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Gary Herbert on Government Reform

 


Ongoing review of election laws to upholding public trust

Let me take time to recognize the Lieutenant Governor's Office, as well as the Legislature, for their recent investigations of campaign and election law violations. We must continue to require ongoing review of our election laws to ensure strict compliance. Upholding the public trust in elected office starts with demonstrating our election laws must be adhered to--and when they are not, there will be serious consequences.
Source: 2014 State of the State address to the Utah legislature , Jan 29, 2014

Commission to Optimize State Government: do more with less

We created the Advisory Commission to Optimize State Government. The goal of this group is to help the state do more with less in order to benefit all. It is headed by former Governor Norm Bangerter. This diverse and bipartisan group of civic and busines leaders is taking an inside-out look at all areas of the state. Their efforts will improve our already well-managed state, and, now more than ever, we must achieve new levels of efficiency in state government.
Source: Utah 2010 State of the State Address , Jan 26, 2010

Guidelines on gifts, lobbying, & conflicts of interest

Today I signed an Executive Order that reaffirms and clarifies guidelines about accepting gifts, participating in lobbying efforts and identifying conflicts of interest. Now is as good a time as any to remind all state employees what constitutes acceptable and unacceptable conduct.

I encourage you, as lawmakers, to remove any perception of possible ethical issues by implementing meaningful and substantive ethics reform.

Source: Utah 2010 State of the State Address , Jan 26, 2010

Other governors on Government Reform: Gary Herbert on other issues:
UT Gubernatorial:
Rocky Anderson
UT Senatorial:
Orrin Hatch

Gubernatorial Debates 2015:
KY: Conway(D) vs.Bevin(R)
LA: Vitter(R) vs.Dardenne(R) vs.Edwards(D)
MS: Bryant(R) vs.Slater(D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2016:
DE: Bonini(D) vs.Carney(R)
IN: Pence(R) vs.Gregg(D)
MO: Hanaway(R) vs.Brunner(R)
MT: Bullock(D) vs.Perea(R)
NC: McCrory(R) vs.Cooper(D) vs.Spaulding(D)
ND: Dalrymple(R) vs.Heitkamp(D) vs.Pomeroy(D)
NH: Hassan(D) vs.Bradley(R)
OR: Brown(D)
UT: Herbert(R) vs.Matheson(D)
VT: Shumlin(D)
WA: Inslee(D) vs.Bryant(R)
WV: Kessler(R) vs.Cole(D)
Newly-elected governors (first seated in Jan. 2015):
AK-I: Bill Walker
AR-R: Asa Hutchinson
AZ-R: Doug Ducey
IL-R: Bruce Rauner
MA-R: Charlie Baker
MD-R: Larry Hogan
NE-R: Pete Ricketts
OR-D: Kate Brown
PA-D: Tom Wolf
RI-D: Gina Raimondo
TX-R: Greg Abbott

Lame ducks 2015-16:
DE-D: Jack Markell
(term-limited 2016)
KY-D: Steve Beshear
(term-limited 2015)
LA-R: Bobby Jindal
(term-limited 2015)
MO-D: Jay Nixon
(term-limited 2016)
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
(retiring 2016)
WV-D: Earl Ray Tomblin
(term-limited 2016)
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