Posts related to ‘Education’

Governor pays tribute to Utah’s fallen soldiers

Posted on: February 28th, 2015

Governor Gary R. Herbert honored Utah’s fallen soldiers and their families Friday during a special tribute at the State Capitol. “Of all my duties as Governor, I would be hard-pressed to name another more significant than honoring those whose sacrifices have helped make our freedoms possible, as well as to salute their families” said Gov. […]

National Governors Association 2015 Winter Meetings

Posted on: February 27th, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert visited Washington, D.C. this week for the 2015 National Governors Association (NGA) winter meetings. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the NGA and will chair the bi-partisan organization beginning in July 2015. As an NGA leader, the governor works with other governors to find ways to limit the influence of the […]

Legislative Session press conference – Feb. 24, 2015

Posted on: February 25th, 2015

Gov. Herbert answered questions about education funding, Healthy Utah, right to die legislation and the caucus system during his most recent Legislative Session press conference.

Gov. Herbert declares Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Posted on: February 23rd, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert has declared Feb. 22-28, 2015 Eating Disorders Awareness Week in Utah to educate residents about eating disorders and increase their understanding of these potentially life-threatening conditions. “Eating disorders are a serious public health concern and should not be ignored,” said Gov. Herbert. “Many of our citizens suffer from these complex mental health […]

Protecting the Greater Sage-Grouse

Posted on: February 10th, 2015

Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed an executive order today to protect the greater sage grouse population and its habitat. Click here to read the executive order. The executive order ensures Utah state agencies will do their part to prevent an Endangered Species listing. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is under court order to decide whether to […]

Week 1: legislative session press conference

Posted on: February 6th, 2015

For the first time since the opening of the 2015 General Legislative Session, Gov. Gary Herbert met with reporters to field questions on topics ranging from education and Healthy Utah to religious liberty and non-discrimination.

Governor says give to the homeless

Posted on: February 6th, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert urged Utahns to donate to the homeless during his visit to the Volunteers of America (VOA) Adult Detoxification Center Thursday. He also highlighted the opportunity for Utahns to directly help individuals and families experiencing homelessness by donating to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund. “We’re number one in the nation for charitable […]

Gov. Herbert declares School Counseling Week in Utah

Posted on: February 3rd, 2015

Gov. Gary R. Herbert declared Feb. 2-6, 2015, School Counseling Week in Utah. Utah joins the national observation to focus attention to school counselors’ vital role in helping students succeed academically and plan for a career. “Supporting school counselors is part of the investment we make to provide an educational system where the rising generation […]

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. […]