from requiring political parties to allow unaffiliated voters in a primary election or signature-gathering process.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert, the first lady and family members will serve a Thanksgiving meal at the Salt Lake Rescue Mission tomorrow. Volunteering at the Rescue Mission is a tradition for the Governor and first lady.

Utah's employment for October 2015 grew by an estimated 3.5 percent, adding 47,700 jobs to the economy as compared to October 2014. Utah's current employment level registers 1,400,800.

Through a series of RIoT (Robotics and IoT) Roundups USTAR is creating a gathering point for industry leaders, engineers and investors to meet and work together on IoT innovation.

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 19, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding the passing of Randy Horiuchi:

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 19, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert, issued the following statement regarding legislation expected to be voted on by the U.S. House of Representatives:

The Homestead Christmas market is on December 4-5. Christmas at the Homestead is December 7-12.

Established in 1958, the competition awards Utah writers for works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in a variety of forms for readers of all ages.

SALT LAKE CITY (November 18, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Gene Cottrell to serve as the inspector general of Medicaid services. Cottrell will replace Lee Wycoff to become Utah's second Medicaid inspector.

Stem Utah is coordinating training opportunities for educators to bring computer science to schools.

In light of the recent terror attacks in Paris, the Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) reminds everyone to be vigilant and report suspicious activity to your local law enforcement agency.

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 16, 2015) - Jon Cox, spokesman for Gov. Gary R. Herbert, issued the following statement regarding Syrian refugees entering the state of Utah:

Utah Incentives Explained

Mon, 16 Nov 2015

Learn more EDTIF and why it's good for business, good for our state and good for your opportunities.

Utah's public schools added 11,743 students this school year bringing the total enrollment count to 633,896, according to data released by the Utah State Office of Education.

One sportsman permit is offered for each species: Desert bighorn ram, Rocky Mountain bighorn ram, buck deer, buck pronghorn, bull elk, bull moose, hunter's choice bison and Rocky Mountain goat.

5400 South Improved

Mon, 16 Nov 2015

UDOT has finished its improvement projects along 5400 South. The road has been resurfaced from Redwood Road to State Street. There have also been several improvements made at the intersection of 700 West and 5400 South.

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 15, 2015) - 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 Paris, France.

SALT LAKE CITY - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed an official letter to appoint Lynn Hemingway to the Utah House of Representatives. Hemingway will serve in District 40 and will replace former State Representative Justin Miller.

Guardsman Pass and Sections of the Alpine Loop are already closed with additional closures anticipated for Monte Cristo and East Canyon. Learn more from UDOT traffic.

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 9, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Judge John A. Pearce to serve as a justice on the Utah Supreme Court. Judge Pearce will fill the vacancy created by Justice Jill Parrish when she was confirmed a United States District Court Judge for the District of Utah on August 16, 2015.

The next project includes a new intersection at Bluff Street and Sunset Boulevard, the widening of Bluff Street between Sunset Boulevard and St George Boulevard, and some modifications to the St George Boulevard Intersection.

Innovate U 2015 provides examples of diverse groups, from varied fields, working together to discover new knowledge and pioneer technology that will positively influence lives.

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 3, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced today that he will not convene a nominating committee for the 2016 Utah State Board of Education elections. Jon Cox, spokesman for Gov. Herbert issued the following statement:

The DATC is accredited by the Utah Fire and Rescue Academy (UFRA) and the firefighter courses are designed to meet the National Fire Protection Association professional qualifications requirements for certification.

Why is trout fishing so good in the fall? Trout usually become more active then. And that creates opportunities for some excellent, fast fishing.

A UDOT Safety Engineer explains this important innovation in this video from the 2015 UDOT Annual Conference.

The October 16 employment report shows that Utah's economy added 51,700 jobs over the past year. That?s tens of thousands of new opportunities for Utahns looking for an opportunity to work and contribute to the economy.

Main Street's traffic instantly confirms Moab's reputation as one of the best adventure towns in America, if not the world.

"Utah's growth is validation that we are doing things right," said Gov. Herbert. "Our quality of life and sound economy are attracting people from around the world who are seeking opportunity."

The Utah Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory is helping capture criminals faster thanks to an improved fingerprint efficiency project. Gov. Gary R. Herbert will visit the State Crime Lab tomorrow to see firsthand how the department is using the Success program to process evidence 66 percent faster and solve more cases each year.

Mountainland ATC recently sponsored two events in Spanish Fork. Its Medical Assistant program helped JC Penney Logistics Center and SAPA employees learn basic health tips to maintain health and safety while on the job.

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 26, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert and First Lady Jeanette Herbert celebrated the milestone of Utah's three millionth resident today. The event was held at Utah's newest hospital, Mountain Point Medical Center in Lehi.

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 26, 2015) - Utah posted the highest job growth rate in the nation for private and total job growth for the eighth consecutive month. According to the rankings released this month, Utah posted private sector growth at 4.4 percent and total sector job growth at 3.9 percent for the month of September.

The Utah State Office of Education has also created a Utah Educator Website exclusively dedicated to financial literacy. In 2014, the Utah legislature passed a law that added requirements to its preexisting high school education mandate.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will announce Utah's three millionth resident following his visit to the maternity ward at Utah's newest hospital. Mountain Point Medical Center is located in northern Utah County, one of the fastest-growing areas in the state.

"Our partnership with and the Utah STEM Action Center is another great example of how Utah is leveraging public-private partnerships to offer better educational opportunities for students," said State Superintendent Brad C. Smith.

The study, "Enterprising States: States Innovate," uses 35 metrics measuring 'overall economic performance' to compare and rank states in pivotal policy areas for job growth and economic health.

The Beehive State benefits from light regulation and energy costs that are 23% below the national average. Employment has expanded 2.2% annually the past five years, the third best rate in the country.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will announce the new executive director of the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA). Kevin Carter will retire on December 2015 following 24 years of service to the school children of the state of Utah.

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 20, 2015) - Utah's economy remains the strongest in the nation and has once again posted a budget surplus. Today, Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced the state of Utah ended Fiscal Year 2015 with a surplus of $103 million. Of that number, $59 million will be immediately deposited into the rainy day fund, bringing the total of that fund to nearly $528 million, the highest amount in state history.

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