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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Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox announces rollout of statewide teleworking program for employees of the State of Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (July 8, 2019) – Lt. Governor Cox has announced that the state is implementing a statewide teleworking program following the success of a pilot project that saw great success.  During the pilot program, 136 employees from four state agencies worked at least 3 days a week from home while reporting metrics on […]

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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 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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