Governor News & Media

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 25, 2014) - The holiday shopping season is set to begin and retailers are counting on big sales to end the year. To recognize and support small businesses in Utah, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has declared Nov. 29 "Small Business Saturday." This is part of a nationwide effort to encourage holiday shoppers to buy locally in their own communities.

SALT LAKE CITY (November 24, 2014) - The State Board of Canvassers met today and certified the final results for all statewide and multi-county races and questions. The county clerks throughout the state ensured a smooth election for the 577,973 voters who cast a ballot in the General Election.

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 21, 2014) – Utah's economy continues to rank among the strongest in the nation, according to new data released today. Private sector job growth is particularly strong in Utah, ranking third in the nation at 3.7 percent.

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 20, 2014) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s immigration policy announcement today:

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 17, 2014) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding Alvin Jackson’s appointment to the Utah State Senate:

New policies aimed at reducing recidivism, saving taxpayers more than $500 million

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 12, 2014) – The Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) today announced a comprehensive set of data-driven recommendations for the upcoming legislative session that will reduce recidivism, hold offenders accountable and save taxpayers an estimated $542 million by averting almost all of Utah's projected prison growth over the next two decades.

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 11, 2014) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement in honor of our nation’s veterans:

"I congratulate Speaker–elect Greg Hughes and the newly elected members of House leadership. I look forward to working with them and the continuing leadership team in the Senate, led by President Wayne Niederhauser, to accelerate our state's remarkable economic success and enhance Utah's unsurpassed quality of life."

SALT LAKE CITY – The Third District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for two vacancies on the district court.  These vacancies result from the retirements of Judge Robin Reese, effective Dec. 31, 2014 and Judge Denise Posse Lindberg, effective Jan. 1, 2015.  The Third Judicial District includes Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.

Utah's latest jobs report showed the unemployment rate holding steady at 3.5 percent while job growth was up to 3.7 percent. In all, Utah added some 47,600 jobs over the past 12 months.

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 21, 2014) – Gov. Gary R. Hebert and Congressman Rob Bishop will join with local leaders and conservation groups to share the details of a precedent-setting agreement with Daggett County. The agreement will advance both conservation and development efforts in eastern Utah.

SALT LAKE CITY - There are 14 days until the Nov. 4 election, but beginning today through Friday, Oct. 31, select counties will hold Early Voting at locations across the state. Of Utah's 29 counties, 19 are offering Early Voting, and the remaining 10 have sent by-mail ballots to every registered voter in their county.

SALT LAKE CITY – The Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the Utah Supreme Court.  The vacancy results from the retirement of Justice Ronald Nehring, effective Feb. 1, 2015. 

SALT LAKE CITY – (Oct. 20, 2014) Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Angela Fonnesbeck to fill a judicial vacancy on the First District Juvenile Court.

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 17, 2014) – Utah's economy continues to grow stronger as the state's job growth rate increased while unemployment remains among the lowest in the nation, according to new data released by the Dept. of Workforce Services today.

SALT LAKE CITY – (Oct. 14, 2014) Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed L. Douglas Hogan to fill a judicial vacancy on the Third District Court.

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 14, 2014) –  Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Laura S. Scott as a judge to fill a vacancy on the Third District Court.

SALT LAKE CITY – 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 on Sun., Oct. 12, 2014 to memorialize fallen firefighters in observance of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service weekend.

SALT LAKE CITY  – The Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting for Oct. 10 at noon to review applications of individuals interested in filling a vacancy on the Utah Supreme Court resulting from the retirement of Associate Chief Justice Ronald E. Nehring effective Feb. 1, 2015. The Commission will meet in the conference room of the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice located in suite 330 of the Senate Building in Salt Lake City.

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 7, 2014) - The results of the attorney general’s review of Utah’s adoption of Common Core standards was presented to Gov. Gary R. Herbert, today. The review was requested as part of an effort to resolve divisive issues in education and address questions regarding any current federal entanglements associated with the Common Core standards.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will release the results of the attorney general's legal review of  Utah's adoption of the Common Core standards. The purpose of the review is to clarify state control of academic standards and local district and charter school control of the curriculum. The governor requested the review from the attorney general in July as part of an effort to resolve divisive issues in education.

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 6, 2014) – In response to the Supreme Court's decision not to hear Kitchen v. Herbert or other same-sex marriage cases, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement:

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 3, 2014) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert toured areas of rural Utah recovering from floods that resulted from heavy rains last week.

PRICE, UTAH (Oct. 3, 2014) – During a visit to Utah State University Eastern, Gov. Gary R. Herbert wrapped up a discussion with student leaders with a living history lesson.

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 2, 2014) — The State of Utah's election website, VOTE.UTAH.GOV, is the focus of a new television campaign promoting the site's one-stop source for all things related to voting in November's election.

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 1, 2014) – Gov. Gary Herbert has declared October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Utah to join the national observation in support of this serious problem.

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 25, 2014) - In response to new allegations concerning public health and safety, Gov. Gary Herbert has launched three investigations into alleged misconduct at the Stericycle facility in North Salt Lake. Protecting the health and safety of the public is the governor's primary concern.

SALT LAKE CITY – The First District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the juvenile court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Larry E. Jones. The First Judicial District includes Box Elder, Cache and Rich counties.

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 19, 2014) – Utah's unemployment rate is tied for second-lowest in the nation, holding steady at 3.6 percent, according to the latest figures from the Dept. of Workforce Services. The strong jobs report comes on the heels of news of a $166 million budget surplus in FY2014.

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert will lead a trade mission of state business leaders and government officials from Utah to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Nov. 4-11.

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 16, 2014) – Utah's economy is the second strongest in the nation and strong economic growth has once again resulted in a budget surplus.

SALT LAKE CITY – (Sept. 15, 2014) Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Kara L. Pettit to fill a vacancy on the Third District Court.

SALT LAKE CITY – The Third District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for two vacancies on the district court. These vacancies result from the retirements of Judge L.A. Dever, effective Nov. 1, 2014 and Judge John Paul Kennedy, effective Dec. 31, 2014.  The Third Judicial District includes Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 11, 2014) – On the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Gov. Gary Herbert visited the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City to honor the victims and heroes lost that day.

SALT LAKE CITY - In honor of the lives lost, the family members who survived and the thousands of police, fire and military emergency and construction workers who courageously responded on Sept. 11, 2001, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has ordered all flags on state-owned facilities to be flown at half-staff tomorrow, Thurs., Sept. 11, 2014.

Gov. Herbert's "100,000 Jobs in 1,000 Days" goal reached ahead of schedule

SALT LAKE CITY (August 15, 2014) – Utah's economy is growing at its fastest rate so far in 2014, and the unemployment rate is holding steady, according to figures released by the Department of Workforce Services today. The state posted a strong job growth rate of 3.6 percent, adding 45,900 jobs over the past 12 months.

SALT LAKE CITY – (August 7, 2014) Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Kate A. Toomey to fill a vacancy on the Utah Court of Appeals.

SALT LAKE CITY – The Third District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the district court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Terry L. Christiansen, effective October 1, 2014. The Third Judicial District includes Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.

SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 5, 2014) – Gov. Herbert is monitoring local incidents this morning in various parts of the state including the flooding of approximately 100 homes in Carbon County, flooding in Emery County and the landslide in North Salt Lake.

Total Records Found: 703

Showing 1 - 40 Next Page Last Page