News, Info, Discussion of Political Issues that are important to Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain Utah
Rep. Dave Lifferth's Report Card
|TaxPyrs||#1 100%||#11 88%|| #21
|Libertas||#36 45%|| #24
|#14 63%||#10 68%|
|Votes with constits surveys||100%||98%
(100% w/ delgts)
(100% w/ delgts)
Named '13,'14 Business Champion by SL Chamber of Commerce
Early Survey Results
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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.
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…
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.
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…Continue
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…Continue
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Report on community open houses
Questions have been scanned and now are on the PRC web site and committee page
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
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
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
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…Continue