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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 […]

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Governor dedicates Native American monument

Posted on: March 27th, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert joined Shoshone Tribal Chairman Jason Walker to dedicate a site commemorating Native American settlements at the Galena Preserve on Friday. The site hosts a monument which consists of stone pedestals containing the tribal seals and stories of the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, the Navajo Nation, the Northwestern Band of the […]

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Governor joins local Boy Scouts to fight hunger

Posted on: March 24th, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert joined the Utah Food Bank and Boy Scouts of America to kick off the 29th annual Scouting For Food drive. Scouting for Food is an annual event in which more than 55,000 Utah Boy Scouts go door-to-door to collect food items for the Utah Food Bank. “Hunger is a problem that affects […]

Governor: We are “closer than ever” to solving Medicaid issue

Posted on: March 16th, 2015

Gov. Herbert announced Thursday that key players in a decision on providing health coverage to Utahns living in poverty would tackle Medicaid expansion issues by July 31st, after which he will call a special session to implement their recommendation. The negotiations will include Gov. Herbert, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, House Speaker […]

Governor signs LGBT nondiscrimination and religious liberty bill

Posted on: March 12th, 2015

Gov. Herbert signed SB 296 Antidiscrimination and Religious Freedom Amendments into law Thursday night during a public ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda. SB 296 addresses LGBT discrimination and religious freedoms. “I have no doubt that the eyes of the nation are upon us as we have shown a way to resolve a somewhat contentious issue […]

Legislative Session press conference – March 5, 2015

Posted on: March 5th, 2015

Gov. Herbert answered questions on Healthy Utah, medical marijuana and presidential primaries during his most recent press conference.

Healthy Utah 2.0

Posted on: March 3rd, 2015