Governor News & Media

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 26, 2015) ? Gov. Gary R. Herbert is committed to working with the House of Representatives to come to an agreement on the Healthy Utah 2.0 bill (SB164) passed by the Senate yesterday. If those negotiations prove to be fruitless, the governor will consider all his options, though we have not specified support for any specific action and we do not have, at this point, a comprehensive list of available options.

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 25, 2015) ? Gov. Gary R. Herbert has taken action on nine bills today. The governor signed the following bills:

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 25, 2015) ? Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement concerning the news of former Sen. Bob Bennett's health condition:

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 25, 2015) ? House leadership opted to deny rank-and-file members the opportunity to represent their constituents and debate the amended version of the Healthy Utah plan passed by the Senate today.

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 23, 2015) ?  Gov. Gary R. Herbert has declared Feb. 22-28, 2015 eating disorders awareness week to educate Utah residents about eating disorders and increase understanding of the serious mental and health conditions.

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 18, 2015) ? Utah's economic expansion continues as revenue estimates have been revised upward from November.

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 13, 2015) ?  Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding the confirmation of Constandinos G. Himonas as an associate justice of the Utah Supreme Court:

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 11, 2014) ­ The Governor's Standards Review Panel, co­chaired by former Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Richard Kendell and Utah Valley University President. Matthew Holland released its report of the Utah State Core Standards in mathematics and English language arts to the Utah State Board of Education. Additionally, Attorney General Sean Reyes presented his legal review of the adoption of these standards.

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 10, 2014) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued an executive order to help ensure a healthy sustainable population for the Greater Sage-Grouse.

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 9, 2015) ? Statement from the Office of Governor Gary R. Herbert: 

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 7, 2015) ? Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement in response to news of the passing of Utahn and golf champion, Billy Casper:

SALT LAKE CITY ? Gov. Gary R. Herbert today highlighted the opportunity for Utahns to directly help individuals and families experiencing homelessness by donating to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund. While touring the Volunteers of America Adult Detoxification Center, the governor met with several formerly homeless individuals and a family who received critical care and support that was funded, in part, by the homeless trust fund.

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 2, 2015) ? Gov. Gary R. Herbert declared Feb. 2-6, 2015, School Counseling Week in Utah. Utah joins the national observation to focus attention to school counselors' vital role in helping students succeed academically and plan for a career.

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 30, 2015) ? This week, Gov. Gary R. Herbert joined 24 of his fellow Republican governors in signing a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging the 114th Congress to actively restore balance between the states and federal government during the session.

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 30, 2015) ? Gov. Gary R. Herbert highlighted Utah's strong economy earlier this week during his annual State of the State address to the Legislature. New rankings show Utah is home to the nation's fourth lowest unemployment rate and the third highest job growth rate. 

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 30, 2015) ? Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement on the passing of Utahn and former Republican National Committee Chair, Richard Richards:

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 30, 2015) ? Lt. Gov. Spencer J. Cox has challenged members of the Legislature to join him in a contest aimed at improving eating and exercise habits during the legislative session and setting an example to constituents about the benefits of eating right and staying fit.

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 30, 2015) ? Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement in reaction to the news that former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016:

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 28, 2015) ? Gov. Gary R. Herbert called for investment in education and infrastructure to pave the way for the next generation of Utahns to reach their full potential in his 2015 State of the State address. The full text of the State of the State address is below.

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 27, 2015) ? Gov. Gary R. Herbert released this statement following the announcement made by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regarding the issues of non-discrimination and religious freedom:

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 23, 2015) ? Utah's economy continues to grow stronger, posting a healthy 3.9 percent job growth rate that pushed unemployment down to 3.5 percent, according to new data released today.

SALT LAKE CITY ? The 3rd District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the 3rd District Court.  The vacancy results from the confirmation of Judge Kate Toomey to the Utah Court of Appeals, Sept. 17, 2014.

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 17, 2015) ? Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement in regards to the passing of Speaker Becky Lockhart:

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 16, 2015) ? In response to the U. S. Supreme Court's decision to hear the same-sex marriage case from the 6th Circuit that upheld bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee, Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement:

Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement this morning

SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 19, 2014) ? Utah job growth ranks third in the nation at 3.3 percent and unemployment remains at 3.6 percent, fourth lowest in the nation, according to new data released today. Utah's economy ends the calendar year strong, adding new jobs each month in 2014.

SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 19, 2014) ? Marty Carpenter, spokesman for Gov. Gary R. Herbert, issued the following statement regarding a report released by the state auditor today:

SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 18, 2014) ?  Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Judge Constandinos G. Himonas to serve as an associate justice on the Utah Supreme Court. Judge Himonas will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Utah Supreme Court Justice Ronald E. Nehring on Feb. 1, 2015.

SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 17, 2014) ? For the ninth consecutive year, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has ranked Utah first in the U.S. for voluntarism because of Utahns' generosity and commitment to improve their communities.

SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 15, 2014) ? Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed William K. Kendall as a judge to fill a vacancy on the 3rd District Court.

SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 15, 2014) ? Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed James D. Gardner as a judge to fill a vacancy on the 3rd District Court.

SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 11, 2014) ? Gov. Gary R. Herbert presented his budget proposal for fiscal year 2016 today at Granite Park Jr. High School and said Utah?s robust economy gives Utah an opportunity to invest.

SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 9, 2014) ? Just two days before Gov. Gary R. Herbert is set to roll out his state budget proposal, new consensus revenue figures show Utah's growing and diverse economy is producing additional revenue for the state.

SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 5, 2014) ? Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Jennifer A. Brown as a District Court Judge in the 4th District to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Donald J. Eyre.

SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 3, 2014) ? Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement:

SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 1, 2014) - The Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office (PLPCO) publicly released a final report today required by H.B. 142, concerning the economic analysis of a possible transfer of public lands from the federal government to the state.

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:

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