Gov. Herbert stands with fellow GOP governors in support of federalism

Gov. Herbert stands with fellow GOP governors in support of federalism

Posted on: January 30th, 2015

This week, Gov. Gary R. Herbert joined 24 of his fellow Republican governors in signing a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConell urging the 114th Congress to actively restore balance between the states and federal government during the session. The governors of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Guam, Idaho, Illinois, […]


Gov. Herbert, Mitt Romney discuss economy in special forum

Posted on: January 30th, 2015

Gov. Gary R. Herbert and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney addressed a sellout crowd last week at an economic development forum in Salt Lake City. Gov. Herbert spoke about the necessity for states to exert control over policies like health care and education, and the need for Washington to treat states as equal partners to […]

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An inside look at the State of the State

Posted on: January 29th, 2015

Last night, Gov. Herbert delivered his sixth State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature. The speech is broadcast live on local TV stations and seats are at a premium in the Gallery. There’s a lot that goes into the 3,000-plus word address, which outlines the governor’s priorities for the just-underway […]


Governor Herbert delivers 2015 State of the State address

Posted on: January 29th, 2015

Gov. Gary R. Herbert called for investment in education and infrastructure to pave the way for the next generation of Utahns to reach their full potential in his 2015 State of the State address. The full text of the State of the State address is below. Speaker Hughes, President Niederhauser, members of the Legislature, Lt. […]

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4 questions state agencies ask before getting more money

Posted on: January 21st, 2015

By Kristen Cox, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget In preparing the Governor’s budget recommendations, the GOMB staff had the opportunity to review a multitude of budget requests. While a number of requests were meritorious at face value, many did not answer the key questions decision makers or the public would […]


Strong support for Governor heading into session

Posted on: January 21st, 2015

Governor Gary R. Herbert has strong poll numbers heading into the 2015 legislative session and a plan for what to do next. The governor’s overall approval rating remains high at 74 percent according to a new poll from Dan Jones & Associates. Gov. Herbert posts strong numbers with Republicans (89 percent) and independent voters (73 […]

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Gov. Herbert declares Radon Action Week

Posted on: January 15th, 2015

Gov. Herbert signed a declaration creating “Radon Action Week” in Utah alongside three elementary students who won a radon awareness poster competition hosted by the Department of Environmental Quality. “I need you to be my ambassadors,” he told contest winners Cetera Sorensen, (11) Ani Allan (10) and Ellie Lyman (10). “Will you go back to […]


Governor Herbert discusses national challenges on C-SPAN

Posted on: January 7th, 2015

Gov. Gary R. Herbert appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal Wednesday morning to discuss challenges facing the nation’s governors and take questions from callers around the country. Among the topics he discussed were transportation and reauthorization, his White House meeting with President Obama and Common Core. Gov. Herbet traveled to Washington, D.C. to deliver the National […]


Governor appoints judge to fill Supreme Court vacancy

Posted on: December 18th, 2014

Gov. Gary R. Herbert nominated 3rd District Court Judge Constandinos G. Himonas to the Utah Supreme Court this morning to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Ronald Nehring. “It is an honor for me to appoint Judge Deno Himonas to the Utah Supreme Court,” said Gov. Herbert. “Making a selection of this […]

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Utah named number one volunteer state for ninth straight year

Posted on: December 17th, 2014

Utahns donated more volunteer hours than any other state in 2014, with more than 900,000 volunteers serving approximately 154.9 million total hours. This is the ninth consecutive year Utah has claimed the top spot in the nation for volunteerism. “It is an honor to be recognized as the number one state for volunteering for the […]