Governor News Advisories
Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund - Governor to tour Adult Detox Center to highlight need for donations
Feb 04 2015
The governor, accompanied by Pamela Atkinson, will highlight one of the many service organizations in Utah that receive funding through the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund. They will also highlight how Volunteer of America (VOA) and other organizations use the donated funds to make a critical and direct impact on the lives of individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to recognize Utah for its performance in the Enterprising States Project
Feb 04 2015
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will highlight Utah as the best performing state overall for the past two years in its national Enterprising States study. A state-specific report will offer an in-depth review of the policies being implemented to address economic performance and job growth in Utah.
Gov. Gary R. Herbert will deliver his 2015 State of the State address
While in Washington, D.C., Gov. Gary R. Herbert will hold media access via conference call. The Governor will take questions following his delivery of the National Governors Association annual State of the States address and meeting with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
Dec 18 2014
Gov. Gary R. Herbert will announce his appointment for the Utah Supreme Court.
Gov. Gary R. Herbert will present his state budget proposal for fiscal year 2016. New consensus revenue numbers reported yesterday show Utah?s growing and diverse economy gives Utah an opportunity to invest.
Gov. Herbert, Utah students to take part in 'Hour of Code' to Kick Off Computer Science Education Week
Dec 05 2014
Gov. Gary R. Herbert will participate with local students in the ?Hour of Code,? a nationwide initiative organized by nonprofit Code.org designed to encourage students of all ages to devote an hour to computer science education. The governor will also declare Dec. 8-12 as Computer Science Education Week in Utah.
Gov. Gary R. Herbert will comment and answer questions about the Healthy Utah Plan, the state?s alternative to Medicaid expansion. The governor?s comments will follow Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox and Utah Department of Health Executive Director Dr. David Patton?s presentation to the Health Reform Task Force where they will unveil the Healthy Utah Plan. Community leaders will join Gov. Herbert during the press conference and will also be available for comment.
Gov. Gary R. Herbert, the first lady and family members will serve a Thanksgiving meal at the Salt Lake Rescue Mission on Nov. 26, 2014. Volunteering at the Rescue Mission is a tradition for the Governor and first lady.
Nov 11 2014
The Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) will present Gov. Gary R. Herbert with recommendations to change Utah?s criminal justice policy in an effort to reduce recidivism, make streets safer and save taxpayers millions of dollars.
Gov. Gary R. Herbert will discuss his proposed Healthy Utah planduring a visit to Oquirrh View Community Health Center in Taylorsville. TheHealthy Utah plan is the governor?s alternative to Medicaid expansion. The planwould use federal dollars to provide private health care coverage to nearly 111,000low-income Utahns.
Gov. Herbert to launch Envision Utah's "Your Future Your Utah" statewide effort to help plan for 2050
Oct 07 2014
Gov. Gary R. Herbert will launch Envision Utah's "Your Utah Your Future" campaign, the first statewide effort in the country to actively gather citizen feedback on eleven key areas affected by the anticipated growth of the state. Visuals will include statewide growth models and Envision Utah's "Build Your Utah 2050" interactive survey.
Gov. Gary R. Herbert will release the results of the attorney general's legal review of Utah's adoption of the Common Core standards. The purpose of the review is to clarify state control of academic standards and local district and charter school control of the curriculum. The governor requested the review from the attorney general in July as part of an effort to resolve divisive issues in education.
Gov. Herbert will make a statement on the Supreme Court decision to decline hearing Utah?s same sex marriage appeal.
The Governor's Standards Review Panel, co-chaired by Dr. Richard Kendell and Pres. Matthew Holland, will begin the review process of the Utah Core Standards in mathematics and English language arts, as announced in a press conference on July 17, 2014. The group will organize technical work groups, which will review and analyze the standards. Gov. Herbert will provide opening remarks
Sep 29 2014
Gov. Gary R. Herbert will host his fourth annual Governor?s Health Summit tomorrow. The focus of this year?s Summit will be the development of the state?s Health Innovation Plan. The plan focuses on four key areas: value-based care, behavioral health integration, diabetes, obesity and tobacco prevention, and advanced care planning.
While in Washington, D.C., Gov. Gary R. Herbert will hold media access via conference call. The Governor will take questions following his Healthy Utah discussion with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell.
Sep 02 2014
Gov. Gary R. Herbert presents the inaugural Utah Ops Conference. The conference will provide professionals with the excellence tools, strategies, and techniques used across government operations to improve operational efficiencies and performance.
Gov. Gary R. Herbert invites the business community and leaders to celebrate exceeding the challenge to create 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days.
Governor Gary R. Herbert and U.S. Representative Rob Bishop will hold two Town Hall meetings. Both will provide brief remarks followed by a session of Q&A with the public and local elected officials.
What: Gov. Gary R. Herbert will introduce the new executive director of the Governor?s Office of Economic Development. When: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Where: Gold Room, Utah State Capitol
Jul 16 2014
What: Gov. Gary R. Herbert will deliver a policy address regarding Utah education standards. Who: Gov. Gary R. Herbert When: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Where: Presentation Room, (first floor, east side), Utah State Capitol
Jul 14 2014
What: Gov. Gary R. Herbert will deliver a policy address regarding Utah education standards. Who: Gov. Gary R. Herbert When: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Where: Presentation Room, (first floor, east side), Utah State Capitol
Jun 30 2014
Governor will tour a coffee roasting facility doing its part to clean the air
Jun 16 2014
Ceremonial signing of SB36, HCR4 and HB168
While Gov. Herbert presents in Washington, D.C., a media availability will be held with GOED and a featured small business
Gov. Gary R. Herbert and the Office of Energy Development will host the 3rd Annual Energy Development Summit.
May 16 2014
Gov. Gary R. Herbert will host media access time to comment on today's Utah jobs report, and respond to questions from Capitol-credentialed media representatives.
May 15 2014
Ceremonial signing of SB268, SB270, HB48, HB64, HB246, HB394, SB11, HB96
May 14 2014
Ceremonial signing of HB 150 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Amendments
To kickoff the first annual Governor's Outdoor Recreation Summit, Gov. Gary R. Herbert, the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA), and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will finalize the largest exchange of Utah land in over a decade. The deal signifies a win-win for recreation, development and public schools in Utah, and involves 60,000 acres in Uintah, Grand and San Juan counties.
May 05 2014
Gov. Gary R. Herbert will ceremonially sign the following air quality related bills
Utah's "Do the Write Thing Challenge" will announce the finalists for the National Campaign to Stop Youth Violence
Gov. Gary R. Herbert will announce a change to his senior staff
Ceremonial signing of S.B.215 (Public School Comprehensive Emergency Response Plan) at Copper Hills High School Assembly.
Apr 10 2014
Ceremonial signing of SB40 (Financial and Economic Literacy Amendments), SB133 (Benefit Corporation Amendments), HB11 (Overdose Reporting Amendments), HB119 (Opiate Overdose Emergency Treatment), and HCR5 (Concurrent Resolution to Protect State Funds)
Event highlighting the 100th anniversary of the original Capitol cornerstone ceremony
Apr 02 2014
Governor Gary R. Herbert will host media access time to comment on HB414, which he vetoed early today, and respond to questions from Capitol-credentialed media representatives.
Mar 28 2014
Park City High School will receive the honor for the second year