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Utah Governor Spencer Cox

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About the Governor:

Gov. Spencer J. Cox was born and raised in Fairview, a town of 1,247 residents located about two hours south of Salt Lake City.

He first met Abby Palmer at age 16, and the couple married after his service as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico. He graduated from Snow College, Utah State University, and Washington and Lee University School of Law.

Gov. Cox launched his legal career clerking for U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart and began building a successful law practice at the Salt Lake City firm of Fabian & Clendenin. He then returned to Fairview to join the family business, CentraCom, as vice president and general counsel.

A sixth generation Utahn, Gov. Cox served as a city councilman, mayor, county commissioner, and member of the Utah House before being appointed to serve as Utah’s lieutenant governor in 2013.

Since his election as governor in November 2020, Gov. Cox has led out on some of the state’s most daunting challenges including the current coronavirus crisis, homelessness, suicide prevention, and bullying. Under his leadership, Utah has re-emerged as the best economy in the nation, with unprecedented funding for education and increased support for Utah’s rural communities. Among the first governors to welcome refugees from Afghanistan, Gov. Cox is a staunch advocate for civility in politics and is committed to improving opportunities for all Utahns.

Gov. Cox and First Lady Abby Cox are proud parents of four children: Gavin, Kaleb, Adam, and Emma Kate.

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Matthew McConaughey Joins Governors in Salt Lake City for 'Disagree Better' Initiative

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Governors Meet with President Zelenskyy at NGA Summer Meeting

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Gov. Cox Meets with President Zelenskyy and Signs MOU with Ukrainian Province

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Governor Spencer Cox issues statement on League of Women Voters case

SALT LAKE CITY (July 11, 2024) – The issues addressed in today’s opinion by the Utah Supreme Court are significant – so significant that I filed an amicus brief with the Court last year. While I disagree with some of the…

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NGA Chair Utah Governor Spencer Cox invites “Exhausted Majority” to get engaged to help America “Disagree Better”

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Matthew McConaughey to join governors in Salt Lake City for National Governors Association Summer Meeting

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Announces Rich Nye As Senior Advisor Of Education

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Governors to Convene for National Governors Association Summer Meeting

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Utah Gov. Spencer Cox names Laura Hanson as senior advisor

SALT LAKE CITY (July 1, 2024) – Today Gov. Spencer Cox appointed Laura Hanson to be his senior advisor of long-range planning. She will continue serving as managing director of planning coordination within the Governor’s Office of…

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Governor Cox Issues Statement on EPA’s Good Neighbor Rule

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Nominees announced for Business and Chancery Court vacancy

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Nominees announced for Fourth District Court vacancy

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Governor Spencer J. Cox Signs Six Bills from Special Session

SALT LAKE CITY – Gov. Cox signed six bills passed during Wednesday’s special session. HB 3001 Exchange Student Guardianship Amendments HB 3002 Public Lands Funding Amendments HB 3003 School District Amendments HB 3004 Energy…

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Gov. Cox Calls Utah Legislature into Special Session

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Governor Spencer Cox Appoints Jeff Buhman to the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole

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Governor Spencer Cox Appoints Sandi Clemens to the Third District Juvenile Court

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Governor Cox Orders Flags to be Lowered in Honor of Memorial Day

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Governor Spencer Cox and First Lady Abby Cox to Host Utah Foster Care Press Conference

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Governor Spencer Cox Appoints Angela Adams to Fifth District Juvenile Court

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Governor Spencer J. Cox to Hold Monthly News Conference

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Governor Cox Orders Flags Back To Full-Staff After Santaquin Police Sgt. Bill Hooser Funeral

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Governor Cox to Hold Media Availability Before Sgt. Hooser’s Funeral

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Governors Cox and Lee to Hold 'Disagree Better' Event in Nashville

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Governor Spencer Cox Appoints Cas Melanson White To Seventh District Juvenile Court

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Governor Cox Orders Flags To Be Lowered After The Passing Of Santaquin Police Sgt. Bill Hooser

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Governor Cox To Hold Virtual Press Conference On DOD Proposals Denying Governor Authority Over National Guard

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Governor Cox Orders Flags To Fly At Half-Staff On May 5, 2024

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Governor Cox Appoints Dan Bokovoy to Board of Pardons and Parole

SALT LAKE CITY – Gov. Spencer Cox has named Dan Bokovoy to the Board of Pardons and Parole (BOPP). This appointment is subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate. This position results from the retirement of former BOPP Chair Carrie Cochran. …

