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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Gov. Spencer Cox appoints Rosemary Lesser to represent House District 10

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 16, 2021) — Gov. Spencer J. Cox has appointed Dr. Rosemary Lesser to represent District 10 in the Utah House of Representatives.  Lesser, a retired obstetrician-gynecologist and Air Force veteran, replaces Rep. LaWanna “Lou” Shurtliff who died in December. “I am confident that Dr. Lesser will serve our state and her […]

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Gov. Spencer Cox declares state of emergency in anticipation of weekend protests

(SALT LAKE CITY) — Utah Gov. Spencer Cox declared a state of emergency ahead of potential protests at the Utah State Capitol this weekend. The precaution comes after the siege of the U.S. Capitol that occurred on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C., which resulted in five deaths including a U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian […]

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Gov. Spencer Cox appoints new Colorado River Commissioner

(SALT LAKE CITY) — Utah Gov. Spencer Cox announced the appointment of Gene Shawcroft as the Utah Commissioner to the Upper Colorado River Commission (UCRC). The UCRC is an interstate water administrative agency that works with the upper basin states (Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming) to safeguard their respective water rights and allocations while […]

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Gov. Spencer Cox issues a statement on safety protocols for the 2021 legislative session

(SALT LAKE CITY) — In response to the Utah Legislature’s decision to conduct its business virtually during the 2021 Legislature, Gov. Spencer Cox issued the following statement: “I fully support the Legislature’s careful decision to shift legislative business online,” Gov. Cox said. “We appreciate the counsel of the Utah Highway Patrol in monitoring potential social […]

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Gov. Spencer Cox and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson present FY 2022 budget proposal

CEDAR CITY (Jan. 11, 2021) — Gov. Spencer J. Cox and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson unveiled their FY 2022 budget priorities, featuring major investments in education, infrastructure, open space and a tax decrease.  The $21.7 billion budget includes $250 million to assist the state’s public health partners, households, businesses and schools affected by the coronavirus; […]

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Gov. Spencer Cox orders flags to be lowered in honor of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 10, 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 Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 in honor of the life and service of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick.  Officer Sicknick was […]

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Gov. Spencer Cox announces vaccine eligibility for Utah teachers, school staff and older adults

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 8, 2021) – Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox today announced teachers and staff members in Utah’s K-12 schools will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning the week of January 11. Utah adults 70 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning the week of January 18. […]

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Watch: Gov. Spencer Cox urges Utahns to ‘stand up and speak out against violence’ at U.S. Capitol

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 6, 2021) — On his second day in office, Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox recorded a video message urging Utahns to “stand up and speak out against the violence, against the terrorists, against the evil that we have seen in our nation’s capital today.” Watch the full video here.

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