GOVERNOR - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/GOVERNOR News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah guv wants academic standards re-examined http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58191271-78/standards-utah-state-herbert.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58191271-78/standards-utah-state-herbert.html.csp">Utah guv wants academic standards re-examined</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lisa schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T07:58:31.625-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 07:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With new academic standards continuing to divide educators, lawmakers and parents, the governor will ask the Utah attorney general’s office to reexamine the state’s adoption of them. Gov. Gary Herbert will ask the attorney general to look into what, if any, federal entanglements have been involved in Utah’s adoption of Common Core State Standards in math and language arts. He’s also convening a group of Utah experts to review the standards from a higher education perspective. And his office has...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58191271@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:58:31 MDT Letter: No, Governor, this is good day for Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58190114-82/utah-general-governor-sad.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58190114-82/utah-general-governor-sad.html.csp">Letter: No, Governor, this is good day for Utah</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T11:27:32.382-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 11:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert says that it is a sad day for Utah because two former Attorneys General have been arrested. He is afraid that Utah will now wear a big black eye. It is no surprise to me that I disagree with the governor. Whatever the outcome, the process underway shows that Utah is trying to live up to the appropriate standards and applicable laws. It is a very good day for Utah. Priscilla Kawakami Salt Lake City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190114@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:27:32 MDT Tribune Photo of the Day - July 9, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58167998-227/govener-saltlakecity-utah-gay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58167998-227/govener-saltlakecity-utah-gay.html.csp">Tribune Photo of the Day - July 9, 2014</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T22:23:02.233-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 10:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Joel Otterstrom, Crystal Young-Otterstrom and their kids Edwin, four mouths, and Betty, 4, speak outside of the Governor's Mansion in Salt Lake City Wednesday July 9, 2014. Utah Unites for Marriage delivered more than 3,800 signatures collected on a petition urging Governor Gary Herbert and Attorney General Sean Reyes to end their "relentless court fight to stop same-sex marriage and deny legally married couples recognition and access to second-parent adop...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58167998@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:23:02 MDT Ex-New Mexico governor named pot company CEO http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58139603-79/marijuana-company-johnson-governor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58139603-79/marijuana-company-johnson-governor.html.csp">Ex-New Mexico governor named pot company CEO</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RUSSELL CONTRERAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T17:47:02.446-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Albuquerque, N.M. • A Nevada-based startup that plans on selling medical and recreational marijuana products named former New Mexico governor and U.S. Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson as its CEO and president, the company announced Tuesday. The announcement came as Cannabis Sativa Inc. said it had acquired marijuana research business Kush as the company officials work to navigate changing state laws on marijuana and potential challenges from the federal government, which still vie...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58139603@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:47:02 MDT Letter: No factual basis for governor’s claim of ‘chaos’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58123057-82/chaos-factual-governor-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58123057-82/chaos-factual-governor-state.html.csp">Letter: No factual basis for governor’s claim of ‘chaos’</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T16:50:02.81-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 04:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Herbert has decided to bring back the “State of Chaos” catch phrase in regard to marriage equality in Utah. Actual examples include Los Angeles following the Rodney King verdict, September 11, and the current-day situations in Iraq, the Ukraine, and Syria. All I see around Utah are people peacefully going about their lives. Come on, governor, “State of Chaos” is as factual as “We will be greeted as liberators.” If you use all of the scary phrases now, what will you do if chaos actually sho...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58123057@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:50:02 MDT Letter: This is how ‘best run’ works? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58119945-82/run-money-state-governor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58119945-82/run-money-state-governor.html.csp">Letter: This is how ‘best run’ works?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T15:47:01.623-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 03:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah claims to be “the best run state” in the country. The odd thing is that there is not enough money for decent schools. We have the worst air in the country during the winter. The local government won’t spend any money to help fix either. But Governor Herbie just said the state will continue to fight the 10th Circuit Courts decision on same-sex marriages (aka equality), and he says he doesn’t know how much money it will cost. But, full speed ahead. Governor Herbie and the Legislature want...