An interview with Jonathan Johnson, candidate for the Republican nomination for Utah governor

Jonathan Johnson is challenging Gov. Gary Herbert for the 2016 Republican nomination for governor. At an invitation from Utah Politico Hub,  the CEO over Overstock.com was gracious enough to take the time to answer a wide variety of questions. Despite some technical issues (the camera is stuck on Johnson the entire time and there were early audio issues), we had an interesting conversation about Johnson’s history, policy proposals, and why he wants to be Utah’s next governor.

Governor issues statement on non-discrimination and religious freedom [UPH Wire]

*attached contains the following:  For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards edwards@utah.gov 801.755.3085 Governor issues statement on non-discrimination and religious freedom SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 27, 2015) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert released this statement following the announcement made by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regarding the issues of non-discrimination and religious freedom: “The statement made by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today is an additional and important step to help us find common ground on these important issues. It will be helpful in…

Parting Words: Governor Herbert Pens Farewell Note to Former Democratic Party ED Matt Lyon

Democratic representation in the Utah Legislature is at an all time low after the 2014 mid-term elections. Clearly, it’s time for a change. Queue the “retirement” of Matt Lyon, Executive Director of the Utah Democratic Party. Utah Governor Gary Herbert had sent a letter to congratulate Lyon, wishing him, among other things, all the best in his future endeavors. “Dear Mr. Lyon,” the letter starts. “Congratulations on your retirement.” I am pleased to take a moment to recognize your accomplishments as the Executive Director of the Utah Democratic Party during…

Governor to honor former Speaker Lockhart, orders flags lowered [Hub Wire]

*attached contains the following:  For Immediate Release Jan. 21, 2015 Contact: Aimee Edwards Public Information Office 801.538.1509 desk 801.755.3085 cell edwards@utah.gov Governor to honor former Speaker Lockhart, orders flags lowered SALT LAKE CITY—  Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the flags of the United States of America and the State of Utah in honor of former Speaker of the House, Rebecca Lockhart. The Speaker will be honored during a public memorial service at the Utah State Capitol Thursday, Jan. 22 and laid to rest Friday, Jan. 23,…

BREAKING: Governor Herbert tests the cannabis before signing HB105

Today UPH has learned the real reason that Utah Governor Gary Herbert was so quick to sign HB105 “Plant Extract Amendments” While his office has said that it was because of the medical needs of children suffering from severe epilepsy attacks, we have confirmed the real reason. Because the Governor wants to be able to use the cannabis extracts for personal use. “The Governor has found that this oil makes his hands much softer, and better for long uncomfortable handshakes, as well as random arms over the shoulder” said an…