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Applications Are Now Being Accepted For A Member Position On The Board Of Pardons And Parole

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Nominees Announced For Third District Juvenile Court Vacancy

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Nominees Announced for Fifth District Juvenile Court Vacancy

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Governor Cox Appoints Two Judges to Third District Court

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News Advisory: Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson to Host Golden Spike Ceremonial Bill Signing

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Gov. Cox Orders Flags To Be Lowered After The Passing Of Ted Wilson

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Governor’S Office Releases Statement On First Lady Abby Cox

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Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson To Host Future Generations Ceremonial Bill Signing

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Gov. Spencer J. Cox To Host Housing And Growth Ceremonial Bill Signing

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Nominees Announced For Seventh District Juvenile Court Vacancy

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Gov. Cox orders flags to be lowered

SALT LAKE CITY (May 7 , 2023) – Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox has ordered the flags of the United States of America and the great state of Utah be lowered in recognition of the victims of Allen, Texas. Given that flags are currently at the…

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Gov. Cox orders flags lowered for National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

SALT LAKE CITY (May 5, 2023) – Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox has ordered the flags of the United States of America and the great state of Utah to be lowered in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service and to pay our respects to…

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Gov. Cox names Brian Redd as new executive director of the Department of Corrections

SALT LAKE CITY (May 5, 2023) – Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has appointed Brian Redd as the new executive director of the Utah Department of Corrections. This appointment is subject to the approval of the Utah Senate. “Brian brings a wealth…

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Gov. Cox ceremonially signs bills focused on education

SALT LAKE CITY (May 3, 2023) — Education has been a top priority for our administration since we took office, and with the Legislature’s help, we’ve delivered. This is the third year in a row that we have made historic investments…

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Gov. Cox ceremonially signs bills focused on water

SALT LAKE CITY (April 25, 2023) — For the second year in a row, the legislative session concluded with significant investments targeting water conservation, efficiency and infrastructure. Our record-breaking winter that delivered the deepest…

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Gov. Cox designates Lt. Gov. Henderson as acting governor during medical procedure

SALT LAKE CITY (April 21, 2023) – Utah Gov. Spencer Cox will undergo a routine medical procedure today that requires sedation and/or anesthesia. As a result, he is issuing a declaration of temporary disability and designating Lt. Gov. Deidre…

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Gov. Cox resumes powers and duties of governor

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Gov. Cox orders new coordinated effort to protect personal data

SALT LAKE CITY (April 21, 2023) – Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has issued an executive order directing Utah’s chief privacy officer to create a strategic plan to safeguard the personal information of Utahns. “From getting a driver…

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Gov. Cox ceremonially signs bills focused on smart growth

SALT LAKE CITY (April 18, 2023) — As our state grows, we must provide more housing opportunities, build more trails and recreational options, and invest more in strategic infrastructure for the future of Utah. Today we ceremonially signed…

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ADVISORY: Gov. Cox declares state of emergency due to flooding and flood risks

SALT LAKE CITY (April 18, 2023) – Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox has declared a state of emergency due to flooding and the resulting avalanches, landslides, rockslides, mudslides, and other dangerous conditions the state is experiencing.…

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Utah named state with best economic outlook for 16th year in a row

SALT LAKE CITY (April 13, 2023) – Gov. Spencer Cox, President J. Stuart Adams and Speaker Brad Wilson issued the following statement regarding Utah being ranked as the number one state for economic outlook by Rich States, Poor States:…

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Gov. Cox names Marvin Dodge as new executive director of Department of Government Operations

SALT LAKE CITY (April 14, 2023) – Gov. Spencer Cox has appointed Marvin Dodge to serve as the executive director of the Utah Department of Government Operations. This position requires the approval of the Utah Senate. “Marvin brings a…

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Gov. Cox ceremonially signs bills focused on families

SALT LAKE CITY (April 11, 2023) – Our state is only as strong as our families. Today we signed bills focused on protecting and supporting families and children in Utah – including historic domestic violence legislation. These bills will…

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Gov. Spencer J. Cox and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson: Schedule for April 10 – 14, 2023

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Gov. Spencer J. Cox and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson: Schedule for April 3- 7, 2023

**Events labeled Media Access indicate that an event is open to media. Events labeled Media Availability indicates that an event is open to the media and that a media Q&A is planned.** **Please note that if a remote surge day is called, the…

