SALT LAKE CITY -- Gov. Gary Herbert says he's looking forward to the National Governors Association gathering set for Salt Lake City later this week.
Governors from around the country will spend three days starting Friday discussing states' roles in supporting education, fostering innovation and increasing competitiveness.
Herbert says he'll discuss with his counterparts issues related to air quality, public land management, sustainable energy development and health care, among other hot topics.
He says it will be important to gain consensus on some of the key issues to impact national policy with a unified voice from the states.
Health care reform, he says, is a hugely important issue for taxpayers in every state, and governors need to make sure Washington hears their voices.