Gary Herbert http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Gary Herbert en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:01 MDT Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:21:22 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Swallow, Shurtleff case may spark — or squelch — election interest http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607823/Swallow-Shurtleff-case-may-spark-2-or-squelch-2-election-interest.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607823/Swallow-Shurtleff-case-may-spark-2-or-squelch-2-election-interest.html The prosecution of former Republican attorneys general John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff is getting plenty of attention that... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:49:43 MDT 67 unaccompanied children who crossed U.S.-Mexico border placed with sponsors in Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607818/67-unaccompanied-children-who-crossed-US-Mexico-border-placed-with-sponsors-in-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607818/67-unaccompanied-children-who-crossed-US-Mexico-border-placed-with-sponsors-in-Utah.html Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's office has been notified of 67 unaccompanied youths who have been placed with sponsors in Utah... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:13:40 MDT Republican, Democratic political insiders say Utah should keep Common Core http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607790/Republican-Democratic-political-insiders-say-Utah-should-keep-Common-Core.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607790/Republican-Democratic-political-insiders-say-Utah-should-keep-Common-Core.html A new survey of Utah political insiders shows bipartisan support for maintaining the Common Core State Standards. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:30:00 MDT Val Hale picked as new Governor’s Office of Economic Development director http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607716/Val-Hale-picked-as-new-Governor7s-Office-of-Economic-Development-director.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607716/Val-Hale-picked-as-new-Governor7s-Office-of-Economic-Development-director.html Gov. Gary Herbert Tuesday introduced Val Hale as the executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:30:00 MDT In our opinion: With Shurtleff and Swallow coming to court, the state must find solutions to restore public trust http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607646/With-Shurtleff-and-Swallow-coming-to-court-the-state-must-find-solutions-to-restore-public-trust.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607646/With-Shurtleff-and-Swallow-coming-to-court-the-state-must-find-solutions-to-restore-public-trust.html The clearest place for reform is increasing transparency. In the age of the Internet, donors and the amounts they’ve... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Re-enactment of 'This is the place' using modern technology http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607606/Re-enactment-of-This-is-the-place-using-modern-technology.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607606/Re-enactment-of-This-is-the-place-using-modern-technology.html In the spirit of Pioneer Day and reflecting on our heritage, we update an old column and provide a “re-enactment”... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:04:01 MDT Satellites track drought-driven groundwater depletion in the West http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607571/Satellites-track-drought-driven-groundwater-depletion-in-the-West.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607571/Satellites-track-drought-driven-groundwater-depletion-in-the-West.html A new study gives a greater understanding of how the persistent drought in the Colorado River Basin is sapping groundwater... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:00:00 MDT Conflicting court rulings may slow Medicaid expansion decision in Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607385/Conflicting-court-rulings-may-slow-Medicaid-expansion-decision-in-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607385/Conflicting-court-rulings-may-slow-Medicaid-expansion-decision-in-Utah.html Legislative action on Gov. Gary Herbert's proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion could be pushed back until next year as... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:31:01 MDT Herbert among 6 governors raising concerns over Obama's handling of 'border crisis' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607382/Herbert-among-6-governors-raising-concerns-over-Obamas-handling-of-border-crisis.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607382/Herbert-among-6-governors-raising-concerns-over-Obamas-handling-of-border-crisis.html Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is among six Republican governors who expressed concerns in a letter to President Barack Obama over... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:11:23 MDT In our opinion: U.S. Supreme Court delivers second message, for Utah, on same-sex marriage requirement http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607295/US-Supreme-Court-delivers-second-message-for-Utah-on-same-sex-marriage-requirement.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607295/US-Supreme-Court-delivers-second-message-for-Utah-on-same-sex-marriage-requirement.html For the second time in seven months, the Supreme Court of the United States has been forced to weigh in, procedurally, on the... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT Utah unemployment rate second lowest in U.S., report says http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607159/Utah-unemployment-rate-second-lowest-in-US-report-says.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607159/Utah-unemployment-rate-second-lowest-in-US-report-says.html Utah is tied for the second lowest unemployment rate in the nation, as the state’s jobless rate dropped to 3.5 percent.... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:07:45 MDT Supreme Court issues stay in Utah gay marriage recognition case http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607167/Supreme-Court-issues-stay-in-Utah-gay-marriage-recognition-case.