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Gov. Cox orders flags to be lowered in honor of the victims in Nashville, Tennessee

SALT LAKE CITY (March 27, 2023) – Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox has ordered the flags of the United States of America and the great state of Utah be lowered in honor of the victims in Nashville, Tennessee. Flags should be lowered to the half-staff…

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Gov. Cox issues executive order outlining how to display the historic state flag and new state flag

SALT LAKE CITY (March 21, 2023) – Utah Gov. Spencer Cox issued an executive order today continuing the significance of Utah’s historic state flag as Utahns gain a new state flag. The executive order reaffirms the historic state flag will…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - March 10, 2023

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. A legislative update Last week we wrapped up the 2023 General Legislative…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - March 3, 2023

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. Last day of the Legislative Session We’re almost there! Today is the…

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Governor Cox and Lt. Governor Henderson Applaud Results of the 2023 General Legislative Session

Historic funding for education, housing, water and tax cuts reflect administration priorities SALT LAKE CITY – Governor Spencer Cox and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson declared the 2023 General Legislative Session a resounding success for the…

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Governor Cox Requests Inclusion Of US Magnesium In Northern Wasatch Front Air Quality Nonattainment Area

Salt Lake City, UT – Governor Spencer Cox has issued a request to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to extend the boundary of Utah’s Northern Wasatch Front ozone nonattainment area (NAA) to include US Magnesium, located in Tooele…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - February 24, 2023

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. Honoring a dear friend Pamela Atkinson has rendered extraordinary service to…

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Gov. Spencer J. Cox and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson: Schedule for Feb. 20 – Feb. 24, 2023

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Legislature and Governor's Office release updated budget estimates

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 21, 2023) – Today, the Governor’s Office and Utah State Legislature released revised revenue numbers for state fiscal year (FY) 2023-24. Utah’s economy is in a strong position, ranking as the best state for…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - February 17, 2023

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Texas Instruments to Build New Chip Factory in Lehi, Bringing Hundreds of Jobs to the State

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Gov. Cox signs three bills in the 2023 General Legislative Session

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 16, 2023) – Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox signed three bills today. Gov. Cox has signed 13 pieces of legislation from the 2023 General Legislative Session to date. Information on bills signed today can be found below. -SB…

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Governor Spencer J. Cox to Hold Monthly News Conference

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Texas Instruments to build new chip factory in Lehi, bringing hundreds of jobs to the state

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 15, 2023) — Today, the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity awarded Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) a post-performance tax reduction for its new semiconductor factory in Lehi, Utah. The corporate…

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Governor Cox to Announce the Largest Private Economic Investment in State History

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - February 10, 2023

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Governor Cox Announces Utah Home, A New Plan Of Priorities For Utah

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Governor Cox Issues Statement on Gas Prices, Resources for Low-Income and Larger Families

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Governor Cox Issues Executive Order To Raise The Great Salt Lake Causeway Berm

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah Governor Spencer Cox has issued Executive Order 2023-02directing the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands to raise the Great Salt Lake causeway berm. "The Great Salt Lake is crucial to our environment,…

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Gov. Cox issues executive order to raise the Great Salt Lake Causeway Berm

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 3, 2023) – Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has issued Executive Order 2023-02 directing the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands to raise the Great Salt Lake causeway berm. “The Great Salt Lake is crucial to our…

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Gov. Cox signs eight bills in the 2023 General Legislative Session

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 2, 2023) – Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox signed eight bills today. Gov. Cox has signed 10 pieces of legislation from the 2023 General Legislative Session to date. Information on bills signed today can be found below. HB 1:…

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Governor Cox Issues Executive Order to Ensure Data Sharing Between State Agencies

Salt Lake City, UT – Governor Spencer Cox has issued an Executive Ordercreating a time-limited task force on state agency collaboration and data sharing. “With 23,000 state employees, we need to ensure that all state departments are…

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Applications open to serve on the Utah Public Service Commission

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Governor Spencer Cox Signs Education Funding, Transgender Medical Bills

Salt Lake City, UT – Governor Spencer J. Cox signed two bills on Jan 28, 2023. He signed Senate Bill 16, Transgender Medical Treatment and Procedures, and House Bill 215, Funding for Teacher Salaries and Optional Education. These two bills…

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Gov. Spencer J. Cox and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson: Schedule for Jan. 30 - Feb. 3 2023

