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Governor thanks Utah’s outstanding teachers

Posted on: May 18th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert is enlisting Utah’s top teachers to help meet his new statewide goal to take education in Utah to the top. At an event to honor 44 outstanding teachers Wednesday, Gov. Herbert talked about the goal he set 7 years ago, during one of the worst economic downturns in history, for Utah […]

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Governor, joins San Juan County Native Americans to fight against national monument

Posted on: May 17th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert joined San Juan County Native Americans at the state Capitol Tuesday afternoon to send the Obama administration a straightforward message: unilaterally designating Bears Ears as a national monument would be a mistake. “A Bears Ears national monument is not supported locally. It would exacerbate an already tense situation, and fan the […]

Governor, First Lady share love of reading in southern Utah

Posted on: May 12th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert and First Lady Jeanette Herbert joined faculty and students at LaVerkin Elementary School in southern Utah Thursday to tout the importance of reading. “If you want to be a scientist, doctor, engineer, business person or anything else, you must first get a great education. One of the best ways to do […]

Bringing more trust land money and greater stability to Utah schools

Posted on: May 12th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert’s challenge for Utah to lead the nation as America’s top-performing education system is off to an important start. Joined today by PTA and School and Institutional Trust Lands (SITLA) representatives at the Utah Valley Convention Center, Gov. Herbert signed a bill that would increase trust land funds by approximately 50 percent, […]

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Honoring Officer Doug Barney and Deputy Leon May

Posted on: May 5th, 2016

Hundreds of law enforcement officers and their family members gathered on the Capitol grounds Thursday morning as the names of Unified Police Department Officer Doug Barney and Sheriff Deputy Leon Albert May were added to the wall of the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial. Both Officer Barney and Deputy May were killed in the line of duty. […]

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Governor kicks off Military Appreciation Month

Posted on: May 4th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed three military bills to benefit Utah veterans and service members during the Military Appreciation Month kickoff held Wednesday at the Capitol. Several National Guard soldiers and airmen, as well as Utah veterans were present for the bill signing. General Jefferson Burton, Col. Gary Harter, Rep. Paul Ray, Rep. Lynn Hemingway […]

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Teacher Appreciation Day

Posted on: May 3rd, 2016

May 3 is National Teacher Appreciation Day, and Gov. Gary Herbert shared his thoughts about the positive impact Utah teachers have on the lives of their students. “The most impactful person in a student’s life, other than his or her own family, is a teacher. And Utah is blessed to have some of the very best. […]

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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 […]