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Governor Issues “Stay Safe, Stay Home” Directive

SALT LAKE CITY (March 26, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued a “Stay Safe, Stay Home” directive to all Utahns today. This is not a shelter in place order, but rather the next step in the Urgent Phase laid out in the Utah Leads Together plan. This directive seeks to make clear what individuals […]

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USDA Forest Service and State of Utah Invest in Utah’s Future Through Shared Stewardship

SALT LAKE CITY (July 16, 2019) – U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed a Shared Stewardship agreement on May 22, 2019 that included a commitment to protect communities and watersheds by addressing the threat of catastrophic wildfire on National Forest System lands in Utah. Today, Secretary Perdue […]

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Utah submits request to the Department of Agriculture regarding federal land maintenance

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (February 28, 2019)  – The State of Utah submitted a request to the Department of Agriculture today that the U.S. Forest Service be granted greater ability to respond to threats posed by drought, climate change, insect infestations, buildup of hazardous fuels, and other challenges in designated Roadless Areas. Additional tools placed […]

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Utah prepared to weather federal government partial shutdown.

The State of Utah is taking all necessary precautions to ensure continuity of services during a potential partial shutdown of the federal government. All state agencies that use federal funds have contingency plans in place to continue services in the event of a temporary shut down. Our Division of Finance and the Governor’s Office of […]

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Washington D.C. Dysfunction Harms Utah

A lot of media attention in recent days has gone to the drama over the potential of a partial shutdown of the Federal Government. Please know that if the federal government shuts down, Utah is prepared to keep our federally funded programs operational and our national parks and forests accessible.   And Utah’s world famous […]

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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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Gov. Herbert Testifies in Washington, D.C. on Bears Ears Bill

This morning, Gov. Gary R. Herbert testified on H.R. 4532, a bill introduced by Utah’s newest congressional representative, Rep. John Curtis. Named the Shásh Jaa’  National Monument and Indian Creek National Monument Act, this bill aims to establish lasting legislative protections in the Bears Ears region. Although public lands in Utah have been a contentious […]

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Governor Speaks at Southern Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit

    Utahns all across the state have much to be proud of. We have our world-class snow and ski resorts, our thousands of miles of hiking and biking trails, our rivers, lakes and streams teeming with trout and other game fish — as well as abundant wildlife in our mountains forests and deserts, and […]

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Governor, joins San Juan County Native Americans to fight against national monument

Gov. Gary R. Herbert joined San Juan County Native Americans at the state Capitol Tuesday afternoon to send the Obama administration a straightforward message: unilaterally designating Bears Ears as a national monument would be a mistake. “A Bears Ears national monument is not supported locally. It would exacerbate an already tense situation, and fan the […]

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Gov. Herbert discusses potential national monument on Fox News

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.comGov. Herbert sat down with Fox News to discuss the never-ending debate over the imbalance of federal and state controlled land and the potential designation by President Obama of a new national monument in Utah. On September 18, 1996, President Clinton declared the Grand Staircase-Escalante a national monument. Comprised of […]

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