Governor appoints judge to fill Supreme Court vacancy

Posted on: December 18th, 2014

Gov. Gary R. Herbert nominated 3rd District Court Judge Constandinos G. Himonas to the Utah Supreme Court this morning to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Ronald Nehring. “It is an honor for me to appoint Judge Deno Himonas to the Utah Supreme Court,” said Gov. Herbert. “Making a selection of this […]

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Utah named number one volunteer state for ninth straight year

Posted on: December 17th, 2014

Utahns donated more volunteer hours than any other state in 2014, with more than 900,000 volunteers serving approximately 154.9 million total hours. This is the ninth consecutive year Utah has claimed the top spot in the nation for volunteerism. “It is an honor to be recognized as the number one state for volunteering for the […]


At a glance: Governor Herbert’s budget proposal

Posted on: December 17th, 2014

Watch this video to find out what’s in the governor’s $14.3 billion budget proposal.


Governor trains for state emergencies

Posted on: December 15th, 2014

Gov. Gary R. Herbert and his cabinet members received training on their roles and responsibilities in the event of a state emergency at the EOC disaster training Monday. Trainings ranged from protocol to protect staff members and their families in emergencies, to coordinating emergency messaging to the public, to how to make state purchases during […]

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Investing in the future of Utah

Posted on: December 11th, 2014

Governor proposes largest education increase in 25 years

Posted on: December 11th, 2014

Students and teachers in Utah can expect $502 million in new funds in FY 2016 if Governor Herbert’s budget proposal is adopted. That would bring Utah’s total education funding to $5.3 billion with state, federal, and locally-generated funds. Education is once again the governor’s number one budget item, receiving nearly two-thirds of the $14.3 billion […]


Governor, students learn web coding during Computer Science Education Week

Posted on: December 8th, 2014

Gov. Herbert had a computer coding lesson alongside elementary and junior high school students Monday during the free “Hour of Code.” The Hour of Code is a global initiative launched by that aims to introduce people around the world to computer coding through one-hour online tutorials. Home to one of the fastest-growing technology industries […]


Healthy Utah protects taxpayers, provides coverage for low-income Utahns

Posted on: December 4th, 2014

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL HEALTHY UTAH PLAN Joined by community, business and faith leaders, Gov. Gary Herbert rolled out the details on his Healthy Utah plan today. The governor’s remarks are included here along with a link to the full plan, which is an alternative to Medicaid expansion that will bring tax dollars […]


Governor declares Nov. 29 Small Business Saturday

Posted on: November 25th, 2014

The holiday shopping season is set to begin and retailers are counting on big sales to end the year. To recognize and support small businesses in Utah, Gov. Herbert has declared Nov. 29 “Small Business Saturday.” This is part of a nationwide effort to encourage holiday shoppers to buy locally in their own communities. “Small […]


Gov. Herbert shares insight with governors-elect

Posted on: November 17th, 2014

This past weekend, Gov. Gary Herbert shared some of what he has learned during his time in office with those about to take over their respective statehouses. The governor and some of his fellow veteran governors meet with governors-elect at the National Governors Association (NGA) Seminar for New Governors (SNG) in Westminster, Colorado at the two-and-a-half-day biennial seminar, which […]