I am grateful for all the brave men and women who have served this country and for the many sacrifices they have made for each of us. Special thanks to the nearly 150,000 veterans currently living here in Utah. We salute you.
Election day was November 8th! Voting is our privilege as part of the democracy we live in. You can see election results here.
Changes to House District 67
Starting in January, House District 67 will slightly change boundaries and be renumbered to House District 65. These changes are due to the redistricting process which is required to ensure an equal number of constituents in each type of district. Use this link to see which legislative district you live in.
For those of you whose boundaries have changed, thank you for letting me represent you. I know you will be in good hands. To subscribe to your new representative’s newsletter, find their name here and enter your email at the bottom of their page.
This time of year serves as a helpful reminder to be grateful for the many blessings in our lives. We are privileged to live in such an incredible state full of so many wonderful people. I am especially grateful for the opportunity to serve and represent each of you.
October Interim meetings brought another opportunity to learn more about and address current issues facing Utah. It is always a privilege to be a part of democracy at work. Check out the highlights from last month’s interim meetings here. You can also participate both in person and online during this month’s interim and appropriation meetings, which will be held on November 15th and 16th.
Water Conservation and Saving the Great Salt Lake
Speaker Brad Wilson hosted the second annual Great Salt Lake Summit this past month to discuss how to best protect our lake. State legislators, local city officials, members of our congressional delegation, water experts, and Utahns from all across the State came together to explore solutions. Protecting the Great Salt Lake is in the best interest of every Utahn. If you’re interested in learning more about what is being done to conserve, you can read about it here.
If you are not familiar with this acronym it stands for "Environmental, social, and corporate governance". You can learn more about it here. I met with Marlo Oaks who is leading the charge as State Treasurer. We will be looking into solutions in the legislature.
We are looking at reducing and/or reforming property tax burdens. There will be several bills dealing with both items in the upcoming session. We will research, debate and discuss the best ways to tackle these issues. In essence, we will do all we can to fight inflation by putting more money in tax payers' pockets.
Representative Doug Welton
Utah House District 67