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SALT LAKE CITY – (Feb. 27, 2014) Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert wants the federal government to block grant Utah the money it would give for Medicaid expansion, allowing the state to administer its own program.

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

Who: Governor Gary R. Herbert

When: Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, 1:30-1:50 PM

Where: Presentation Room, Utah State Capitol (first floor in the Visitor Center)

SALT LAKE CITY - The Third District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the district court. The vacancy results from the passing of Judge Anthony Quinn. The Third Judicial District includes Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.

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

Who:       Governor Gary R. Herbert

When:    Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, 2:30-2:50 PM

Where:   Rampton Conference Room, Governor’s Suite, Utah State Capitol

SALT LAKE CITY – (Feb. 24, 2014) While much of the national media focuses on governors with potential presidential aspirations, The Washington Post recently turned the spotlight to America's most popular governor.

SALT LAKE CITY – (Feb. 19, 2014) Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed Keith C. Barnes to fill a vacancy in the Fifth District Court.

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

SALT LAKE CITY – (Feb. 4, 2014) Governor Gary R. Herbert ordered the lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah on the day of Utah County Sherriff's Sgt. Cory Wride's funeral, Wednesday, February 4, 2014. Sgt. Wride died in the line of duty last Thursday. The governor issued the following statement:

SALT LAKE CITY – (Jan. 29, 2014) During his State of the State address tonight, Gov. Gary R. Herbert outlined three major challenges facing Utahans in the coming year, and his plans for solutions.

2014 State of the State Address (pdf)

SALT LAKE CITY- (January 28, 2014) Governor Gary R. Herbert has named Wesley Smith as director of state and federal relations.

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 26, 2014) -  Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed Tupakk A.G. Renteria to fill a vacancy on the Third District Juvenile Court.

What: Governor Gary R. Herbert will deliver his 2014 State of the State address.

SALT LAKE CITY— (Jan. 24, 2014) Utah's unemployment rate dropped again over December, now measuring 4.1 percent, far below the national average of 6.7 percent. The Utah economy added 22,500 jobs over the last year, and is on track for continued steady growth through 2014.

SALT LAKE CITY – The Second District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the district court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Michael D. Lyon, effective September 1, 2013. The Second Judicial District includes Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties.

SALT LAKE CITY – (Jan. 21, 2014) Gov. Gary R. Herbert has named Tami Pyfer as his education advisor.

Governor Gary R. Herbert will deliver his 2014 State of the State address.

The announcement that the Department of Justice will recognize same-sex marriages performed in Utah comes as no surprise and is consistent with previous direction to state agencies.

SALT LAKE CITY – The Fifth District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the district court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge James L. Shumate effective March 31, 2014.  The Fifth Judicial District includes Beaver, Iron and Washington counties.

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 8, 2014) – The Governor's Chief of Staff Derek Miller sent the following email to Cabinet Members last night providing direction on the status of same-sex marriages in Utah:

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 6, 2014) – Gov. Gary Herbert has announced the appointment of former Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell as chair of the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) Governing Authority. Bell, now president and CEO of the Utah Hospital Association, takes the place of outgoing chair Dinesh Patel, a business leader who has led USTAR since its inception in 2006.

FROM GOVERNOR GARY R. HERBERT:
"The Supreme Court made the correct decision to stay Judge Shelby's ruling in the Amendment 3 case. Clearly, the stay should have been granted with the original District Court decision in order to have avoided the uncertainty created by this unprecedented change."

What: Sean D. Reyes will take the Oath of Office as Attorney General. Reyes will be available to the media following the ceremony.
 
When: Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM
 
Where: Rotunda, Utah State Capitol, second floor

SALT LAKE CITY - (Dec. 24, 2013) The Governor's Office sent the following email to Cabinet Members today in regards to issues stemming from the recent federal court rulings on Amendment 3 to the Utah State Constitution:

Acting Attorney General Brian Tarbet:
"Following Judge Shelby's decision to decline our Motion of Stay, the state of Utah renewed its request for a Motion of Stay before the Tenth Circuit Court.

SALT LAKE CITY - (Dec. 23, 2013) Governor Gary R. Herbert has named Sean D. Reyes, Esq. as attorney general to replace recently resigned John Swallow. Reyes will serve as Utah's attorney general through 2014.

FROM GOVERNOR GARY R. HERBERT:
"I am very disappointed an activist federal judge is attempting to override the will of the people of Utah. I am working with my legal counsel and the acting Attorney General to determine the best course to defend traditional marriage within the borders of Utah."

SALT LAKE CITY – (Dec. 20, 2013) Governor Gary R. Herbert has named LuAnn Adams as commissioner of the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food. Adams has served as Box Elder County Commissioner since 2011. She also worked 16 years as the Box Elder County Recorder/Clerk.

SALT LAKE CITY – (Dec. 20, 2013) New figures released today by the Dept. of Workforce Services show Utah's unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent, that figure is significantly lower than the national average and ranks Utah fourth lowest among all states. Utah's private sector job growth remains second in the nation, with nearly all private sector industries showing year-over growth.

SALT LAKE CITY - The Third District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the juvenile court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Andrew A. Valdez on November 1, 2013. The Third Judicial District includes Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.

What: Lt. Governor Spencer Cox and students of the Bridgerland Applied Technology College will tour the Autoliv manufacturing facility in Brigham City to highlight a new robotics training grant for the school.

SALT LAKE CITY – Governor Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah, December 6-9, in remembrance of those who died at Pearl Harbor 72 years ago, and in memory of Nelson Mandela.

SALT LAKE CITY - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert will exchange a state-related gift pending the outcome of Saturday's Major League Soccer Championship game. Sporting Kansas City will be taking on Real Salt Lake in Kansas City on Saturday, Dec. 7.

SALT LAKE CITY – Governor Gary R. Herbert has named Marty Carpenter to his senior staff as director of communication.

Governor Gary R. Herbert will unveil his proposed budget for fiscal year 2015.

What: Governor Gary R. Herbert will unveil his proposed budget for fiscal year 2015.
 
Where: Utah Valley University (UVU), Computer Science building atrium, Orem, UT

When: Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 11:30 AM

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.

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