Gov. Herbert pushes for tax reform

A recent article published in Utah Business stressed the importance of Gov. Herbert’s recent push encouraging the Utah Legislature to modernize tax the state sales tax structure.

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EXECUTIVE ORDER Prohibiting Unlawful Workplace Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation and Ordering a Mandatory Supervisor Training Program

WHEREAS, the State of Utah does not tolerate unlawful workplace harassment, discrimination, or retaliation and is committed to providing an inclusive, respectful, and civil work environment for state employees and all citizens who interact with state government; WHEREAS, a respectful workplace reduces stress, interpersonal conflict, and absenteeism and increases job satisfaction, productivity, knowledge sharing, understanding, […]

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Gov. Herbert signs S.B. 96, Medicaid Expansion Adjustments, into law

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 11. 2019) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement this afternoon after signing SB 96, Medicaid Expansion Adjustments, into law. “SB 96 balances Utah’s sense of compassion and frugality. It provides quality coverage to the same population covered by Proposition 3 in a meaningful, humane and sustainable way. It […]

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How I see S.B. 96: Sustainable Medicaid Expansion

Without any kind of Medicaid expansion, roughly 70,000 Utahns would be too poor to qualify for subsidies on the federal health insurance exchange, and yet would not qualify for Medicaid. We have all been concerned about filling this significant “coverage gap” in our social safety net. Meanwhile, under the Affordable Care Act, Utahns have been […]

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Governor Herbert’s 2019 State of the State Address – Full Transcript

2019 State of the State Address Governor Gary R. Herbert President Adams, Speaker Wilson, members of the Legislature, justices of the Supreme Court, Utah’s First Lady, Lieutenant Governor and Mrs. Cox, other constitutional officers, and my fellow Utahns: It is an honor to address you tonight. President Adams and Speaker Wilson, congratulations for being elected […]

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Gov. Gary R. Herbert to deliver 2019 State of the State Address

What: Gov. Gary R. Herbert will outline key public policy priorities for the upcoming legislative session during his 2019 State of the State address. When: Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. Where:  Utah State Capitol, House Chamber Notes: A pool video feed will be provided through KTVX. Pool photography will be provided by the Deseret […]

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Graphical Information – 2019 State of the State address

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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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