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SALT LAKE CITY (July 3, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued this statement following the passing of Pres. Boyd K. Packer of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

SALT LAKE CITY (July 3, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert called military veterans today to thank them for their service as part of "Call Your Military Hero Day." The governor encourages all Utahns to reach out to military veterans and active duty military personnel this Fourth of July weekend.

SALT LAKE CITY (July 2, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Stan Lockhart to the Utah State Board of Education. Lockhart will fill the seat left vacant when Mark Openshaw perished in a plane crash last month.

SALT LAKE CITY (July 2, 2015) - The State Election Office released the following statement in response to a pending initiative application titled "Utah Term Limits for Appointed Executive Officials Act":

The governor will sign a copy of HB 288 Line-of-duty Death Benefits for Utah peace officers and firefighters during a special ceremony.

SALT LAKE CITY (June 26, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges:

SALT LAKE CITY (June 25, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court ruling in the Affordable Care Act case, King v. Burwell:

SALT LAKE CITY (June 24, 2015) - After serving four years as executive director of the Department of Health, Dr. David Patton, will leave the administration to pursue opportunities in the private sector.

SALT LAKE CITY - The 3rd District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the 3rd District Court. The vacancy results from the confirmation of Judge Deno Himonas to the Utah Supreme Court, Feb. 13, 2015. The 3rd Judicial District includes Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.

SALT LAKE CITY (June 23, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Hebert reported for jury duty this morning in the Provo 4th District Court and was dismissed by the judge. The governor was one of 35 potential jurors interviewed for assignment to a case involving driving under the influence.

SALT LAKE CITY (June 19, 2015) - Utah posted the highest job growth rate in the nation for total and private sector job growth for the fourth consecutive month. According to new data released today, the state of Utah ranked first for total job growth at 3.8 percent and first for private sector job growth at 4.5 percent.

SALT LAKE CITY (June 12, 2015) - Lt. Gov. Spencer J. Cox issued the following statement regarding the hate crime investigated in Delta, Utah:

SALT LAKE CITY (June 12, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement on the passing of Utah State Board of Education member, Mark Openshaw:

SALT LAKE CITY (June 11, 2015) - The Governor's Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) has simplified the process of locating services applicable to each business industry by grouping all 500-plus online services into industry classifications. The "Doing Business in Utah" online initiative was part of a nine month project to redesign the state website, Utah.Gov, and help agencies improve performance.

SALT LAKE CITY - (June 11, 2015) Gov. Gary R. Herbert expressed his gratitude to the Utah federal delegation to thank them for their efforts to pass a Congressional bill reaffirming the authority of Utah, and other western states to create and implement a robust conservation measure for the greater sage grouse through its range in the West.

SALT LAKE CITY - (June 10, 2015) Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Elizabeth M. Knight to fill a vacancy as a juvenile court judge in the 3rd Judicial District.

SALT LAKE CITY (June 9, 2015) - While Gov. Gary R. Herbert leads a trade mission to five European nations to expand Utah?s international economic ties, he is also calling on Congress to extend long-term Trade Promotion Authority.

SALT LAKE CITY - (June 8, 2015) Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Jordan White, Rebecca L. Rockwell and Steven J. Lund to the Public Service Commission, State Tax Commission and State Board of Regents, respectively.

SALT LAKE CITY (June 5, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed S. Neal Berube and Amanda Smith to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission.

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.

The governor will sign HB 406 Natural Gas Vehicle Amendments and HB 15 Clean Fuel Amendments and Rebates during a special ceremony.

Gov. Herbert will sign an executive order mandating water conservation for state agencies and state-owned and managed facilities. The governor hopes the executive order will set an example, and Utahns will also adopt long-term water conservation practices.

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.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will sign a ceremonial copy of HB79, Safety Belt Law Amendments. This bill modifies the Traffic Code by amending provisions related to safety belt restraints. It will allow a state or local law enforcement officer to enforce the safety belt restraints requirement as a primary offense instead of a secondary action.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert; Gov. John Hickenlooper, Colorado; Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox; Greg Goff, CEO of Tesoro; Jack Gerard, CEO of the American Petroleum Institute; Jonathan Weisgall, VP of Legislative & Regulatory Affairs, Berkshire Hathaway Energy; and many other industry leaders, NGO's, government officials and other stakeholder groups interested in Utah's energy future.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will sign a water rights agreement reached by the Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR), U.S. Department of Interior and Arches National Park. The agreement outlines Arches National Park?s water rights and identifies protections to basin water users, including businesses, ranchers, farmers and those recreating in red rock country.

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.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will ceremonially sign S.B. 98, Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations. The bill requires base budgets to include funding for Medicaid accountable care organizations at specified amounts.

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.

While in Washington, D.C., Gov. Gary R. Herbert will hold media access via conference call. The Governor, Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives and Utah Senate President will take questions regarding the medicaid expansion efforts following their meeting with Department of Health and Human Services Sec. Sylvia Burwell.

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

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