Gov. Herbert meets with aerospace companies at Paris Air Show

Utah is one of the top states in the nation for aerospace and defense. This sector is an increasingly important part of our economy, and working with world-class aerospace companies creates opportunities for more Utahns to thrive. This week at the Paris Air Show, Gov. Gary R. Herbert met with top executives from the following […]

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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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Governor and First Lady Launch 2019 Summer Reading Program

Elementary school students across the state of Utah are invited to participate in a summer reading challenge. Students who read 20 minutes a day and report their reading by July 15 to ReadToday.com will receive a ticket to a Salt Lake Bee’s Game at Smith’s Ball Park. Read Today Night at the Smith’s Ball Park […]

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Gov. Herbert proclaims day of remembrance in recognition of 75th anniversary of D-Day

Gov. Gary R. Herbert proclaimed an official day of remembrance today, on the 75th anniversary of June 6, 1944, D-Day. D-Day marked a turning point in the war against the Axis powers when brave soldiers, sailors and airmen of the United States and our Allies first secured a toehold on mainland Europe — an essential […]

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Governor Ceremonially Signs 15 Clean Air Bills in Honor of Earth Day

This year, the Utah Legislature put $29 million toward improving our air quality. On this Earth Day, Gov. Gary R. Herbert ceremonially signed 15 bills that will make real progress toward cleaning up our air. These bills will bring together the efforts of state government, private business, and individuals to make sure the air we […]

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Governor Signs HB202

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 28, 2019) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed HB202 today. This brings the total number of signed pieces of legislation from the 2019 General Legislative Session so far to 12. Information on the bill can be found below. HB202 Off-premise Beer Retailer Amendments, Hawkes, T. # # #

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Governor Signs HB49

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 26, 2019) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed one bill today. This brings the total number of signed pieces of legislation from the 2019 General Legislative Session so far to 11. Information on this bill can be found below: HB49 Repatriation Transitional Tax Amendments, Eliason, S. # # #

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Gov. Herbert Signs Nine Base Budget Bills

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 19, 2019) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed nine base budget bills into law this afternoon. This brings the total number of signed pieces of legislation from the 2019 General Legislative Session so far to 10.  Information on these bills can be found below. HB001 Higher Education Base Budget, McKell, M. […]

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Utah submits request to the Department of Agriculture regarding federal land maintenance

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (February 28, 2019)  – The State of Utah submitted a request to the Department of Agriculture today that the U.S. Forest Service be granted greater ability to respond to threats posed by drought, climate change, insect infestations, buildup of hazardous fuels, and other challenges in designated Roadless Areas. Additional tools placed […]

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Executive director of Governor’s Office of Management and Budget makes case for tax reform

In a recent op-ed published on utahpolicy.com, Kristen Cox, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget, made the case for reforming Utah’s tax structure to meet the demands of the future. “If we don’t take corrective action,” Cox writes, “we will face a fiscal crisis where we will be unable to fund […]

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