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - January 27, 2023

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. Taking action to protect our youth On Monday, we announced the state of Utah…

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Gov. Spencer Cox Signs Education Funding, Transgender Medical Bills

Gov. Spencer Cox Signs Education Funding, Transgender Medical Bills SALT LAKE CITY– Gov. Spencer J. Cox signed two bills today. He signed Senate Bill 16, Transgender Medical Treatment and Procedures, and House Bill 215, Funding for Teacher…

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Utah Governor's Spirit Of Service Award

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Governor Cox Orders Flags to be Lowered in Honor and Remembrance of the Victims in Monterey Park, California

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox has ordered the flags of the United States of America and the great state of Utah be lowered in honor and remembrance of the victims in Monterey Park, California. Flags should be lowered to…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - January 20, 2023

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. The State of our State Last night, we delivered our third State of the State…

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Utah Governor Cox Delivers His 2023 State of the State Address

Invites children and grandchildren to focus on “faith in good things to come,” not fear Salt Lake City, UT — Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox delivered his 2023 State of the State address to the people of Utah and the Utah State…

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Gov. Cox Speaks to The Future of Utah in his 2023 State of The State Address

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 19, 2023) — Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox delivered his 2023 State of the State address to the people of Utah and the Utah State Legislature, directing his message to the next generation of Utahns. The governor invited…

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Governor Spencer Cox Appoints Jason Nelson to 2nd District Court

Salt Lake City, UT - Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox has appointed Jason Nelson to Utah’s 2nd District Court, filling the vacancy left by Judge David Connors’ retirement. Judicial appointments are subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate.…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - January 13, 2023

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. A conversation about social media and youth mental health We’re worried…

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Governor Spencer Cox Names Ryan Starks, Brad Bonham to Leadership Roles in the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity

Salt Lake City, UT – Governor Spencer J. Cox has appointed Ryan Starks as the new executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity. This appointment is subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate. He also named…

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Gov. Spencer Cox Appoints Judge Amy J. Oliver to Utah Court of Appeals

Gov. Spencer Cox Appoints Judge Amy J. Oliver to Utah Court of Appeals Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox has appointed Judge Amy J. Oliver to the Utah State Court of Appeals. Judicial appointments are subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate.…

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Governor Cox Hosts Social Media and Youth Mental Health Symposium

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox hosted a Social Media and Youth Mental Health Symposium on Tuesday, January 10, 2023. Experts and legislators discussed recent research and the mental health challenges Utah youth currently…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - January 6, 2023

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Governor Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. Happy New Year, Utah! 2023 is looking bright, Utah! We’re excited…

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ICYMI: What Does it Mean to be Fiscally Responsible in Utah?

ICYMI: What Does it Mean to be Fiscally Responsible in Utah? Utah’s economy remains among the strongest in the nation, but what does it mean to be “fiscally responsible” in our state? Gov. Cox recently explained how we want to…

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2022 Wrap-Up

2022 Wrap-Up SALT LAKE CITY – It’s been a true honor to serve as your governor this year! We’ve met so many impressive Utahns and had so many incredible experiences as we’ve traveled throughout the state, but here are a…

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Governor Cox Nominates Jay Winward to Fifth District Judicial Court

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah Governor Spencer Cox has nominated Jay Winward to the Fifth District Court, filling the vacancy created by Judge Jeffrey Wilcox's retirement. Winward's nomination requires confirmation by the Utah Senate. “Jay…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - December 21, 2022

Happy holidays from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. NOTE: We won’t be sending a newsletter next week, but will be back Jan.…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - December 16, 2022

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. Skills-first hiring initiative This week we announced the state’s effort…

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Governor Cox Issues Executive Order To Suspend Propane Delivery Rules

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Governor Spencer Cox has issued an emergency order to suspend federal regulations limiting the hours drivers can work to deliver liquid petroleum gas. Demand for propane has spiked in Utah and neighboring states due to…

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Gov. Cox Issues Executive Order To Suspend Propane Delivery Rules

Gov. Cox Issues Executive Order To Suspend Propane Delivery Rules SALT LAKE CITY– Gov. Spencer Cox has issued an emergency order to suspend federal regulations limiting the hours drivers can work to deliver liquid petroleum gas. Demand…

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Governor Cox nominates Coral Sanchez to Third District Court

