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Governor Huntsman Activates Utah National Guard to Neola Fire

100 Guardsmen to Support Law Enforcement

Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has tasked the Utah National Guard to provide limited support to state and federal authorities in response to the Neola Fire in Duchesne and Uintah counties.

Governor Huntsman Calls for Reauthorization of CHIP

Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman today called upon the United States Congress to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in a timely manner so children in Utah may receive the medical coverage they need. CHIP provides states with federal matching funds to cover uninsured children whose parents can't afford private insurance, but earn too much to qualify for Medicaid.

Flags Lowered in Honor of Officer Stephen Anderson

Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. has authorized the lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah on Friday, June 29, 2007. The flags shall be flown at half-staff on all state facilities from sunrise to sunset in honor of Officer Anderson. Officer Stephen Anderson was killed in the line of duty on June 25, 2007.

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, June 29, 2007 at 11 a.m.

Governor Huntsman Offers Condolences

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman issued the following statement Monday:

Revenue Projections Higher than Anticipated

State Leaders Laud Continued Economic Growth

Governor Nominates Third District Juvenile Judge

Salt Lake City, Utah - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has nominated Mark W. May as a Juvenile Court Judge for the Third Judicial District Juvenile Court. The Third District is comprised of Summit, Salt Lake and Tooele Counties.

"Mark's demonstrated dedication to juvenile justice will be a tremendous asset to Utah's judicial branch," Governor Huntsman said. "I am grateful for his continued public service."

Governor Huntsman Unanimously Elected WGA Vice-Chair

Historic Deadwood, South Dakota - Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. was unanimously elected Vice-Chairman of the Western Governors Association today at the Annual WGA Meeting being held this week in Historic Deadwood, South Dakota.

"I am honored my fellow colleagues have entrusted me with this position," said Governor Huntsman. "I look forward to serving with them as we work to identify solutions to the critically important issues surrounding the West."

Flags Lowered in Honor of Tech. Sgt. Ryan Balmer

Flags Lowered in Honor of Sgt. Jesse Blamires

Governor invites public to tour Mansion

Salt Lake City, Utah - Governor Jon Huntsman and First Lady Mary Kaye Huntsman invite the public to tour the Governor's Mansion during the summer season.

"It is an honor for our family to live in the people's home of Utah," Governor Huntsman said. "I encourage all Utahns, both young and old, to come learn more about the Mansion's history and discover its beauty."

Governor Announces State Planning Coordinator, Staff Changes

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman announced today the appointment of Mike Mower as the new State Planning Coordinator. Lisa Roskelley, who has served as the Communications Coordinator, will now serve as his Director of Communications and primary spokeswoman.

Mower is currently Governor Huntsman's Communications Director. Previously, Mower was the Director of Community & Government Relations for Provo City.

Governor Calls for Voucher Clarity

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman released the following statement today:

"When voters enter the polling booths in November they deserve a clear pathway forward on Utah's voucher policy.

Governor Authorizes Flags to be Lowered for Memorial Day

Salt Lake City - Under the direction of President George W. Bush, Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has authorized all state agencies to lower the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah on Monday, May 28, 2007. The flags shall be flown at half-staff on all state facilities from sunrise until noon. President Bush has designated Memorial Day as a day of prayer for permanent peace.

Statement by Utah's Governor, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives

Salt Lake City - The following is a joint statement by Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, President John Valentine and Speaker Greg Curtis:

"Citizens bear the ultimate responsibility for how their government operates and how their children are educated. As elected officials, we support the constitutional right of the people of our state to ratify or reject legislation through the referendum process.

Governor Appoints Seven Superintendents on Higher Ed Boards

Integration of Public and Higher education focus of new appointees

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman announced the following appointments today, emphasizing the placement of six school district superintendents on higher education boards and State Superintendent of Instruction Patti Harrington on the Board of Regents.

Governor Appoints New Energy Advisor, DEQ Director

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman announced today the appointment of Dr. Dianne R. Nielson as his energy advisor, replacing Dr. Laura Nelson.

Dr. Nielson is currently part of Governor Huntsman's cabinet as executive director of the Department of Environmental Quality. She will be replaced by Rick Sprott, director of the Division of Air Quality at DEQ.

Governor Huntsman Calls for Lowering Flags to Honor Peace Officers

Governor Huntsman Calls Special Election

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman issued an Executive Order today, calling for a statewide special election on the referendum challenge of HB 148 in November.

"This will allow the voters to voice their opinions as soon as logistically possible," Governor Huntsman said. "I encourage all Utahns to study the issues and consider this referendum as part of municipal elections in November."

The language of the Executive Order is as follows:

EXECUTIVE ORDER

Governor Rotates Chairman Positions

Board of Pardons, Public Service Commission Chairs will Change this Month

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman has appointed Ted Boyer as the new chairman of the Public Service Commission and Curtis Garner as the new chairman of the Board of Pardons.

