Gov. Gov. Cox orders Russian products removed from state liquor stores 


SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 26, 2022) — Gov. Spencer J. Cox has issued an government order requiring the Utah Division of Alcoholic Beverage Management to take away all Russian-produced and Russian-branded merchandise from its cabinets instantly.

“Russia’s ruthless assault on a sovereign nation is an egregious violation of human rights,” Gov. Cox stated. “Utah stands in solidarity with Ukraine and won’t assist Russian enterprises, irrespective of how small the change.”

Obtain a duplicate of Government Order 2022-03 right here.

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Cox orders all Russian products pulled from Utah liquor store shelves


Wine bottles are pictured at a state liquor retailer in Salt Lake Metropolis on Oct. 23, 2020. On Saturday, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox ordered all Russian-produced and Russian-branded merchandise to be pulled from the state liquor retailer cabinets. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret Information)

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Gov. Spencer Cox is ordering all Russian vodka to be pulled off of Utah’s state-run liquor retailer cabinets successfully instantly.

The governor issued the chief order Saturday taking down the Russian liquor merchandise in response to the invasion of Russian army forces into Ukraine.

“Russia’s ruthless assault on a sovereign nation is an egregious violation of human rights,” Cox stated in a press release. “Utah stands in solidarity with Ukraine and won’t assist Russian enterprises, regardless of how small the trade.”

Underneath the chief order, the Utah Division of Alcoholic Beverage Management should take away all Russian-produced and Russian-branded merchandise from its cabinets.

Russian liquor merchandise is not going to be bought till the governor points an order to rescind Saturday’s motion.

The manager order additionally requires the Governor’s Workplace of Financial Alternative to assessment different procurements by the state and Utah’s different financial relationships with Russia, he stated.

Different governors have taken related actions.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine directed the state’s Commerce Division to stop the acquisition and sale of Russian Commonplace, the one Russian vodka bought in Ohio. New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed an govt order requiring state liquor retailers to take away Russian-made and branded alcohol.

In Canada, the Liquor Management Board of Ontario on Friday introduced that “all merchandise produced in Russia might be eliminated” from its channels, together with 679 of its shops throughout the province. It additionally promised to simply accept the return of any Russian merchandise and declared that it “stands with Ukraine, its folks, and the Ukrainian Canadian group right here in Ontario.”

Some bars and liquor shops throughout the nation are additionally pulling Russian vodka off their cabinets and selling Ukrainian manufacturers as a substitute as a potent approach to punish Russia for invading Ukraine.

“I awoke yesterday morning, and I noticed that Russia had invaded Ukraine. You marvel what you are able to do,” stated Bob Quay, proprietor of Bob’s Bar in Grand Rapids, Michigan. “The U.S. clearly is placing on sanctions. I believed I’d placed on sanctions as nicely.”

So he rid his cabinets of the previous Soviet model Stolichnaya and began selling Ukraine’s Vektor. “We’ve an indication above it that claims: Help Ukraine.”

Quay stated he could by no means promote Russian merchandise once more. And he is taken one other step: “I’ve ordered a Ukrainian flag, and that might be going up subsequent week.”

Quay introduced the transfer on Fb, and “it blew up. We have folks coming in who’ve by no means been within the bar earlier than.”

Stoli, owned by the Russian-born tycoon Yuri Shefler, is definitely made in Latvia. On its web site, Stoli Group says it “stands for peace in Europe and in solidarity with the Ukrainian folks.″

The Southern Spirits liquor retailer in Indian Land, South Carolina, is doing a booming enterprise within the Ukrainian vodka Kozak after pulling Russian manufacturers off its cabinets.

“It is promoting out so much sooner than we thought,” stated basic supervisor Drew Podrebarac. “It has been superior.”

