SALT LAKE CITY -- Gov. Gary Herbert is set to chime in on federal education and economic policy during a trip to the U.S. Capitol.
Herbert will testify in front of members of the U.S. House of Representatives at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Washington, D.C. The topic of the hearing is challenges and opportunities facing schools and workplaces.
Herbert listed jobs and schools as two of his top priorities in his State of the State address last week. He has identified education as Utah's biggest, most important investment each year and the foundation of its recovering economy.
He has also called on lawmakers to support his goal of 66 percent of Utah's adult population having at least a one-year degree by 2020. The state is now at 43 percent.