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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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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 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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Gov. Herbert Unveils Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2019

Gov. Gary R. Herbert revealed his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2019 today at Davis Technical College. While the budget may not sound like the most exciting component of government work, drafting a budget proposal for our legislature is one of the governor’s most important constitutional duties, and an important aspect of shaping Utah’s future. […]

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