Governor News & Media

SALT LAKE CITY (June 3, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed an executive order today mandating water conservation for all state owned and managed facilities.

SALT LAKE CITY (May 28, 2015) - For the third consecutive month, Utah has posted the highest job growth rate in the nation. According to new data released this week, the Beehive State ranked first for total job growth at 4.0 percent and first for private sector job growth at 4.8 percent.

Moab, Utah (May 22, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed today a water right agreement with the U.S. Department of Interior and Arches National Park. The agreement outlines Arches water rights and removes the possibility of future litigation. It also identifies protections for basin water users, including businesses, ranchers, farmers and those that recreate in red rock country.

SALT LAKE CITY - The Governor's Office of Energy Development and Chevron will launch the Utah Energy Workforce Scholarship Program to expand science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educational opportunities for Utah students. The new energy education and workforce development program is aligned with the state's existing STEM curriculum.

SALT LAKE CITY - Gov. Gary R. Herbert released details of a new report showing Utah's energy sector represents $20.9 billion in economic activity for the state, or approximately 15 percent of the state's total economy.

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 Mon., May 25, 2015, in honor of Memorial Day.

SALT LAKE CITY (May 18, 2015) - Utah will seek to join three other energy-rich states in a lawsuit challenging the proposed fracking rule recently issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Gov. Gary R. Herbert made the announcement this afternoon during remarks at the annual business meeting of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, a group he chairs.

SALT LAKE CITY (May 18, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has declared May 17-23, 2015 Utah Energy Development Week to recognize the state?s energy development and critical energy resources.

SALT LAKE CITY (May 18, 2015) - Tax Commissioner D'Arcy Dixon Pignanelli has informed Gov. Gary R. Herbert she will not seek reappointment to the Utah State Tax Commission. She will serve until June 30, 2015.

SALT LAKE CITY (May 13, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has ordered the lowering of the flags of the United States of America and the State of Utah to half-staff on Fri., May 15, 2015 in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

SALT LAKE CITY - The 3rd District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the 3rd District Juvenile Court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Christine Decker, effective Feb. 16, 2015. The 3rd Judicial District includes Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.

Governor, treasurer announce $16 million in savings. SALT LAKE CITY (April 30, 2015) - Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert and Treasurer Richard K. Ellis announced today the closing of two refunding bond sales and the corresponding affirmation of the state's superior general obligation bond rating by all three rating agencies - Standard & Poor's (AAA), Moody's Investors Service (Aaa) and Fitch Ratings (AAA).

A new University of Utah report shows Utah.gov is reliable and valuable. SALT LAKE CITY (April 30, 2015) - A new study released today shows Utahns feel the state's official website, Utah.gov, is valuable resource. The study's release coincides with the unveiling of a new design for Utah.gov, which will make the site even more user-friendly.

SALT LAKE CITY (April 27, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Hebert issued the following statement:

SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah Board of Juvenile Justice (UBJJ) will announce two national finalists and honor 28 Utah middle school students for their written anti-violence entries to Utah's fifteenth annual Do the Write Thing Challenge as part of the National Campaign to Stop Youth Violence. The awards luncheon will be held at the West Jordan Library Viridian Event Center (8030 S. 1825 W.) on April 24, 2015 from 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Student award ceremony starts at approximately 12:20 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (April 23, 2015) - After serving six years as executive director of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Amanda Smith will leave her post effective on May 22 to pursue opportunities in the private sector.

SALT LAKE CITY (April 22, 2015) - Last Friday, the latest job report showed Utah's economy continues its strong performance. New rankings released this week indicate Utah's economy is one of the strongest in the nation.

SALT LAKE CITY (April 17, 2015) - Utah's economy continues on a rapid course of expansion, posting strong numbers for March. New figures released today show total job growth of 4.0 percent while private-sector job growth is 4.6 percent.

SALT LAKE CITY (April 14, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding the passing of former Utah Gov. Norman H. Bangerter:

SALT LAKE CITY - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the flags of the United States of America and the State of Utah in honor of President Abraham Lincoln. A proclamation entitled, "Day of Remembrance for President Abraham Lincoln" directs the flags to be lowered to half-staff on Wed., April 15, 2015.

SALT LAKE CITY (April, 9 2015) - Due to recently reported low snowpack and water supply projections, Gov. Gary R. Herbert is encouraging Utahns today to conserve water heading into the spring and summer months. The governor met this afternoon with water supply experts from the Dept. of Natural Resources to get an update on current water supply conditions.

