News, Info, Discussion of Political Issues that are important to Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain Utah
Rep. Dave Lifferth
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Named 2013 Champion of Business by Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce
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State Senate: http://www.utahsenate.org/
There have been many questions about the various Health Care Proposals including Governor Herbert's Healthy Utah proposal. Here are some of the details taken from a Power Point prepared by Rep. Jim Dunnigan.
FY16 : $16 million
70/30 extension of premium assistance to all adults 0 – 100% FPL that are not currently eligible for Medicaid
Covers 10,300 Utahans
OPTION 2 (State House Option)
FY16 : $34 million
70/30 extension of premium assistance to broader definition of medically frail (1 in 3 individuals 0 – 100% FPL
Covers 22,800 Utahans
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Some Other Responses:
B: But if we could get private groups to help too that would be great.
S: I support our officers having functioning body cams, although the cams are not perfect. But, if they have them, they need to be used continuously. They need to have enough storage for a full shift. I understand there are substantial technical issues with most cameras. These need to be worked out on the State's dime and not give the cities unfunded mandates.
W: They may be useful in some circumstances, but I am concerned about this data being used inappropriately against innocent victims. In a day and age when photography technology is so really available, who's to say that digital "evidence" does not become manipulated/modified in a way that defeats true justice?
R: I would support taxes being used but not if it meant raising taxes
The memorial for Speaker Lockhart was very will done and an inspiration to all.
There was a slide show before the memorial with photos of former Speaker Lockhart.
I invited Casey Jones to be my guest at the memorial.
Governor Herbert was the concluding speaker and was very gracious in his remarks.…Continue
I take the title for this blog from a conversation that I had with a former boss. In that conversation, he said “Dave, here are the tricks to managing your manager” and then he went on to give me some very good advice about what I should say and do to get the best performance out of my boss and have a positive working relationship with him. I hope to pass along some best practices for managing and working with me and other State Legislators. This information is intended for my constituents and I request that you not pass it on or make it public.
Some of you may have seen the blog from Holly Richardson that gave some really good advice for new legislators, of which I am one. http://hollyonthehill.com/top-22-tips-for-new-legislators/
So here are the best practices so that you can get the best performance out of me and other State Legislators and…Continue
I have previously worked with the State Corrections Department to determine what percent of State Prison Inmates are from Utah County. I had been quoting this differently (not much) but wanted to correct the record. You will see these numbers pop up in other places as well.
COURT OF CONVICTION COUNTY
The table below shows the county location of the court of conviction for all of our current inmates.
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Some Other Responses:
A: Depending on the location. I could be convince relocation is good. If it is right next to the Middle school, "no" if it is in the middle of Cedar Fort and City Center, I would be amenable to it.
J: prison should stay where it is!
B: I propose the prison be moved to a less populated area.
B: I'm kind of ambivalent on this one. I don't think there is a safety concern (how often do people escape from the prison?!), its location is far away from even my house in the city center, and it might actually have some unintended positive consequences (I can't logically make any predictions about anything positive from it off the top of my head right now, though).
G: I believe that it will be a deterrent to needed economic growth.
N: I'm moving out of Eagle Mountain to ensure I won't live near the prison.
R: Again, Why can't we…Continue
I got a well thought out email from Kirk Horinek and got his approval to post it on my blog.
On 12/30/14 4:42 PM, Kirk Horinek wrote:
With the upcoming Winter months, there has been some
suggestions reported that the State should have an outright ban on the
use of wood burning appliances by It¹s residents. Being one of those who
use wood as a partial heat source, I oppose such an outright ban ad would
like to suggest the following. I believe that instead of forcing its
residents to choose between gas or electric utilities, the State should
implement an Incentive Program, either through tax breaks or subsidies or
both, to its residents who choose to burn wood fuel, to upgrade to EPA
certified wood stoves or fireplace inserts. This would still allow the
Residents to choose their method of heating and also greatly improve the
efficiency of their appliances with the greater benefit of…
I got a very good question about how effective an email to a State Senator or Representative in another district really is. Since many of the voters in my district are emailing members of the Prison Relocation Committee (PRC) and other State Senators and Representatives, he wanted to know how effective these emails are in persuading them on this issue that is very important to us.
Shane Earling gave me permission to post his question and his name.
Q: David, would you encourage EM and SS residents to contact representatives in other legislative districts or is this counterproductive?
A: Shane, that is a good question. Legislators expect to be blanketed with emails whenever there is a controversial issue. For HB96, I got about a thousand emails a day for week from 98% of people outside my district.Legislators typically…Continue