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Utah receives top honors for government digitalization

Posted on: March 7th, 2017

Utah tied as the No. 1 state in the nation for government digitalization, according to a newly released study from the U.S. News and World Report. The ranking explores how governments use technology to serve their populations and measured how states use digital communication to streamline government operations and increase capacity. “Our state-led efforts to […]

Gov. Herbert declares Feb. 26–March 4 as Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Posted on: February 28th, 2017

To help Utahns affected by eating disorders find support and treatment options early on, Governor Gary R. Herbert has declared Feb. 26–March 4 as Utah Eating Disorders Awareness Week. “Too many people suffer from eating disorders, and it is critical that they find support early on to overcome these life-threatening conditions,” Gov. Herbert said. “This […]

Governor Herbert meets with President Trump at White House

Posted on: February 27th, 2017

Governor Gary R. Herbert met with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at the White House on Monday during the National Governors Association (NGA) annual winter meetings held in Washington, D.C. The president led a discussion with 46 governors that focused on healthcare reforms, including steps to repeal and replace the Affordable Care […]

Public Land Management in the American West

Posted on: February 21st, 2017

The conversation about public land management in the American West continued Tuesday morning during an in-depth NPR segment featuring top officials from the Utah Governor’s Office, the Outdoor Industry Association and western historians. Click here to listen. Cody Stewart, Director of Federal Affairs for Governor Gary R. Herbert and Jessica Wahl, Government Affairs Manager for […]

Governor pens op-ed on Utah’s exceptional public lands

Posted on: February 15th, 2017

Gov. Gary R. Herbert wrote the following op-ed, published in the Salt Lake Tribune on Feb. 10, 2017. If you have followed the news and social media this week, you know the issue of public lands management has once again taken center stage in Utah. Obviously there are differences of opinion on this matter. But […]

Governor encourages Utahns to donate to homeless on tax form

Posted on: February 10th, 2017

Governor Gary R. Herbert encouraged Utahns to donate to the homeless on their tax forms during a visit to Palmer Court on Tuesday, where he met with families who were once homeless. During his visit, the governor highlighted the importance of combating homelessness by donating to organized programs that strive to alleviate the hardships of […]

This Land Is Your Land

Posted on: February 10th, 2017

Utah has a strong record when it comes to promoting conservation, access, and partnerships for our public lands. Conservation Utah has the largest active watershed and wildlife habitat restoration program in the United States. The Utah Legislature has partnered with local hunters and the federal government to invest approximately $14 million annually for conservation, and we […]

2017 State of the State Address

Posted on: January 25th, 2017

2017 State of the State Address Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert January 25, 2017 Click here to watch the address. President Niederhauser, Speaker Hughes, members of the Legislature, justices of the Utah Supreme Court, Utah’s First Lady, Lieutenant Governor and Mrs. Cox, other constitutional officers, and my fellow Utahns: It is an honor to address […]

Utah deemed best state for families in national study

Posted on: January 11th, 2017

Utah is the best place to raise a family, according to the Family Prosperity Index (FPI) study, a national project of the Sutherland Institute and the American Conservative Union Foundation.  Family self-sufficiency, structure, culture and health were among the measures used by the FPI to determine how the economy affects families in different states and how families […]

Utah’s Exceptional Spirit — Full Text of the 2017 Inaugural Address

Posted on: January 4th, 2017

Governor Gary R. Herbert Inaugural Address, January 4, 2017 Utah’s Exceptional Spirit Thank you General Burton. And thanks to all of you who have joined with us today as I and the other constitutional officers of Utah have renewed our pledge to “discharge the duties of [our offices] with fidelity.” Thank you for the opportunity […]