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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 […]

2017 Utah State Inauguration Live Stream

Posted on: January 4th, 2017

Welcome to the 2017 State of Utah Inauguration. Click here to watch the Livestream.

2016 Year in Review

Posted on: December 30th, 2016

Year in review: Utah’s biggest moments from 2016 Household income up, poverty rate down Utah’s median household income increased by about $2,000 in the last year. The poverty level in Utah is 12th-lowest in the nation and continues to fall, sitting below the national average at 11.3 percent. “Best State for Business” This year, Utah three-peated […]

Governor unveils budget recommendations focused on law enforcement, education

Posted on: December 7th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert unveiled his $16.1 billion budget recommendation for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 alongside Utah Highway Patrol troopers Wednesday morning. The budget is focused on maintaining Utah’s forward momentum by getting more out of every taxpayer dollar. To that end, it contains no tax increases and 79 percent of new […]

Kristen Cox named 2016 Public Official of the Year

Posted on: November 30th, 2016

Kristen Cox, executive director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Management and Budget, will be honored Wednesday night with the prestigious 2016 Public Official of the Year award in Washington, D.C. Each year, Governing magazine identifies the top public servants in the nation and recognizes them for tackling complex problems with the Public Official of the […]

Governor encourages Utahns to shop local on Small Business Saturday

Posted on: November 23rd, 2016

Encouraging Utahns to shop local during the busiest retail season of the year, Gov. Gary R. Herbert declared Nov. 26, 2016 as Small Business Saturday in Utah. “Small business are an integral part of our economy,” Gov. Herbert said. “I am proud that Utah is consistently ranked among the most small-business-friendly states in the nation. […]