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Herbert's proposed budget is big on education — but with lots of issues still to discuss and tackle

Gov. Gary Herbert’s proposed 2015 budget — heavy on education funding — leaves plenty of room for innovation, accountability, transportation, fuel... Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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Gov. Gary Herbert: Now is the time to raise gas taxes

Even though there are no tax increases in his proposed $14.3 billion budget, Gov. Gary Herbert is making it clear he's ready to talk about raising taxes on gasoline. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Education leaders 'cautiously optimistic' about graduation rate increases

Utah's high school graduation rate continues to climb, with minority students taking a larger share diplomas awarded, according to a report released Thursday by the... Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Herbert proposes $14.3B budget with $500M in new money for education

Gov. Gary Herbert proposed a new $14.3 billion state budget Thursday that provides $500 million in new money for public and higher education, including the largest... Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Time for tax increase for education

Utah leads the nation in a number of economic measures and quality of life. But the one area where we don’t excel, where we struggle, is the one that matters the... Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Higher education leaders seek to 'notch up' performance-based funds

Utah Commissioner of Higher Education David Buhler is hoping to bring greater rewards for colleges and universities that meet certain benchmarks in student success. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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