Governor News Advisories

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 in remembrance of President John F. Kennedy who was assassinated Friday, November 22, 1963.

Governor Gary R. Herbert will host the 2013 Transportation Summit tomorrow. The half-day event will include a keynote address from Governor Herbert and several panel discussions with local and state policymakers, legislators and business leaders on important transportation issues affecting Utah and its local communities.

Governor to Announce Water Plan Advisory Team at the Utah Water Summit The next steps in developing a 50-year water plan will be discussed.

SALT LAKE CITY- Governor Gary R. Herbert's will assist in kicking off the Utah Food Bank's holiday food drive by pulling his staff out of the office and volunteering to help sort food.

What: Governor Gary R. Herbert will announce 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. Members of the CAAT come from the legislature, healthcare community, industry, local businesses, advocacy groups, and research institutions.

Governor Gary R. Herbert will announce who will replace Lt. Governor Greg Bell as Utah’s second in command. The Governor will recognize Lt. Governor Bell for his service and introduce who he will appoint as the new lieutenant governor.

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

Governor Gary R. Herbert will host his third annual Governor's Health Summit this week.  A significant portion of the Summit will focus on the state's pending decision of whether to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's economy continued to add jobs and maintain low unemployment through the month of August. The unemployment rate held steady for August at 4.7 percent, relatively unchanged from July's 4.6 percent. Though August's job growth of 2.7 percent rate is slower than the previous month, Utah continues to add jobs faster than the national average of 1.7 percent.

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).

<p>SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert will visit Sevier, Piute and Wayne Counties as part of his "Capitol for a Day" rural tour, Sept. 17-18. The purpose for these visits is to allow host cities to become the workplace for the Governor and some of his senior staff, providing an opportunity to be in local communities and meet with local Utahns.</p>

SALT LAKE CITY – In honor of the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001

Governor Gary R. Herbert will join Voices for Utah Children in a nationwide effort to make every day count by declaring September "Attendance Awareness Month." This will take place at the Westmore Elementary School where the Governor attended first through fifth grade.

What: On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 Americans marched on Washington, D.C., to bring awareness to the political and social challenges African Americans faced across the country. At this time, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his “I Have a Dream” speech, one of the most renowned speeches in U.S. history.

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 — Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert will join leaders from Utah’s eight tribes to discuss issues important to Utah’s Native American communities.

SALT LAKE CITY—Job growth in Utah slowed slightly and unemployment ticked upward during June, according to figures released today by the Utah Department of Workforce Services. 

SALT LAKE CITY - Following a recent diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert had a minor out-patient surgical treatment yesterday and is now recovering at home. The procedure went as planned and the Governor's prognosis is for a complete recovery. The Governor will continue to fully operate in his official capacity with minor modifications to his public appearance calendar.

The Western Governors' Association Annual Meeting will convene this weekend with governors from the west gathering to discuss important and timely issues affecting the region. Roundtable discussion will focus on the following:

In January 2012, Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the challenge to the private sector to create 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days. On Thursday, June 27, 2013, the Governor will announce the midpoint job numbers and what is left to accomplish the goal. In addition, Exelis acts as a prime example of how and why job growth has been so successful in Utah.

Governor Gary R. Herbert will make a brief media announcement urging Utah's residents to demonstrate extreme caution as Utah's fire season begins.

On May 29, 2013, Governor Gary R. Herbert will ceremonially sign the following bills:

Governor Gary R. Herbert will join KUED in hosting a Day of Honor for Utah Vietnam War veterans.

 Governor Gary R. Herbert will speak with Cyprus High School students about preventing youth suicide. He will also ceremonially sign:

Governor Gary R. Herbert will host media access time to provide the following information

 Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Regina Benjamin will join Governor Gary R. Herbert for a walk around the Utah State Capitol.

Governor Gary R. Herbert will host media access time to comment on timely issues and respond to questions from Capitol-credentialed media representatives

Governor Gary R. Herbert and the Utah State Legislature will welcome the Lone Peak high school men's basketball team to the Capitol to honor them for a phenomenal season.

Governor Gary R. Herbert will host media access time to comment on timely issues and respond to questions from Capitol-credentialed media representatives.

Governor Gary R. Herbert will host media access time to comment on timely issues and respond to questions from Capitol-credentialed media representatives

Today Governor Gary R. Herbert will re-affirm his call for state and local government, schools, public transit, businesses and industry to transition more of their fleet to clean fuel vehicles.

Governor Gary R. Herbert will host media access time to comment on timely issues and respond to questions from Capitol-credentialed media representatives

Governor Gary R. Herbert will host media access time to comment on timely issues and respond to questions from Capitol-credentialed media representatives

Governor Gary R. Herbert will host media access time to comment on timely issues and respond to questions from Capitol-credentialed media representatives

Governor Gary R. Herbert will host media access time to comment on timely issues and respond to questions from Capitol-credentialed media representatives

Governor Gary R. Herbert will deliver his 2013 State of the State address. 

What: Governor Gary R. Herbert will deliver his 2013 State of the State address.

Governor Gary R. Herbert will unveil the State of Utah's Outdoor Recreation Vision in collaboration with Outdoor Industry Association (OIA).

Utah is the First State to Create a Document of this Kind for Outdoor Recreation

Governor to be joined by Utah's Congressional Delegation, industry leaders & other energy stakeholders for two-day event at the Salt Palace Convention Center

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