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Gov. Gary Herbert: Why Utah needed tax reform

The following Op-Ed was initially published in the Deseret News on Sunday, December 15, 2019. Utah governance is defined not only by our thriving and diverse economy, but also by our willingness to look down the road and tackle tough issues before they become a crisis.  Reforming tax policy is always difficult. It’s technical, it’s […]

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Gov. Herbert, Lt. Governor Cox and industry leaders announce funding for computer science in all Utah schools

SALT LAKE CITY (December 9, 2019) – In an event this morning at the State Capitol, Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced his intent to dedicate $10.2 million in his upcoming budget recommendations to the legislature to ensure every K-12 student in the state has access to computer science education. Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox and […]

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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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Gov. Herbert discusses technology apprenticeships at Stadler Rail facility in Switzerland

Stadler Rail has just opened a new permanent manufacturing location in Utah. This state-of-the-art facility — just five minutes from the Salt Lake City Airport — builds rail cars for transit authorities around the country and projects to employ 1,000 workers and generate nearly $576 million in wages. Last Friday, Gov. Herbert visited Stadler Rail’s […]

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Inter-Governmental Agreement Signed by Utah and the Navajo Nation

On Monday, Feb. 4, Governor Gary R. Herbert joined Navajo Nation leaders, the Utah Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) and the Office of the Attorney General in signing an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) between the State of Utah and the Utah Navajo Nation. The agreement reinforces Utah’s commitment to […]

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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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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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