Posts related to ‘Education’

Gov. Herbert salutes WWII vets taking Honor Flight

Posted on: September 19th, 2014

This week, Gov. Herbert  was honored to saluted 66 veterans of World War II as they embarked on their Honor Flight. The veterans gathered at the Salt Lake City International Airport to travel to the nation’s capital to visit the memorial erected in their honor. Gov. Herbert thanked each individual veteran for their service and example, […]

Citizenship education critical to long-term strength of our nation

Posted on: September 19th, 2014

Editor’s note: this post was originally published in the Deseret News on Sept. 17, 2014. It was authored by Gov. Herbert.  Generations of Americans grew up learning the Three Rs, “readin’, ritin’ and rithmetic’!” While the study of what we today call English language arts and mathematics is still essential to compete in a global […]

Gov. expresses strong support for Hill Air Force Base

Posted on: September 15th, 2014

Gov. Herbert expressed his strong support for Hill Air Force Base (HAFB) as a driving force in the Utah economy this afternoon at a meeting with the Industrial Association (IA), a consortium of aerospace and local businesses that do business with Hill Air Force Base. Just look at the economic numbers tied to HAFB. It […]

Governor pays respects at National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Posted on: September 11th, 2014

Gov. Herbert pauses to remember those who were lost on September 11, 2001 while visiting the National September 11 Memorial in New York City.  On the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Gov. Gary Herbert visited the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City to honor the victims and heroes lost […]

Gov. to honor 9/11 victims & heroes, orders flags lowered in remembrance of September 11

Posted on: September 11th, 2014

  In honor of the lives lost, the family members who survived and the thousands of police, fire and military emergency and construction workers who courageously responded on Sept. 11, 2001, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has ordered all flags on state-owned facilities to be flown at half-staff tomorrow, Thurs., Sept. 11, 2014. “Tomorrow, we will […]

Gov. reaches “conceptual” agreement with HHS on Healthy Utah

Posted on: September 9th, 2014

Photo: Local Utahn discusses potential benefits of the Healty Utah Plan with Gov. Herbert While in Washington, D.C. yesterday, Gov. Herbert met with the secretary of health and human services, Sylvia Burwell, to hammer out an agreement on the Healthy Utah plan. Following the meeting the governor said he has reached a “conceptual” agreement. It’s […]

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 […]