Posts related to ‘Self-Determination’

Governor challenges state employees to think big, improve efficiently

Posted on: September 3rd, 2014

When it comes to taxes, Gov. Hebert’s philosophy is to squeeze more from every taxpayer dollar so we don’t squeeze more dollars from every taxpayer. But actually putting that into practice is a real challenge. That’s why the governor has challenged the members of his Cabinet and all state employees to improve our performance and operational efficiency by […]

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. 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 […]

Utah’s balanced approach strengthens economy

Posted on: July 21st, 2014

There’s an interesting dilemma across the country as new technologies emerge. Advancements in technology make life better in many ways but as machines and software take over more and more work, they are also taking jobs, which comes at a cost. But Utah is leading in striking a balance between the two. “Rapid technological advances […]

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 […]

Independence Day

Posted on: July 4th, 2014

  *The following contains highlights from the Governor’s Independence Day Sunrise Service remarks, given this morning  Since the 2nd Continental Congress approved Richard Henry Lee’s motion for independence on July 2nd, 1776, John Adams told his wife Abigail that is the day our nation’s independence would likely be celebrated every year thereafter.  “I am apt to […]

Western Governors’ Association: Water in the Changing West

Posted on: June 10th, 2014

This morning at the Western Governors’ Association meetings in Colorado Springs, Gov. Herbert participated in and moderated a panel on “Water in the Changing West,” along with several other governors from Western states and other experts. In his opening remarks, Gov. Herbert said: In “Poor Richard’s Almanac,” Benjamin Franklin wrote: “When the well’s dry, we […]

A Tribute to Firefighters

Posted on: August 23rd, 2013

By Governor Gary R. Herbert It’s been said: “All men were created equal, and then a few became firefighters.” I wholeheartedly agree. I could not conclude otherwise after seeing firsthand the heroism and dedication of many of the firefighters who are battling the blazes that have destroyed 14 homes and charred more than 67,000 acres […]

Letter of Condolences

Posted on: July 3rd, 2013

By Governor Gary R. Herbert   Dear Governor Janice K. Brewer, Jeanette and I offer our heartfelt condolences to you and the residents of Arizona for the tragic loss of the nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot fire crew. The fallen firefighters were heroic public servants who sacrificed their lives in order to protect […]

Guiding Principles on Gun Control

Posted on: February 21st, 2013

By Governor Gary R. Herbert Respect the Second Amendment I will not support any legislation or proposals—either in Utah or by any federal entity—that would diminish our fundamental right to bear arms guaranteed in the Second Amendment to the US Constitution. Find rational solutions Any legislation must be carefully considered and pragmatic, not reactionary nor […]