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Gov. Spencer Cox bans Russian-branded products from state liquor stores in executive order


Based on a information launch, all Russia-produced and Russian-branded merchandise can be faraway from DABC retailer cabinets till the order is rescinded.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Liquor management stoppers known as Bergs on new bottles on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022 at Lake Impact cocktail bar in downtown Salt Lake Metropolis. On Feb. 26, Gov. Spencer Cox ordered the elimination of all Russian-branded merchandise from state liquor shops in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Gov. Spencer Cox issued an govt order on Saturday to take away all Russian-produced and Russian-branded merchandise from state liquor shops.

The chief order can even require the Governor’s Workplace of Financial Alternative to assessment state procurements for every other financial relationships with Russia, based on a information launch from the governor’s workplace.

Russia launched its assault on the Jap European nation early Thursday, and the governor condemned the assault in a Tweet posted from his official account earlier this week.

“Russia’s ruthless assault on a sovereign nation is an egregious violation of human rights,” Cox mentioned within the launch. “Utah stands in solidarity with Ukraine and won’t help Russian enterprises, irrespective of how small the change.”

Based on the order, Utah will take “no matter measures doable” to help the individuals of Ukraine, and Russian-branded merchandise is not going to return to state liquor shops till the order is rescinded.



Utah Gov. Cox proposes move to “steady state” model on COVID-19


Governor Spencer Cox and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson addressed the Utah covid disaster on Friday and introduced a state plan to transition right into a “regular state mannequin”.

The transfer means Utah will quickly be part of the rising checklist of states transitioning away from treating the coronavirus pandemic as a public well being disaster and as an alternative shift to a coverage targeted on prevention, Cox mentioned throughout a press convention.

Vaccines are nonetheless extremely inspired, and the vaccine administration will proceed in response to Henderson nonetheless the concentrate on testing websites will reduce as Utah strikes towards a much less covid targeted future.

“I believe it is essential for all of us to reset our thoughts about how we will take a look at issues as we go ahead as a result of issues are altering,” mentioned Dr. Michelle Hoffman from the Utah Division of Well being. “Not solely are instances happening, however how we’re capturing instances has actually modified. And so, we have to take a look at it another way.”

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox spoke at the Utah Legislature for the annual State of the State speech and highlighted what issues he wants the state to focus on. Jan. 20, 2022

The state will hold its contracts with vaccine and testing distributors in case there’s one other surge in instances. The Utah Division of Well being will reduce on covid reporting and return to weekly updates on numbers as an alternative of every day.  

“I believe it is essential to notice that once more, we’ve got to have the ability to ramp down and that is what we’re doing. And I wish to simply reemphasize that is we’re trending in direction of March 31, the tip of March. So, this can be a six-week ramp down,” Cox mentioned.

Gov. Cox orders flags to be lowered in honor of Col. Gail Halvorsen



SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 19, 2022) — Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox has ordered the decreasing of the flag of the US of America and the flag of the state of Utah on all state amenities in recognition of the life and legacy of Col. Gail S. Halvorsen, whose braveness and compassion impressed generations […]

Feb. 21- Feb. 26, 2022: Gov. Spencer J. Cox and Lt. Gov. Deidre M. Henderson’s Schedule 


Occasions labeled Media Entry point out that an occasion is open to media.

Occasions labeled Media Availability signifies that an occasion is open to media and {that a} media Q&A is deliberate.

Please be aware that if a distant surge day is known as the Governor and Lt. Governor’s schedule might change.


Gov. Spencer J. Cox’s Schedule

Monday, Feb. 21

Presidents Day – Workplace Closed

Tuesday, Feb. 22

10 a.m.       Meet with legislative staff
Location:    Rampton Room

1:20 p.m.    Meet with boards and commissions
Location:    Governor’s Workplace

3:15 p.m.    Meet with Incident Command
Location:    Digital assembly

4 p.m.         Meet with President Stuart Adams and Speaker Brad Wilson
Location:    President’s Workplace

Wednesday, Feb. 23

8 a.m.         Meet with Legislative Minority Management
Location:    Digital assembly

