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Support for Governor’s efforts to improve public safety

Posted on: August 21st, 2014

Gov. Herbert and other top Utah elected officials  have charged the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) with developing a comprehensive set of data-driven recommendations to increase public safety, while limiting expected growth of the state’s prison budget. The commission will submit recommendations to the governor and Legislature in November for consideration in […]

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Gov. Herbert discusses potential national monument on Fox News

Posted on: August 21st, 2014

Watch the latest video at Gov. Herbert sat down with Fox News to discuss the never-ending debate over the imbalance of federal and state controlled land and the potential designation by President Obama of a new national monument in Utah. On September 18, 1996, President Clinton declared the Grand Staircase-Escalante a national monument. Comprised […]


Going Above and Beyond: Governor Announces 100,000 Jobs in 1,000 Days Results

Posted on: August 19th, 2014

  When Gov. Herbert took office back in 2009, the unemployment rate in Utah was 8.4 percent. In January 2012, the unemployment rate in Utah dropped to 5.8 percent. Although significantly lower than the high of 8.4, we knew Utah could do better. During the 2012 State of the State address, Gov. Herbert set a […]


Gov. Herbert named Champion of Small Business

Posted on: August 11th, 2014

Business consultants John Horn and Darren Pleasance wrote: “There’s Mom. There’s apple pie. And there’s small business.” Here in Utah, we concur with their assessment, except we would place small business ahead of apple pie and just behind mom in order of importance. That philosophy is a large part of why Gov. Herbert was honored […]


Gov. Herbert invites Senators to see Utah, support PLI

Posted on: August 6th, 2014

Last week, 14 members of the U.S. Senate penned a letter to President Barack Obama encouraging him to use his “authority under the Antiquities Act to declare Greater Canyonlands a national monument.” That would be a 1.8 million acre monument to be more specific. And if that sounds like a lot of land, consider it […]


Utah Named #1 in Economic Growth Potential by Business Facilities Magazine

Posted on: August 6th, 2014

The awards keep rolling in. Utah has been named #1 in the Economic Growth Potential category in Business Facilities magazine 2014 Annual Rankings Report. The magazine gave props to the “busy beehive” state for their fast and vast economic growth since Gov. Herbert took office in 2009. “He set a daunting goal of making Utah […]

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Why it Matters: The effort to reduce recidivism

Posted on: August 4th, 2014

What’s the best thing that can happen to an inmate when he or she leaves prison? To become a law-abiding citizen who does not face further incarceration. In support of Governor Herbert’s goal to reduce recidivism in the State of Utah, the Department of Corrections is working to provide additional training and work opportunities for […]


New partnership aims to help educate Utah teachers

Posted on: August 1st, 2014

This morning Gov. Herbert and Pluralsight, a Utah-based online training company for technology and creative professionals, announced an exciting new partnership to help  Utah teachers. Pluralsight, in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the Utah System of Higher Education will donate free one-year subscriptions to the company’s online training library to all […]


Strengthening ties with Utah’s Native American Tribes

Posted on: July 30th, 2014

Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued an executive order to strengthen communication between state agencies and Utah’s eight sovereign tribes this morning at the 9th Annual Native American Summit, held at Utah Valley University. “Consultation, communication, and cooperation between state agencies and Utah’s tribal nations are already taking place and yielding positive results,” said Gov. Herbert. […]


Gov. Herbert taps Val Hale to lead state’s economic development

Posted on: July 29th, 2014

Gov. Gary R. Herbert has named Val Hale as director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Hale will assume his new role on Mon., Aug. 4, 2014. “Val is a man of extraordinary experience, talent and drive, with a unique background in economic development, marketing, public relations, international affairs, government and community relations,” said […]