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has named Coral Sanchez to fill the Third District Court vacancy left by Judge Su Chon's retirement. Sanchez’s nomination requires confirmation by the Utah Senate. “Coral Sanchez brings…

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Governor Cox Launches Skills-First Hiring Initiative for State Government

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Utah Governor Spencer Cox announced the state’s efforts to eliminate the requirement for bachelor’s degrees in its employee recruitment and emphasized similar support by local governments and the private…

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Governor Spencer Cox Orders TikTok Ban on State-Owned Devices

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Governor Spencer J. Cox has issued an executive order to prohibit the use of TikTok on all state-owned electronic devices. This order will take effect immediately. The order states that agency or agency employees may…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - December 9, 2022

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. Investing in people, preparing for the future This week we unveiled our…

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Governor Cox and Lt. Governor Henderson Announce Major Tax Cuts, Teacher Pay Raise as Part of FY 24 Budget Recommendations

Kaysville, UT – On Dec 8th, Governor Spencer J. Cox and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson announced that their fiscal year 2024 budget recommendations will include $1 billion in tax cuts and a $6,000 compensation increase for every teacher in the…

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Governor Cox and Lt. Governor Henderson Present Major Tax Cuts, Teacher Pay Raises, Family Supports and Quality of Life Projects in Their Proposed FY 24 Budget

South Jordan, UT – On Dec 9th, Governor Spencer J. Cox and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson unveiled their full budget recommendations and priorities for fiscal year 2024. On top of more than $1 billion in tax cuts and historic investments in teacher…

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Governor Cox and Lt. Governor Henderson to Release Their FY24 Budget Recommendations

What: Gov. Spencer Cox and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson will release their proposed FY24 budget on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. Ahead of the general announcement, Gov. Cox will share education and tax cut announcements on Thursday, Dec. 8. Media are…

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Governor Cox orders Flags to Half-Staff for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox has ordered the flags of the United States of America and the great state of Utah to be lowered in recognition of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Flags should be lowered to the half-staff…

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Nominees Announced For 2nd District Court Vacancy

SALT LAKE CITY – The Second District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the Second District Court. This position results from the retirement of Judge David M. Connors, March 16, 2023. The nominees for the…

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Governor Cox and Lt. Governor Henderson to Release Their FY24 Budget Recommendations

What: Gov. Spencer Cox and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson will release their proposed FY24 budget on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. Ahead of the general announcement, Gov. Cox will share education and tax cut announcements on Thursday, Dec. 8. Media are…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - December 2, 2022

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. Utah: The most charitable state We are grateful to live in a state full of…

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Governor Spencer J. Cox and First Lady Abby Cox to Reveal Holiday Decor at Kearns Mansion

What: Gov. Spencer Cox and First Lady Abby Cox will host the annual holiday reveal at the historic Kearns Mansion. Fourth grade students from Midvale Elementary have been invited to decorate the Christmas tree and read holiday books. Media are…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - November 23, 2022

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. So much to be thankful for We have so many reasons to be thankful. We are…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox and Lt. Governor Deidre Henderson to Serve Thanksgiving Dinner at the Rescue Mission of Salt Lake

What: Gov. Spencer Cox and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson to serve Thanksgiving dinner at The Rescue Mission of Salt Lake. Who: Gov. Spencer Cox and family Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson When: Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. Where: …

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - November 18, 2022

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. Welcoming new governors This week we were pleased to meet five in-coming…

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Nominees Announced for Utah Court of Appeals Vacancy

Salt Lake City, UT -- The Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the Utah Court of Appeals. This position results from the confirmation of Judge Jill Pohlman to the Utah Supreme Court on Aug. 17, 2022. The…

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Utah’s 2022 Fiscal Year Ends with Revenue Surplus

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah’s 2022 fiscal year has ended with a revenue surplus. State leaders will have an additional $130.2 million in the General Fund and $1.235 billion in the Income Tax Fund to appropriate during the 2023 General…

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Nominees Announced for 3rd District Court Vacancy

Salt Lake City, UT - The Third District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the Third District Court. This position results from the retirement of Judge Su J. Chon, Nov. 25, 2022. The nominees for the vacancy are:…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - November 10, 2022

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. Honoring Utah’s Veterans Nov 11th, is Veterans Day. We are proud of the…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - November 4, 2022

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. Saving the Great Salt Lake The Great Salt Lake continues to reach record low…

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Governor Cox Issues Proclamation Closing Great Salt Lake Basin To New Water Right Appropriations

