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Utah governor pushing for better salaries to retain teachers

Utah governor pushing for better salaries to retain teachers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s governor says there’s a statewide shortage of teachers and he’s pushing for better salaries to retain the ones in the classrooms and bring back those who have left. At a news conference Wednesday in Salt Lake City, Gov. Gary Herbert says the state needs […]

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Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune             
After midnight, Utah Governor Gary Herbert thanks the Representatives for their work as the Legidlators ended the 2012 session in the Utah House of Representatives, Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Governor says lawmakers should act on medical marijuana

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he wants lawmakers to take action on medical marijuana regardless of whether a November ballot initiative to legalize it passes. The Deseret News reports Herbert said Thursday at this monthly news conference on KUED that he’ll use his “bully pulpit” to push […]

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Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune             
After midnight, Utah Governor Gary Herbert thanks the Representatives for their work as the Legidlators ended the 2012 session in the Utah House of Representatives, Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Anderson appointed to head Utah Department of Public Safety

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed a veteran state Department of Public Safety official as the next head of the law enforcement agency. Maj. Jess Anderson is currently assistant superintendent, and he will succeed Commissioner Keith Squires upon his retirement on Aug. 31. Anderson has […]

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Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune             
After midnight, Utah Governor Gary Herbert thanks the Representatives for their work as the Legidlators ended the 2012 session in the Utah House of Representatives, Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Utah lawmakers called for special session over shipping hub

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is calling the Legislature into a special session to approve revisions for a planned massive shipping hub in Salt Lake City. Herbert said at a press conference Monday that lawmakers will return to the Capitol Wednesday to vote on the plan, […]

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Online sales tax decision could give Utah another $60M

Online sales tax decision could give Utah another $60M

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah could collect another $60 million in online sales tax revenue after a key U.S. Supreme Court decision, but most of that money is expected go to an already promised tax break for manufacturers, officials said Thursday. The revenue would come on top of about […]

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Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune             
After midnight, Utah Governor Gary Herbert thanks the Representatives for their work as the Legidlators ended the 2012 session in the Utah House of Representatives, Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Governor says Utah senator would be good on Supreme Court

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he’d support Sen. Mike Lee if he was nominated for the Supreme Court, but he likely wouldn’t name himself as Lee’s replacement if the senator was confirmed. Lee is on the list of 25 names President Donald Trump is considering […]

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Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune             
After midnight, Utah Governor Gary Herbert thanks the Representatives for their work as the Legidlators ended the 2012 session in the Utah House of Representatives, Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Utah governor thanks man credited with stopping anti-gay mob

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is thanking a man who’s being credited with fending off an anti-gay mob during the Utah Pride Festival. Herbert said on Twitter late Wednesday that he had met with the dessert shop worker. Herbert called him a local hero. Police say two gay […]

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Herbert open to gun reform, criticizes NRA tactics

Herbert open to gun reform, criticizes NRA tactics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he is open to changing the state’s gun laws as one of other strategies to prevent violence at schools. The Republican said at his monthly televised news conference at KUED Thursday that he is not a member of the National […]

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Utah teens convince lawmakers to recognize climate change

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A group of Utah teenagers has convinced state lawmakers to adopt a resolution that recognizes the consequences of climate change and encourages the reduction of emissions. Seven of the students met with Republican Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday for a ceremonial signing of the resolution, the […]

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Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune             
After midnight, Utah Governor Gary Herbert thanks the Representatives for their work as the Legidlators ended the 2012 session in the Utah House of Representatives, Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Utah Gov. would oppose medical marijuana, Medicaid measures

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he will oppose ballot initiatives allowing medical marijuana and expanding Medicaid in his state, but is okay with two other potential measures in November. Herbert said Thursday during his monthly televised news conference on KUED-TV that the medical marijuana measure […]

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