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Five Things To Know About Utah’s COVID-19 Testing

The information in this post was adapted from coronavirus.utah.gov. For more information on testing, including testing locations, visit here.  Responding to the novel coronavirus has required Utahns to stay up to date with constantly evolving information. The fluid nature of the pandemic has generated many questions about key areas of our response.  In order to […]

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Governor Appoints New Education Policy Advisor

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 15, 2020)  Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced the appointment of Karen Peterson as his new Education Policy Advisor. Ms. Peterson has been serving as the Deputy Education Policy Advisor for the past five years. She has had extensive experience in both education policy and the legislative process. Peterson is also currently […]

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Governor Issues Executive Order Lowering Restrictions in Box Elder and Carbon Counties

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 11, 2020) – In close consultation with local health authorities and with the Utah Department of Health, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued an Executive Order moving Box Elder County and Carbon County to the Minimal Level of Restriction Status, or Green. View the full order here.  # # # 

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Gov. Herbert orders flags lowered in remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 10, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in observance of Patriot Day.  Gov. Herbert issued the following statement:  “On September 11, 2001, our nation suffered […]

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Governor Issues Executive Order Declaring a State of Emergency due to Severe Weather

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 9, 2020) – Earlier today, Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency in response to the severe windstorm that passed through Utah Monday night and Tuesday morning.  “This emergency has impacted residents in several counties. We have seen damage to homes, to critical infrastructures and […]

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Governor appoints Spencer Walsh to the First District Court

SALT LAKE CITY (September 4, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Spencer Walsh as a judge for the First District Court. “Spencer Walsh will be an exceptional addition to the First District Court,” said Gov. Herbert. He has distinguished himself as a knowledgeable, thoughtful attorney and his experience and skills will make him […]

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Governor Issues Executive Orders

 Orders Lower Restrictions in Salt Lake and Sevier Counties, Extend Requirements for Face Coverings in State Facilities  SALT LAKE CITY (September 4, 2020) – In close consultation with local health authorities and with the Utah Department of Health, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued an Executive Order moving Salt Lake City to the Low Level […]

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Governor Signs 19 Bills

SALT LAKE CITY (August 31, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed 19 bills. This brings the total number of signed pieces of legislation from the Sixth Special Session so far to 19. Information on these bills can be found below: HB6001 Uniform Electronic Wills Act, Snow, L.  HB6002  Supplemental Budget Balancing and Coronavirus Relief […]

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Governor appoints Phil Dean as Interim Executive Director for the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget

SALT LAKE CITY (Aug 28, 2020) – Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed Phil Dean to serve as interim Executive Director for the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget upon the leave of former director, Kristen Cox.  “I am confident in Phil and in his ability to lead my office of management and budget,” said Gov. […]

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Utah Students Hold Lowest Student Debt in the Nation

As the nation continues to see student loan debt climb, Utah has emerged as the leading state for reducing this burden. According to research by LendEDU, Utah’s students graduated on average with a debt burden of just $16,333—the lowest in the nation. This impressive feat was nearly $4,000 lower than second-place New Mexico and almost […]

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