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Governor appointees sent for Senate confirmation

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman has submitted the following names to be confirmed by the Utah State Senate during its interim meeting June 21.

Board of Pardons and Parole:
Clark Harms is appointed to replace Don Blanchard as a member of the Board of Pardons and Parole, a term to expire February 28, 2010.

Real Estate Commission:
Kay Ashton is appointed to replace Maralee B. Jensen as a member of the Real Estate Commission, a term to expire June 30, 2010.

Governor Issues Web Site Policy

Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has approved the following policy regarding publishing information on the Utah.gov Web site in languages other than English.

In compliance with Utah Code § 63-13-1.5, information published on Utah's Official Web site will appear only in English with the following exceptions as outlined in the law:

Governor Launches Youth Jobs Initiative

Challenge to Utah businesses: 1,000 jobs for youth for summer

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman issued a call to action Wednesday to the businesses of Utah to hire, mentor and enable youth to work in today's expanding economy. The program, "Connecting Utah's Youth to Utah's Economy," is tied to the Department of Workforce Services youth programs, aiming the focus on at-risk and disadvantaged youth.

Governor to Visit Troops at Border

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman announced today he will be visiting the Utah National Guard soldiers who are working at the Arizona border Monday.

Governor Announces New Student Regent

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman appointed University of Utah student, Ali Hasnain, as the student regent to the State Board of Regents. The student regent serves a one-year term and is a voting member of the board. Hasnain will serve on the board from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007, replacing Gaby Kingery.

USTAR Nominations Announced

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Jon Huntsman, Senate President John Valentine, Speaker of the House Greg Curtis and Commissioner of Higher Education Richard Kendell today announced the nomination of eight members to the newly-formed Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) Board today, sending the names to the Utah State Senate for confirmation.

Memorial Day message from Utah Governor Jon Huntsman

"On this Memorial Day, we take time to honor the men and women who have given their lives for our freedoms. It is with reflection and respect we, as citizens of the greatest State in America, commemorate the sacrifices, the ultimate sacrifices, that have been made on our behalf. The men and women who wear the uniform, no matter the branch they claim or the rank on their sleeve, have given their all for the benefit of everyone. We owe them sincere thanks.

Governor signs 9 bills and 2 resolutions

WHO: Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.

WHAT: The Governor signed the following bills today:

Governor Urges Utahns to PowerForward and Conserve Energy

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman will sign a declaration encouraging Utahns and state employees to participate in the PowerForward electricity conservation campaign. This campaign demonstrates his and the state's commitment to increase energy efficiency by 20 percent by the year 2015. State and industry leaders will join the Governor for the 2006 PowerForward Season kickoff Tuesday, May 30th at 1:30 p.m. in the Governor's Board Room located in the East Capitol Building.

Governor Huntsman announced five major changes in administration

DCC Executive Director, other cabinet and administrative shifts outlined

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman named five changes in his administration Wednesday:

Legislature to convene for Mexican President Fox

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman announced today he will be calling the Utah State Legislature into a Special Session May 24.

On that day Mexican President Vicente Fox will be addressing a Joint Convention of the Legislature.

"We look forward to hearing from President Fox on this most historic occasion," Governor Huntsman said.

Governor unveils trains for quarter design

Promontory Summit - Governor Jon Huntsman unveiled today the people's choice for the design on the back of the Utah Quarter: Crossroads of the West, the driving of the golden spike.

"In 1869 with the driving of the golden spike and the completion of the transcontinental railroad Utah became the Crossroads of the West," Governor Huntsman said. "This holds true today as we celebrate our past with this quarter and move toward our future."

Governor to host Mexican President Vicente Fox

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman announced today plans for Mexican President Vicente Fox to visit the State May 23 and 24, calling the trip an historic occasion. This visit is still awaiting approval from the Mexican Congress.

Governor Nominates Clark A. Harms for Utah Board of Pardons and Parole

Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., has nominated Clark A. Harms of Centerville to serve as the newest member of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole. If confirmed by the Utah Senate, Harms will replace former Chair Don Blanchard.

Change at Governor's Office

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., today announced his General Counsel, Michael Lee, has accepted an offer to serve as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Lee will begin his clerkship with Justice Alito in July, 2006.

GOVERNOR HUNTSMAN URGES PERSONAL AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY IN FIGHTING OBESITY

National Healthy America Week Kicks Off May 1, 2006

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., joins fellow governors as part of the National Governor's Association's (NGA) effort to promote healthy living for all Americans. The NGA is raising awareness for all Americans to live healthier and more active lifestyles by sponsoring Healthy America Week activities (May 1-5).

Governor, Senator Hatch: "No Way" to Nuclear Waste

Governor to declare Friday No Way Day

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman joins Senator Orrin Hatch, elected officials, business leaders and community activists to call on Utahns to say "No Way" to high-level nuclear waste storage in Utah.

Governor Huntsman and Senator Hatch will host other state and local leaders and concerned citizens Friday in a rally to urge people to write letters opposing plans to transport and store highly toxic nuclear fuel rods within the state.

Youth "Do The Write Thing"

Awards Luncheon April 28 at the Governor's Mansion

SALT LAKE CITY, (April 28, 2006) - "Why do people just sit around and watch or just ignore the situation when they know that it is wrong. I think that the worst thing that any one can do when violence happens is to sit around and not do anything about it. I know that I have just sat around watching people get bullied before, but I promise that I will not do it again," wrote one of the finalists in his entry to the Do the Write Thing Challenge.

