What: Third and fourth grade students from Stewart Elementary School, a Chinese Immersion school in Centerville, will join Governor Gary R. and First Lady Jeanette Herbert to decorate a Christmas tree in the Governor's Mansion library. The students will perform a Christmas carol in Chinese for Governor and Mrs. Herbert.
Governor Gary R. Herbert's will serve Thanksgiving meal at the Salt Lake Rescue Mission with family members and staff, November 26, 2013. Volunteering at the Rescue Mission has become a tradition for the Governor and First Lady.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert said today that despite the uncertainty in Washington, D.C., Utah economy continues to improve. The consensus revenue forecast shows an additional $132 Million dollars in new one-time and $206 Million in new ongoing revenue for the upcoming budget cycle.
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Elections Office released the results of a special investigation of Attorney General John Swallow regarding violations of Utah Election Code. The applicable statute explicitly contemplates civil, not criminal, penalties, including removal from public office.
SALT LAKE CITY - At 4.6%, Utah's unemployment rate remains lower than the national average, with all private sector industries showing steady growth.
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.
STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR GARY R. HERBERT:
"I received a letter of resignation from Utah Attorney General John Swallow this morning. John's decision is in the best interests of his family, his constituents and the State of Utah..."
SALT LAKE CITY – The Governor's legal team will soon be changing. The Utah State Senate has unanimously confirmed the nomination of John A. Pearce, general counsel for Governor Gary R. Herbert, to the Utah Court of Appeals.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert's deputy chief of staff, communications director and spokesperson, Ally Isom, will step down this Friday. Isom has been with the Governor's Office for three years.
SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert has signed the official letter to appoint Jon Cox to Utah House District 58 in the Utah State Legislature. The appointment comes at the recommendation of the Republican Party delegates who selected Cox, a Sanpete County Commissioner, to replace Spencer J. Cox, who now serves as Utah Lieutenant Governor.
SALT LAKE CITY – Governor Gary R. Herbert issued an executive order today calling for an analysis of Veteran employment among state agencies and prompting department heads to find ways to hire more veterans.
SALT LAKE CITY - This Saturday evening at the Grand America Hotel, Governor Gary R. Herbert and hundreds of guests will honor film star, conservationist and entrepreneur Robert Redford for his numerous contributions to the State of Utah.
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food, Leonard M. Blackham, has announced his intent to retire in early January 2014, following a noteworthy 25-year public service career.
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.
PROVO, UT – In a gathering of water experts from around the state, Governor Gary R. Herbert outlined the State’s next steps in a visionary 50-year water strategy at today’s Water Summit, held at Utah Valley Convention Center.
WHAT: Governor Gary R. Herbert will host a non-partisan, non-political, black tie event to recognize Robert Redford for helping showcase and contribute to Utah through his art, vision and entrepreneurial spirit. The event is entitled, "The Governor's Salute to Robert Redford: A Utah Tribute to an American Icon."
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 has appointed John A. Pearce to fill a vacancy on the Utah Court of Appeals.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert appointed Brent H. Bartholomew to fill a vacancy on the Fourth District Juvenile Court bench.
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.
SALT LAKE CITY - Following adjournment of today's special legislative session, Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement:
SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah State Senate just confirmed State Representative Spencer J. Cox (R - Dist. 58) as the eighth lieutenant governor of Utah. Cox was appointed by Governor Gary R. Herbert on Oct. 8 to replace outgoing Lt. Governor Greg Bell.
SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert announced 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.
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.
Salt Lake City - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert signed a proclamation convening the Utah Legislature into Special Session to address some legislative issues on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at 2:30 p.m.
SALT LAKE CITY - Today Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert announced a deal has been reached with the U.S. Department of Interior to re-open the State's five national parks, Cedar Breaks and Natural Bridges national monuments, and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
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, and streamed www.uen.org and www.utah.gov.
SALT LAKE CITY - Today Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert named State Representative Spencer J. Cox (R - Dist. 58) of Fairview to replace Greg Bell as lieutenant governor. The Governor doesn't expect the administration to miss a beat in this historic transition.
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.
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert today formally requested President Obama re-open the state's five national parks, several national monuments, historic sites and recreation areas.
SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed Sharon S. Sipes to fill a vacancy on the Second District Juvenile Court bench.
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
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SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert's annual Utah Health Summit was dominated by discussion surrounding whether the state should choose to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). More than 400 business, community, education, and government leaders were on hand for the governor's third summit, the focus of which was continuing to develop Utah-based solutions to the state's health care challenges.
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 - The Fourth District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the juvenile court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Kay A. Lindsay effective December 1, 2013. The Fourth Judicial District includes Juab, Millard, Utah and Wasatch counties.
SALT LAKE CITY - The Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the Utah Court of Appeals. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge William A. Thorne, Jr. on September 15, 2013.
SALT LAKE CITY - Today Governor Gary R. Herbert named Ann Silverberg Williamson the executive director of the Utah Department of Human Services.
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).