State leaders release revised FY2019 revenue numbers

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 21, 2018) – Gov. Herbert and the Utah Legislature jointly announce new consensus revenue estimates for the State of Utah for the 2018 legislative session. The new consensus estimates project a total of $508 million in new ongoing General Fund and Education Fund revenues, $126 million higher than the December 2017 […]

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Suicide Prevention Task Force Presents Recommendations to Gov. Herbert

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 20, 2018) – The Teen Suicide Prevention Task Force submitted their recommendations to help reduce and prevent youth suicide to Gov. Herbert this morning. The task force submitted their analysis of the most effective “shovel ready” programs in a memorandum. The plan they recommended aims to improve crisis response, reduce risk […]

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Governor Signs Two Bills

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 20, 2018) – Today, Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed two bills, bringing the total number of signed pieces of legislation from the 2018 General Legislative Session so far to six. Information on the bills signed today can be found below. HB0316S01 Tax Commission Information Sharing Amendments, Last, B. SB0089 Board of […]

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Governor orders flags lowered in honor of victims of Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 15, 2018) – President Donald Trump has issued a directive to lower flags to half-staff at all federal facilities in honor of the victims of the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Per this directive, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert has ordered the flags of the […]

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Governor appoints Troy Little to the Fifth District Juvenile Court

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 12, 2018) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Troy Little as a judge for the Fifth District Juvenile Court. “I believe Troy Little will be an exceptional addition to the Fifth District Juvenile Court,” Gov. Herbert said. “His hardworking nature and dedication to the law will serve him well in […]

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Governor signs SCR009, Concurrent Resolution on Utah’s Olympic Exploratory Committee

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 6, 2018) – Today, Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed SCR009, bringing the total number of signed pieces of legislation from the 2018 General Legislative Session so far to four. The governor has signed the following: SCR009 Concurrent Resolution on Utah’s Olympic Exploratory Committee and its Efforts to Explore Hosting of a […]

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Gov. Herbert statement on the death of Ian Cumming

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 3, 2018) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has released the following statement on the death of Ian Cumming: I was saddened to learn late last night that we have lost Ian Cumming, a powerful contributor to the Utah spirit and our community. Ian had extraordinary business acumen and drive that allowed […]

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Gov. Herbert statement on the passing of Jon M. Huntsman, Sr.

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 2, 2018) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has released the following statement on the death of Jon M. Huntsman, Sr: Jeanette and I are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our friend Jon M. Huntsman, Sr. Jon was a successful businessman and a tremendous philanthropist. Jon was not only […]

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Governor Herbert’s 2018 State of the State Address

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Governor’s Office statement on Gov. Herbert’s surgery

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 26, 2018) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert’s deputy chief of staff Paul Edwards has issued the following statement after Gov. Herbert’s kidney stone removal surgery: This evening, following his surgery, Gov. Gary R. Herbert transmitted the attached declaration to the Utah Supreme Court indicating that his temporary inability to discharge the […]

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