SALT LAKE CITY (April 9, 2015) - Following a meeting this morning, Gov. Gary Herbert (Vice Chair of the National Governors Association), Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker (President of the National League of Cities), Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson (President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors), Sen. Curtis Bramble (President-Elect of the National Conference of State Legislators) issued a joint statement:

SALT LAKE CITY (April 2, 2015) - After greeting President Barack Obama at Hill Air Force Base tonight, the president invited Gov. Gary R. Hebert to ride with him in the motorcade to the hotel in Salt Lake City to discuss issues important to Utah.

SALT LAKE CITY (April 1, 2015) - On the final day of the bill signing period, Gov. Gary R. Herbert took action on the remaining 16 bills, signing eight, vetoing five and allowing three to go into law without his signature. In total, 528 bills were passed during the 2015 General Legislative Session of which 495 required action by the governor.

SALT LAKE CITY (March 31, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed 82 bills today, bringing the total number of bills the governor has taken action on to 479. In total, 528 bills were passed during the 2015 General Legislative Session of which 495 required action by the governor. The bill signing period officially concludes tomorrow.

SALT LAKE CITY (March 30, 2015) ? Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed an additional 86 bills today, bringing the total number of bills the governor has taken action on from the 2015 General Legislative Session to 397. The Legislature passed 528 bills this session, 495 of which require action by the governor.

SALT LAKE CITY (March 27, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed an additional 59 bills today, bringing the total number of bills the governor has taken action on from the 2015 General Legislative Session to 311. The Legislature passed 528 bills this session, 495 of which require action by the governor.

SALT LAKE CITY (March 26, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed an additional 50 bills into law bringing the total number of bills the governor has taken action on from the 2015 General Legislative Session to 252. That total now includes two bills signed during the session that were omitted from previous counts. The Legislature passed 528 bills this session, 495 of which require action by the governor.

SALT LAKE CITY (March 25, 2015) ? Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed 56 bills into law today bringing the total number of bills signed from the 2015 General Legislative Session to 200. The Legislature passed 528 bills this session, 495 of which require action by the governor.

SALT LAKE CITY (March 24, 2015) ? Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed 42 bills today, bringing the total number of bills signed from the 2015 General Legislative Session to 144.

Gov. Herbert signs 55 bills

Mon, 23 Mar 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (March 23, 2015) ? Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed 55 bills today, bringing the total number of bills signed to 102 of the total 528 bills passed during the 2015 General Legislative Session.

Gov. Herbert signs 36 bills

Fri, 20 Mar 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (March 20, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed 36 bills today. To date the governor has signed a total of 47 bills passed during the 2015 Legislative session. The governor signed the following 2015 bills:

SALT LAKE CITY (March 20, 2015) ? With today's announcement, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has ignored Utah's successful model and chosen to embrace a one-size-fits-all approach for regulating hydraulic fracturing that reduces the ability of states to respond to local needs. This federally-led regulatory approach increases costs and delays for industry and may threaten Utah's proven ability to effectively regulate oil and gas production in Utah.

SALT LAKE CITY ? (March 20, 2015) Utah?s economy continues to post impressive numbers. New figures released today show total job growth of 4.2 percent, while private-sector job growth increased to 4.8 percent.

SALT LAKE CITY (March 11, 2015) ? Marty Carpenter, spokesman for Gov. Gary R. Herbert, issued the following statement on HB 378, White Collar Crime Registry:

SALT LAKE CITY (March 10, 2015) ? Marty Carpenter, spokesman for Gov. Gary R. Herbert, issued the following statement regarding H.B. 11, Death Penalty Procedure Amendments:

SALT LAKE CITY (March 5, 2015) ? Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the flags of the United States of America and the State of Utah in honor of former Salt Lake City mayor, Deedee Corradini. The former mayor will be laid to rest on Mon., March 9, 2015.

SALT LAKE CITY (March 4, 2015) ? Marty Carpenter, spokesman for Gov. Gary R. Herbert, issued the following statement in response to the House Business and Labor Committee vote on Healthy Utah:

SALT LAKE CITY (March 4, 2015) ? Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding the non-discrimination and religious liberty bill announced earlier today:

SALT LAKE CITY (March 4, 2015) ? Marty Carpenter, spokesman for Gov. Gary R. Herbert, issued the following statement regarding HB454, Prison Development Amendments:

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