News, Info, Discussion of Political Issues that are important to Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain Utah
Rep. Dave Lifferth
|Utah TaxPayers Ranking||100%
|Parents Choice Ed||89%
Legislator's Votes In favor of my legislation
|Votes consistent with constituents Surveys||100%||98%
Named 2013 Champion of Business by Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce
2014 Annual Republican Party Picnic
Visit with elected Republicans and Candidates and Legislative District Leaders.
Dave Lifferth is making his home made Root Beer!
Bring heaping dish to share based on your last name:
Surnames A-E: Vegetable or Fruit Salad
Surnames F-K: Pasta Salad
Surnames L-O: Side dish of Vegetables, Beans, Casserole etc
Surnames P-S: Chips or Rolls
Surnames T-Z: Deserts (Cookies, Brownies, etc)
82.2 miles of range on a single charge (and no gasoline) in my 2014 Chevy Volt. My Volt is still fairly new with just over 6,000 miles on the odometer.
I will write more about my attempt at the world record, but for now I would like to submit these 2 photos and ask my peers to score my attempt. The battery system disengaged and gas engine came on at the 81.0 mile point but since I still had kinetic energy I was able to coast for another 1.2 miles down a lonely country road. The indicator showed that I actually consumed 0.01 gallons of gas at the 82.3 mile mark.
So I at least made it to the 80 mile club. I was able to get to 81.0 miles on a single charge. I was able to coast to 82.2 before any measurable gasoline was used.
I have never…Continue
Today we celebrate the independence and founding of our country. I wish you a happy Independence Day and 4th of July!
This past week the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the religious freedom enshrined in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights. Even before the freedoms of speech and press and assembly the guarantees of the free exercise of religion is established:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
I was very happy that the Supreme Court recognized that and ruled in Favor of the religious people at Hobby Lobby. After the Supreme Court re-wrote Obama Care as a tax and found it constitutional for the government to require it citizens to buy a preferred product, I had my doubts that the Supreme Court would make…
I was not able to give this soap box rant tonight at the Utah County GOP Central Committe Meeting because a majority of those in attendance voted to remove the discussion and potential vote of "No Confidence" in County Commissioner GOP Party Nominee. I probably could not have spoken fast enough to fit this into the 2 minutes that would have been allocated to the discussion.…Continue
Ok, I need your thoughts and your help. I am in the state legislature in Utah and am on the Transportation Committee. I have been assigned to look at how to fairly and appropriately tax electric vehicles so that they (us) are paying for their use of the roads but not to the point that it becomes a deterrent to the adoption of electric vehicles.
Some background: I love my Chevy Volt and it has been discussed positively by Utah legislators and staff both during the legislative session and in committee meetings as do Nissan Leafs, Teslas, etc. I enjoy talking about getting a thousand miles a gallon and explaining how that works for me. The State Auditor, John Dougall, drives and blogs about his Nissan Leaf and other high profile politicos drive Teslas and other electric vehicles. As a result, most Utahns despite being very conservative and libertarian have a positive opinion of EVs. I have given quite a few test drives for my fellow legislators, and more than a handful…Continue
Just Barack Obama, the writers at the SLTrib lie at every opportunity. I think that is the primary reason that their newspaper is in a business death spiral. But there are still a few people that believe what they read in the Trib, so I will correct the record for those few remaining subscribers of the Trib.
But first I wanted to post one of my favorite YouTube videos that makes my point about Barack Obama.
But I digress.
I have blogged about my arrangement to pay the Capitol Preservation Board for charging my Plug-In Electric Hybrid Chevrolet Volt in the parking garage at the State Capitol: http://davidlifferth.ning.com/profiles/blogs/i-m-lovin-my-new-chevy-volt. So you could say that the truth was eluding the Trib…Continue
*The attached contains the following:
For Immediate Release
June 5, 2014
Executive Director of Governor’s Office of Economic Development Steps Down
Eccles to be a founding principal in private investment company
Salt Lake City – After nearly five years at the helm of Utah's economic development efforts, Spencer P. Eccles, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), is departing state government to form a private investment company.
"Building on the state’s past economic development efforts, Spencer’s leadership has helped Utah be at the forefront in bringing the nation out of one of the most devastating economic recessions this country has ever seen," said Gov. Gary R. Herbert. "He has worked tirelessly in developing a top-notch GOED team, and his collaborative efforts with the Legislature, other state agencies, cities, counties, the…
Voter Information on Federal Lands – Plus meet county candidates
The issue of federal lands in Utah affects a wide range of important topics from conservation to education, and is an important topic regarding our state budget. This is an important topic for voters, especially as President Obama seems intent on using executive powers to appropriate more Utah land into the federal park and monument system.
The public is invited to an information session at 7:00 pm- 8:00 pm on Wednesday, June…Continue
Jacob Atkins who is running for Utah County Clerk/Auditor hosted a shotgun shooting event at Wasatch Wing & Clay. It was a lot of fun and we had a number of local 2nd Amendment Supporters participate.
Of the Legislators that shot, Rep. Brian Greene R-Pleasant Grove was the winner.
Jacob Atkins spoke to the participants about his goals and objectives if elected to the County Clerk / Auditor.…Continue
I recently conducted a survey of the voters in Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain to see which advocacy groups they agree with and support. This was an interesting follow up to the the Scorecard that I posted that showed how the various advocacy groups rated my votes in the 2014 Legislative Session. This was a more complicated and time consuming survey that I usually conduct. I had a number of people that responded that they didn't have the time to do the necessary research to answer the survey accuratly. I will have permission to post some of those emails below.
These are the results from Survey on Advocacy Groups:
Suth-#1 Sutherland Institute: Conservative and Social Values advocacy
Taxp-#2 Utah Taxpayers Association
Librt-#3 Libertas: Utah Libertarian Think…Continue