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Gov. Spencer Cox thanks Utah National Guard for serving in Washington, D.C.

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 22, 2021) — Gov. Spencer Cox called Utah National Guard troops home from Washington, D.C., where they have been serving as support to civil authorities during the inauguration. A week ago, Utah deployed about 360 troops to the nation’s capital.  “Since Jan. 15, our Utah National Guard troops have served in […]

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Gov. Spencer Cox applauds 3.6% unemployment rate

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 22, 2021) – Utah’s unemployment rate hit 3.6% in December, dropping below 4% for the first time since March 2020, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor.  Nearly 8,000 people entered the labor force in December, a signal of greater optimism among job seekers and more workers […]

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Gov. Spencer Cox and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson, Utah’s Congressional delegation, and state elected officials criticize Biden action to halt energy leases on federal lands

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 21, 2021) – Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson, Utah Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney, Reps. John Curtis, Blake Moore, Chris Stewart and Burgess Owens, Senate President Stuart Adams, House Speaker Brad Wilson and Attorney General Sean Reyes issued the following joint statement in response to the Biden […]

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Gov. Spencer Cox delivers 2021 State of the State address

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 21, 2021) — On Jan. 21, 2021, Gov. Spencer J. Cox gave his first State of the State Address. You can watch the speech on Youtube or on Facebook. And you can read the speech in its entirety below. Speaker Wilson, President Adams, legislators, justices of the Utah Supreme Court, Lt. […]

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Watch: Gov. Spencer Cox gives vaccine update at first monthly news conference

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 21, 2021) — At his first monthly news conference, Gov. Spencer J. Cox gave an update on Utah’s coronavirus vaccine plans and discussed his plans to work with the Biden Administration on a solution to Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. You can watch the news conference, hosted by PBS […]

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Utah Delegation, State Officials Oppose Executive Order on Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments

WASHINGTON (Jan. 20, 2021) — Utah’s congressional delegation comprised of U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Mitt Romney (R-UT), Representatives Chris Stewart (R-UT), John Curtis (R-UT), Burgess Owens (R-UT), and Blake Moore (R-UT), as well as state officials including Gov. Spencer Cox, Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson, Attorney General Sean Reyes, Senate President Stuart Adams, and […]

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Gov. Spencer Cox releases One Utah Roadmap, a plan for the first 500 days of the Cox-Henderson administration

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 19, 2021) — Gov. Spencer J. Cox and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson released a plan for the new administration’s first 500 days.  Called the “One Utah Roadmap,” the plan outlines policy priorities and suggested action items based on campaign promises and stated goals of Gov. Cox and Lt. Gov. Henderson.  The […]

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Gov. Spencer Cox issues a statement on National Day of Racial Healing

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 19, 2021) — Gov. Spencer Cox issued the following statement on the National Day of Racial Healing: “On this National Day of Racial Healing, we invite Utahns to pause and consider the heart of who we are, the unique values we hold in our state, and the influence we have to […]

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Gov. Spencer Cox orders flags to be lowered in honor of Rep. LaWanna “Lou” Shurtliff

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 18, 2021) — Gov. Spencer J. Cox has ordered the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the state of Utah on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 in honor of Rep. LaWanna “Lou” Shurtliff. Rep. Shurtliff, a Democrat from Ogden who served in the Utah […]

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Gov. Spencer Cox marks Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2021

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 18, 2021) – Gov. Spencer J. Cox issued the following statement in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:  “As we remember the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., we must recommit ourselves to the ideals he advocated for: civil rights and an end to discrimination. “Dr. King wisely said, ‘Love […]

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