Boyer has been a commissioner since 2003, his current term expires in 2009. He will replace Ric Campbell who has served on the commission since 2001 and as chair since 2003. Campbell's term as a commissioner expires in 2013.

Governor Nominates Fourth District Judge

Salt Lake City, Utah - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has nominated Darold J. McDade to serve as a judge for the Utah Fourth District Court, replacing retiring Judge Anthony W. Schofield.

Energy Efficiency Highlighted for Earth Day

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman encourages Utahns to focus on personal habits and practices for energy conservation in conjunction with Earth Day, which is Sunday.

"We must work together to be more aware of our actions and their consequences on the beautiful world we all inhabit," Governor Huntsman said. "On this Earth Day I hope we take an introspective inventory of our lives and contemplate what we can do as individuals to be more eco friendly and energy efficient in all that we do."

Governor Huntsman to Lead Trade Mission to Toronto Canada

Bio-Partnering Mission will bring Utah companies together with Canadian Counterparts

Salt Lake City - Officials from the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) announced today that Governor Jon Huntsman will lead a trade mission to Toronto Canada. The delegation will leave Utah April 23 and return April 25.

Governor Huntsman Offers Condolences, Encourages Honoring Victims

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. has encouraged Utahns to join Virginia in a show of mourning Friday to honor the victims who died at Virginia Tech and support all those affected.

Virginia Governor Timothy Kaine has declared a Day of Mourning in his state Friday and has asked others to join the noon-time (10 a.m. MDT) bell ringing ceremony.

Governor Huntsman Authorizes Lowering Flags to Honor Victims

Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has called on Utahns to lower the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah immediately. The flags shall be flown at half-staff on all state facilities until sunset on Sunday, April 22, 2007 to honor those victims who died at Virginia Tech on Monday, April 16, 2007.

Utah Ranks #1 For Volunteering Efforts

Salt Lake City, Utah - Utah ranks number one in the nation for volunteering according to a report, "Volunteering in America: 2007 State Trends and Rankings in Civic Life," released today by the Corporation for National and Community Services. Based on data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, this report presents a detailed breakdown of America's volunteering habits and patterns by state and region.

Utah Energy Summit Set to Begin Sunday

Governor Huntsman, Energy Policy Leaders from Across the Nation to Join in 'Comprehensive and Diverse' Program

Salt Lake City, Utah - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman released today the final agenda for the first Utah Energy Summit to be held April 15-17 at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City.

Governor Releases Attorney General's Voucher Referendum Opinion

Salt Lake City - Late last week, Governor Jon Huntsman asked the Attorney General to issue an opinion clarifying issues involving the voucher repeal referendum. Enclosed is a copy of the opinion issued by the Attorney General's Office.

Download opinion (pdf)

Governor Signs 28 Bills

WHO: Utah Governor Jon Huntsman

WHAT: The Governor signed the following bills Monday and today:

Governor Signs 27 Bills

WHO: Utah Governor Jon Huntsman

WHAT: The Governor signed the following bills today:

Governor Signs 44 Bills, 1 Resolution

WHO: Utah Governor Jon Huntsman

WHAT: The Governor signed the following bills Thursday and today:

Governor Signs 64 Bills, 2 Resolutions

WHO: Utah Governor Jon Huntsman

WHAT: The Governor signed the following bills Wednesday and today:

Governor Huntsman Announces Agreement to Reduce Waste

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman announced today that EnergySolutions will withdraw its application for a super cell as part of an overall agreement between the waste disposal company and Utah.

Governor Signs 32 Bills, 1 Resolution

WHO: Utah Governor Jon Huntsman

WHAT: The Governor signed the following bills last night and today:

Governor Signs 35 Bills

WHO: Utah Governor Jon Huntsman

WHAT: The Governor signed the following bills last night and today:

Governor Signs 33 Bills

WHO: Utah Governor Jon Huntsman

WHAT: The Governor signed the following bills today:

Governor Signs 34 Bills

Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman issued the following statement regarding his signing seventh substitute House Bill 236, Student Clubs Amendments:

Governor Signs 26 Bills, 2 Resolutions

WHO: Utah Governor Jon Huntsman

WHAT: The Governor signed the following bills today:

The Governor signed the following bills today:

Governor Jon M. Huntsman and First Lady Mary Kaye Huntsman to Host Power in Parents Conference

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Governor Names New General Counsel, DWS Director

Salt Lake City, Utah - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman announced Tani Pack Downing as the new General Counsel in the Office of the Governor. Downing currently serves as the Executive Director of the Department of Workforce Services.

Governor Huntsman has named Kristen Cox, former Secretary of Disabilities for Maryland, as Downing's replacement at Workforce Services.

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