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58119945@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:47:01 MDT Governor Herbert says he will run for re-election in 2016 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58113805-90/herbert-governor-2016-gov.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58113805-90/herbert-governor-2016-gov.html.csp">Governor Herbert says he will run for re-election in 2016</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-26T11:33:34.01-06:00">Updated Jun 26, 2014 11:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert called a group of high-power business leaders, lobbyists and politicos together Wednesday morning for breakfast and to send a clear message: I’m running again in 2016. “He was saying there’s a lot of speculation out there, people are talking about this. I just want to be very clear: I am running. I am announcing that today,” said a source who attended the breakfast and spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the meeting. The breakfast at The New...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58113805@www.sltrib.com Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:33:34 MDT Op-ed: State leaders need to take their faith in coal and ‘let it go’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58062135-82/coal-energy-assumptions-elements.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58062135-82/coal-energy-assumptions-elements.html.csp">Op-ed: State leaders need to take their faith in coal and ‘let it go’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Joe Andrade</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-20T16:56:01.906-06:00">Updated Jun 20, 2014 04:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Assumptions, ideologies, Carbon County — and Princess Elsa I am constantly amazed by assumptions which are never stated — implicit assumptions — so ingrained that they’ve become ideologies. Here are some examples from the pulpit of the recent Governor’s Energy Development Summit: Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox and energy adviser Cody Stewart spoke of “clean coal” and “clean-burning coal.” There is no such thing. Burning coal produces heat and releases large quantities of CO2. That’s how it “works.” Increa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58062135@www.sltrib.com Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:56:01 MDT Editorial: Welcome any challenge to state school board process http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58079561-82/board-opinions-candidates-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58079561-82/board-opinions-candidates-state.html.csp">Editorial: Welcome any challenge to state school board process</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-17T16:33:02.436-06:00">Updated Jun 17, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The whole point of an election is to choose those who will hold public office based on, among other things, their opinions. So it may seem a reach for a passed-over candidate for a seat on the Utah State Board of Education to complain, via a lawsuit, that he was improperly denied a spot on the ballot because his opinions don’t jibe with the opinions of those doing the choosing. That sounds like a Democrat complaining that he didn’t get elected in a Republican district because those meanies didn...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58079561@www.sltrib.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:33:02 MDT Utah school board candidate sues over process http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58075703-78/sltrib-candidates-com-board.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58075703-78/sltrib-candidates-com-board.html.csp">Utah school board candidate sues over process</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lisa schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-17T11:38:07.854-06:00">Updated Jun 17, 2014 11:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A rejected state school board candidate is suing the governor, saying he and others shouldn’t have been knocked out of the running because of their opinions. Breck England, who had hoped to fill the board’s District 5 seat, filed the lawsuit Thursday against Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox and members of a committee appointed by the governor to narrow the field of candidates. In the suit, England alleges the committee practiced “viewpoint discrimination,” in violation of the First A...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58075703@www.sltrib.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:38:07 MDT Florida governor signs late term abortion bill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58066101-68/law-scott-abortion-bill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58066101-68/law-scott-abortion-bill.html.csp">Florida governor signs late term abortion bill</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-13T19:45:34.524-06:00">Updated Jun 13, 2014 07:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tallahassee, Fla. • Under a new law, abortions will be illegal in Florida at any point in a woman’s pregnancy if her doctor determines that the fetus could survive outside the womb. Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday that redefines that state’s current third trimester abortion ban. Current law prohibits abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy unless the mother’s life is at risk. The new law will require women to have a doctor determine whether a fetus is viable before having an abortion. It als...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580661012014-06-13T19:45:34.524-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-13T19:45:34.524-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58066101@www.sltrib.com Fri, 13 Jun 2014 19:45:34 MDT Wisconsin governor quiets opposition to same-sex marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58060797-68/state-walker-ban-sex.