9:15 a.m.    Converse at Undertake-A-College press convention
Location:    Stadler Rail, 5880 W. 150 South, Salt Lake Metropolis
MEDIA AVAILABILITY

10:15 a.m.   Converse at Afghan Refugee Day on the Hill occasion
Location: Gold Room
MEDIA AVAILABILITY 

10:45 a.m.  Converse at Ephraim Jr. Excessive digital occasion
Location:    Digital assembly

12 p.m.       Converse at GoUtah Roundtable assembly 
Location:    Governor’s Mansion

2:10 p.m.    Meet with Governor’s Workplace of Planning and Price range employees 
Location:    Governor’s Workplace

2:45 p.m.    Maintain invoice signing
Location:    Rampton Room

Thursday, Feb. 24

9 a.m.         Meet with Home and Senate Majority Management
Location:    Senate Majority Caucus Room

9:45 a.m.    Meet with Vietnam Consul Common
Location:    Gold Room 

1 p.m.         Attend Ed Leary retirement recognition
Location:    Gold Room 

3:10 p.m.    Converse at Aggie Ice Cream 100 years celebration occasion
Location:    Governor’s Workplace

7 p.m.         Converse at Days of ‘47 Cowboy Video games and Rodeo Board and Sponsor Dinner
Location:    Pioneer Heart, This Is The Place Heritage Park

Friday, Feb. 25

7:30 a.m.    Converse at Rural Caucus occasion
Location:    Utah State Capitol, West Home Constructing 30

9:30 a.m.    Take part in suicide prevention dialogue
Location:    Governor’s Workplace

11 a.m.       Converse at Utah College Boards Affiliation and Superintendents Affiliation assembly
Location: 2500 S. State St., Granite Board Room, Granite College District



Lt. Gov. Deidre M. Henderson’s Schedule

Monday, Feb. 21

Presidents Day – Workplace Closed

6 p.m.         Attend viewing for Col. Gail Halvorsen
Location:    4780 N. College Ave., Provo

Tuesday, Feb. 22

7:45 a.m.    Meet with Sen. Vickers and Rep. Schultz 
Location:    Rep. Schultz’s Workplace

9:30 a.m.    Meet with Utah College Board Affiliation Day on the Hill 
Location:    Capitol Rotunda 

10 a.m.       Meet with legislative staff
Location:    Digital assembly

1:20 p.m.    Meet with boards and commissions
Location:    Governor’s Workplace

3:15 p.m.    Meet with Incident Command
Location:    Digital assembly

4 p.m.         Meet with President Stuart Adams and Speaker Brad Wilson
Location:    President Adams Workplace

Wednesday, Feb. 23

8 a.m.         Meet with Legislative Minority Management
Location:    Digital assembly

9 a.m.         Meet with chief innovation officer
Location:    Lt. Governor’s Workplace 

10 a.m. Attend American Indian Caucus Day 
Location: Digital 

2:45 p.m     Maintain invoice signing
Location:    Rampton Room

Thursday, Feb. 24

7:30 a.m.    Meet with legislators 
Location:    Rampton Room

9 a.m.         Meet with Home and Senate Majority Management
Location:    Senate Majority Caucus Room

1 p.m.         Attend Ed Leary retirement recognition
Location:    Gold Room 

3 p.m.         Attend Aggie Ice Cream 100 years celebration occasion
Location:    Governor’s Workplace

Friday, Feb. 25

9 a.m.         Converse Traders Alternative Convention 
Location:    555 S. Essential St., Grand America Lodge, Salt Lake Metropolis

Saturday, Feb. 26

10:30 a.m.  Converse at Be Prepared Utah Expo
Location:    Mountain America Expo Heart
MEDIA ACCESS

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Gov. Cox announces Utah’s Adopt-A-School program


SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 23, 2022) — Gov. Spencer J. Cox and Expertise Prepared Utah, in partnership with the Utah State Board of Training, are happy to announce the launch of the Utah Undertake-A-College program. Right now, the governor issued an invite to Utah companies to assist help Utah’s Okay-12 colleges and supply entry to new alternatives for Utah college students.

