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. […]

Holiday donation opportunities in Utah

Posted on: November 21st, 2016

This holiday season, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has encouraged Utahns to volunteer and donate to neighbors, veterans and others as a mark of gratitude for the blessings they enjoy. Accordingly, the Utah Department of Human Services has organized several donation programs to help Utah’s foster children and mental health patients as well as adults with no […]

Utah tops nation in volunteer hours donated for 11th year

Posted on: November 17th, 2016

For the eleventh straight year, Utahns have donated more volunteer hours than any other state in America. In 2015, 844,023 Utahns volunteered a total of 170 million hours of service, according to a report from the Corporation for National & Community Service. “It is an honor for Utah to once again be recognized as the […]