Gov. Herbert salutes WWII vets taking Honor Flight

Posted on: September 19th, 2014

This week, Gov. Herbert  was honored to saluted 66 veterans of World War II as they embarked on their Honor Flight. The veterans gathered at the Salt Lake City International Airport to travel to the nation’s capital to visit the memorial erected in their honor. Gov. Herbert thanked each individual veteran for their service and example, […]


Citizenship education critical to long-term strength of our nation

Posted on: September 19th, 2014

Editor’s note: this post was originally published in the Deseret News on Sept. 17, 2014. It was authored by Gov. Herbert.  Generations of Americans grew up learning the Three Rs, “readin’, ritin’ and rithmetic’!” While the study of what we today call English language arts and mathematics is still essential to compete in a global […]

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Healthy Utah negotiations moving forward

Posted on: September 17th, 2014

Following a productive negotiation with the secretary of health and human services, Gov. Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan moving closer to being read to present to the Legislature. To borrow a page from coaching legend John Wooden, the governor is taking a “be quick but don’t hurry,” approach. “The first priority of business is to make […]


Gov. expresses strong support for Hill Air Force Base

Posted on: September 15th, 2014

Gov. Herbert expressed his strong support for Hill Air Force Base (HAFB) as a driving force in the Utah economy this afternoon at a meeting with the Industrial Association (IA), a consortium of aerospace and local businesses that do business with Hill Air Force Base. Just look at the economic numbers tied to HAFB. It […]


Poll shows Utahns support gov’s Healthy Utah plan

Posted on: September 15th, 2014

The more people know about the governor’s Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion, the more they support it. That’s according to a Dan Jones & Associates, Zions Bank and Utah Policy poll released today. A total of 67 percent of those polled support the Healthy Utah plan, with 22 percent saying they strongly support it. […]


Governor pays respects at National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Posted on: September 11th, 2014

Gov. Herbert pauses to remember those who were lost on September 11, 2001 while visiting the National September 11 Memorial in New York City.  On the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Gov. Gary Herbert visited the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City to honor the victims and heroes lost […]


Gov. to honor 9/11 victims & heroes, orders flags lowered in remembrance of September 11

Posted on: September 11th, 2014

  In honor of the lives lost, the family members who survived and the thousands of police, fire and military emergency and construction workers who courageously responded on Sept. 11, 2001, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has ordered all flags on state-owned facilities to be flown at half-staff tomorrow, Thurs., Sept. 11, 2014. “Tomorrow, we will […]


Big goal drives Utah’s economic success

Posted on: September 10th, 2014

Just last month, Gov. Herbert honored Utah’s private sector businesses for exceeding the goal he set to create 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days. As a matter of fact, we exceeded it by more than 10 percent. This past weekend, the governor’s former chief of staff, Derek Miller, now serving as the president and CEO of […]


Gov. reaches “conceptual” agreement with HHS on Healthy Utah

Posted on: September 9th, 2014

Photo: Local Utahn discusses potential benefits of the Healty Utah Plan with Gov. Herbert While in Washington, D.C. yesterday, Gov. Herbert met with the secretary of health and human services, Sylvia Burwell, to hammer out an agreement on the Healthy Utah plan. Following the meeting the governor said he has reached a “conceptual” agreement. It’s […]


Governor challenges state employees to think big, improve efficiently

Posted on: September 3rd, 2014

When it comes to taxes, Gov. Hebert’s philosophy is to squeeze more from every taxpayer dollar so we don’t squeeze more dollars from every taxpayer. But actually putting that into practice is a real challenge. That’s why the governor has challenged the members of his Cabinet and all state employees to improve our performance and operational efficiency by […]