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Healthy Utah to be considered in general session

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014

The Healthy Utah Plan will be considered during the 2015 general legislative session, which begins in January, rather than in a special session. That’s the announcement Gov. Gary Herbert made during his monthly news conference today. “We’ve been involved in long negotiations and we’ve come to an agreement with the Obama administration on what we […]

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Making lemonade from federal lemons

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014

Gov. Herbert told reporters this morning that he’s working to take the lemons given to the state through the federal health reform and turn it into lemonade. “I think the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is flawed and needs fixing, repealing or replacing,” said the governor. “That being said, we have lemons and I’m trying to […]

New rankings show Utah among nation’s top economies

New rankings show Utah among nation’s top economies

Posted on: October 21st, 2014

Just last Friday, Utah’s latest jobs report showed the unemployment rate holding steady at 3.5 percent while job growth was up to 3.7 percent. In all, Utah added some 47,600 jobs over the past 12 months. Today, we have a better idea of how Utah stacks up with the rest of the nation. Utah had […]

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Utah in control of education standards

Posted on: October 8th, 2014

The results of the attorney general’s review of Utah’s adoption of Common Core standards were presented to Gov. Gary R. Herbert, today. The review was requested as part of an effort to resolve divisive issues in education and address questions regarding any current federal entanglements associated with the Common Core standards. “What we now have […]

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Governor encourages Utahns to register to vote

Posted on: October 8th, 2014

Election Day is only 27 days away! Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox created this short video to remind Utahns to register to vote online at vote.utah.gov. Online voter registration ends seven days before the general election, which is November 4. To view your sample ballot, learn more about candidates, or locate your polling location, visit VOTE.UTAH.GOV.  

Governor outlines mission of Standards Review Panel

Posted on: October 7th, 2014

Gov. Gary R. Herbert outlined the mission of the Standards Review Panel today, as the group held its first meeting to review whether the state standards for mathematics and English language arts are properly preparing students for higher education. During the panel’s opening meeting, the governor reiterated that the panel is not to provide a […]

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Governor visits Carbon and Emery Counties during rural Utah tour

Posted on: October 7th, 2014

Gov. Herbert had an eventful visit to Carbon and Emery Counties during his rural Utah tour. Gov. Herbert and Education Advisor Tami Pyfer met with student leaders at USU Eastern for a question and answer period. The group discussed federal education requirements, higher ed. costs and ways Utah students could better prepare for college. The […]

Governor says Healthy Utah will benefit businesses

Posted on: October 7th, 2014

Polls* show the more Utahns learn about Gov. Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan, the more they like it. Gov. Herbert met with business leaders at the Northern Utah Chamber on Thursday to explain how his alternative to Medicaid expansion will benefit Utah businesses. The governor based his Healthy Utah plan on four principles: Individual responsibility Supporting […]

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Governor discusses SCOTUS decision not to hear Utah same-sex-marriage case

Posted on: October 6th, 2014

This morning, Gov. Herbert met with reporters to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court decision not to hear Utah’s case regarding same-sex marriage. You can watch the video or read the full text, below:  Good morning. As you know, this morning we received word that the United States Supreme Court decided not to hear Utah’s case […]

Gov. pushing for Utah health care improvements

Gov. pushing for Utah health care improvements

Posted on: October 2nd, 2014

While Gov. Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan has been the most prominent issue related to health reform, it is not the only focus when it comes to the health of the people of our state. The governor was joined by a number of health care experts including physicians, legislators and state agency representatives as he discussed […]