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How I see S.B. 96: Sustainable Medicaid Expansion

Without any kind of Medicaid expansion, roughly 70,000 Utahns would be too poor to qualify for subsidies on the federal health insurance exchange, and yet would not qualify for Medicaid. We have all been concerned about filling this significant “coverage gap” in our social safety net. Meanwhile, under the Affordable Care Act, Utahns have been […]

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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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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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Governor Herbert’s 2018 State of the State Address

2018 State of the State

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Gov. Herbert stands with fellow GOP governors in support of federalism

This week, Gov. Gary R. Herbert joined 24 of his fellow Republican governors in signing a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging the 114th Congress to actively restore balance between the states and federal government during the session. The governors of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Guam, Idaho, Illinois, […]

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Governor challenges state employees to think big, improve efficiently

When it comes to taxes, Gov. Hebert’s philosophy is to squeeze more from every taxpayer dollar so we don’t squeeze more dollars from every taxpayer. But actually putting that into practice is a real challenge. That’s why the governor has challenged the members of his Cabinet and all state employees to improve our performance and operational efficiency by […]

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Going Above and Beyond: Governor Announces 100,000 Jobs in 1,000 Days Results

  When Gov. Herbert took office back in 2009, the unemployment rate in Utah was 8.4 percent. In January 2012, the unemployment rate in Utah dropped to 5.8 percent. Although significantly lower than the high of 8.4, we knew Utah could do better. During the 2012 State of the State address, Gov. Herbert set a […]

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Gov. Gary Herbert calls on Pres. Obama to address unaccompanied minors crossing U.S.-Mexico border

(July 22, 2014) – As the humanitarian crisis grows along the nation’s southern border, Gov. Gary R. Herbert and five other governors expressed concern about the manner in which the Obama Administration is addressing the growing number of unaccompanied minors entering the United States. The governor was part of a discussion on the immigration issue […]

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Utah’s balanced approach strengthens economy

There’s an interesting dilemma across the country as new technologies emerge. Advancements in technology make life better in many ways but as machines and software take over more and more work, they are also taking jobs, which comes at a cost. But Utah is leading in striking a balance between the two. “Rapid technological advances […]

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