Posts related to ‘Education’

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 […]

Forbes names Utah 2014 Best State for Business

Posted on: November 14th, 2014

Video: Gov. Herbert talks to reporters about how his recent trade mission to Brazil will help Utah businesses and discusses the top ranking from Forbes. Utah was named the 2014 Best State for Business by Forbes magazine Wednesday, claiming the top spot for the fourth time in the past five years (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014). […]

Report on improving corrections system aimed at reducing recidivism

Posted on: November 14th, 2014

Utah’s Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) presented the governor with a series of recommendations this week aimed at increasing public safety while reducing recidivism rates that would save the taxpayer money. Click here to read the report. Here are a few things we know: Our state’s prison population has grown by 18 percent in the […]

Photos from Brazil Trade Mission, Days 5-6

Posted on: November 11th, 2014

At the invitation of the two leaders, Utah and Rio de Janeiro will enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on business, energy development, transportation, sports, and the Olympic Games. Coincidentally, Rio dubs itself as “A State of Sport” while Utah dubs itself as the “The State of Sport.”  These commonalities, among many others, will enable […]

Photos from Brazil Trade Mission, Day 3

Posted on: November 7th, 2014


Brazil trade mission: Utah is open for business

Posted on: November 6th, 2014

Gov. Herbert is in Brazil with Utah business leaders to deliver a simple message: Utah is open for business. The governor will be on the trade mission through early next week and will make stops in both São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The governor, along with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, is meeting […]