News, Info, Discussion of Political Issues that are important to Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain Utah

2015 Primary Election

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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

Summary information on Utah's new fuel tax changes

This information about changes to Utah's gas tax may help understand the changes. I supported many of the changes, including sponsoring the fuel tax equilization on alternative fuels.Let me know if you have any questions.HIGHLIGHTS  Utah first implemented an excise tax on motor fuel1 (gasoline) in 1923, at a rate of 2.5 cents per gallon. Eighteen years later, in 1941, Utah implemented an excise tax on special fuels2 (diesel). Revenues generated from these taxes funded a variety of projects,…See More
yesterday
David Lifferth posted a blog post

I discussed Prison Relocation meeting with Rod Arquette on July 17th, 2015

KNRS's Rod Arquette invited me onto his show last Friday, July 17th to discuss the PRC meeting on the Day before:Description: 07-17-2015: State Representative David Lifferth joins the show to discuss the latest on the state prison relocation process, including the new financial numbers that say the Eagle Mountain location may be the most affordable alternative; ...My call starts at about the 13 minute mark. There were a number of breaking news stories so my segment was only about 8 minutes…See More
Jul 21
Adam Holt is now a member of DavidLifferth.com ©2015
Jul 19
David Lifferth posted a blog post

Vote by Mail Ballot July 2015

Vote by Mail ballots have arrived. Have you decided who you are voting for in municipal elections?See More
Jul 15
David Lifferth posted a blog post

EMail to PRC members about another logistical issue about Prison Relocation that has not been considered

I cleaned up this email that I recently sent to PRC members so that I can post it on my blog site. Dear PRC members, I wanted to share a concern that I have with considering the two sites in the Cedar Valley (Eagle Mountain and Fairfield) for the new location for the state prison. This concern is not one that is covered in the data reported by MGT.It is already known that there are only 2 limited routes into and out of the Cedar Valley: SR73 (Corey Wride Memorial Highway) and Pony Express…See More
Jul 13
David Lifferth posted a blog post

Results from June 2015 Survey

Nothing really surprising from the Survey Results from my 2015 Survey.I had intended to ask the question about authorizing Governor to veto uses of Federal Education funds. However, I tried to re-order that survey question, but it was left out of the survey. The State Board of Ed failed to pass this motion on a 7-7 tie.San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman withdrew his request for using Utah's Constitutional Defense Fund for his defense. Many people including Governor Herbert have pledged…See More
Jul 3
David Lifferth posted a blog post

Utah Policy/KSL Survey on where the Prison should go June 21, 2015

Which of the sites under consideration by the Prison Relocation Commission do you think is the BEST choice for the new location of the Utah State Prison?LocationRepublican insidersDemocratic insidersUtahPolicy.com readersWest of the Salt Lake City Airport44%30%18%Eagle Mountain2%9%3%Fairfield2%0%1%Grantsville26%13%6%The prison should remain in Draper26%48%72%…See More
Jun 22
David Lifferth posted blog posts
Jun 16
 

Have a happy and safe summer

Early Survey Results

  • over 75% disagree with Boy Scouts' policy change to allow openly homosexual adult leaders
  • only 10% think that this decision will not negatively impact BSA
  • Close to 3 to 1 of voters support Gov. Gary Herbert over Jonathan Johnson
  • Over 70% Support Rep. Mia Love to 10% for Democrat Doug Owens
  • Bernie Sanders has a 3 to 1 advantage over Hillary Clinton
  • Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker lead the Republican Presidential Candidates, but none have a majority
  • Jackie Biskuspski has a 2 to 1 lead over Mayor Becker, but the democratic voters are small in number in my district
  • 95% of Survey respondents plan to vote with almost 40% planning to vote early or by mail
  • Over half of respondents bought fireworks this year


Vote by Mail ballots have arrived. Have you decided who you are voting for in municipal elections?

Blog Posts

Summary information on Utah's new fuel tax changes

Posted by David Lifferth on July 28, 2015 at 9:52am 0 Comments

This information about changes to Utah's gas tax may help understand the changes. I supported many of the changes, including sponsoring the fuel tax equilization on alternative fuels.

Let me know if you have any questions.

HIGHLIGHTS

  •   Utah first implemented an excise tax on motor fuel1 (gasoline) in 1923, at a rate of 2.5 cents per gallon. Eighteen years later, in 1941, Utah implemented an excise tax on special fuels…

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I discussed Prison Relocation meeting with Rod Arquette on July 17th, 2015

Posted by David Lifferth on July 21, 2015 at 10:26am 0 Comments

KNRS's Rod Arquette invited me onto his show last Friday, July 17th to discuss the PRC meeting on the Day before:

Description: 07-17-2015: State Representative David Lifferth joins the show to discuss the latest on the state prison relocation process, including the new financial numbers that say the Eagle Mountain location may be the most affordable alternative; ...

