Utah named state with best economic outlook for 16th year in a row
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: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index for the 16th year in a row:
“Utah’s economy continues to lead the nation. Strategic policies, smart fiscal decisions and forward-thinking reserve funds, combined with the hard work of Utahns across the state, have placed Utah on top once again." (Read More)
Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson denies S.B. 31 State Flag Amendments Referendum
On Thursday, Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson denied S.B. 31 State Flag Amendments Referendum after the sponsors failed to meet the signature requirements by the April 12 deadline. The referendum won’t appear on the November ballot.
Supporters needed 134,298 signatures. Clerks validated 21,030 signatures and rejected 2,117 signatures. The sponsors submitted an additional 28,449 signatures that have not been verified. (Read More)
Salt Lake County Mayor declares state of emergency for flooding due to spring runoff
Late Wednesday evening, Salt Lake County Mayor Wilson declared a state of emergency in response to the flooding caused by the high level of spring runoff in the county. Salt Lake County has experienced a historic, record-breaking snowpack, resulting in extremely high levels of water flowing through our rivers and streams. On Tuesday, Emigration Creek flooded past its banks in multiple locations in Salt Lake City and the Emigration Metro Township, spurring round-the-clock emergency response from both municipalities and Salt Lake County. Hundreds of volunteers showed up last night to support their community by filling and placing sandbags in a human chain along the creek bed at higher elevations and along 1700 South in Salt Lake City. (Read More)
Utah Valley University announces 2023 honorary degree recipients
Utah Valley University (UVU) officials announced today that Elaine S. Dalton, Scott C. Keller, and Duff Thompson will receive honorary doctorate degrees at the university’s commencement on May 4, 2023, along with the commencement keynote speaker, Brandon Sanderson.
Sanderson will receive an honorary degree in humane letters, Dalton will receive a degree in public service, and both Keller and Thompson will receive degrees in business. The honorary degrees will be presented during the commencement ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in the UCCU Center on UVU’s Orem Campus. (Read More)