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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 Wednesday, December 15, 2010, in honor of Sergeant First Class James Thode.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert today released his budget for Fiscal Year 2012, recommending, for the first time in three years, funding for public education growth in Utah.

In observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert authorizes the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Utah to be displayed at half staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, in accordance with a proclamation by President Barack Obama.

DRAPER, Utah - Sergeant First Class James E. Thode, 118th Engineer (Sapper) Company, 1457th Engineer Battalion, Utah National Guard, died Dec. 2 in Sabari District, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.

SALT LAKE CITY - After helping Governor Gary R. Herbert successfully navigate two difficult budget cycles and his first legislative session, as well as achieve a sweeping victory in the November election, Jason Perry is leaving the Governor's Office for the University of Utah.

SALT LAKE CITY - The state's top budget officer, John Nixon, has accepted a similar position in the State of Michigan.

SALT LAKE CITY - The 2nd District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the juvenile court. The vacancy results from the death of Judge Kathleen Nelson. The 2nd Judicial District includes Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has signed a proclamation calling the Utah Legislature into a special session.

SALT LAKE CITY - The 2nd District Judicial Nominating Commission will meet next week to select candidates to fill a vacancy created by the passing of Judge Kathleen Nelson.

Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert encourages all Utahns to honor Veterans through private reflection or participation in patriotic activities in their communities on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed Assistant Utah Attorney General Julie Lund as a juvenile court judge in the Third Judicial District.

The Governor's Education Excellence Commission on Tuesday will consider specific action items and priorities to achieve its overall vision of increasing Utahns participation in postsecondary education and training.

HURRICANE, Utah - Food manufacturer Litehouse Inc. will build a new facility in the southern Utah city of Hurricane - an expected investment of more than $10 million that will add 162 new full-time positions in the rural community.

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 Friday, October 22, 2010, in honor of Private First Class Jordan M. Byrd.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed Andrew H. Stone and Charlene Barlow to the Third Judicial District Court, which serves Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert issues a statement  regarding the death of Private First Class Jordan M. Byrd of Grantsville, Utah.

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.

HERRIMAN, Utah - Governor Gary R. Herbert is on site of the fire now burning in southwestern Salt Lake County.

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.

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.

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.

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