Gov. Herbert issues statement on the passing of former RNC Chair Richards [UPH Wire]

For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards edwards@utah.gov 801.755.3085 Gov. Herbert issues statement on the passing of former RNC Chair Richards SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 30, 2015) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement on the passing of Utahn and former Republican National Committee Chair, Richard Richards: “I am saddened by the news of Dick Richards’ passing. He was a good man and a strong Republican leader who had a significant impact on this country. He was a proud American and a proud Utahn and gave us all reasons…

Fewest Utahns unemployed since Great Recession [Hub Wire]

*attached contains the following: For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards edwards@utah.gov 801.755.3085 Fewest Utahns unemployed since Great Recession SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 23, 2015) – Utah’s economy continues to grow stronger, posting a healthy 3.9 percent job growth rate that pushed unemployment down to 3.5 percent, according to new data released today. “Utah’s economy is firing on all cylinders and it’s great to see all sectors of our economy growing and adding jobs,” said Gov. Gary R. Herbert. “As we head into the Legislative session, we must continue to make…

Speaker Rebecca Lockhart Remains Critical with an Unknown Medical Condition [UPH Wire]

Speaker Rebecca Lockhart Remains Critical with an Unknown Medical Condition  SALT LAKE CITY – (01/07/2015) Speaker-elect Greg Hughes visited Speaker Becky Lockhart and her family at the hospital this morning and issued the following statement: “I’m shocked and saddened for my good friend Becky Lockhart and her wonderful family.  Anyone who knows her knows Becky’s a fighter.  Her spirit and tenacity shown over and over again on Capitol Hill will serve her well at this time. We respectfully request that the public and members of the media honor the family’s…

There’s no escaping the harmful effects of inversion season [UPH Wire]

Contact: Isaac Holyoak Communications Director, Alliance for a Better UTAH 801.664.9751 | isaac@betterutah.org – – – – – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 There’s no escaping the harmful effects of inversion season – – – – – Salt Lake City — It’s coming. Watery eyes, prolonged cough, and a serious Vitamin D deficiency, all courtesy of Utah’s inversion season. While driving less and eliminating wood burning are the herculean tasks necessary to diminish northern Utah’s air quality problems, a local group is hoping to improve the immediate life of…

UTGOP Held Press Conference on 119th birthday of Utah Statehood and the Caucus Convention System [UPH Wire]

Dear Republican Friend,At a press conference held on the 119th birthday of Utah Statehood and the Caucus Convention System, the Utah Republican Party released polling results regarding its legal challenge to SB54. Survey results indicate that 60% of the general public support a legal challenge to resolve constitutional discrepancies contained in SB54. These results also show that approximately 60% of Republicans statewide do not support the law. Additionally, 56% of registered voters surveyed said they support delaying implementation of the law when made aware that the Utah Republican Party may…

Owens Uses Debate to Attack Love instead of Offering Solutions to Voters [UPH Wire]

Voters FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, October 30, 2014 Contact: James Evans Phone: 801.949.0955 *Owens Uses Debate to Attack Love instead of Offering Solutions to Voters* Salt Lake City, UT– Doug Owens, once again, uses his time on The Doug Wright Show to tell voters what he doesn’t like about Mia Love’s stances instead of offering real solutions for Utah voters. Owens spent the majority of the hour-long debate attacking Mia Love for pushing for less federal government intrusion and more local control for Utahns. “This kind of finger pointing and attacking is exactly what…