The governor's communications director, Marty Carpenter, said in a statement Wednesday that Herbert "is pleased to see the committee agrees, and he looks forward to reviewing the recommendation."
Herbert included funding for the Gunnison prison expansion in his $13.3 billion budget.
Summerhays said after the meeting he didn't see Wednesday's action as accelerating the process.
"I don't think we have speeded up. I think we've stayed on that slower track, if you will, of accumulating information from our consultant," he said. "The numbers overwhelmingly support moving the prison."
McAdams said after the meeting there's still a lot that has to be decided.
"This is not the last step in the prison relocation process," he said. "What was decided today was to forward a list of recommendations to the Legislature, who will continue to deliberate and make a decision."
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