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It’s a Rich State 7-peat for Utah

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

They say winning never gets old, and when it comes to the Rich States, Poor States index, Utah knows it firsthand. “Utah’s ranking as the top state in Rich States, Poor States goes to show the importance of the work we have done to maximize the value of every taxpayer dollar rather than taking more [...]

Trade Mission to Mexico: Governors Sign MOU

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

It is a privilege to be here in Mexico with Governor Eruviel Ávila. We believe the future is bright in Mexico and Utah. Utah was once part of Mexico. Today, the relationship between Utah and Mexico has come full circle as we forge stronger economic and government ties that will benefit us both. In 2012 alone, [...]

The Capitol Cornerstone 100th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, April 4th, 2014

A century ago, in 1914, then Governor William Spry cemented into place the cornerstone of the Utah State Capitol. Just as they laid a solid foundation to make Utah what it is today, it is our responsibility to continue to build upon that foundation and make Utah even stronger.  

Gov. presents Park City HS with trophy as top AP school

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Gov. Herbert awarded Park City High School as the top Advanced Placement school in the state. The award is given to the school with the highest percentage of the student body that earns advanced placement credits. This is the second consecutive year PCHS has claimed the title. The governor presented the students with a traveling trophy, [...]

Utah’s new state tree

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Gov. Herbert visited the Monroe Elementary in Sevier County where he signed a bill that got its origins in a Junior Rams 4th grade class. The bill, SB41, changes the official state tree from the Colorado Blue Spurce to the Utah Quaking Aspen. The students chose the aspen because a colony of trees develop a [...]

Healthy Habits with Governor Herbert

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

At the National Governors Association (NGA) 2014 Winter Meeting, NGA partnered with Sesame Workshop to video tape governors with Sesame Street characters Rosita and Abby Cadabby. The videos’ messages focus on healthy habits for children. Watch here: Sesame Street Healthy Habits with Governor Herbert

Utah’s business community supports Governor’s plan on health care for poor

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Utah’s business community has spoken out in support of Gov. Herbert’s innovative plan to provide health care for Utahns living in poverty. In an op-ed published in today’s Salt Lake Tribune, co-chairs of the Salt Lake Chamber’s health reform task force, Marc Bennett and Andrew Crowshaw write: “Our community will be healthier and financially stronger [...]

Governor takes popular TV News Anchor quiz

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

There’s an internet quiz that has been quite the buzz around the Capitol this week. It is a fun way to see which Utah TV News Reporter you are most like. So, today Gov. Gary Herbert took a few minutes before lunch to take the quiz and we caught it on camera. Take a look [...]

Utah’s approach to caring for the poor

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Editor’s note: this post was authored by Dr. David Patton, executive director of the Utah Department of Health, and was originally published in the Salt Lake Tribune.  A key component of health reform efforts, both nationally and locally, has always been providing access to appropriate, affordable health care for those who find such services beyond [...]

Utah’s unemployment drops to 5-year low

Friday, March 7th, 2014

The latest jobs report shows Utah’s unemployment rate has dropped below four percent for the first time in over five years. Gov. Gary Herbert was joined by business leaders from a broad spectrum of industries today as he discussed the keys to Utah’s economic success. The state’s unemployment rate is now 3.9 percent thanks to [...]