GOVERNOR - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/GOVERNOR News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Quit squandering taxes, Governor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58347896-82/tax-governor-million-millions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58347896-82/tax-governor-million-millions.html.csp">Letter: Quit squandering taxes, Governor</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T17:19:52.554-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s school budget in need of money, again. We spend the least on Utah school children, we are on the bottom of school funding in the U.S. and our leaders want to increase the property tax or the sales tax or some other tax to prop up school funding? As I see it, our governor and the rest of the lackeys who run our state can find millions to fight same-sex marriage, millions in tax relief so a builder can build a hotel for the services industry and conventioneers, tax relief of millions for t...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58347896@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:19:52 MDT Lockhart’s bid to lead Utah schools draws mixed reactions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58326552-78/board-lockhart-superintendent-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58326552-78/board-lockhart-superintendent-state.html.csp">Lockhart’s bid to lead Utah schools draws mixed reactions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lisa schencker and robert gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T15:29:50.021-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 03:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">House Speaker Becky Lockhart’s bid to be the state’s next schools chief — rather than taking a run at governor in 2016, as had long been speculated — is inspiring strong reactions from politicians and educators, with some embracing the idea and others worrying about her lack of experience in public education. Lockhart confirmed Friday that she has applied for the job of state superintendent, aiming to replace retiring superintendent Martell Menlove. The state school board will decide whom to ap...</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> 58326552@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:29:50 MDT Letter: What plans for Utah air pollution? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58326648-82/mexico-mission-plans-trade.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58326648-82/mexico-mission-plans-trade.html.csp">Letter: What plans for Utah air pollution?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T17:47:01.972-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert boasted a successful trade mission to Mexico in April, which included a clean air highlight. Once touted as one of the most polluted cities in the world, Mexico City has cut its pollution in half in the face of a growing population. Our inversion season is right around the corner. (Remember it came early last year.) I’m still waiting to hear what our governor learned and what changes he plans to implement. Having a family member who has yet to recover from a neurological event ...</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> 58326648@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:47:01 MDT Texas Gov. Rick Perry offers wry smile in mug shot http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58317464-68/perry-texas-governor-config.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58317464-68/perry-texas-governor-config.html.csp">Texas Gov. Rick Perry offers wry smile in mug shot</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Will Weissert and Paul J. Weber</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T12:34:22.674-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 12:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Austin, Texas • Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream. That’s how the possible 2016 presidential candidate greeted his booking on criminal charges of abuse of power. But what’s next for the longest-serving governor in Texas history isn’t so glib: Perry’s high-powered and pricey legal team now will try to quickly extinguish the case against him, which includes two felony charges stemming from h...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583174642014-08-21T12:34:22.674-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T12:34:22.674-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317464@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:34:22 MDT State topped Herbert’s goal with 112,000 new jobs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58313567-79/herbert-jobs-state-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58313567-79/herbert-jobs-state-com.html.csp">State topped Herbert’s goal with 112,000 new jobs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T07:01:47.617-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 07:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert used a couple of Paralympic-caliber archers Tuesday to emphasize that his job-creation goals were right on target. The governor recounted Tuesday how there were “a lot of naysayers” when he issued a challenge to the private sector in January 2012 to create 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days. The private sector’s response was revealed when Michael Lukow and Steve Bosson, Iraq War veterans who are part of USA Archery’s elite Para team, popped balloons with arrows at about 30 paces. A boa...</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> 58313567@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:01:47 MDT Rampell: Scandals hiding in plain sight http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313138-82/scandals-christie-governor-perry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313138-82/scandals-christie-governor-perry.html.csp">Rampell: Scandals hiding in plain sight</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Rampell</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T15:09:14.418-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 03:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The laboratories of democracy are blowing up. A rash of relatively convoluted, thoroughly unsexy political scandals involving governors is moving through the country. So many of them involve Republican presidential hopefuls that conspiracy theorists could argue they must be manufactured, or at least overhyped, by wily Democratic strategists. At least one Democratic governor has also been implicated, though. Most of the scandals (or, to be fair, sometimes pseudo-scandals) are pretty hard to follo...</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> 58313138@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:09:14 MDT No arrest warrant being issued for Texas Gov. Perry http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58309361-68/perry-texas-arrest-carolina.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58309361-68/perry-texas-arrest-carolina.html.csp">No arrest warrant being issued for Texas Gov. Perry</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL J. WEBER and KEN THOMAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T11:19:01.918-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 11:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Austin, Texas • A judge has decided not to issue an arrest warrant for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a court official said Monday, meaning the Republican can continue traveling the country and gearing up for a possible 2016 presidential run despite being indicted on two felony counts of abuse of power. Perry on Friday became the first Texas governor since 1917 to be indicted, and he’s facing charges that carry a maximum sentence of 109 years in prison for carrying out a threat to veto funding for the s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583093612014-08-18T11:19:01.918-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-18T11:19:01.918-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309361@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:19:01 MDT Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58301781-68/perry-texas-veto-lehmberg.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58301781-68/perry-texas-veto-lehmberg.html.csp">Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By WILL WEISSERT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T18:38:00.733-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 06:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Austin, Texas • A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption — making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state’s first indicted governor in nearly a century. A special prosecutor spent months calling witnesses and presenting evidence that Perry broke the law when he promised publicly to nix $7.5 million over two years for the public integrity unit, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583017812014-08-15T18:38:00.733-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-15T18:38:00.733-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58301781@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:38:00 MDT NFL notes: Maine governor says Ray Rice’s suspension is not enough http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58294426-77/lepage-rice-governor-league.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58294426-77/lepage-rice-governor-league.html.csp">NFL notes: Maine governor says Ray Rice’s suspension is not enough</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T22:43:02.228-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 10:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Augusta, Maine • Gov. Paul LePage, outraged that National Football League player Ray Rice received only a two-game suspension for a domestic violence arrest, pledged to boycott the league and called on its commissioner to take the issue seriously. In a scathing letter sent to Roger Goodell on Tuesday, the outspoken Republican governor said the punishment given to the Baltimore Ravens running back sends the message that it’s OK “for professional athletes to beat women, just for the sake of rating...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582944262014-08-13T22:43:02.228-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T22:43:02.228-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58294426@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:43:02 MDT Hawaii’s governor ousted in stunning primary loss http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58281342-68/hawaii-abercrombie-schatz-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58281342-68/hawaii-abercrombie-schatz-state.html.csp">Hawaii’s governor ousted in stunning primary loss</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CATHY BUSSEWITZ and JULIET WILLIAMS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-10T11:26:05.137-06:00">Updated Aug 10, 2014 11:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Honolulu • A 40-year political career came to a close after Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie lost his bid for a second term in a stunning primary-election defeat by a fellow Democrat and state senator who defied party leadership to challenge the incumbent. A second intraparty fight for U.S. Senate was too close to call. State Sen. David Ige, once seen as an underdog, cruised to a decisive 35 percentage point win in Saturday’s primary after being dramatically outspent by Abercrombie, who also had hig...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582813422014-08-10T11:26:05.137-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-10T11:26:05.137-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58281342@www.sltrib.com Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:26:05 MDT 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