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607167/Supreme-Court-issues-stay-in-Utah-gay-marriage-recognition-case.html The U.S. Supreme Court put recognition of same-sex marriages performed in Utah on hold until the outcome of the state's... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:15:00 MDT In our opinion: It's time to scrutinize Common Core standards through rigorous review process http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607163/Its-time-to-scrutinize-Common-Core-standards-through-rigorous-review-process.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607163/Its-time-to-scrutinize-Common-Core-standards-through-rigorous-review-process.html Gov. Gary Herbert has requested a careful review process of the Common Core education standards. It's important that the... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT State School Board postpones decision on NCLB waiver http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607128/State-School-Board-postpones-decision-on-NCLB-waiver.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607128/State-School-Board-postpones-decision-on-NCLB-waiver.html The State School Board postponed a decision Thursday on whether to request an extended waiver from the requirements of No... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:25:10 MDT Gov. says Utah will comply with law if Sotomayor doesn't grant stay http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607127/Gov-says-Utah-will-comply-with-law-if-Sotomayor-doesnt-grant-stay.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607127/Gov-says-Utah-will-comply-with-law-if-Sotomayor-doesnt-grant-stay.html The governor's office says the state will comply with the law if the U.S. Supreme Court doesn't stay a lower court ruling... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:25:00 MDT Medicaid coverage gap 'significantly larger' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607110/Medicaid-coverage-gap-significantly-larger.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607110/Medicaid-coverage-gap-significantly-larger.html The number of Utahns in the Medicaid coverage gap is "significantly larger" than previously calculated, according to a new... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:45:00 MDT Herbert on Common Core: 'We are going to settle this question once and for all' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607074/Herbert-on-Common-Core-We-are-going-to-settle-this-question-once-and-for-all.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607074/Herbert-on-Common-Core-We-are-going-to-settle-this-question-once-and-for-all.html Gov. Gary Herbert announced Thursday that he has directed the Utah Attorney General's Office to conduct a thorough review of... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:00:00 MDT Dan Liljenquist: There is a silver lining to Shurtleff and Swallow arrests http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607049/There-is-a-silver-lining-to-Shurtleff-and-Swallow-arrests.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607049/There-is-a-silver-lining-to-Shurtleff-and-Swallow-arrests.html While I agree with Gov. Gary Herbert’s comment that the arrests of Swallow and Shurtleff are a “black eye for our... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:21:39 MDT In our opinion: Children immigrants entering U.S. may end up as refugees — and Utah should be ready to help http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607017/Children-immigrants-entering-US-may-end-up-as-refugees-2-and-Utah-should-be-ready-to-help.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607017/Children-immigrants-entering-US-may-end-up-as-refugees-2-and-Utah-should-be-ready-to-help.html The influx of Central American children crossing into the U.S. begs for a long-term solution to a broader immigration problem... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT Gov. Herbert names Laura Nelson new state energy director http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607025/Gov-Herbert-names-Laura-Nelson-new-state-energy-director.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607025/Gov-Herbert-names-Laura-Nelson-new-state-energy-director.html Utah has a new energy czar. Gov. Gary Herbert on Tuesday announced that Laura Nelson has been appointed director of the Utah... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:29:20 MDT Utah National Guard switches on solar power at headquarters http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607024/Utah-National-Guard-switches-on-solar-power-at-headquarters.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607024/Utah-National-Guard-switches-on-solar-power-at-headquarters.html The Utah National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Jeff Burton and Gov. Gary Herbert flipped the switch for solar-energy... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:10:00 MDT In our opinion: With arrest of Shurtleff and Swallow, it's time to consider an appointed attorney general for Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606974/With-arrest-of-Shurtleff-and-Swallow-its-time-to-consider-an-appointed-attorney-general-for-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606974/With-arrest-of-Shurtleff-and-Swallow-its-time-to-consider-an-appointed-attorney-general-for-Utah.html The indictment of two former attorneys general raises serious questions about political corruption in Utah. We have a... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 06:24:23 MDT What do the charges and arrests say about Utah? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606983/What-do-the-charges-and-arrests-say-about-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606983/What-do-the-charges-and-arrests-say-about-Utah.html Gov. Gary Herbert called the arrests Tuesday of former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow on public... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:40:00 MDT Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656628/Governors-group-skirts-radioactive-Common-Core.