Governor to energy industry: planning key to long-term success

Posted on: May 21st, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert emphasized the importance of Utah’s energy sector to spur economic development and the need to work together for a brighter energy future at the fourth annual Governor’s Energy Summit Thursday. Praising them for their activity to deliver affordable, sustainable and clean energy to Utah, the governor encouraged energy industry workers to continue […]

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An energy focus helps develop Utah’s thriving economy

Posted on: May 19th, 2015

When Gov. Gary Herbert took office in 2009, he set his focus on getting Utah’s economy back on its feet. At the height of the Great Recession, he recognized energy development was a necessity in achieving that goal. That is why, in his 2010 State of the State address, Gov. Herbert called for a strategic 10-year […]


Gov. Herbert attends 100th Black and White Days, visits school in northern Utah

Posted on: May 15th, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert visited northern Utah Friday where he greeted elementary students in Hyrum and met dairy farmers from around the state at the centennial Black and White Days celebration. This year marked the 100th Black and White Days, an annual celebration of Utah’s incredible dairy industry held in Richmond. Gov. Herbert thanked dairy industry […]

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Lt. Gov. Cox tells Dixie St. graduates to build eulogy virtues, not resume virtues

Posted on: May 13th, 2015

  President Williams, faculty members, staff, distinguished graduates, parents family and friends. Congratulations to the class of 2015! Thank you for giving me this distinct honor to address you on this very special occasion. Now, I know what you are thinking: UVU gets Mitt Romney, Weber State gets NBA star Damian Lillard…and we get…this guy? […]

Prison relocation public events announced

Posted on: May 4th, 2015

Utahns will be able to visit counties of the prospective sites for the new state prison to view informational displays and ask questions of a Prison Relocation Commission panel in just a few short weeks. In a letter sent Friday, Sen. Jerry Stevenson and Rep. Brad Wilson announced three dates for on-site informational public events […]

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Utah maintains AAA bond rating

Posted on: May 1st, 2015

Gov. Gary R. Herbert and State Treasurer Richard K. Ellis announced this week the closing of two refunding bond sales and the corresponding affirmation of the state’s superior general obligation bond rating by all three rating agencies – Standard & Poor’s (AAA), Moody’s Investors Service (Aaa) and Fitch Ratings (AAA). Utah is one of only […]

Governor visits students in Beaver and Piute counties

Posted on: April 16th, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert met with students in Beaver and Piute counties yesterday to share the importance of education and listen as they sang and told stories about their schools and communities. He stopped at Circleville Elementary (students from nearby Oscarson Elementary were also in attendance) Beaver High School and Piute High School. Students from Circleville […]

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A look back on presidential visits to Utah

Posted on: April 6th, 2015

Last week, Gov. Gary Herbert greeted President Barack Obama as he made his first trip to Utah as president. The visit by Mr. Obama marks the state’s 132 presidential visit to the state. Present and past governors have showcased Utah’s beauty during presidential visits. Nineteen presidents have visited the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square, two presidents […]

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Governor honors Vietnam Veterans on Recognition Day, signs veteran bills

Posted on: April 1st, 2015

Veterans, lawmakers, state and military officials gathered in the Capitol Rotunda Monday for a special ceremony that commemorated Vietnam veterans on Utah’s first-ever Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day. Gov. Herbert signed a bill creating Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day in 2014. During the Vietnam War, 388 Utahns lost their lives. Today more than 50,000 Vietnam veterans live […]

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Governor signs bills to benefit Utah’s tribes during special ceremony

Posted on: March 31st, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert signed three bills that benefit Utah’s tribes into law Monday during a special ceremony at the Utah Capitol attended by leaders of the Navajo Nation. The three bills the governor signed were HB 33 American Indian-Alaskan Native Education Amendments, SB 90 Utah Navajo Royalties Amendment and SCR 2 Concurrent Resolution Regarding Navajo […]