Governor Huntsman to Launch State Energy Efficiency Policy

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman will unveil a comprehensive policy on energy efficiency for the State of Utah Wednesday, setting a goal to increase the State's overall energy efficiency by 20 percent by the year 2015. State and industry leaders will join the Governor in the policy rollout.

Governor Inspects Potential Flood Areas

State Experts, Local Officials Join Governor on Tour

Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. toured several parts of the state today observing specific areas suffering or in danger of landslides or flooding.

"I felt it was important to get an up close picture of the many stresses facing our state and make sure all levels of government are working closely together to prepare our citizens and communities for potential problems," Governor Huntsman said.

Passover Message from Utah Governor Jon Huntsman

Salt Lake City - As Passover begins at sundown this evening, I wish observers well during this time of reflection and symbolism.

Mary Kaye and I are preparing to enjoy Passover Seder tonight with Representative David Litvack and our families. I am humbled by this long-standing tradition of freedom and family and celebrating the liberation of the Children of Israel from slavery.

Governor Huntsman reappoints Adjutant General Brian Tarbet

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. announced today that he has asked Major General Brian L. Tarbet to serve another six year term as the Adjutant General for the Utah National Guard.

Flags Lowered in Honor of Specialist Ty John Johnson

Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., has authorized the lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah on Wednesday, April 12, 2006. The flags shall be flown at half-staff on all state facilities from sunrise to sunset in honor and memory of Specialist Ty John Johnson. Mr. Johnson was killed in the line of duty while serving in Iraq. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., April 12, 2006.

Statement on National Unity Summit

Governor Huntsman to Address Media on his Iraq Visit

Washington D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senators John McCain, Russell Feingold, and John Thune, with Governors Jon Huntsman (UT), Bob Riley (AL), Tim Pawlenty (MN), and Representatives Tom Udall (NM), Mark Kirk (IL), and Joe Schwarz (MI) issued the following joint statement on the need for a National Unity Summit in Iraq.

Governor Huntsman traveling to Iraq to meet Utah soldiers

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. is part of a delegation traveling to Iraq today at the invitation of Arizona Sen. John McCain.

New Director Named for the State Division of Water Resources

Governor acts on remaining legislation

Final 11 bills signed; vetoed: three bills and four line items

Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. signed the following bills today:

Senate Bills:

Western States Primary Legislation to be signed Governor

Party leadership to encourage Caucus participation

WHO:
Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.
Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer
Joe Cannon, chairman of the state Republican Party
Wayne Holland, chairman of the state Democratic Party
Sen. Pete Knudson, Senate sponsor

WHAT:
Governor will sign Senate Bill 60, Western States Presidential Primary

WHEN:
Tuesday, March 21, 11:30 a.m.

Governor signs 106 bills, 51 left to act on

WHO: Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.

WHAT: The Governor signed the following bills today:

"Lori's Law," DUI and natural resources legislation set to be signed

WHO:
Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. and Legislative Sponsors

WHAT:
Governor will sign the following bills Monday in the Governor's Board Room:

11 a.m.
HB 102 * Sentencing for First Degree Felony Murder; Rep. Fowlke

Governor to Sign Bill to Protect Children

Signing ceremony set for West Haven

WHO:
Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.
Sen. Scott Jenkins
Rep. Paul Ray
Rep. Kerry Gibson

WHAT:
Governor will sign bill at 2:30 p.m. at West Haven City Hall, 2440 S. 2050 W.

Governor signs 53 bills

WHO: Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.

WHAT: The Governor signed the following bills last night and today:

Governor signs 10 bills

WHO: Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.

WHAT: The Governor signed the following bills this afternoon:

Senate Bills:

Governor signs 103 bills and 2 resolutions

WHO: Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.

WHAT: The Governor signed the following bills today:

Change at Utah Board of Pardons and Parole

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., today appointed Keith Hamilton as Chair of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole.

Hamilton replaces Donald E. Blanchard as the Chair of the Board. Hamilton has been serving on the Board of Pardons and Parole since September 2005.

GOED, DCC Poised for New Leadership

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., today announced changes in the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) and the Department of Community and Culture.

Jason Perry will be the new director of GOED, replacing Richard Bradford, who is planning to retire from state government after13 years of service.

"I am pleased to have Jason take the helm at GOED, as he has shown tremendous leadership skills in the Department of Commerce," Governor Huntsman said.

Flags lowered in Honor of Staff Sgt. Gregson Gourley

Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. has authorized the lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah to half staff, Friday, March 3, 2006. The flags shall be flown at half-staff on all state facilities from sunrise to sunset in honor and memory of Staff Sgt. Gregson Gourley. Mr. Gourley was killed in the line of duty while serving with the 101st Airborne Division in Hawijah, Iraq. Funeral services are scheduled for March 3, 2006.

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., vetoed Senate Bill 70, Process for Approval of Waste Disposal Amendments, this evening.

Governors call on Congress for immigration reform

News Release
February 28, 2006

Huntsman co-sponsors resolution

WASHINGTON D.C. - Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr. joined with Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano to lead the call for Congress and the White House to move forward with a comprehensive national immigration policy to strengthen security along the southern border, create a temporary guest worker program without amnesty and provide reimbursement for local and state governments' law enforcement efforts.

Governor Nominates Third District Judge

News Release
February 28, 2006

Salt Lake City, Utah - Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. has nominated Mark S. Kouris of Salt Lake City, Utah, to serve as a judge on the Utah Third District Court. His nomination must now be confirmed by the Utah Senate. Kouris will replace retiring Judge Pat Brian.

"Mark has the right combination of qualities that will make him a great judge," said Governor Huntsman. "He is smart, dedicated, capable, and experienced in the practice of law."

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