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Mrs. Herbert give glimpse into life as First Lady

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014

We spend a lot of time on this blog keeping you up to date with everything going on in the Governor’s Office–and naturally that focuses on Gov. Herbert, himself. But this week viewers of KSL’s Studio 5 had the opportunity to get to know the First Lady, Jeanette Herbert, a little better. Check out the […]

Gov. Gary Herbert calls on Pres. Obama to address unaccompanied minors crossing U.S.-Mexico border

Gov. Gary Herbert calls on Pres. Obama to address unaccompanied minors crossing U.S.-Mexico border

Posted on: July 22nd, 2014

(July 22, 2014) – As the humanitarian crisis grows along the nation’s southern border, Gov. Gary R. Herbert and five other governors expressed concern about the manner in which the Obama Administration is addressing the growing number of unaccompanied minors entering the United States. The governor was part of a discussion on the immigration issue […]

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Gov. Hebert squares off with Lt. Gov. Cox in golf challenge

Posted on: July 22nd, 2014

Gov. Herbert and Lt. Gov. Cox squared off in the KSL Cup Celebrity Challenge, with the finale airing this past Sunday. Start the video at the 3:15 mark to catch the exciting conclusion.

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Utah’s balanced approach strengthens economy

Posted on: July 21st, 2014

There’s an interesting dilemma across the country as new technologies emerge. Advancements in technology make life better in many ways but as machines and software take over more and more work, they are also taking jobs, which comes at a cost. But Utah is leading in striking a balance between the two. “Rapid technological advances […]

Governor’s response regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision

Governor’s response regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision

Posted on: July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) Gov. Gary R. Herbert released the following statement regarding the decision from the U.S. Supreme Court: “I believe the Court made the correct decision to issue a stay in the Evans v. Herbert case. This is an important step in the process toward resolution of this issue.” “Regardless of where you stand […]

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Utah posts another strong jobs report

Posted on: July 18th, 2014

Utah is tied for the second lowest unemployment rate in the nation, as the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.5 percent posting strong job growth numbers, according to figures released by the Department of Workforce Services today. “It’s great news that our unemployment rate continues to drop and we continue to see more Utahns back […]

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Governor’s Remarks – Strengthening Utah Education for our Students

Posted on: July 18th, 2014

(Remarks given July 17, 2014) Over the past year, I have listened intently to the growing chorus of concern with regards to certain aspects of public education. Much of that concern is over the adoption of the Common Core standards in mathematics and language arts. Comments from concerned parents, residents and state lawmakers are increasing. […]

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Putting the best interest of our students first

Posted on: July 17th, 2014

Governor Herbert takes actions to resolve divisive issues in education Gov. Gary R. Herbert has taken action to resolve divisive issues in education. Today, he reaffirmed his commitment to Utah students by calling for expert and public review of education standards while addressing other issues of growing concern in education. “As I listen to these […]

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Utah named #1 again, and again, and again

Posted on: July 16th, 2014

(July 16, 2014)  Utah identified as a symbol of economic growth that other states should use as a model For the third consecutive year, Utah has been recognized as the top pro-business state by Pollina Corporate based on 32 factors controlled by state government.   “Cultivating an environment where businesses can thrive has been a […]

Governor’s response to the arrests of former attorneys general

Governor’s response to the arrests of former attorneys general

Posted on: July 15th, 2014

Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding the arrests of former Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow: “This is a sad day for Utah. The entire situation, regardless of how the legal process plays out, is a black eye for our state. While we respect the rule of law and due process, […]