Utah’s statewide Undertake-A-College initiative, one of many first of its type within the nation, will join companies with colleges the place targets, assets, and desires align. This revolutionary, collaborative partnership will support in connecting corporations, with assets like volunteer time, gear, or money donations, to native colleges in want of particular help. The web portal – utahadoptaschool.org – makes it simple to go looking and join, offering a matchmaking service between colleges and companies.

“I consider the first objective of schooling is to assist put together each scholar to understand their final potential, in no matter profession or life path they could select,” mentioned Gov. Cox. “Many companies have an unbelievable want to be concerned and assets out there to assist our college students and academics. We’re grateful to those that are already doing a lot. And, at present, we’re asking extra Utah companies to become involved — in no matter means they’ll — so that each Utah scholar can obtain the most effective schooling and preparation doable.”

With Utah Undertake-A-College, companies have a singular alternative to make the most of Utah’s schooling system as a device for workforce growth. College students obtain world-class alternatives by engagement actions inside and outdoors the classroom to reinforce studying by real-world software. Recognized by many names, project-based, work-based, or hands-on studying fosters the event of work-ready {and professional} expertise. It additionally connects younger individuals with enterprise professionals who form scholar perceptions and inform future profession selections. 

“Thanks to the numerous Utah companies already engaged in company giving and philanthropic work,” mentioned Dan Hemmert, government director of the Governor’s Workplace of Financial Alternative. “Efforts on this area present blueprints for others to suppose innovatively about partnering with native Utah colleges. Packages together with Challenge Lead the Means, Jordan PREP in partnership with Advantage Medical, MarketStar’s Pack the Pantry, and SHINE sponsored by Savage Companies symbolize a small fraction of the influence companies are making within the lives of Utah college students.”

All through the state, there are alternatives for companies to influence the success and development of scholars, households, and communities by volunteerism, mentoring, and donations of meals, shelter, clothes, and extra. As the fundamental wants of younger college students are met, we promote achievement within the classroom and take away obstacles that distract from success. With a collective effort addressing areas of want inside Utah’s colleges, notably in multicultural and rural communities, elevated entry to alternatives change into out there to all college students.

“Utah has unbelievable educators who dutifully instruct and lead the younger individuals of our state. It’s been a privilege for our group to help and bolster the necessary work already going down within the classroom,” mentioned Derek Adams, chief know-how officer of Brainstorm, Inc. “As we glance first to fulfill our schooling companions the place they’re at, we are able to additional the influence our efforts as enterprise companions have on Utah’s youth, its colleges and communities.”

Companies and colleges focused on partnering can study extra at utahadoptaschool.org. Training and business companions can full a web based evaluation, which the Expertise Prepared Utah group will use to carry collectively partnerships the place targets, wants, and assets align.

The Utah Undertake-A-College program advocates for benchmark packages and fosters a neighborhood round collaboration, sharing experience to encourage impactful partnerships serving college students in each nook of the state. This platform will host references to established packages and frameworks supporting influence for companies trying to have interaction with Utah’s colleges and schoolchildren.

To study extra concerning the Utah Undertake-A-College program, an initiative of Expertise Prepared Utah powered by the Governor’s Workplace of Financial Alternative, go to utahadoptaschool.org.

In regards to the Utah Governor’s Workplace of Financial Alternative (Go Utah)

Underneath Gov. Spencer J. Cox’s route, the Utah Governor’s Workplace of Financial Alternative (Go Utah) offers assets and help for enterprise creation, development, and recruitment. It additionally drives elevated tourism, movie manufacturing, out of doors recreation, and blended martial arts in Utah. Using state assets and personal sector contracts, the workplace administers packages in financial areas that exhibit the very best potential for growth and essentially the most alternative for Utahns. Expertise Prepared Utah, an initiative managed by Go Utah, develops business and schooling partnerships to assist construct Utah’s workforce. Using state assets and personal sector contracts, Go Utah administers packages in financial areas that exhibit the very best potential for growth and essentially the most alternative for Utahns. Be taught extra at enterprise.utah.gov or by calling (801) 538-8680.

