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July 3 is dedicated for Utah citizens to strengthen bonds with military veterans, those still serving

Governor will tour a coffee roasting facility doing its part to clean the air

Salt Lake City — (June 25, 2014) In response to the decision issued on the state's appeal to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gov. Gary R. Herbert released the following statement:

SALT LAKE CITY — (June 20, 2014) Utah continues to solidify its position as the home of the nation's strongest and most diverse economy, as unemployment dropped to its lowest level since Nov. 2008. The state unemployment rate is down to 3.6 percent, down from 3.8 percent last month, according to figures released by the Dept. of Workforce Services today.

Ceremonial signing of SB36, HCR4 and HB168

Utah has more Top 10 economic rankings than any other state

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At today's U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Summit, Gov. Gary R. Herbert joined the Governor's Roundtable to discuss issues outlined in the Enterprising States 2014 report and why Utah is succeeding. In the annual report, Utah earned the most top 10 and top 25 rankings in the 33 categories measured in the study.

While Gov. Herbert presents in Washington, D.C., a media availability will be held with GOED and a featured small business

Thumbtack.com surveys small business owners to determine most friendly state

SALT LAKE CITY - (June 10, 2014) For the second year in a row, Utah has emerged as the top state for business friendliness in the third annual Thumbtack.com Small Business Friendliness Survey.

SALT LAKE CITY – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Brandon J. Maynard to the 1st District Court and Roger W. Griffin to the 4th District Court.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – (June 9, 2014) This morning, Governor Gary R. Herbert joined U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell at the signing of a memorandum of understanding between members of the Western States Tourism Policy Council and U.S. Federal Agencies recognizing the economic importance of tourism on federal lands and waters.

Salt Lake City, UT – The Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting for June 13 at noon to review applications of individuals interested in filling a judicial vacancy resulting from the resignation of Judge Carolyn B. McHugh following her confirmation as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

From Marty Carpenter, Communication Director & Spokesman:

"The governor has worked closely with the attorney general in analyzing all options. With so many cases stemming from the same legal questions, it is important that clarity and finality are provided by the highest courts."

Eccles to be a founding principal in private investment company

Gov. Gary R. Herbert and the Office of Energy Development will host the 3rd Annual Energy Development Summit.

SALT LAKE CITY – (May 27, 2014) Gov. Gary R. Herbert has named Justin Harding as his new chief of staff. Harding has served several members of Utah's congressional delegation including his most recent position as chief of staff to Rep. Jason Chaffetz for the past five years. He will assume his new role in the Governor's Office effective June 16.

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 26, 2014, in honor of Memorial Day

SALT LAKE CITY – The First District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the district court.  The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Ben H. Hadfield, effective August 15, 2014.  The First Judicial District includes Cache, Rich and Box Elder counties.

SALT LAKE CITY – (May 16, 2014) Utah's economy continues to outpace the nation as more and more Utahns are finding jobs. The unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent, and our economy grew at 2.9 percent.

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.

Ceremonial signing of SB268, SB270, HB48, HB64, HB246, HB394, SB11, HB96

SALT LAKE CITY – (May 14, 2014) 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 Thursday, May 15, 2014 in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Ceremonial signing of HB 150 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Amendments

SALT LAKE CITY – (May 9, 2014) Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued the following statement about the situation in San Juan County with Recapture Canyon:

SALT LAKE CITY - Today, Gov. Gary R. Herbert appointed Paul Dame and Michael Leavitt to the 5th District Juvenile Court. The 5th District includes: Beaver, Iron and Washington Counties.

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.

Ceremonial signing

SALT LAKE CITY – (May 5, 2014) Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert has declared May 5-9, 2014, as Public Service Recognition Week in Utah. The declaration honors public employees in all levels of government, public education system, vocational training and higher education.

SALT LAKE CITY – The Fourth District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the district court.  The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Steven L. Hansen, effective July 1, 2014.  The Fourth Judicial District includes Juab, Millard, Utah and Wasatch counties.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will ceremonially sign the following air quality related bills

SALT LAKE CITY –Governor Herbert's chief of staff, Derek Miller, has been named president and CEO of the World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah).  The governor's vision for Utah is to be the best performing economy in the nation and to be recognized as a premiere global business destination. Miller's new role to increase exports and foreign investment will help ensure that vision becomes a reality.

Utah's "Do the Write Thing Challenge" will announce the finalists for the National Campaign to Stop Youth Violence

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert appointed Justin Fawson to Utah House District 7 in the Utah State Legislature.  The appointment comes at the recommendation of the Republican Party delegates who selected Fawson to replace Rep. Ryan Wilcox.

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.

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice will hold three additional public hearings throughout the state. The hearings allow interested parties to share ideas for criminal justice policy changes that should be considered by the Commission as a follow-up to Governor Gary Herbert's charge for reform, given during his 2014 State of the State address.

SALT LAKE CITY — (April 18, 2014) The latest jobs report released today shows Utah's economy added 35,800 jobs over the past 12 months, increasing the job growth rate from 2.5 percent to 2.8 percent.

SALT LAKE CITY - (April 16, 2014) For the seventh consecutive year, Utah has claimed the top ranking in the Rich States, Poor Stateseconomic index. Utah has held the top position in the highly regarded economic index every year since its creation in 2007.

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)

SALT LAKE CITY – (April 4, 2014) Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Richard D. McKelvie to fill a vacancy on the Third District Court.

Event highlighting the 100th anniversary of the original Capitol cornerstone ceremony

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