Interim meetings resumed last month and I’m excited to dive deep into some of the significant issues facing our state and working with my colleagues to find the best solutions. You can view the highlights here. All members of the public are invited to watch committee meetings in person or online. This month’s interim meetings will be held on June 14-15th.
The Utah House Majority Caucus is hosting a food drive to help fight hunger across our state. I hope our community can come together to support our neighbors in need. You can contact me to donate food or make a cash donation here. All proceeds will be donated to the Utah Food Bank.
More than 100 years ago, our ancestors placed a time capsule in the cornerstone of the state capitol. Last month, we joined Governor Cox, the Utah Senate, and the Utah Supreme Court to place a new time capsule with items that represent Utah’s growth and prosperity. You can see the items of the 1914 time capsule for yourself on display at the state capitol.
Honoring Senator Orrin Hatch’s Legacy
Senator Orrin Hatch, the longest serving senator left a lasting legacy on both our state and nation. I admired his leadership and commitment to prioritizing the needs of his constituents in the Beehive State. My thoughts are with his loved ones at this time.
Investments in Transportation
In the last two budget cycles, the Legislature invested more than $2.1 billion from the General Fund in transit, rail, road, and trail projects. This is in addition to revenue from sales taxes, gas taxes, and registration fees going to transportation annually. View this list of local projects for more information.
Honoring Servicemen and Women
On Monday, we observed Memorial Day in remembrance of the brave heroes who sacrificed their lives in the service of our country. Gary Harter and Jeff Hanson from Utah’s Department of Veterans and Military Affairs join us in our most recent podcast episode to share how Utahns can share their love and appreciation for those who served and about the resources available to veterans. Listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
Representative Doug Welton
Utah House District 67