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Gov. Cox provides an update on Afghan arrivals to kick off ‘Afghan Day on the Hill’


SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 23, 2022) — At this time Gov. Spencer J. Cox kicked off ”Afghan Day on the Hill” by saying that just about the entire 900 Afghans assigned to Utah for resettlement have arrived. He known as on Utahns to assist safe long-term housing for the ultimate 220 people which might require 50 models.

“We acknowledge the housing challenges being felt all through the state,” mentioned Gov. Cox. “We additionally know that having a protected and safe place to reside is a important want for Afghans constructing a brand new life in Utah. Our aim is to have everybody housed by the top of March.”

With the preliminary section of resettlement full, efforts will shift in direction of section two, which incorporates training, coaching and employment. Utah’s resettlement companies and the state’s Refugee Providers Workplace are collaborating to make sure households have what they want for youngsters to achieve success, together with homework assist and mentors. A number of the $1 million raised via the Utah Afghan Group Fund has already helped buy laptops and cellphones for brand spanking new households. 

“The Afghans now in Utah had been important allies to the U.S. authorities in Afghanistan and so they carry a bunch of abilities, skills and life expertise to our labor drive,” mentioned Gov. Cox. “They arrived in Utah with permission to work and we’re serving to them safe good jobs. They are going to be a beautiful addition in filling a lot wanted vacancies within the state.”

A number of payments working their manner via the legislature will assist help Afghan arrivals together with H.B. 163, which would offer entry to translation so Afghans can get hold of their driver’s license, a software that may impression their choices for employment and basic transportation. Gov. Cox counseled legislators for his or her willingness to tackle points impacting not solely Afghan arrivals but in addition refugees coming to the state.

Preliminary estimates for Afghan arrivals elevated to only over 900 on account of case dimension fluctuation (the variety of folks arriving in a bunch), folks with connections to Utah selecting to resettle right here and walk-ins who make their approach to Utah on their very own. Gov. Cox urged anybody with housing availability to ship a message to refugeehousing@utah.gov. 

Study extra about wants and alternatives for help at:

Utah Refugee Providers Workplace

Catholic Group Providers of Utah 

Worldwide Rescue Committee

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Gov. Spencer J. Cox names Mandy Larsen to 6th District Judicial Appointment


SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 23, 2022) – Gov. Spencer J. Cox has named Mandy Larsen because the sixth District Judicial appointee. The governor’s nominations are topic to affirmation by the Utah Senate.

“Mandy Larsen has demonstrated a powerful dedication to justice as each a prosecutor and protection legal professional,” Gov. Cox mentioned. “I’m happy she has the will to serve the general public on this new capability and stay up for her distinguished profession serving the sixth District on the bench.” 

Larsen at the moment serves as deputy county legal professional in Sevier County for the state of Utah, performing as a prosecutor in felony, misdemeanor and juvenile delinquency, a place she’s held since 2014. Previous to her present place, she labored as town legal professional and prosecutor at Gunnison Metropolis Justice Courtroom. She additionally based her personal apply, from 2004 till 2014, which offered basic authorized companies with explicit give attention to household, legal  protection, and juvenile regulation, and she or he was entrusted with a number of public defender contracts from throughout Utah and Sevier Counties.

She acquired a bachelor of arts diploma in political science and legal justice from Southern Utah College, and a juris doctorate diploma from J. Reuben Clark Regulation Faculty, Brigham Younger College.

“I’m honored by Gov. Cox’s appointment and humbled by his confidence in me,” Larsen mentioned. “If confirmed, I decide to carry out my judicial duties with integrity, equity and respect.”

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