SALT LAKE CITY ? The Governor's legal team will soon be changing. The Utah State Senate has unanimously confirmed the nomination of John A. Pearce, general counsel for Governor Gary R. Herbert, to the Utah Court of Appeals.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert's deputy chief of staff, communications director and spokesperson, Ally Isom, will step down this Friday. Isom has been with the Governor's Office for three years.
Nov 15 2013
SALT LAKE CITY ? Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert has signed the official letter to appoint Jon Cox to Utah House District 58 in the Utah State Legislature. The appointment comes at the recommendation of the Republican Party delegates who selected Cox, a Sanpete County Commissioner, to replace Spencer J. Cox, who now serves as Utah Lieutenant Governor.
SALT LAKE CITY ? Governor Gary R. Herbert issued an executive order today calling for an analysis of Veteran employment among state agencies and prompting department heads to find ways to hire more veterans.
SALT LAKE CITY - This Saturday evening at the Grand America Hotel, Governor Gary R. Herbert and hundreds of guests will honor film star, conservationist and entrepreneur Robert Redford for his numerous contributions to the State of Utah.
Nov 04 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food, Leonard M. Blackham, has announced his intent to retire in early January 2014, following a noteworthy 25-year public service career.
Oct 31 2013
PROVO, UT ? In a gathering of water experts from around the state, Governor Gary R. Herbert outlined the State?s next steps in a visionary 50-year water strategy at today?s Water Summit, held at Utah Valley Convention Center.
Oct 30 2013
WHAT: Governor Gary R. Herbert will host a non-partisan, non-political, black tie event to recognize Robert Redford for helping showcase and contribute to Utah through his art, vision and entrepreneurial spirit. The event is entitled, "The Governor's Salute to Robert Redford: A Utah Tribute to an American Icon."
Oct 25 2013
SALT LAKE CITY ? Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed John A. Pearce to fill a vacancy on the Utah Court of Appeals.
Oct 22 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert appointed Brent H. Bartholomew to fill a vacancy on the Fourth District Juvenile Court bench.
Oct 16 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - Following adjournment of today's special legislative session, Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement:
Oct 16 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah State Senate just confirmed State Representative Spencer J. Cox (R - Dist. 58) as the eighth lieutenant governor of Utah. Cox was appointed by Governor Gary R. Herbert on Oct. 8 to replace outgoing Lt. Governor Greg Bell.
Oct 15 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert announced the creation of the Clean Air Action Team (CAAT). This group of diverse individuals will gather research, work with the public and recommend practical and effective strategies to improve Utah's air quality.
Oct 11 2013
Salt Lake City - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert signed a proclamation convening the Utah Legislature into Special Session to address some legislative issues on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at 2:30 p.m.
SALT LAKE CITY - Today Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert announced a deal has been reached with the U.S. Department of Interior to re-open the State's five national parks, Cedar Breaks and Natural Bridges national monuments, and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
During the Governor's first ever statewide education faculty meeting, educators and administrators will learn more about Utah's educational goals and priorities, and what role their efforts play in reaching the Governor's "On PACE" 66% by 2020 goal. The faculty meeting will be broadcast live on KUED Channel 7, KUEN Channel 9, KBYU Channel 11, and streamed www.uen.org and www.utah.gov.
SALT LAKE CITY - Today Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert named State Representative Spencer J. Cox (R - Dist. 58) of Fairview to replace Greg Bell as lieutenant governor. The Governor doesn't expect the administration to miss a beat in this historic transition.
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert today formally requested President Obama re-open the state's five national parks, several national monuments, historic sites and recreation areas.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed Sharon S. Sipes to fill a vacancy on the Second District Juvenile Court bench.
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Sep 26 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert's annual Utah Health Summit was dominated by discussion surrounding whether the state should choose to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). More than 400 business, community, education, and government leaders were on hand for the governor's third summit, the focus of which was continuing to develop Utah-based solutions to the state's health care challenges.
SALT LAKE CITY - The Fourth District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the juvenile court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Kay A. Lindsay effective December 1, 2013. The Fourth Judicial District includes Juab, Millard, Utah and Wasatch counties.
Sep 24 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - The Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the Utah Court of Appeals. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge William A. Thorne, Jr. on September 15, 2013.
Sep 23 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert named Ann Silverberg Williamson the executive director of the Utah Department of Human Services.
Sep 17 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - Another sign of Utah's growing economy: More cash on hand. Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert today announced today the State of Utah ended Fiscal Year 2013 with a revenue surplus of $242 million, all in Education Funds (EF).
Sep 16 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Lt. Governor Greg Bell announced this morning he is stepping down as Utah's seventh lieutenant governor. After four years in his present post and 23 years in public service, Bell has decided to return to the private sector.
SALT LAKE CITY ? Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding Ted Wilson being named as the new Executive Director of the Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR), a non-profit organization:
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert ordered the lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah on the day of Draper Police Sgt. Derek Ray Johnson's funeral, Friday, September 6, 2013. Sgt. Johnson died in the line of duty last Sunday.
SALT LAKE CITY - The Appellate Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting for September 9, 2013 at noon to review applications of individuals interested in filling the judicial vacancy on the Utah Court of Appeals resulting from the pending retirement of Judge William A. Thorne, Jr. The Commission will meet in suite 330 of the Senate Building on Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed Brian G. Cannell to fill a vacancy on the First District Court bench.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert appointed three judges in the Eighth Judicial District: Keith E. Eddington and Ryan B. Evershed to the Juvenile Court, and Samuel P. Chiara to the District Court.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding the federal government's announcement to reverse its decision to sequester the state's mineral lease revenues under the Mineral Leasing Act (MLA):
Aug 27 2013
SALT LAKE CITY ? Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding the State Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) decision to lease the Book Cliffs area for oil and gas development:
SALT LAKE CITY - The Second District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the juvenile court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Paul F. Iwasaki, effective September 16, 2013. The Second Judicial District includes Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties.
SALT LAKE CITY ? Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed Catherine S. Conklin to fill a vacancy on the Second District Court bench.
Aug 20 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah State Insurance Commission is alarmed by the news of the devastating fires affecting the citizens of Utah. State Insurance Commissioner Todd E. Kiser wants Utahns to know the Insurance Department is here to assist and offer suggestions for dealing with a property loss.
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's economy picked up steam in July, adding even more jobs to the work force and dropping unemployment to far below the national average, according to figures released today by the Utah Department of Workforce Services.
SALT LAKE CITY - Joshua Haines has been named the new director of the Division of Facilities Construction and Management, a division of the Utah Department of Administrative Services. The appointment follows an extensive nationwide search.
Aug 13 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - The director of the Utah Sentencing Commission, Jacey Skinner, will serve a second term as director and president of the National Association of Sentencing Commissions (NASC). The executive committee re-elected Skinner to serve through 2014.
SALT LAKE CITY - In response to an emergency request for assistance from the Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert has authorized deployment of Utah National Guard resources as part of the air assault to combat the State and Millville fires. The State Fire is near the town of Portage in Box Elder County, close to the Utah-Idaho border, and the Millville Fire is in Cache County, just south of Logan.