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Governor signs safety restriction on drones for increased wildfire protection

Posted on: July 19th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed a bill Sunday that enhanced penalties for operating drones in flight restriction areas during wildfires and allows law enforcement officers to neutralize drones in certain cases. The measure came after drones interfered with fire suppression efforts this summer on multiple occasions. “Public safety has always been my top priority and […]

Utah named ‘Top State’ for business in CNBC ranking

Posted on: July 19th, 2016

Utah was named the No. 1 state for business in CNBC’s 10th annual Top States ranking released Tuesday. The study highlighted the state’s strong job growth, robust technology sector and industrious workforce. “Our long traditions of collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship have earned us a spotlight on the nation’s economic map​, and ​businesses have noticed,” said […]

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State introduces new driver’s license to enhance security

Posted on: July 11th, 2016

The Utah Driver License Division (DLD) began issuing updated driver’s licenses and identification cards this week, aimed to enhance security and protect Utahns from fraud, and Gov. Gary R. Herbert was first in line to renew his driver’s license Monday. “I am impressed with the changes made and happy to be one of the first to renew my […]

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Working together to end prescription drug abuse

Posted on: June 29th, 2016

Last week, Governor Herbert visited a neighborhood drug store to learn about ways Utahns can safely dispose of unused prescription medications. Prescription drug abuse continues to be a public health and safety risk in our country. More than 15 million people abused prescription drugs in 2015, and 52 million Americans over the age of 12 […]

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Let the Games Begin!

Posted on: June 10th, 2016

“Let the Games begin!” With those four words, Gov. Gary R. Herbert officially opened the 31st annual Utah Summer Games Thursday at Southern Utah University’s Eccles Coliseum in Cedar City. Nearly 10,000 athletes from every corner of Utah are expected to compete at this year’s event, which features 36 sports ranging from archery to water […]

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Improving Financial and Economic Literacy in Utah Schools

Posted on: June 8th, 2016

Speaking to school teachers today, Gov. Gary R. Herbert praised a statewide effort to improve financial and economic literacy in Utah’s schools. “How can we perpetuate the American Dream if this and future generations fail to understand the free market system which has enabled the United States to be the most prosperous nation on earth […]

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Protecting Utah’s Health Care Professionals

Posted on: May 31st, 2016

On Tuesday, Gov. Gary Herbert visited St. Mark’s Hospital to sign Senate Bill 106, a bill that takes aim at protecting health care professionals from patient and patient family assault. “Our objective is to protect this group from injury while they are performing their life-saving duties,” Gov. Herbert said. Last year, Intermountain Healthcare reported over 160 […]

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Honoring and caring for our veterans

Posted on: May 30th, 2016

“Let us never forget to honor, respect and thank our veterans for defending America, safeguarding our freedom and inspiring millions around the world with a love of liberty.” – Gov. Gary R. Herbert, at the state’s official Memorial Day observance Speaking to veterans and their families at the Salt Lake William E. Christoffersen Veterans Home, […]

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Governor Herbert hosts annual energy summit

Posted on: May 27th, 2016

“Energy development plays a special role in elevating rural economies; it is the lifeblood and enabler of Utah’s broader economy.” – Gov. Herbert This week, Gov. Gary R. Herbert joined with the Office of Energy Development to host the 5th annual Energy Development Summit, bringing together energy stakeholders in promoting clean, affordable and sustainable energy development. Ongoing energy […]

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Governor thanks Utah’s outstanding teachers

Posted on: May 18th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert is enlisting Utah’s top teachers to help meet his new statewide goal to take education in Utah to the top. At an event to honor 44 outstanding teachers Wednesday, Gov. Herbert talked about the goal he set 7 years ago, during one of the worst economic downturns in history, for Utah […]