Posts related to ‘Management & Budget’

Governor’s Award for Excellence Ceremony 2017

Posted on: May 16th, 2017

Utah is a place where people serve. There are many people employed in this great state, but those who keep it running are called public servants. They serve to maintain success, and strive to make life better for every citizen. Each state employee hopes to do well at their job, and few of them seek […]

Safeguarding Utah’s charitable donations

Posted on: February 5th, 2015

By Kristen Cox, executive director, governor’s Office of Management and Budget During 2014, the Utah Department of Commerce’s Division of Consumer Protection registered approximately 4,500 charitable organizations.  Registering charitable organizations is just one of many ways the division works to protect consumers. Due to the high volume of very labor intensive work—a typical registration requires […]

Keys to the governor’s budget

Posted on: February 3rd, 2015

By Kristen Cox, executive director, governor’s Office of Management and Budget Gov. Herbert’s budget proposes right-sizing the amount of funding currently earmarked from sales and use tax in order to invest in education while also addressing the need to fund transportation for the long-term. The significant growth in earmarks merits review and a full understanding […]

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 […]

Why it Matters: The effort to reduce recidivism

Posted on: August 4th, 2014

What’s the best thing that can happen to an inmate when he or she leaves prison? To become a law-abiding citizen who does not face further incarceration. In support of Governor Herbert’s goal to reduce recidivism in the State of Utah, the Department of Corrections is working to provide additional training and work opportunities for […]

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 […]