My call starts at about the 13 minute mark. There were a number of breaking news stories so my segment was only about 8 minutes long.

http://www.iheart.com/show/Rod-Arquette-Show/?episode_id=27291068

Vote by Mail Ballot July 2015

Posted by David Lifferth on July 15, 2015 at 6:54pm 0 Comments

Vote by Mail ballots have arrived. Have you decided who you are voting for in municipal elections?

EMail to PRC members about another logistical issue about Prison Relocation that has not been considered

Posted by David Lifferth on July 13, 2015 at 8:03pm 0 Comments

I cleaned up this email that I recently sent to PRC members so that I can post it on my blog site.


 

Dear PRC members,

 

I wanted to share a concern that I have with considering the two sites in the Cedar Valley (Eagle Mountain and Fairfield) for the new location for the state prison. This concern is not one that is covered in the data reported by MGT.

It is already known that there are only 2 limited routes into and out of the Cedar Valley: SR73 (Corey Wride Memorial Highway) and Pony Express Parkway. These are already known limited capacity and red light choked roads that impede traffic into and out of these cities. By their already known limitations, travel to and from other parts of the Wasatch Front and specifically Courts and the U of U hospital, is painstakingly slow especially during the morning and evening rush hours.  I describe both of these roads as “Pinched” which is what they do to traffic attempting to flow through…

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Results from June 2015 Survey

Posted by David Lifferth on July 3, 2015 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Nothing really surprising from the Survey Results from my 2015 Survey.

I had intended to ask the question about authorizing Governor to veto uses of Federal Education funds. However, I tried to re-order that survey question, but it was left out of the survey. The State Board of Ed failed to pass this motion on a 7-7 tie.

San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman withdrew his request for using Utah's Constitutional Defense Fund for his defense. Many people including Governor Herbert have pledged using their own personal dollars to help Commissioner Lyman defend his driving in Recapture Canyon.

Despite being among the most conservative district in the State and Nation and being predominantly LDS (Mormon), a massive majority supports allowing temporary events such as Oktoberfest to sell beer.

Nearly a 2/3rd majority support some sort of waiting period for scrap metal sales to deter drug addicts from stealing copper for a quick…

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Utah Policy/KSL Survey on where the Prison should go June 21, 2015

Posted by David Lifferth on June 22, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Location Republican insiders Democratic insiders UtahPolicy.com readers…
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22 pages of notes from Prison Relocation Public Comment

Posted by David Lifferth on June 16, 2015 at 9:44pm 0 Comments

Prison Relocation Public Hearing

Report on community open houses

Questions have been scanned and now are on the PRC web site and committee page

 

Sen. Stevenson

Welcome and report on their outreach activities

Decision to move prison was made in 2014, decision reaffirmed when funding was authorized

PRC has authorization to identify the best location

Public hearing is not a debate

Community representatives will get 3 minutes

Mayor Pengra

Speaking as a citizen

You have communicated to the public but you have not communicated with the public

Suggests that we keep it in Draper

 

Luke Garret SLC City Council

How closely can these sites replicate the access that exists now in Draper?

Do not accept the reasons given to move the prison

MGT’s analysis do not dispute that it should stay in Draper

 

Mayor Marshall…

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I took a politcal survey and as 97% in common with Marco Rubio, 1% with Martin O'Malley

Posted by David Lifferth on June 16, 2015 at 2:26pm 0 Comments

Try it for yourself... http://www.isidewith.com/

I was a bit surprised by the results, I thought I would have bee closer to Rand Paul, Scott Walker, Carly Fiorina, and Rick Perry

I side with Marco Rubio on most 2016 Presidential Election issues

Candidates you side with...

97%

Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio  Republican

on immigration, environmental, domestic policy, economic, healthcare, education, and foreign policy issues.

93%…

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PRC Public Comment meeting today (6/16/2015)

Posted by David Lifferth on June 16, 2015 at 8:55am 0 Comments

This evening is the only  Prison Relocation Commission Public Hearing from 6 to 8pm at the Utah State Capitol.  I know that it won't be convenient to attend, but it will be important if you like to go on the record with your thoughts on the Prison Relocation. There are many people who have scheduling conflicts on that night, so I hope that you can make it.

Date, time, and location:

Tuesday June, 16, 2015 6:00 p.m.



                        Room 30 (basement level), House Building (or West Building)

                        Capitol Hill Complex

                        350 State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111


                        (Overflow available in Rooms 20 and 25 of the House Building)

I have heard that they are…

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List of 2015 Saratoga Springs City Candidates

Posted by David Lifferth on June 9, 2015 at 11:13am 0 Comments

Shellie Baertsch (incumbent)

Rebecca Call (incumbent)

Ronald Edwards

Doug Graham

Bud Poduska (incumbent)

Chris Porter

Hayden J. Williamson

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