What Can $100 Million Do for Air Quality?

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In 2017 the Utah Department of Environmental Quality and Gov. Gary Herbert announced a lofty goal to reduce annual emissions into Utah’s air by 25 percent by 2026 – an ambitious benchmark by any standard of measure and one made more difficult by Utah’s rapidly growing population. How exactly do we reach a 25 percent reduction? The Governor’s FY 2020 …

Utah Maintains AAA Credit Rating From All Major Rating Agencies, Saves Taxpayer Dollars on Transportation Projects

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Press Release by Office of Gov. Gary R. Herbert and Office of the Utah State Treasurer Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Treasurer David Damschen today announced that S&P Global, Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings have reaffirmed the State’s AAA credit rating – the highest rating a state can receive. “Utah once again stands out as a leader in the …

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Success Newsletter – January 2019

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Utah Government: Investing in What Works Utah government is committed to continually looking for ways to provide more value for every tax dollar invested. Thanks to great employees, the state is succeeding in this effort. But, there is always more work to do. Check out the Investing in What Works policy brief from the Governor’s FY 2020 Budget Recommendations book to learn …

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Department of Heritage and Arts Success Story

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Goal of Success System Use the Department of Heritage and Arts’ (DHA) IT funds efficiently and effectively to support the department’s goal of creating vibrant communities through arts, culture and heritage. Strategies Manage DHA’s IT assets in the simplest, most accurate manner possible. Only pay for actively-used assets by surplussing assets no longer in productive use and by reconciling the …

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Division of Water Quality SUCCESS Story

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Goal of SUCCESS System The Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Quality (DWQ) Spills Incident Management SUCCESS system aims to standardize and improve responses to events that threaten water quality around Utah. SUCCESS Framework metrics measure the timeliness of a DWQ enforcement decision. Timely enforcement decisions ensure appropriate actions are taken and help encourage compliance. Strategies When the …

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ABC4 – Governor proposes $19 billion budget for 2020

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As Utah’s state revenue reaches record highs, Governor Gary Herbert announced lofty plans on how to use $19 million in the 2020 fiscal year. More than 40 percent of the budget, $7.7 billion, is proposed to go to public education. Read More>>