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SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 30, 2015) – This week, Gov. Gary R. Herbert joined 24 of his fellow Republican governors in signing a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConell urging the 114th Congress to actively restore balance between the states and federal government during the session.

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 30, 2015) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert highlighted Utah's strong economy earlier this week during his annual State of the State address to the Legislature. New rankings show Utah is home to the nation's fourth lowest unemployment rate and the third highest job growth rate. 

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 30, 2015) – Lt. Gov. Spencer J. Cox has challenged members of the Legislature to join him in a contest aimed at improving eating and exercise habits during the legislative session and setting an example to constituents about the benefits of eating right and staying fit.

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 30, 2015) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement on the passing of Utahn and former Republican National Committee Chair, Richard Richards:

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 30, 2015) – Lt. Gov. Spencer J. Cox has challenged members of the Legislature to join him in a contest aimed at improving eating and exercise habits during the legislative session and setting an example to constituents about the benefits of eating right and staying fit.

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 30, 2015) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement in reaction to the news that former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016:

According to the latest Utah Export Report, the top exports are Metals, Computers and Electronics, Transportation Equipment, Food Products, and Chemicals.  Through November, Utah exports exceeded 11 billion dollars.

A grant to the Jordan School District from the STEM Action Center is giving students new opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The money was distributed to three different schools in the Jordan School District

Gov. Gary R. Herbert delivers the 2015 State of the State Address, continuing to focus on important priorities for the state, including education, the economy and healthcare.

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 28, 2015) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert called for investment in education and infrastructure to pave the way for the next generation of Utahns to reach their full potential in his 2015 State of the State address. The full text of the State of the State address is below.

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 27, 2015) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert released this statement following the announcement made by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regarding the issues of non-discrimination and religious freedom:

A chance is coming up to see more than 100 species of birds in southern Utah's red rock country. The St. George Winter Bird Festival will be held Jan. 29–31.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will deliver his 2015 State of the State address

Governor Gary Herbert will deliver the annual State of the State address on January 28, 2015 at 6:30pm.

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 23, 2015) – Utah's economy continues to grow stronger, posting a healthy 3.9 percent job growth rate that pushed unemployment down to 3.5 percent, according to new data released today.

The Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP), Utah’s official and only 529 college savings plan, announced program improvements that benefit Utahns whose New Year’s resolutions include investing more for college in 2015.

Have an awesome photo that you took of a bird on Great Salt Lake? Want to share it with the world, or at least the thousands of visitors that come to Great Salt Lake State Park every year??

A public memorial service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m for former Speaker of the House Rebecca Lockhart. The service will be held in the Capitol Rotunda in Salt Lake City.

The state of Utah has lost one of its great leaders and public servants in the prime of her life. We, as a university, have lost one of our staunchest champions. I, like so many, have lost a dear friend.

SALT LAKE CITY – The 3rd District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the 3rd District Court.  The vacancy results from the confirmation of Judge Kate Toomey to the Utah Court of Appeals, Sept. 17, 2014.

 The State of Utah recently unveiled the new Open Data Catalog, providing the public additional transparency into state government records. The catalog can be accessed at opendata.utah.gov.

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 17, 2015) – Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement in regards to the passing of Speaker Becky Lockhart:

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 16, 2015) – In response to the U. S. Supreme Court's decision to hear the same-sex marriage case from the 6th Circuit that upheld bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee, Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement:

UTA is Hiring Drivers

Fri, 16 Jan 2015

Are you good with people and a good driver? Make driving a UTA bus your next stop on your career path. Bus operators earn $14/hour after training and are guaranteed $21/hour after five years.*

Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement this morning

We will have over 36 breakout sessions to choose from ranging from low to high tech, sessions on implementing AT services and solutions.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will speak at the University of Utah Jan. 28 at noon in the Huntsman Center. Her appearance is sponsored by the University of Utah MUSE Project

Residents and visitors are being asked for their input regarding transportation issues in Ogden Canyon. The canyon is a favored destination for many cyclists, skiers, and boating enthusiasts.

Utah State University’s Science Unwrapped explores this enigmatic Utah gem in its new spring 2015 “Great Salt Lake Today” series.

According to the 2015 Economic Report to the Governor, a collaboration between the David Eccles School of Business and the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget, Utah continues to outperform national averages

USU is Good for Tooele

Mon, 12 Jan 2015

Local Tooele people/leaders talking about the value of higher education and the benefits of having USU-Tooele in their local community.

Much can be done to improve a community’s resilience to natural disasters as growth occurs. Geologic hazard maps that get incorporated into local government planning, and adherence to appropriate building codes

Most areas increased significantly in advertised speeds, especially in rural Utah. In some areas, such as in Salt Lake County, advertised speeds were already relatively high.

At a meeting on Jan. 5, the Utah Wildlife Board approved new hunting opportunities in Utah. The board approved the changes after 91 bears had to be euthanized because they posed a threat to people, sheep or cattle, in 2014.

The Dual Language Immersion Program offered in Provo School District is available in Mandarin Chinese, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Students begin in first grade;

While in Washington, D.C., Gov. Gary R. Herbert will hold media access via conference call. The Governor will take questions following his delivery of the National Governors Association annual State of the States address and meeting with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

The 2015 Utah Big Game Application Guidebook summarizes the laws and rules that govern big game hunting in Utah.

Create a video promoting summer reading at the public library and interpreting the Collaborative Summer Library Program 2015 teen slogan “UNMASK!” and you could win $150.

DEQ is leading the way to success on a wide range of environmental issues—sharing information within the agency and with other state agencies, working in collaboration with stakeholders

While saving money at the pump is the most obvious benefit of cheaper gasoline, lower oil prices impact the economy in several ways.

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