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58060797-68/state-walker-ban-sex.html.csp">Wisconsin governor quiets opposition to same-sex marriage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT BAUER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-12T11:32:23.069-06:00">Updated Jun 12, 2014 11:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Madison, Wis. • Gov. Scott Walker has a history of forcefully opposing same-sex marriage in Wisconsin, but he’s been much quieter on the topic recently as the state’s ban was determined to be unconstitutional and polls show public attitudes shifting in favor of allowing gay couples to wed. Walker, who is running for re-election this year and eyeing a bid for president in 2016, was scheduled to make his first public appearance Thursday since a federal judge last week struck down the state’s ban. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580607972014-06-12T11:32:23.069-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-12T11:32:23.069-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58060797@www.sltrib.com Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:32:23 MDT Clinton declined Obama ’08 request to attack Palin http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58050501-68/clinton-palin-obama-campaign.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58050501-68/clinton-palin-obama-campaign.html.csp">Clinton declined Obama ’08 request to attack Palin</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-10T09:06:02.533-06:00">Updated Jun 10, 2014 09:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she refused an Obama campaign request in 2008 to attack Sarah Palin, the new Republican vice presidential candidate on the ticket with Sen. John McCain. “The Obama campaign did contact me and asked me if I would attack her,” Clinton told NBC in an interview that aired Tuesday. “I said, ‘Attack her for what, for being a woman? Attack her for being on a ticket that’s ... trying to draw attention?’” Clinton said she told the campaign, “There’ll be pl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580505012014-06-10T09:06:02.533-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-10T09:06:02.533-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58050501@www.sltrib.com Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:06:02 MDT Amid criticism, committee narrows Utah state school board field http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58022620-78/committee-board-candidates-governor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58022620-78/committee-board-candidates-governor.html.csp">Amid criticism, committee narrows Utah state school board field</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lisa Schencker </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-03T22:13:08.404-06:00">Updated Jun 3, 2014 10:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Amid continuing criticism that it lacks diversity and doesn’t represent the public, a governor-appointed committee tasked with helping select state school board members wrapped up its work Tuesday. The 12-member committee selected a total of 21 candidates for six seats to move forward in the process, including all four interested incumbents, after interviewing dozens of contenders. It will now be up to the governor to choose two candidates for each seat to appear on the ballot. Though many wer...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58022620@www.sltrib.com Tue, 03 Jun 2014 22:13:08 MDT Utah school board incumbents still in running http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58018090-78/committee-board-candidates-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58018090-78/committee-board-candidates-state.html.csp">Utah school board incumbents still in running</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lisa schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-03T11:27:30.294-06:00">Updated Jun 3, 2014 11:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Three state school board incumbents are still in the running to re-take their seats after a day of voting and deliberations by a governor-appointed committee. The 12-member committee, tasked with nominating and recruiting state school board candidates, publicly interviewed 21 hopefuls for four seats on Monday. Ultimately, the committee narrowed the field to 14 candidates. It will now be up to the governor to choose two for each seat to appear on the November ballot. Incumbents Michael Jensen, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58018090@www.sltrib.com Tue, 03 Jun 2014 11:27:30 MDT Herbert picks longtime Chaffetz staffer as new chief http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57994368-90/harding-chaffetz-herbert-governor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57994368-90/harding-chaffetz-herbert-governor.html.csp">Herbert picks longtime Chaffetz staffer as new chief</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-29T07:26:35.773-06:00">Updated May 29, 2014 07:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert named Justin Harding, a longtime congressional staffer and top aide for U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, as his new chief of staff and closest adviser Tuesday. “Justin is a seasoned professional working on issues that significantly impact the people of our state,” Herbert said in a statement. “He is a proven leader and has demonstrated the ability to manage and establish both local and national relationships that I’m confident will benefit not only my administration, but the state as ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57994368@www.sltrib.com Thu, 29 May 2014 07:26:35 MDT Letter: Utah should accept Medicaid money http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57990013-82/medicaid-money-accept-feds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57990013-82/medicaid-money-accept-feds.html.csp">Letter: Utah should accept Medicaid money</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-27T16:56:12.982-06:00">Updated May 27, 2014 04:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Refusing to expand Medicaid, thereby rejecting a $500 million infusion to Utah, is fiscally irresponsible. The governor has come to understand this. He wants to accept the money. His acceptance, however, is contingent on a change that would overlay a new private insurance bureaucracy on Medicaid, thus wasting as much as 20 percent on new administrative services. Gov. Gary Herbert still hasn’t gotten the feds or the Utah Legislature on board. There is rumor that the feds may allow this wasteful v...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57990013@www.sltrib.com Tue, 27 May 2014 16:56:12 MDT