Salt Lake City — With Utah’s Great Salt Lake reaching new record lows, Gov. Spencer Cox has issued a proclamation suspending new water appropriations within the Great Salt Lake Basin, including the Bear, Weber, and Jordan River basins…

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Nominees Announced for 5th District Court Vacancy

SALT LAKE CITY – The Fifth District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the Fifth District Court. This position results from the retirement of Judge Jeffrey C. Wilcox, February 16, 2023. The nominees for the…

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Governor Cox names Aaron Flater to Third District Juvenile Court

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox has nominated Aaron Flater to the Third District Juvenile Court. Flater will be filling a vacancy left by Judge Renee M. Jimenez's retirement. Judicial nominations are subject to confirmation by the Utah…

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Governor Cox Announces Vision for State Trail Network

Salt Lake City– Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox and Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) Executive Director Carlos Braceras announced a vision to build a network of trails that would connect Utahns of all ages and abilities to their…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - October 28, 2022

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. Utah 360 Recap: Utah County As part of the Utah 360 Tour, we're traveling all…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - October 21, 2022

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. Talking about the negative effects of social media Earlier this week we had…

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Gov. Spencer J. Cox and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson: Schedule for Oct. 24 - Oct. 28, 2022

Gov. Spencer J. Cox and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson: Schedule for Oct. 24 - Oct. 28, 2022 *Events labeled Media Access indicate that an event is open to media. Events labeled Media Availability indicates that an event is open to the media and that a…

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Governor Cox, State Leaders and the Colorado River Authority of Utah Applaud Washington County’s Aggressive Conservation Plan to Meet Growing Water Demand

Salt Lake City, UT – After meeting with representatives of the Washington County Water Conservancy District, Gov. Spencer Cox commended the district for its move toward long-term conservation measures in the face of mounting growth and severe…

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Gov. Cox Endorses Legislation Supporting Afghan Allies

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 17, 2022) – Gov. Spencer Cox joined 12 governors in a letter to Congress advocating a path to permanent legal residency for the thousands of Afghan humanitarian parolees who have arrived in the United States over the past…

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Governor Cox Outlines Proposals to Protect Utah Children from Harms of Social Media

Salt Lake City, UT – Today, Gov. Spencer Cox called on Utah parents, teachers and legislators to support policies to protect Utah children from the negative effects of social media. “Like seat belt laws and tobacco regulations enacted…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - October 14, 2022

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. One Utah Summit This week we hosted the One Utah Summit in Cedar City! This…

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Governors Launch Youth Mental Health Initiative

WASHINGTON – National Governors Association (NGA) Chair New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and NGA Vice Chair Utah Governor Spencer Cox will convene Governors, First Spouses and health experts for a conversation on Strengthening Youth Mental…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - October 7, 2022

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. Utah 360 goes to Washington County We’ve been visiting communities…

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Gov. Cox orders flags to half-staff in recognition of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 7, 2022) – Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox has ordered the flags of the United States of America and the great state of Utah to be lowered in recognition of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. Flags should be…

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Governor Spencer J. Cox Presents Award For Excellence To State Employees

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Twenty-three state employees were recipients of the Governor’s Award for Excellence. Gov. Spencer J. Cox presented the awards during a ceremony this afternoon at the Kearns Mansion. The awards are an annual event…

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Governor Spencer Cox Appoints John Luthy to the Utah Court of Appeals

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox has appointed John D. Luthy to the Utah State Court of Appeals. Judicial appointments are subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate. “John is an accomplished attorney and public servant and will…

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Gov. Spencer J. Cox Presents Award for Excellence to State Employees

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 4, 2022) – Twenty-three state employees were recipients of the Governor’s Award for Excellence. Gov. Spencer J. Cox presented the awards during a ceremony this afternoon at the Kearns Mansion. The awards are an…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - September 30, 2022

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. A quick thank you This week we said goodbye to Ken Palmer, father to First…

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Governor Spencer J. Cox to Speak at Utah Tourism Conference in Uintah County as Part of 'Utah 360' Statewide Tour

What: Governor Cox continues his “Utah 360” statewide tour by speaking at the Utah Tourism Conference in Uintah County. Following the Utah Tourism Conference, Gov. Cox will be visiting students at Uintah High School. News media are…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - September 23, 2022

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. Honoring Utah’s First Lady We were proud to help celebrate Utah First…

