2020 State of the State Address

President Adams, Speaker Wilson, members of the Legislature, justices of the Supreme Court, Utah’s First Lady, Jeanette, Lieutenant Governor Spencer and Mrs. Cox, other constitutional officers, and my fellow Utahns: I am grateful to be here to address you this evening.  I’d like to welcome our legislators back to the hill and also extend a […]

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Gov. Herbert presents budget recommendations for FY2021

Governor Gary Herbert presented his budget recommendations for FY2021 today at This is the Place Heritage Park.  The governor’s budget recommendations for the coming fiscal year emphasize strategic investments that plan for growth and aim to ensure a high quality of life for all Utahns.  Highlights in this year’s $20 billion budget include:  $4.9 billion […]

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FAQ: Answers to your questions on Utah’s new tax law

How will the new tax law affect me personally? It’s difficult to say without knowing your specific income or household size. But we can tell you that about 85 percent of Utahns will pay less under our new tax system than they paid under the old one. Factoring in adjustments to sales tax and gas […]

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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 proposes new rule to ban conversion therapy on minors

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 26, 2019) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has directed the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, Utah Department of Commerce, to file a new rule to ban conversion therapy on minors in the state of Utah. The rule uses language from H.B. 399, presented by Rep. Craig Hall during the […]

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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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Governor appoints Kristine Johnson to the Third District Court

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 30, 2019) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Kristine Johnson as a judge for the Third District Court.  “Kristine Johnson has a wealth of experience that will serve her well as she transitions into this new role,” Gov. Herbert said. “ I have no doubt she will work hard and […]

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Governor appoints Teresa Welch to the Third District Court

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 30, 2019) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Teresa Welch as a judge for the Third District Court.  “Teresa Welch will be a strong addition to the Third District Court,” Gov. Hebert said. “I am confident her extensive background in law will serve her well in this capacity.”  Since 2003, […]

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Gov. Herbert proposes appointments to three commissions

October 14, 2019 Dear President Adams and Members of the Senate: In accordance with Utah Code §§ 67-1-1 and 67-1-2, I propose and transmit the following appointments: Political Subdivisions Ethics Review Commission: Sheila K. McCleave is appointed to replace Glenn Iwasaki as a member of the Political Subdivisions Ethics Review Commission, a term to expire […]

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