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Work-based learning programs expand in Utah

Posted on: April 26th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert visited southern Utah Tuesday to announce the expansion of an innovative work-based learning program that will allow high school students to qualify for jobs in the growing aerospace industry. The Utah Aerospace Pathways program (UAP), launched last September, will now be available to high school students in the Iron County School […]

Governor signs anti-pornography bills declaring public health crisis

Posted on: April 20th, 2016

Utah is leading the national fight against pornography, becoming the first state to declare it “a public health hazard” in a resolution signed by Gov. Gary R. Herbert Tuesday morning. “Pornography is a public health crisis.” Gov. Herbert said. “The problem is rampant, yet it thrives in secrecy and silence. Today’s bills will start an […]

Fourth grade students from Roy Elementary watched as Gov. Herbert signed 14 bills that cut red tape in government.

Governor signs bills cutting red tape in government

Posted on: April 12th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed copies of 14 bills Tuesday which cut red tape in government by reducing taxes, eliminating regulations and cleaning up state code. “Over the past few years, every sector of Utah’s economy has grown with one exception: government” Gov. Herbert said. “As governor, I will continue to seek out areas to […]

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Governor signs bills to reduce standardized testing

Posted on: April 11th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed ceremonial copies of two companion bills Thursday, which will reduce state standardized testing and allow for greater flexibility and local control in deciding how to evaluate teacher performance. “Today is another reminder that Utah is in control of our education system,” Gov. Herbert said. “Our teachers require more freedom to […]

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Strengthening Utah’s economy through positive foreign relations

Posted on: April 5th, 2016

In recent years, Utah has received international recognition for its business performance at home and abroad. As Utah’s head of state, Gov. Gary R. Herbert plays an important role in strengthening diplomatic, cultural and political ties between Utah and nations around the world. On Tuesday morning, he met with a representative from the National Assembly […]

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Caring for Utah’s most vulnerable

Posted on: March 25th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert visited the Fourth Street Clinic on the morning of Good Friday where he signed two bills to help care for Utah’s most vulnerable citizens. “This is a good Friday in many ways because of the bills we are signing today,” Gov. Herbert said. “We are here because of the work of […]

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“In God We Trust” license plate standardized in Utah

Posted on: March 21st, 2016

Utah became the 19th state to standardize the “In God We Trust” license plate on Monday. Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed HB 127 into law, removing the popular plate’s $5 specialty fee and providing the way for more Utahns to have plates bearing the national motto. “John Adams said our Constitution was made for only a […]

Governor encourages Utahns to participate in statewide food drive

Posted on: March 18th, 2016

Fifty-five thousand Utah Boy Scouts will go door-to-door this Saturday morning to pick up food donations during Utah’s 30th annual Scouting For Food drive. Gov. Gary R. Herbert made the first food donation at Thursday’s kickoff event and signed an official proclamation declaring Sat. March 19 as “Scouting for Food Day in Utah.” “Hunger is […]

Legislative session wrap up

Posted on: March 17th, 2016

The 2016 legislative session concluded just last Thursday and Gov. Gary R. Herbert is pleased with the results. The governor’s top priorities for the general session included increased funding for education, a reduction in earmarks and high stakes testing, and new solutions to care for Utah’s most vulnerable citizens. “Once again, we came together to […]

Governor pays tribute to fallen soldiers

Posted on: February 29th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert met with the families of the 13 fallen soldiers from Utah who lost their lives in 2015 and paid tribute to them, and to their loved ones, during a special ceremony held Friday at the State Capitol. “Of all my duties as governor, there is none more significant than honoring those […]