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656628/Governors-group-skirts-radioactive-Common-Core.html Facing opposition from staunch conservatives, the Common Core education standards designed to improve schools and student... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 13:17:16 MDT In our opinion: Pathway to 'Silicon Slopes' leads through relocation of state prison in Draper http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606704/Pathway-to-Silicon-Slopes-leads-through-relocation-of-state-prison-in-Draper.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606704/Pathway-to-Silicon-Slopes-leads-through-relocation-of-state-prison-in-Draper.html This newspaper has long advocated ensuring that the needs and rehabilitation of inmates is uppermost in the public’s... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:01:14 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: What Gov. Herbert's 'non-announcement' means for Utah politics http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606806/What-Gov-Herberts-non-announcement-means-for-Utah-politics.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606806/What-Gov-Herberts-non-announcement-means-for-Utah-politics.html Last month, Gov. Gary Herbert invited a number of business leaders and politicos to breakfast and revealed he intends to seek... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT Gov. Herbert's new chief of staff brings D.C. experience but 'no drama' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606820/Gov-Herberts-new-chief-of-staff-brings-DC-experience-but-no-drama.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606820/Gov-Herberts-new-chief-of-staff-brings-DC-experience-but-no-drama.html Gov. Gary Herbert's new chief of staff spent the past 14 years working for members of Utah's congressional delegation.... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:19:15 MDT Herbert’s agenda in new role is to find balance between states, feds http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606819/Herbert7s-agenda-in-new-role-is-to-find-balance-between-states-feds.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606819/Herbert7s-agenda-in-new-role-is-to-find-balance-between-states-feds.html As Gov. Gary Herbert steps into a leadership role Sunday with the National Governors Association at the organization's annual... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:09:39 MDT Court lifts stay, but gives Utah chance to appeal same-sex marriage recognition http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606781/Court-lifts-stay-but-gives-Utah-chance-to-appeal-same-sex-marriage-recognition.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606781/Court-lifts-stay-but-gives-Utah-chance-to-appeal-same-sex-marriage-recognition.html The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that Utah hasn't proven that the appeals court should stay a lower court's... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:00:00 MDT Utah to appeal same-sex marriage ruling to U.S. Supreme Court http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606602/Utah-to-appeal-same-sex-marriage-ruling-to-US-Supreme-Court.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606602/Utah-to-appeal-same-sex-marriage-ruling-to-US-Supreme-Court.html As petitions urging Utah to drop its fight against same-sex marriage were delivered to the governor Wednesday, the attorney... Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:05:00 MDT Same-sex marriage advocates to deliver petition to governor http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606551/Same-sex-marriage-advocates-to-deliver-petition-to-governor.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606551/Same-sex-marriage-advocates-to-deliver-petition-to-governor.html Same-sex marriage advocates intend to deliver a petition to the governor Wednesday urging the state to drop its court battle... Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:09:51 MDT Natalie Gochnour: Gail Miller would make a great governor http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606454/Gail-Miller-would-make-a-great-governor.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606454/Gail-Miller-would-make-a-great-governor.html I’m confident Gov. Herbert, should he decide to run again, would continue to do a great job. I also think Gail Miller... Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:55:00 MDT Drew Clark: How the rule of law resolves differences among courts on marriage http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606407/How-the-rule-of-law-resolves-differences-among-courts-on-marriage.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606407/How-the-rule-of-law-resolves-differences-among-courts-on-marriage.html With the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision on same-sex marriage, there is a now circuit split on this... Sun, 06 Jul 2014 16:21:13 MDT Is Utah really the best managed state? What would the poor say? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606406/Is-Utah-really-the-best-managed-state-What-would-the-poor-say.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606406/Is-Utah-really-the-best-managed-state-What-would-the-poor-say.html Gov. Gary Herbert and state legislative leaders tout Utah as the “best managed state” in the nation. The governor... Sun, 06 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Exploring ramifications of calling for a constitutional convention http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606404/Exploring-ramifications-of-calling-for-a-constitutional-convention.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606404/Exploring-ramifications-of-calling-for-a-constitutional-convention.html Many state leaders are fed up with Congress and the federal government, but the only formal and binding tool they have to... Sun, 06 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT Nominees announced for court of appeals vacancy http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606337/Nominees-announced-for-court-of-appeals-vacancy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606337/Nominees-announced-for-court-of-appeals-vacancy.html The Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the Utah Court of Appeals. