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Rep. Dave Lifferth's Report Card

Report card  '13  '14  '15
Attndance 100% 96% 100%
TaxPyrs #1 100% #11 88%  #21
 82%
Sutherlnd #15 79% #8
89%
#14
94%
Parents
Choice Ed
#20
89%
#8 88%
Libertas #36 45%   #24
  69%
#3 90%

UEA
#45
47%
#52 47%
Grassroots
55%
#14 63% #10 68%
Votes with constits surveys 100% 98%
(100% w/ delgts)
97%
(100% w/ delgts)

Incresd Ed
Funding
2% 3.5% 9.4%
Emails sent >23k >30k >30k


Named '13,'14 Business Champion by SL Chamber of Commerce

Latest Activity

David Lifferth posted a blog post

@Political_Jake, egregious Influence Salesman, taunts Gov. Herbert on influence peddling

I laughed out loud when @Political_Jake posted the "Available Jones" article that called out Governor Herbert on influence peddling.  I found the hypocrisy over the top, even by Jake's standards. I responded on Facebook by posting the campaign donations that Jake has received. The entire post was promptly deleted by someone that support's Jake's double standard.…See More
May 25
David Lifferth commented on David Lifferth's blog post May 18th Special Sesson and Interim Legislative day
May 19
David Lifferth commented on David Lifferth's blog post May 18th Special Sesson and Interim Legislative day
May 19
David Lifferth commented on David Lifferth's blog post May 18th Special Sesson and Interim Legislative day
"Rep. Lifferth, Mayor Jim Miller, EM City Councilman Ben Reaves, Sergent at Arms Mitchell"
May 19
David Lifferth posted a blog post

May 18th Special Sesson and Interim Legislative day

Transportation Interim Committee MeetingOne of the main topics in Transportation Interim Committee was Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or Drones. Since there were a number of Drone Bills in the 2016 session, this provided an opportunity to have representatives from the drone industry to discuss many aspects of drones.There was also a brief discussion of Utah's Open Meeting Laws which in turn brought up the recent Closed UTA meeting. I have asked a number of questions about that meeting.Education…See More
May 19
David Lifferth posted a blog post

Rep. Lifferth again recognized as a Chamber of Commerce Business Champion

[For the 3rd time in 4 sessions, Rep. Lifferth recognized as a Chamber of Commerce Business Champion]                Dear Utah Legislator, The Utah business community is honored to designate you as a 2016 Business Champion. We have recognized you as a pro-business legislator who stood for business interests…See More
May 4
David Lifferth posted a blog post

2013-2016 Conservative Advocacy Group Rankings for Rep. Dave Lifferth

 Report card '13 '14 '15 '16 Attendance100%96%100%100% Utah Taxpayers Association#1 / 100%#11 / 88%#21 / 82% #7 / 94.1% Sutherland#15 / 79%#8 / 89##14 / 94% #1 / 100% Parents for Choice in Ed#20 / 89%#8 / 88%   Libertas#33 / 45%#24 / 69%#3 / 90%#7 / 90% Grassroots#26 / 55%#14 / 63%#10 / 68%#7 / 65% UEA#45 / 47%#52 / 47%#62 / 50%#66 / 40% Votes w/constituents surveys100%98% (100% w/Delegates)97% (100% w/Delegates)100%Taxpayers:…See More
Apr 27
David Lifferth posted blog posts
Apr 25
 



Back to Back Libertas' Defender of Liberty Awards


Friend of the Taxpayer Award for 2016


2013-2016 Advocacy Groups Rankings for Rep. Lifferth

Report card

 '13

 '14

 '15

 '16

 Attendance

100%

96%

100%

100%

 Utah Taxpayers Association

#1 / 100%

#11 / 88%

#21 / 82%

 #7 / 94.1%

 Sutherland

#15 / 79%

#8 / 89#

#14 / 94%

 #1 / 100%

 Parents for Choice in Ed

#20 / 89%

#8 / 88%

 

 

 Libertas

#33 / 45%

#24 / 69%

#3 / 90%

#7 / 90%

 Grassroots

#26 / 55%

#14 / 63%

#10 / 68%

#7 / 65%

 UEA

#45 / 47%

#52 / 47%

#62 / 50%

#66 / 40%

 Votes w/constituents surveys

100%

98%
(100% w/Delegates)

97%
(100% w/Delegates)

100%

Blog Posts

@Political_Jake, egregious Influence Salesman, taunts Gov. Herbert on influence peddling

Posted by David Lifferth on May 25, 2016 at 5:25pm 0 Comments

I laughed out loud when @Political_Jake posted the "Available Jones" article that called out Governor Herbert on influence peddling.  I found the hypocrisy over the top, even by Jake's standards.



I responded on Facebook by posting the campaign donations that Jake has received. The entire post was promptly deleted by someone that support's Jake's double standard.





Here is my entire post which was deleted:

Jake, since you are the most egregious influence salesman in the legislature, I laughed out loud when you posted a link to the Governor's "Available Jones" article. Are you just taunting him because he gets called out on it and everyone gives you a pass?…

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May 18th Special Sesson and Interim Legislative day

Posted by David Lifferth on May 19, 2016 at 9:30am 3 Comments

Transportation Interim Committee Meeting

One of the main topics in Transportation Interim Committee was Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or Drones. Since there were a number of Drone Bills in the 2016 session, this provided an opportunity to have representatives from the drone industry to discuss many aspects of drones.

There was also a brief discussion of Utah's Open Meeting Laws which in turn brought up the recent Closed UTA meeting. I have asked a number of questions about that meeting.

Education Interim Committee Meeting

The primary topic in the Education Committee Meeting was "Competency Based Education". This means that students are able to progress only after demonstrating subject competency. This may required a different funding formula as we currenty fund based on "seat time" and attendance which doesn't really mean anything.