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Governor Cox Appoints Paul Tsosie to Colorado River Authority Board

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox has appointed Paul Tsosie to the board of the Colorado River Authority of Utah. A member of the Navajo Nation, Tsosie fills the newly-created seat designated to ensure representation for Utah’s…

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Flags to Full-Staff After Queen’s Services

SALT LAKE CITY - The British State Funeral Committal Service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will occur on, Sept. 19, 2022, beginning at 11 a.m. BST. Flags should remain at half-staff until sunset this evening, after which, flags should be…

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Nominees Announced for 3rd District Juvenile Court Vacancy-Sep 20,2022

Nominees Announced for 3rd District Juvenile Court Vacancy-Sep 20,2022 SALT LAKE CITY(Sept. 20, 2022) – The Third District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the Third District Juvenile Court. This…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - September 16, 2022

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. Strengthening ties in Israel Team Utah got an up-close look at…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - September 9, 2022

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. Creating more affordable housing in Utah We’re happy to share that…

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Governor Cox Orders Flags to be Lowered in Remembrance of 9/11

Salt Lake City - Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox has authorized the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the state of Utah to be lowered to half-staff at all state facilities on Sept. 11, 2022 in recognition of Patriot Day and National Day…

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Governor Cox Orders Flags to be Flown Half-Staff to Honor Queen Elizabeth II’s Death

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox has authorized the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the state of Utah to be lowered to the half-staff position in honor of former Queen Elizabeth II. Flags should be lowered…

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Gov. Spencer J. Cox Appoints Blaine Rawson To Serve As Second District Court Judge

Gov. Spencer J. Cox Appoints Blaine Rawson To Serve As Second District Court Judge SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 6, 2022) – Gov. Spencer J. Cox has nominated Blaine Rawson as a judge in the Second District Court. This is a position created by the…

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Governor Spencer J. Cox Appoints Blaine Rawson to Serve as Second District Court Judge

SALT LAKE CITY -- Governor Spencer J. Cox has nominated Blaine Rawson as a judge in the Second District Court. This is a position created by the retirement of Judge David R. Hamilton. The governor’s nominations are subject to confirmation by…

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Governor Cox Holds Signing Event for the One Utah Health Collaborative

SALT LAKE CITY – Gov. Cox and health care community stakeholders gathered at the Capitol to celebrate a collective commitment to statewide goals that will make Utah the national leader in cost-efficient, innovative health care.…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - September 2, 2022

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. Prioritizing safety on Utah roads We know many of you are heading out…

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Governor Cox to Hold Signing Event for the One Utah Health Collaborative

What: Gov. Cox will host health care community leaders and stakeholders at a signing event to celebrate a collective commitment to statewide goals meant to make Utah the national leader in innovative and affordable healthcare. The effort is…

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Nominees Announced for Utah Court of Appeals Vacancy

SALT LAKE CITY – The Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the Utah Court of Appeals. This position results from the confirmation of Judge Diana Hagen to the Utah Supreme Court on May 18, 2022. The…

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Long In The Dark, Lights Illuminate Dine Community Of Westwater After Electrification Effort Reaches Completion

Long In The Dark, Lights Illuminate Dine Community Of Westwater After Electrification Effort Reaches Completion On Thursday, Sept. 1 – for the first time ever – electricity buzzed along newly installed power lines and into the 29…

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Governor Cox Names Aimee Winder Newton as Senior Advisor and Director of New Office of Families

Salt Lake City, UT – On Aug 31st, Governor Spencer Cox named Aimee Winder Newton as a senior advisor and director of the new Office of Families. She takes on this new role effective Sept. 1, 2022. The Office of Families aims to support…

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Governor Spencer J. Cox Appoints Alex Goble to Serve as Sixth District Juvenile Court Judge

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – On Aug 31st, Governor Spencer J. Cox nominated Alex Goble to serve as a judge in the Sixth District Juvenile Court. This is a new judicial position created during the 2022 General Legislative Session. The…

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Governor Spencer J. Cox to Meet With Weber State Students as Part of ‘Utah 360’ Statewide Tour

What: Governor Cox continues his “Utah 360” statewide tour by visiting with Weber State University President Brad Mortensen and students at the Walker Institute about Utah’s rapid growth. The discussion will be followed by a…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - August 26, 2022

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. Emergency coordination in southern Utah Flooding has torn through communities,…

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Utah Challenges Unlawful Designation of National Monuments

