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

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 10, 2019) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has ordered the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of Utah on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 in observation of Patriot Day.  The governor issued the following statement: “Eighteen years ago, we faced the deadliest […]

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Gov. Herbert joins Vice President Pence in support of USMCA

On Thursday, August 22, Gov. Gary R. Herbert joined Vice President Mike Pence at Merit Medical Systems in South Jordan in expression of his support for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.  Vice President Pence came to Utah to advocate for the agreement, which, if ratified by the United States Congress, would provide updates to the North […]

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Governor appoints new policy director and communications director

SALT LAKE CITY (August 6, 2019) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has announced the appointments of Gordon Larsen as policy director and Anna Lehnardt as communications director, following Paul Edwards’ move to Brigham Young University’s Wheatley Institution.  “I am grateful to have both Gordon and Anna on my team,” Gov. Herbert said. “Since joining my […]

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Gov. Herbert lowers flags in memory of the victims of shootings in El Paso and Dayton

SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 5, 2019) – In coordination with the proclamation issued by President Donald J. Trump, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has ordered the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of Utah until sunset on Thursday, Aug. 8 in honor of the victims of […]

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Medicaid Expansion: What’s Next for Utah?

A PDF of this information is available here. Last November, Utah Proposition 3, the “Utah Decides Healthcare Act of 2018” ballot initiative, was passed by 53% of Utah voters. Proposition 3 would have expanded Medicaid coverage to previously ineligible adults (children were already eligible) with incomes of up to 138% of the Federal Poverty Level […]

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State of Utah’s statement on Utah’s Medicaid waiver request

SALT LAKE CITY (July 27, 2019) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert, Senate President Stuart Adams, and House Speaker Brad Wilson released the following statement regarding Utah’s anticipated Medicaid waiver request:  Late Friday the State of Utah received a call from the White House informing state leaders that its most recent Medicaid waiver request, which had […]

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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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Gov. Herbert and team work with clean power leaders in Italy while on trade mission

Governor Gary R. Herbert and his energy advisor, Laura Nelson, expanded relations with Enel Green Power (EGP) during the governor’s trade mission last month, meeting with Antonio Cammisecra, Head of EGP, and visiting the world’s oldest geothermal power plant in Tuscany. Utah currently ranks third in the U.S. for geothermal production.  Last year, the state […]

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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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