Additional World Congress of Families IX Panelists Announced [UPH Wire]

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—October 6, 2015* CONTACT—Benjamin May bmay@policyimpact.com (202) 737-5339 www.wcf9.org *Additional World Congress of Families IX Panelists Announced* *Global gathering expected to bring thousands to SLC to promote the natural family* *SALT LAKE CITY*—Today the World Congress of Families (WCF) announced the names of four additional panelists who will attend WCF IX this fall to speak and answer questions on the topic of family. Hundreds of scholars, religious leaders, and entertainers from all around the globe will spend Oct. 27-30 in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Grand America…

Governor seeking candidates for tax commission as Dixon Pignanelli will not seek reappointment [UPH Wire]

**attached contains the following: * For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards edwards@utah.gov 801.755.3085 Governor seeking candidates for tax commission as Dixon Pignanelli will not seek reappointment SALT LAKE CITY (May 18, 2015) – Tax Commissioner D’Arcy Dixon Pignanelli has informed Gov. Gary R. Herbert she will not seek reappointment to the Utah State Tax Commission. She will serve until June 30, 2015. “D’Arcy has served this state well, and I appreciate her service to the citizens of Utah,” said Gov. Herbert. “During her service she implemented programs and changes that improved…

Attorney General Sean D. Reyes to Testify at Congressional Hearing in Washington, DC on Human Trafficking [UPH Wire]

Updated Media Information:  Attorney General Sean D. Reyes to Testify at Congressional Hearing in Washington, DC on Human Trafficking “A Pathway to Freedom: Rescue and Refuge for Sex Trafficking Victims” C-SPAN will cover the hearing, planned from 2:30 to 3:30 EST Please direct all media inquiries about this event to:  Alan Crooks 435.862.1962 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Sean D. Reyes and Operation Underground Railroad (OUR) will be the focus of a hearing planned by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), Chairman of the House congressional panel that oversees global human…

Sutherland Institute statement on SCOTUS same-sex marriage arguments [UPH Wire]

The following can be attributed to Bill Duncan, director of Sutherland’s Center for Family and Society. Sutherland Institute is encouraged that the oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court today allowed the Court to hear a robust defense of core principles. First, that marriage is more about connecting mothers, fathers and children than about the government giving a seal of approval to adult choices. Second, that the right of people of the states to determine this consequential issue is fundamental and should not be infringed. Based solely on the questions asked by the justices, it’s impossible…

Gov. Herbert statement on passing of former Gov. Norm Bangerter [UPH Wire]

**attached contains the following: * For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards edwards@utah.gov 801.755.3085 Gov. Herbert statement on passing of former Gov. Norman Bangerter SALT LAKE CITY (April 14, 2015) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding the passing of former Utah Gov. Norman H. Bangerter: “Gov. Bangerter was first and foremost a friend and a mentor to me. He was a great leader who accomplished great things on behalf of our state. I always appreciated his forthright and no-nonsense leadership and his willingness to make the tough…

West Jordan Planning Commissioner Announces Intent To Run For City Council [UPH Wire]

January 31, 2015 Contact: Zach Jacob 7654 Yellowwood Lane West Jordan, UT 84081 801-755-9628 electzach@gmail.com www.zachjacob.com   *** For Immediate Release *** West Jordan Planning Commissioner Announces Intent To Run For City Council West Jordan Planning Commissioner Zach Jacob has announced his intent to run for the 3rd district seat on the West Jordan City Council, currently occupied by Ben Southworth, who has indicated that he will not be seeking a third term in the office. “I’m excited at the prospect of representing the citizens of West Jordan’s northwest area,”…

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to recognize Utah for its performance in the Enterprising States Project [UPH Wire]

For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards Public Information Officer 801.538.1509 desk 801.755.3085 cell edwards@utah.gov   U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to recognize Utah for its performance in the Enterprising States Project What: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will highlight Utah as the best performing state overall for the past two years in its national Enterprising States study. A state-specific report will offer an in-depth review of the policies being implemented to address economic performance and job growth in Utah. Who: Gov. Gary R. Herbert U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation…

Gov. Herbert signs letter to encourage federalism [UPH Wire]

For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards Public Information Officer 801.538.1509 desk 801.755.3085 cell edwards@utah.gov Gov. Herbert signs letter to encourage federalism SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 30, 2015) – This week, Gov. Gary R. Herbert joined 24 of his fellow Republican governors in signing a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging the 114th Congress to actively restore balance between the states and federal government during the session. The governors of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Guam, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine,…