Posts related to ‘Education’

Gov. Herbert, Mitt Romney discuss economy in special forum

Posted on: January 30th, 2015

Gov. Gary R. Herbert and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney addressed a sellout crowd last week at an economic development forum in Salt Lake City. Gov. Herbert spoke about the necessity for states to exert control over policies like health care and education, and the need for Washington to treat states as equal partners to […]

Governor Herbert delivers 2015 State of the State address

Posted on: January 29th, 2015

Gov. Gary R. Herbert called for investment in education and infrastructure to pave the way for the next generation of Utahns to reach their full potential in his 2015 State of the State address. The full text of the State of the State address is below. Speaker Hughes, President Niederhauser, members of the Legislature, Lt. […]

4 questions state agencies ask before getting more money

Posted on: January 21st, 2015

By Kristen Cox, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget In preparing the Governor’s budget recommendations, the GOMB staff had the opportunity to review a multitude of budget requests. While a number of requests were meritorious at face value, many did not answer the key questions decision makers or the public would […]

Governor Herbert discusses national challenges on C-SPAN

Posted on: January 7th, 2015

Gov. Gary R. Herbert appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal Wednesday morning to discuss challenges facing the nation’s governors and take questions from callers around the country. Among the topics he discussed were transportation and reauthorization, his White House meeting with President Obama and Common Core. Gov. Herbet traveled to Washington, D.C. to deliver the National […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]