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National Governors Association 2015 Winter Meetings

Posted on: February 27th, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert visited Washington, D.C. this week for the 2015 National Governors Association (NGA) winter meetings. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the NGA and will chair the bi-partisan organization beginning in July 2015. As an NGA leader, the governor works with other governors to find ways to limit the influence of the […]

Legislative Session press conference – Feb. 24, 2015

Posted on: February 25th, 2015

Gov. Herbert answered questions about education funding, Healthy Utah, right to die legislation and the caucus system during his most recent Legislative Session press conference.


Gov. Herbert declares Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Posted on: February 23rd, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert has declared Feb. 22-28, 2015 Eating Disorders Awareness Week in Utah to educate residents about eating disorders and increase their understanding of these potentially life-threatening conditions. “Eating disorders are a serious public health concern and should not be ignored,” said Gov. Herbert. “Many of our citizens suffer from these complex mental health […]

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8 facts about e-cigarettes and their impact on public health

Posted on: February 13th, 2015

E-cigarettes are a growing public health concern in Utah. Read these eight facts to learn more about e-cigarettes and Utah; including current laws, risks to teens and the reasons Gov. Herbert has proposed taxing them like tobacco products. And check out our video discussion with Dr. David Patton, the executive director of the Utah Dept. of […]

Legislative Session press conference – Feb. 12, 2015

Posted on: February 13th, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert discussed his meeting with Congressional leadership, non-discrimination and religious liberty and Healthy Utah during his most recent Legislative Session press conference.

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Gov. Herbert meets with Congressional leadership

Posted on: February 12th, 2015

Gov. Gary R. Herbert met with Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican Governors Association Chair Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday to discuss how states can work with the federal government on important issues this year. “They recognize with the new change of leadership that they needed to get […]

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Protecting the Greater Sage-Grouse

Posted on: February 10th, 2015

Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed an executive order today to protect the greater sage grouse population and its habitat. Click here to read the executive order. The executive order ensures Utah state agencies will do their part to prevent an Endangered Species listing. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is under court order to decide whether to […]

Five facts about Utah’s education standards

Posted on: February 10th, 2015

Governor Gary Herbert believes strongly in local control of education. Utah–not the federal government–should be in control of what is taught in our schools and how it is taught. In response to growing concern from some parents and teachers, last summer the governor called for expert and public review of education standards while addressing other […]

Week 1: legislative session press conference

Posted on: February 6th, 2015

For the first time since the opening of the 2015 General Legislative Session, Gov. Gary Herbert met with reporters to field questions on topics ranging from education and Healthy Utah to religious liberty and non-discrimination.

Governor says give to the homeless

Posted on: February 6th, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert urged Utahns to donate to the homeless during his visit to the Volunteers of America (VOA) Adult Detoxification Center Thursday. He also highlighted the opportunity for Utahns to directly help individuals and families experiencing homelessness by donating to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund. “We’re number one in the nation for charitable […]