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Governor announces work-based diesel tech program to employ more Utahns

Posted on: February 2nd, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced a work-based learning program Tuesday that will put high school students on course to find jobs in the diesel service industry. The Diesel Tech Pathways Program provides early training and internships for high school students and guarantees them career opportunities after just one year of training at Salt Lake Community […]

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Gov. Herbert delivers 2016 State of the State Address

Posted on: January 28th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert delivered the 2016 State of the State address before a joint session of the legislature and Utahns from across the state on January 27, 2016. Below is a transcript of his address. Click here to download a PDF of the full text. President Niederhauser, Speaker Hughes, Members of the Legislature, Justices […]

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Governor, U.S. Navy Secretary announce “USS Utah”

Posted on: January 19th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert and U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the next Virginia-class attack submarine USS Utah (SSN 801) Tuesday during a special naming ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda that included Navy servicemembers and family members of local Medal of Honor recipients. “This ship is about our future.” Gov. Herbert said. “As Roosevelt […]

Utah maintains AAA bond rating thanks to prudent fiscal management

Posted on: January 15th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert and State Treasurer David Damchen announced Tuesday that Utah received a AAA bond rating from the two rating agencies to review the state this year. The announcement affirms Utah’s strong state economy and prudent fiscal management. “Utah’s conservative fiscal principles and debt management practices continue to provide the state with the highest […]

Historic, 45-star flag comes home to Utah

Posted on: January 13th, 2016

A historic, 45-star flag found in an Iowa junkyard has made its way home to Utah. Jack Mommer of Dike, Iowa was searching for used car parts about seven years ago when he discovered the 15-foot star spangled banner crumpled in the back of a broken-down van. Seeing only 45 stars, he planned to present […]

Governor delivers NGA State of the States Address

Posted on: January 7th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert visited Washington, D.C. this week to deliver the National Governors Association (NGA) State of the States address and discuss his NGA Chair’s initiative with new House leadership. The governor’s initiative, “Finding Solutions, Improving Lives,” highlights state-based solutions to common problems so states can share best practices and showcase their breakthroughs. During […]

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2015 Year in Review

Posted on: December 31st, 2015

From setting records for volunteer hours donated and job growth, to passing monumental legislation to protect the rights of the LGBT community and people of faith, to reaching population milestones and saying goodbye to some of Utah’s finest public servants, here is a look back at some of Utah’s biggest stories from 2015. Utah passes monumental LGBT non-discrimination & […]

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Governor, police officers issue holiday reminder: Don’t drink and drive

Posted on: December 18th, 2015

There is never, ever a reason to drive under the influence of alcohol. Gov. Gary R. Herbert and Utah law enforcement officers joined forces Friday to reinforce this critical message as Utahns plan for holiday festivities to finish off the year. “I’ve spoken to the victims of DUI crashes—to those who have lost family members in […]

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Utah ranks #1 in volunteerism for 10th straight year

Posted on: December 18th, 2015

Utahns donated more volunteer hours than any other state in 2015, marking the 10th straight year the Beehive State has been recognized as No. 1 in the nation for volunteerism. To celebrate, Gov. Gary R. Herbert kicked off the 2016 Pledge 10 campaign, asking Utahns to serve 10 people, volunteer with coworkers 10 times, or serve 10 hours at a […]

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Good news for education in Utah

Posted on: December 17th, 2015

So far, December has been a good month for education in Utah. Gov. Gary R. Herbert proposed $422 million in new money to public and higher education earlier this month, and two reports released this week show improvements in student graduation and enrollment. High school graduation rates in the U.S. are at an all-time high […]