Posts related to ‘Education’

Going Above and Beyond: Governor Announces 100,000 Jobs in 1,000 Days Results

Posted on: August 19th, 2014

  When Gov. Herbert took office back in 2009, the unemployment rate in Utah was 8.4 percent. In January 2012, the unemployment rate in Utah dropped to 5.8 percent. Although significantly lower than the high of 8.4, we knew Utah could do better. During the 2012 State of the State address, Gov. Herbert set a […]

Gov. Herbert invites Senators to see Utah, support PLI

Posted on: August 6th, 2014

Last week, 14 members of the U.S. Senate penned a letter to President Barack Obama encouraging him to use his “authority under the Antiquities Act to declare Greater Canyonlands a national monument.” That would be a 1.8 million acre monument to be more specific. And if that sounds like a lot of land, consider it […]

Strengthening ties with Utah’s Native American Tribes

Posted on: July 30th, 2014

Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued an executive order to strengthen communication between state agencies and Utah’s eight sovereign tribes this morning at the 9th Annual Native American Summit, held at Utah Valley University. “Consultation, communication, and cooperation between state agencies and Utah’s tribal nations are already taking place and yielding positive results,” said Gov. Herbert. […]

Mrs. Herbert give glimpse into life as First Lady

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014

We spend a lot of time on this blog keeping you up to date with everything going on in the Governor’s Office–and naturally that focuses on Gov. Herbert, himself. But this week viewers of KSL’s Studio 5 had the opportunity to get to know the First Lady, Jeanette Herbert, a little better. Check out the […]

Gov. Gary Herbert calls on Pres. Obama to address unaccompanied minors crossing U.S.-Mexico border

Posted on: July 22nd, 2014

(July 22, 2014) – As the humanitarian crisis grows along the nation’s southern border, Gov. Gary R. Herbert and five other governors expressed concern about the manner in which the Obama Administration is addressing the growing number of unaccompanied minors entering the United States. The governor was part of a discussion on the immigration issue […]

Governor’s response regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision

Posted on: July 18th, 2014

(July 18, 2014) Gov. Gary R. Herbert released the following statement regarding the decision from the U.S. Supreme Court: “I believe the Court made the correct decision to issue a stay in the Evans v. Herbert case. This is an important step in the process toward resolution of this issue.” “Regardless of where you stand […]

Strengthening Utah Education for our Students

Posted on: July 18th, 2014

(Remarks given July 17, 2014) Over the past year, I have listened intently to the growing chorus of concern with regards to certain aspects of public education. Much of that concern is over the adoption of the Common Core standards in mathematics and language arts. Comments from concerned parents, residents and state lawmakers are increasing. […]

Putting the best interest of our students first

Posted on: July 17th, 2014

Governor Herbert takes actions to resolve divisive issues in education Gov. Gary R. Herbert has taken action to resolve divisive issues in education. Today, he reaffirmed his commitment to Utah students by calling for expert and public review of education standards while addressing other issues of growing concern in education. “As I listen to these […]

Utah named #1 again, and again, and again

Posted on: July 16th, 2014

(July 16, 2014)  Utah identified as a symbol of economic growth that other states should use as a model For the third consecutive year, Utah has been recognized as the top pro-business state by Pollina Corporate based on 32 factors controlled by state government.   “Cultivating an environment where businesses can thrive has been a […]

Governor’s response to Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling

Posted on: June 25th, 2014

In response to the decision issued on the state’s appeal to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gov. Gary R. Herbert released the following statement: “I am disappointed with the decision from the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in regards to same-sex marriage. I believe states have the right to determine their laws regarding marriage. […]