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Utah Recognized as one of the Best States for Child Well-Being

Utah recently gained high praise and recognition for its excellence in childhood well-being from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. In their 2020 KIDS COUNT Data Book, the Foundation ranked Utah 4th out of all 50 states for child well-being. This heartening result speaks to the hard work of many parents, educators, and community members who […]

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Moving Rural Utah to Green

Since the convening of our state’s coronavirus task force, Utah’s response to the pandemic has been one of data-informed judgement and prudent decision making. Limiting the spread of the coronavirus and reactivating the economy are not mutually exclusive realities, and having an adaptable response plan is key to achieving both goals. As we move from […]

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Why Utahns Should Wear a Facemask

Though wearing a facemask has not been made a requirement for everyone in Utah, using one serves as a simple action taken to protect the health of others around you. Here in the state, Governor Herbert and many other leaders have asked the public to wear face coverings over their mouth and nose when out […]

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Utah’s Paycheck Protection Program Successes

Utah has emerged as the number one state in the nation for small businesses receiving Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA). When measured as a percentage of eligible payroll, 94% of eligible payroll in the state has been covered, putting Utah ahead of all other states. In other words, the […]

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The Utah National Guard in Washington, D.C.

As protests have taken place across the country over the past several weeks, some areas have experienced violence and destruction. At the epicenter of this unrest is Washington, D.C., where numerous protests have devolved into events posing safety risks to both protesters and residents of the area alike. Additionally, Washington is home to numerous national […]

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Gov. Herbert presents budget recommendations for FY2021

Governor Gary Herbert presented his budget recommendations for FY2021 today at This is the Place Heritage Park.  The governor’s budget recommendations for the coming fiscal year emphasize strategic investments that plan for growth and aim to ensure a high quality of life for all Utahns.  Highlights in this year’s $20 billion budget include:  $4.9 billion […]

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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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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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