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Governor Signs One Bill

SALT LAKE CITY (April 30, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed one bill. This brings the total number of signed pieces of legislation from the Special Sessions so far to 16. Information on this bill can be found below.  SB3006 Covid-19 Financial Relief Funding, Fillmore, L.   # # # 

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Gov. Herbert Welcomes Tier 3 Gasoline to Utah

Today Gov. Gary Herbert joined Marathon Petroleum Corporation and its Speedway gas stations in celebrating Marathon’s Utah Refinery’s recent conversion toTier 3 fuel production.  26 Speedway gas stations across Utah will begin selling Tier 3 gas on January 1.  With this multi-million dollar investment and conversion, Marathon is leading the way on critical investments to […]

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Governor appoints Scott Baird as executive director of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality

SALT LAKE CITY (September 18, 2019) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has announced the appointment of Scott Baird as the executive director of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. “Scott Baird has been an invaluable adviser, and his contributions in this new role will be crucial to my administration’s efforts to combat environmental challenges and […]

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State of Utah Introduces Teleworking Program for Employees

The State of Utah is implementing a statewide teleworking program.  If successfully scaled to the state employee workforce, up to 2,555 currently commuting state employees may become eligible to participate in the telework program in the coming months. This means the State could potentially save up to 1,300 pounds of emissions a month, downsize or […]

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Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox announces rollout of statewide teleworking program for employees of the State of Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (July 8, 2019) – Lt. Governor Cox has announced that the state is implementing a statewide teleworking program following the success of a pilot project that saw great success.  During the pilot program, 136 employees from four state agencies worked at least 3 days a week from home while reporting metrics on […]

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Governor Ceremonially Signs 15 Clean Air Bills in Honor of Earth Day

This year, the Utah Legislature put $29 million toward improving our air quality. On this Earth Day, Gov. Gary R. Herbert ceremonially signed 15 bills that will make real progress toward cleaning up our air. These bills will bring together the efforts of state government, private business, and individuals to make sure the air we […]

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Governor Herbert’s 2019 State of the State Address – Full Transcript

2019 State of the State Address Governor Gary R. Herbert President Adams, Speaker Wilson, members of the Legislature, justices of the Supreme Court, Utah’s First Lady, Lieutenant Governor and Mrs. Cox, other constitutional officers, and my fellow Utahns: It is an honor to address you tonight. President Adams and Speaker Wilson, congratulations for being elected […]

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Graphical Information – 2019 State of the State address

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Governor Herbert’s 2020 Budget Plan

It is no secret Utah is succeeding economically. Our economy is thriving, our population is expanding, and our state revenue has reached a record high. With all this prosperity, we need to plan strategically to combat the challenges of our own success. The $19 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2020 that I have proposed addresses […]

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Air Quality in the News

Utah Refineries on tap to produce cleaner Tier 3 fuel – KSL June 24, 2018 This article outlines the transition Utah refineries are making to Tier 3 fuels. Projections indicate this will significantly reduce air pollution in the state. Governor Herbert actively pushed for this change in conversations with refinery executives.   Herbert approves spending […]

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