Gary Herbert http://kuer.org en Herbert: Don't Rush to Judgment http://kuer.org/post/herbert-dont-rush-judgment <p>Governor Gary Herbert says he doesn't want to join what he calls the "rush to judgment" in the case of Utah Attorney General John Swallow.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:58:39 +0000 Dan Bammes 24038 at http://kuer.org Herbert: Don't Rush to Judgment Governor Herbert Inaugurated to First Full Term http://kuer.org/post/governor-herbert-inaugurated-first-full-term <p>A performance by the <a href="http://www.onevoicechildren.com/">One Voice Children’s Choir</a> helped mark the inauguration of Gary Herbert to his first full term as Governor. The ceremony also included performances from the <a href="http://mormontabernaclechoir.org/">Mormon Tabernacle Choir</a>, and a 19 gun salute by the Utah National Guard. In his inaugural address Herbert refrained from making any strong political statements. Instead he urged everyone to keep pressing forward while praising the “can-do” attitude of state residents both past and present.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 22:24:30 +0000 Brian Grimmett 23278 at http://kuer.org Governor Herbert Inaugurated to First Full Term Herbert Sends Letter to Sebelius: Wants Answers on Health Exchanges http://kuer.org/post/herbert-sends-letter-sebelius-wants-answers-health-exchanges <p>Governor Gary Herbert sent a letter Monday morning to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.&nbsp; The letter declares the Governor’s intentions to continue to pursue Utah’s state-based health insurance exchange – known as Avenue H, rather than a federally-designed exchange.&nbsp; But the letter also says that this decision could change as the state receives more information.&nbsp;</p><p>Enclosed with Governor Gary Herbert’s letter is a list of top ten unanswered questions about federal exchanges.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 22:55:19 +0000 Andrea Smardon 21295 at http://kuer.org Herbert Sends Letter to Sebelius: Wants Answers on Health Exchanges Cooke Pledges Support to Minority Communities http://kuer.org/post/cooke-pledges-support-minority-communities <p></p><p>Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Peter Cooke gathered leaders from Utah minority communities Friday to outline his policy on immigration in the state.&nbsp;</p><p>Cooke praised leaders from the state’s Hispanic, Asian and Middle Eastern communities among others. &nbsp;He pledged he would restore the state Office of Ethnic Affairs and pointed to the Utah Compact as guide for how his administration would handle immigration policy.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 23:13:46 +0000 Terry Gildea 19637 at http://kuer.org Cooke Pledges Support to Minority Communities Cache County Looking for Alternatives to Vehicle Emissions Testing http://kuer.org/post/cache-county-looking-alternatives-vehicle-emissions-testing <p>Governor Gary Herbert will meet with Cache County officials Wednesday in Logan to talk about air quality.&nbsp; County officials requested the meeting with the Governor to express their concerns about state plans to expand vehicle emissions testing.&nbsp;</p><p>Cache County Executive Lynn Lemon says the majority of the people in his region do not want emissions testing on vehicles.&nbsp; That’s why the County Council voted against it.&nbsp; Lemon says the state should not impose this policy against the will of the county.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 00:01:01 +0000 Andrea Smardon 19119 at http://kuer.org Cache County Looking for Alternatives to Vehicle Emissions Testing Peter Cooke: Income Tax Should Fund Public Schools http://kuer.org/post/peter-cooke-income-tax-should-fund-public-schools <p>Utah's state constitution allows some money earmarked for public schools to be used for other purposes, but the Democrat running for governor promises to change that.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 21:11:10 +0000 Dan Bammes 15051 at http://kuer.org Peter Cooke: Income Tax Should Fund Public Schools Republican Leaders Critical of Health Care Ruling http://kuer.org/post/republican-leaders-critical-health-care-ruling <p>Republican leaders in Utah, including Governor Gary Herbert and members of the Congressional delegation, were uniformly critical of Thursday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 21:14:47 +0000 Dan Bammes 14206 at http://kuer.org Republican Leaders Critical of Health Care Ruling