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Governor Herbert Discusses Health Care Solutions with CMS Administrator Verma

Posted on: November 14th, 2017

Seema Verma, Administrator of the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services, visited Salt Lake City Monday to discuss Utah’s recently approved Medicaid waiver and announce the formal approval of the state’s implementation plan for those funds. Money from this waiver can now be used to reimburse service providers. While the Affordable Care Act extended coverage […]

Federal Government Approves Medicaid Waiver

Posted on: November 1st, 2017

This morning, Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced the approval of Utah’s request to the federal government to expand Medicaid services in Utah. On November 1, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — through its Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services — formally approved Utah’s request to expand Medicaid services to between 4,000 and […]

Governor Appoints Judge Paige Petersen to Utah Supreme Court

Posted on: October 31st, 2017

Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Judge Paige Petersen to serve as a justice on the Utah Supreme Court. If confirmed Judge Petersen will fill the vacancy created by Justice Christine Durham, who will retire on Nov. 15, 2017. “The judicial appointments I make are among the most significant and enduring things I will do […]

Governor Returns from Trade Mission to Israel and Jordan

Posted on: October 31st, 2017

Governor Herbert has returned from a week-long trade mission in Israel and Jordan, where he spent the week strengthening business and diplomatic ties.   The Governor traveled with his Office of Economic Development and business leaders from across Utah during the mission, and met with leaders of both countries, including King Abdullah the II and […]

Governor Speaks at Southern Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit

Posted on: October 6th, 2017

    Utahns all across the state have much to be proud of. We have our world-class snow and ski resorts, our thousands of miles of hiking and biking trails, our rivers, lakes and streams teeming with trout and other game fish — as well as abundant wildlife in our mountains forests and deserts, and […]

Puerto Rico Needs Utah’s Help

Posted on: October 4th, 2017

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, Governor Herbert sent the following letter to a wide variety of religious organizations, asking Utahns to appeal to the better angels in their nature and reach out to help our fellow U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. You can find his personal appeal to Utah citizens on […]

How Utahns Can Help in the Wake of the Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

Posted on: October 2nd, 2017

We all mourn the tragic and horrific events of last night’s shooting, and our hearts and prayers are with the victims, their families and their friends. We encourage all Utahns to reach out, and do what they can to alleviate the great suffering in our neighboring state. There are several ways you can help today. Donate […]

Governor Herbert Testifies About Healthcare Before United States Senate Committee

Posted on: September 12th, 2017

On September 7, Governor Gary R. Herbert testified before the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions about stabilizing the individual health insurance market. He spoke on a panel of five governors, including Governors Bill Haslam of Tenessee, Steve Bullock of Montana, Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, and John Hickenlooper of Colorado. You […]

Governor’s Summer Reading Program: Read with the Bees

Posted on: July 5th, 2017

School’s out for summer, but learning should never take a break. This year Governor and Mrs. Herbert have partnered again with organizations across the state, including KSL’s Read Today, the Deseret News, and McDonald’s to provide another fun summer reading program: Read with the Bees. The Governor’s Summer Reading Program began with Governor Olene Walker, […]

Wasatch Resource Recovery Groundbreaking

Posted on: June 16th, 2017

Using a process known as anaerobic digestion, Utah’s new Wasatch Resource Recovery project will transform food waste into natural gas. Yesterday, Governor Gary R. Herbert participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for Utah’s first anaerobic digestion facility for processing food waste. Using the latest technologies available, the facility will begin turning our garbage into clean, renewable […]