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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.

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.

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.

SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert appointed Alan Matheson State Planning Coordinator. 

SALT LAKE CITY — Governor Gary R. Herbert was renamed to the National Governors Association (NGA) Executive Committee by NGA Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and NGA Vice Chair Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.

SALT LAKE CITY - The Public Lands Policy Coordination Office will host a public meeting on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 to discuss public lands issues and possible solutions. A panel of researchers from the University of Utah and Utah State University will be present to discuss and receive information, which could be useful in an economic analysis of the transfer of federal lands to State ownership.

SALT LAKE CITY - The Eighth District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for one vacancy on the district court and two vacancies on the juvenile court. The vacancies result from the establishment of two new judicial positions and the retirement of Judge Larry A. Steele from the juvenile court. The Eighth Judicial District includes Daggett, Duchesne and Uintah counties.

SALT LAKE CITY - The First District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the district court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Clint S. Judkins. The First Judicial District includes Box Elder, Cache and Rich counties.

SALT LAKE CITY-The Utah Elections Office has selected the law firm Snell & Wilmer to serve as special counsel to investigate allegations of election law violations against Utah Attorney General John Swallow. 

SALT LAKE CITY – Today Governor Gary R. Herbert has signed the following bills:

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the great State of Utah on all state facilities, Saturday, July 20, in honor of Vernon Bradford Romney. Romney served two terms as Utah's Attorney General from 1969-1977. He passed away July 13, 2013, in Salt Lake City.

SALT LAKE CITY – Today Governor Gary R. Herbert signed a supplemental proclamation to add an item to be discussed in a special legislative session tomorrow at 12:30 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY - Independent research by Pollina Corporate Real Estate puts Utah at the top of its list of Ten Pro Business States for 2013.

Salt Lake City - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert signed a revised proclamation adding three items to the call convening the Utah Legislature into Special Session on July 17, 2013, at 12:30 p.m.

Salt Lake City - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert signed a revised proclamation adding three items to the call convening the Utah Legislature into Special Session on July 17, 2013, at 12:30 p.m.

Salt Lake City – Today Governor Gary R. Herbert signed a proclamation convening the Utah Legislature into Special Session to address some legislative issues on July 17, 2013, at 12:30 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has ordered the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah to be lowered on July 15, 2013 to honor First Sergeant Tracy L. Stapley who died July 3, 2013, in Doha, Qatar. The lowering of the Flags will be done in conjunction with the memorial services being held that day.

SALT LAKE CITY - The 1st District Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting for July 15, 2013 at 12:30 pm to review applications of individuals interested in filling the judicial vacancy resulting from the retirement of Judge Clint Judkins. The Commission will meet in the second floor conference room of the Bear River Health Department located at 655 East 1300 North in Logan.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert departed today for a trade mission to the United Kingdom. Scheduled July 7-10, the trip will focus on strengthening current business relationships, expanding Utah's global reach, and sharing best practices for a stronger workforce through innovation and education.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert was notified last night about the death of U.S. Army First Sergeant Tracy L. Stapley on July 3, 2013, in Doha, Qatar. The Governor has issued the following statement:

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has ordered the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah to be lowered to honor 19 members of the Arizona Granite Mountain Hotshot fire crew who lost their lives fighting wildfires.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert was ranked third in the nation for job creation among United States governors according to a new study by The Business Journals.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed the following individuals for the State Board of Regents: Jesselie B. Anderson, replacing Nolan Karras, and Joyce P. Valdez, replacing Marlon Snow.

SALT LAKE CITY - The Second District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the district court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Michael D. Lyon, effective September 1, 2013. The Second Judicial District includes Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties.

SALT LAKE CITY - What will Utah look like in 10, 20 or 50 years from now? This summer, Governor Herbert is asking the public to help decide.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert and Treasurer Richard K. Ellis announced today the affirmation of the State's AAA general obligation bond rating by all three bonding agencies - Standard & Poor's, Moody's Investors Service, and Fitch Ratings. Utah is one of only nine states to earn a AAA bond rating by all three of the rating agencies, also known as a "triple-triple" rating.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert wants his office to be accessible to the people of Utah. No matter their concern or comment, citizens of the Beehive State should be able to communicate with their elected officials and their staff.  As a result, the Utah Governor's Office includes a team of responsive, citizen-oriented Constituent Services professionals that can be reached by phone, email or internet.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act:

SALT LAKE CITY - With a distinguished public service career spanning thirty years, Executive Director of the Utah Dept. of Human Services (DHS) Palmer DePaulis announced his retirement today. The Governor praised DePaulis for both his service and his character.

SALT LAKE CITY - Last Thursday Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert sent an official letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) detailing Utah's support for the Tier 3 Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Standards Program (Tier 3 Program).

SALT LAKE CITY - Early Thursday morning Governor Gary R. Herbert was notified that the son of a leader within his Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) executive protection detail died suddenly in a tragic accident while serving a mission in Guatemala for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Elder Siosiua "Josh" Taufa is the second oldest son of UHP Sergeant Aiveni "Ivan" Taufa.

SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert appointed five members to the Executive Branch Ethics Commission in accordance with S.B. 86 Independent Executive Branch Ethics Commission.  S.B. 86, passed by the 2013 Legislature, created the Executive Branch Ethics Commission and requires the Governor appoint two former elected officials, one former judge and two citizens.

SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert named Col. Keith D. Squires the Commissioner of Public Safety. The appointment follows a nationwide search to replace retiring Commissioner Lance Davenport. As the department's current Deputy Commissioner, Director of Emergency Management and the Governor's Homeland Security Advisor, Squires has assisted in the oversight responsibility for 1,573 Department of Public Safety employees and a budget of $190 million.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's economy in May continued to grow at a healthy rate, adding 8,700 people to the work force and reducing unemployment to 4.6 percent.

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