Salt Lake City, UT – On Aug 24th, Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah against President Biden’s unlawful designation of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante…

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Governor Spencer J. Cox to participate in 'Elevating Women in Utah' Forum with Women’s Leadership Institute

What: Gov. Cox and Patricia “Pat” Jones, CEO of the Women’s Leadership Institute, will discuss enlisting women in politics, supporting women in leadership, narrowing the wage gap, engaging youth and more. The conversation will…

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Governor Spencer Cox Declares A State of Emergency for Moab, Other Southern Utah Towns Affected by Devastating Floods

Salt Lake City -- Governor Spencer Cox has issued a State of Emergency in response to the recent flooding in Grand, Emery and Wayne counties. The declaration raises awareness of the dangers of flash flooding and allows the state to continue offering…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - August 19, 2022

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. A reminder about mental health If you or someone you know is struggling…

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Gov. Spencer Cox Declares A State Of Emergency For Moab, Other Southern Utah Towns Affected By Devastating Floods

Gov. Spencer Cox Declares A State Of Emergency For Moab, Other Southern Utah Towns Affected By Devastating Floods SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 23, 2022) – Gov. Spencer Cox has issued a State of Emergency in response to the recent flooding in…

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Governor Spencer Cox Appoints Gregory Todd as Energy Advisor and Director of the Office of Energy Development

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Utah Governor Spencer Cox has tapped Duchesne County Commissioner Gregory Todd as his new energy advisor and director of the Office of Energy Development, an agency within the Department of Natural Resources.…

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Gov. Cox Hosts Monthly News Conference On Pbs Utah

Gov. Cox Hosts Monthly News Conference On Pbs Utah Click here to watch Gov. Cox’s monthly news conference hosted by PBS Utah at 10 a.m. ASL interpretation is…

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Governor Spencer Cox Names Daniel O’Bannon As His New General Counsel

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah Governor Spencer Cox has named Daniel O’Bannon as his new general counsel. O’Bannon will begin his new assignment on Monday, Aug. 22. “Daniel has a proven track record of problem solving,…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - August 12, 2022

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. Answering your questions This week we answered your questions live in a…

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Nominees Announced For 2nd District Court Vacancy

Nominees Announced For 2nd District Court Vacancy SALT LAKE CITY – The Second District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the Second District Court. This position results from the retirement of Judge…

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Nominees Announced for 6th District Juvenile Court Vacancy

Salt Lake City, UT - The Sixth District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the Sixth District Juvenile Court. This position was created by the Legislature during the 2022 Legislative Session. The nominees for the…

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Gov. Cox Answers Your Questions In A Live Town Hall

Gov. Cox Answers Your Questions In A Live Town Hall SALT LAKE CITY— Utah Gov. Spencer Cox answered constituent questions in a live town hall Tuesday evening. You can watch the Q&A in its entirety…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - August 5, 2022

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. Celebrating our centenarians Utah's centenarians are inspiring and…

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Gov. Cox Responds To President Biden's Title IX Changes

Gov. Cox Responds To President Biden's Title IX Changes President Biden’s reinterpretation of Title IX will only inflame and polarize the debate. Using the hammer of federal funding to force states to adopt policies they don’t…

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How Utahns Helped Launch The James Webb Space Telescope

How Utahns Helped Launch The James Webb Space Telescope The world recently saw a glimpse of something we’ve never seen before: the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the early universe ever taken. And it was all thanks to the James…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - July 29, 2022

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. Strengthening our natural disaster response Today we were honored to welcome…

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Governor Spencer Cox Joins U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to Announce PROTECT Funds Supporting Resilient Infrastructure

Applauds this bipartisan solution SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Governor Spencer Cox joined U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg at the Utah State Capitol building as he announced the Biden Administration’s new PROTECT program. The new…

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Gov. Cox And State Agencies Release Third Chapter Of Utah’s Coordinated Action Plan For Water

Latest chapter focuses on agriculture SALT LAKE, UT – Governpor Spencer Cox and state agencies released the third chapter of Utah’s Coordinated Action Plan for Water on July 27th. The Productive Agriculture chapter outlines…

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Weekly Newsletter - July 22, 2022

Happy Friday from #OneUtah, a weekly update from the office of Gov. Spencer J. Cox. Here’s your recap of what we did this week, what's on the horizon, and more. Gas prices Thankfully, gas prices across the country are starting to go down.…

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