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:02:17 MDT Payson teacher receives statewide arts award http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606289/Payson-teacher-receives-statewide-arts-award.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606289/Payson-teacher-receives-statewide-arts-award.html Nebo School District teacher Perry Ewell has been recognized as the Outstanding Arts & Education Educator in Utah by the... Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:12:54 MDT My view: Coal plays important role in powering Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606262/Coal-plays-important-role-in-powering-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606262/Coal-plays-important-role-in-powering-Utah.html Powering American life and our economy with reliable and plentiful energy sources is a top priority for the state of Utah. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT Utah designates a day to reach out to military heroes http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606257/Utah-designates-a-day-to-reach-out-to-military-heroes.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606257/Utah-designates-a-day-to-reach-out-to-military-heroes.html A resolution passed during the 2014 Legislature designates July 3 as "Call Your Military Hero Day" in Utah. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:23:12 MDT Governor recognizes roasting company's air quality efforts http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606175/Governor-recognizes-roasting-companys-air-quality-efforts.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606175/Governor-recognizes-roasting-companys-air-quality-efforts.html A Logan company's efforts to voluntary reduce its emissions was recognized by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on Tuesday during a stop... Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:42:13 MDT Laura Bush turns chorus of complaint into sacred music at patriotic service in Provo http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606038/Laura-Bush-turns-chorus-of-complaint-into-sacred-music-at-patriotic-service-in-Provo.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606038/Laura-Bush-turns-chorus-of-complaint-into-sacred-music-at-patriotic-service-in-Provo.html Former First Lady Laura Bush was the keynote speaker at a Patriotic Service hosted Sunday by America's Freedom Festival in... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:14:34 MDT Poll: Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion has favor with Utah voters http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605851/Poll-Utah-alternative-to-Medicaid-expansion-has-favor-with-Utah-voters.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605851/Poll-Utah-alternative-to-Medicaid-expansion-has-favor-with-Utah-voters.html A poll of Utah voters shows support for Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah Plan as an alternative to Medicaid expansion in Utah. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 06:37:22 MDT Herbert running again in 2016 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605844/Herbert-running-again-in-2016.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605844/Herbert-running-again-in-2016.html Utah Gov. Gary Herbert publicly announced Thursday that he's running for re-election in 2016. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:25:08 MDT Dan Liljenquist: Obamacare employer incentives could drive up Medicaid expansion costs http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605818/Obamacare-employer-incentives-could-drive-up-Medicaid-expansion-costs.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605818/Obamacare-employer-incentives-could-drive-up-Medicaid-expansion-costs.html While some are frustrated with the pace of the Medicaid expansion deliberations, I am grateful that the governor and the... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:00:00 MDT Utah looking for ways to overcome 10th Circuit loss http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605893/Utah-looking-for-ways-to-overcome-10th-Circuit-loss.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605893/Utah-looking-for-ways-to-overcome-10th-Circuit-loss.html A federal appeals court shot down Utah's arguments against same-sex marriage, but the dissenting opinion might give the state... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:00:00 MDT Decision should be appealed 'until the final buzzer,' Herbert says http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605806/Decision-should-be-appealed-until-the-final-buzzer-Herbert-says.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605806/Decision-should-be-appealed-until-the-final-buzzer-Herbert-says.html Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said Wednesday's 10th Circuit Court ruling that Utah cannot stop marriages based on gender needs to be... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:25:00 MDT Overview: A discussion of the implications for a Medicaid expansion in Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605524/Overview-A-discussion-of-the-implications-for-a-Medicaid-expansion-in-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605524/Overview-A-discussion-of-the-implications-for-a-Medicaid-expansion-in-Utah.html A variety of elected officials from Arkansas and Utah join in an online discussion of the implications for a Medicaid... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:00:00 MDT Letter: Southern coal http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605619/Southern-coal.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605619/Southern-coal.html As a physician and a fan of southern Utah's natural beauty, I can’t support a proposed coal strip mine smack dab in the... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:00:00 MDT Utah unemployment rate — 3.6 percent — is lowest since 2008 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605529/Utah-unemployment-rate-2-36-percent-2-is-lowest-since-2008.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605529/Utah-unemployment-rate-2-36-percent-2-is-lowest-since-2008.html Utah continues to solidify its position as one of the nation’s strongest and most diverse economies, as unemployment... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 11:00:45 MDT