Governor appoints Shawn Newell to the Utah State Board of Education

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 11, 2019) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Shawn Newell to represent District 10 on the Utah State School Board of Education. District 10 encompasses the Canyons School District, which has over 34,000 students and includes portions of Cottonwood Heights, Midvale, Sandy and Draper. “I very much look forward 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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Governor’s Press Conference with KUER 11/15/2018

Governor Gary Herbert addressed questions from local reporters on wide-ranging issues, including: Medical Marijuana (Proposition 2), Utah County Elections Issues, Lawsuits, Education Funding, and the passing of notable Utahns. Watch here:    

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Governor Signs 136 Bills

SALT LAKE CITY (Mar. 20, 2018) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed 136 more bills and seven concurrent resolutions. This brings the total number of signed pieces of legislation from the 2018 General Legislative Session so far to 325. Information on these bills can be found below. HB0012 Family Planning Services Amendments, Ward, R. […]

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Governor Signs 71 Bills

SALT LAKE CITY (Mar. 19, 2018) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed 71 more bills. This brings the total number of signed pieces of legislation from the 2018 General Legislative Session so far to 182. Information on these bills can be found below. HB0013 Public Safety Peer Counseling Provisions, Perry, L. HB0025 Cannabinoid Product […]

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Governor Signs Utah Inland Port Authority Bill

SALT LAKE CITY (Mar. 16, 2018) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed 79 more bills and one concurrent resolution, including SB0234S04, Utah Inland Port Authority. He signed the bill following a very inclusive process that engaged Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, landowners, affected stakeholders, the Salt Lake […]

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Governor Signs 10 Bills

SALT LAKE CITY (Mar. 14, 2018) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed 10 more bills, bringing the total number of signed pieces of legislation from the 2018 General Legislative Session so far to 31. Information on these bills can be found below. HB0044 Child Support Guidelines Amendments, McKell, M. HB0046S01 Educator Licensing Modifications, Peterson, […]

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Governor: we must all do our part to improve air quality

Clean air and water are integral to the high quality of life enjoyed here in Utah. In order to have meaningful progress in improving air quality, everyone must do their part. “Together we have reduced total emissions by approximately 35 percent over the past 10 years, but there is still important work to be done,” Gov. […]

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