Special Legislative Session…

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Rep. Lifferth again recognized as a Chamber of Commerce Business Champion

Posted by David Lifferth on May 4, 2016 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

[For the 3rd time in 4 sessions, Rep. Lifferth recognized as a Chamber of Commerce Business Champion]

    



    



    

Dear Utah Legislator,



The Utah business community is honored to designate you as a 2016 Business Champion. We have recognized you as a pro-business legislator who stood for business interests during the 2016 General Legislative Session.



To express our appreciation, the Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governors would like to recognize your efforts by presenting you with this award at a breakfast held on Wednesday, May ##th at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

...



My sincere gratitude,

 

Lane Beattie

President and CEO

Salt Lake…

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2013-2016 Conservative Advocacy Group Rankings for Rep. Dave Lifferth

Posted by David Lifferth on April 27, 2016 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

 

Report card

 '13

 '14

 '15

 '16

 Attendance

100%

96%

100%

100%

 Utah Taxpayers Association

#1 / 100%…

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More information on bills vetoed by Gov. Herber after 2016 Legislative Session

Posted by David Lifferth on April 25, 2016 at 5:42pm 0 Comments

Vetoed Bills in the 2016 General Legislative Session



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In consultation with the Legislature, the Governor vetoed six items of appropriation for technical reasons.  Five of them – House Bill 3, Items 47, 52, 125 and 149; and House Bill 2, Item 111 – because they funded the implementation costs of various bills that ultimately did not pass the 2016 Legislature.  He vetoed one…

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Info about May 18, 2016 Special Legislative Session

Posted by David Lifferth on April 25, 2016 at 5:40pm 0 Comments

A special session will be convened on May 18 in order to address education funding items vetoed by the governor following the 2016 General Session. The special session will look at restoring funding for the following initiatives:

  • $1.5 million ongoing Education Funding, plus intent for an additional $500,000 TANF for UPSTART, an early education initiative targeted toward individualized reading, mathematics and science curriculum.
  • $275,000 one-time Education Funding for ProStart, a culinary arts program that provides career training and certifications for high school students.
  • $500,000 ongoing Education Funding for Elementary Reading Assessment Tools, a statewide assessment tool used to enhance the evaluation of early education programs.
  • $3 million one-time Education Funding for K3 Early Intervention, a program which addresses early reading through the use of interactive reading software.
  • $500,000 one-time Education Funding for IT…
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Jake has already admitted guilt and paid a fine for the allegations that he claims are false

Posted by David Lifferth on April 22, 2016 at 7:27pm 0 Comments

For the record, Jake has already admitted guilt and already paid a fine as a result of these allegations, which he claims, are false.  If these allegations are false as he claims, then Jake should get a refund for the fine that he paid for not disclosing who paid for his trip to Europe. These allegations are complicated and no doubt Jake is in damage control and trying to minimize the fallout from these issues.  I would hate to be in his situation. That is just one of the reasons that I avoided seeking out campaign donations from lobbyists and special interests.

 

The Hobbs Act (18 U.S.C. § 1951) is a very serious issue. It is a federal law that the LG’s office is not in a position to dismiss or adjudicate. Interestingly enough, when I first discussed these issues with the LG’s office they didn’t even know what the Hobbs Act was. They had however noticed that a financial disclosure from 2014 was updated 3 years later to change “JAKE ANDEREGG Travel expenses to China”…

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Campaign Finance Irregularities of Jacob Anderegg and Mark Madsen

Posted by David Lifferth on April 22, 2016 at 6:59am 0 Comments

Campaign Finance Irregularities of

Jacob Anderegg and Mark Madsen

 

1.     In violation of Hobbs Act, Rep. Jacob Anderegg accepted money from lobbyists and Special Interest to pay for his family’s trip to China:

a.     http://www.disclosures.utah.gov/Search/PublicSearch/FolderDetails/1411767

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b.…

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Press Release:Gov. Herbert calls special session of Utah State Legislature

Posted by David Lifferth on April 20, 2016 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

For Immediate Release

Contact: Caroline Slater

cslater@utah.gov



Gov. Herbert calls special session of Utah State Legislature



SALT LAKE CITY (April 20, 2016) –

Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued a call for a special session of the Utah State Legislature to address two separate items:



A concurrent resolution opposing the unilateral designation of a national monument in the state of Utah

The restoration of funds for several items in

S.B. 2,

including $4.775 million for education initiatives



“It is absolutely irresponsible for the Obama Administration to consider a new national

monument that is over two and a half times the size of Rhode Island without input from Utahns from across the state who will be significantly impacted by this decision,” Gov. Herbert said. “As governor of the State of Utah, I have stated repeatedly that I

oppose such a declaration. Today, I am asking every member of…

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Every Voter should be outraged by Anderegg's & Madsen's Lobbyist paid vacation in Rome

Posted by David Lifferth on April 9, 2016 at 7:55am 0 Comments

I got into politics because of corrupt politicians that were lining their own pockets instead of doing what they were elected to do.



The lobbyist that paid for Rep. Anderegg's wife and Sen. Madsen's wife to fly to Europe and vactaion with them in Rome, Italy called me and told me how they paid for that vacation in Europe.  The online reporting by Rep. Andregg and Sen. Madsen of that trip last fall does not match what the lobbyist told me. Rep. Anderegg has already been fined for not reporting his plane tickets. But what is online still doesn't match what the lobbyist toldme.

I can't reconcile Sen. Madsen and Rep. Anderegg's financial reporting with what I have heard from Lobbyists that donated to their campaigns to pay for them and their wives to go to Italy and Switzerland.  I will ask for an investigation to audit their financial reports.

In this post John Swallow era, these reporting requirements are very strict with the purpose of being…

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