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Let the Games Begin!

Posted on: June 10th, 2016

“Let the Games begin!” With those four words, Gov. Gary R. Herbert officially opened the 31st annual Utah Summer Games Thursday at Southern Utah University’s Eccles Coliseum in Cedar City. Nearly 10,000 athletes from every corner of Utah are expected to compete at this year’s event, which features 36 sports ranging from archery to water […]


Improving Financial and Economic Literacy in Utah Schools

Posted on: June 8th, 2016

Speaking to school teachers today, Gov. Gary R. Herbert praised a statewide effort to improve financial and economic literacy in Utah’s schools. “How can we perpetuate the American Dream if this and future generations fail to understand the free market system which has enabled the United States to be the most prosperous nation on earth […]


Protecting Utah’s Health Care Professionals

Posted on: May 31st, 2016

On Tuesday, Gov. Gary Herbert visited St. Mark’s Hospital to sign Senate Bill 106, a bill that takes aim at protecting health care professionals from patient and patient family assault. “Our objective is to protect this group from injury while they are performing their life-saving duties,” Gov. Herbert said. Last year, Intermountain Healthcare reported over 160 […]


Honoring and caring for our veterans

Posted on: May 30th, 2016

“Let us never forget to honor, respect and thank our veterans for defending America, safeguarding our freedom and inspiring millions around the world with a love of liberty.” – Gov. Gary R. Herbert, at the state’s official Memorial Day observance Speaking to veterans and their families at the Salt Lake William E. Christoffersen Veterans Home, […]

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Governor Herbert hosts annual energy summit

Posted on: May 27th, 2016

“Energy development plays a special role in elevating rural economies; it is the lifeblood and enabler of Utah’s broader economy.” – Gov. Herbert This week, Gov. Gary R. Herbert joined with the Office of Energy Development to host the 5th annual Energy Development Summit, bringing together energy stakeholders in promoting clean, affordable and sustainable energy development. Ongoing energy […]

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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, […]


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. […]