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Rep. Dave Lifferth
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Named 2013 Champion of Business by Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce
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It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the public discuss of Healthy Utah has been factually inaccurate. The wall-to-wall radio advertisements have been particularly deceptive. The news media has been “all in” on Healthy Utah and make it sound that everyone loves Healthy Utah except Speaker Greg Hughes and Majority Leader Jim Dunnigan. Here is a link to a blog I posted on this subject: http://davidlifferth.ning.com/profiles/blogs/blog-on-status-of-the-governor-s-healthy-utah-plan
In last year’s state school board race, we had 9 candidates file for 1 seat in our area. These 9 people were reduced to 3 in an unconstitutional process, the governor then eliminated 1 more, and sent 2 names to our ballot. A lawsuit added 1 more person to the race, and THAT is the individual that won.
Obviously the current process doesn’t work.
But will non-partisan races work? Think about this... There are about 3 million people in Utah. Per state school board member (15 of them), that’s 200,000 people PER MEMBER.
Some Other Responses:
S: Yes. However, the body cam technology is notoriously unreliable at this time. There was a provision I this bill that put huge liability on the officer if the cam malfunctioned. I am glad to see that removed.
K: At least proper ID
J: And get rid of "no-knock".
A: Only fully uniformed officers should do the entry.
B: If they have the right to ID me, I should have the same right to ID them
J: My knee jerk reaction is to make that a requirement. I hesitate just a little because I'm not sure what the unintended consequences might be. PO's are public servants and should be held to a higher standard, but once we make the requirement how far does it go? Are my interactions with tellers at the DMV recorded? What about schools, should teachers be required to have camera's. You can say I'm setting…
There has been an unfortunate misrepresentation about the process the House of Representatives has gone through in its consideration of the governor’s Healthy Utah plan. The news reports would have you believe that the speaker is unwilling to have the debate.
It is simply disingenuous to say that no debate has taken place. We have had it for months, much of it publicly and more extensively than we would have been able to have on the House floor. We have listened to presentations from representatives on all sides of the issue and have given members the resources needed to make a decision based on facts. More time has been spent on this issue than any other as we have sought to find a solution to the coverage gap created by the Affordable Care Act.
The Legislature’s Health Reform Task Force, after two years of study, announced in December that they would not be recommending Healthy Utah to the Utah Legislature. With this understanding, it was extremely…Continue
We finally succeeded in removing politics from school boards a few years ago and I do not understand why you feel it is going to create a better school board to re-introduce politics into the elections. Let the people run on their qualifications, not on what party they are, or who they sway among a few "friends" in the caucus system.
I take out my well-worn and trusty copy of the constitution
I love the constitution, I believe it is inspired.
I exercise my rights as guaranteed in the Constitution on a weekly if not daily basis:
I don’t see the constitution as something that we put on a shelf in a fancy and elegant display that is only to look at and admire
I see the constitution as something that we need to exercise and use
We as a state and as a group of state to exercise our rights and guarantees in the constitution
I believe the constitution is inspired. All of of it. I don’t exclude the Article 5 of the constitution as an uninspired section of the constitution.
I encourage and challenge each of you to exercise you God given rights to exercise our rights in Article 5 and reign in our out of control government.
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House Rules Committee Receives S.B. 164
SALT LAKE CITY – (02/25/15) The Governor’s proposed version of Medicaid expansion: S.B. 164 or “ Healthy Utah,” has recently passed out of the Senate and is currently in the House Rules committee. The House Republican Caucus has heard and closely examined “Healthy Utah” through media campaigns, advocacy groups, constituent communication, a Senate committee hearing, two Senate Floor debates, multiple House caucus meetings and extensive dialogue with the executive branch.
“We have spent an inordinate amount of time on this issue and our discussion must shift to other critical areas of legislation,” said Speaker Greg Hughes. “Ultimately House Republicans decided that Healthy Utah is too costly, too unpredictable and too inflexible to earn the caucus’ support. …
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|HB0001S01||Higher Education Base Budget||Grover, K.||House/ passed 3rd reading||2/9/2015||Yea|
|HB0004S01||Business, Economic Development, and Labor Base Budget||Pitcher, D.||House/ passed 3rd reading||2/9/2015||Yea|
|HB0005||Retirement and Independent Entities Base…|
This is my 3rd Identity Theft related bill in 3 years
This bill started out as an Identity Theft bill but has been focused to cover spoofing of Caller ID for phone and text messaging.
Hi Representative Lifferth,
I hope things are going well for you and you are representing our community well while you are in session. I would like to let you know that our family is not in support of an increase of the gas tax. Our young family has felt our budget pinch while gas prices have increased and we are finally getting a little relief with gas prices lower. Please don't increase the tax on gas.
Thanks so much! I appreciate your time!
Thanks for your email. I enjoy discussing these issues and I hope you will continue to share your opinions with me. I will add you to my email list so you can get my newsletters and participate in the surveys that I do. I appreciate your question. Can I post your question and my answer on my blog site www.DavidLifferth.com either with our…