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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 Results from Week 3 Survey:
I was able to visit with the Eagle Mountain Youth City Council on Monday February 1st. We had a pizza party and my intern gave them a tour of the State Capitol. I was also able to have them recognized in the House Gallery and in the Education Standing Committee meeting. I encouraged the Youth City Council to keep an eye on us as we debated education issues because it affects their education.
Photo with Eagle Mountain City Officials in my office at the State Capitol
I have approval from Jennie to post her email on my blog site
From: Jennie Jackman
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 9:31 PM
To: Rep. Lifferth
Subject: Constituent Support for SB73
Hello Representative Lifferth,
I would like to introduce myself to you. I belong to a tribe of chronic pain warriors. We battle pain everyday from different diseases. My dear friend Liz is dying from cancer, my sweet friend Kristine has endometriosis and Interstitial cystitis, one of my oldest friends has interstitial cystitis as well, and is probably going to lose her bladder within the next year. She also suffers from fibromyalgia and pelvic floor dysfunction. Her amazing husband David suffered with severe 2nd and 3rd degree burns several years ago and has suffered with a myriad of ailments as a result.
As for me, I also have interstitial cystitis (IC), fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome. I am…
From: Darin Jackman
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 8:59 PM
To: Rep. Lifferth
Subject: Support of SB73
I am writing you in support of Senator Madsen’s bill SB73. My wife suffers from several chronic illnesses that leave her in incredible amounts of pain. She has interstitial cystitis, a painful bladder condition in which the urothelium (the lining of the bladder) is damaged and covered in ulcers and glomulerations. The cause of this illness is currently unknown. It causes her to urinate up to 40 times per day, bladder spasms, cramping in her lower back, and severe burning. My wife is normally very active. She used to lift weights, and cross train regularly. Her life has completely changed. She was prescribed opioids, and Elavil. The first day she took these medications she passed out on the bed for 15 hours. Her normal vibrant and articulate personality changed. She could barely hold a conversation, her memory was…
I have approval from Rod Torrence to post his email on my site:
Let me introduce myself; My wife and I are citizens of Eagle Mountain and operate “Cedar Trails Honey LLC” . we have resided here for the past 14 years. I started a bee business 3 years ago in the town center as a result of my passion for honey bees.
I grew up in Wyoming, helping relatives with their commercial honey business during the summer months.
That relative was also a member of the Wyoming state Legislature and was instrumental in implementing the current bee keeping laws in the state. This was at a time when the varroa mite was not even a player in U.S. beekeeping although other bee related diseases existed.These laws were designed to protect his interest and eliminate any competition that may have arose. Essentially he prevented me, his own relative, from becoming a bee keepeer in the state…
Some Other Responses:
R: People with larger lots are going to use more water. There would need to be some way to prorate according to property size to make this bill fair.
C: I strongly believe the tiers should take into account the size of the property. It is not fair or logical to expect that a family living on 5 acres or even 1 acre would use the same amount of water as someone on 1/4 acre. On fact, the family on the larger plot of land could be conserving water and still use more than a wasteful landowner with a smaller parcel of land. If you are going to used a tiered system, it needs to be tiered according to appropriate use for the size of the property
B: I think if your going to legislate water prices like this, that you should also make it easier for people to get out of their HOA requirements of having to over water their lawns…
Some Other Responses:
R: I used to be against online sales tax, but I notice I'm being charged when I buy things. So if others are doing it we probably should be too. I don't know what "revenue neutral" means, sorry.
P: As long as it is not more than what is collected at in-state locations. I would even recommend that we consider collecting the tax but do it at a slightly smaller tax rate.
N: No. There are states that operate without a sales tax at all. The government needs to stop trying to find every little way imaginable to extract money from the populace. We are not slaves nor livestock.
B: I think tax should be collected on all sales but that the tax should go to the state where the business is located. I.E. if I buy from Wal-mart goes to Utah. If I buy from company with only a NY location it goes to NY.
P: I don't…
From: Ken Ivory
Date: Monday, January 25, 2016 at 12:11 PM
To: [Utah House Members]
Subject: Video Recap of the Legal Analysis presentation to the Comm. Stewardship of Public Lands
In light of Speaker Hughes’ remarks this morning, I thought you might appreciate this 90-Second video summary of the landmark legal analysis presented to our legislative Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands last month.
90-Second Video Recap
6-Minute Video Recap
Full Legal Analysis…
Americans for Prosperity are sending out a flier to voters in my district to thank me for the conservative votes that I have cast in the Utah State Legislature. Here is what they will look like. I didn't ask them to do this, they are doing this for me and other conservatives in the legislatures.…Continue
I welcome and appreciate scrutiny from the Trib's "Lawmakers rake in cash from special interests". We need more of this scrutiny of how elected officials raise and spend money. I don't think that the article went far enough and they only scratched the surface on some of the issues. I expect that this will be an issue in the Senate District 13 race this year.
Here is a link to the original article: http://www.sltrib.com/home/3437412-155/lawmakers-rake-in-cash-from-special
I got several mentions in the article and I want to push as much information as I can into the discussion. Here are my mentions and additional information.
"Some reported spending campaign money for dry cleaning — Mel Brown spent more than $300 on "suit cleaning for session," Lifferth spent $55 and Sen. Kevin Van…Continue
I got an email from a voter about proposal to collect sales tax on internet/online sales. He made some good points and I was able to respond to him. He gave me permission to use his email without his name.
From: [name removed]@gmail.com>
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 10:29 AM
To: DTS <dlifferth@[domain removed]>
Subject: Don't Tax The Net
Dear Representative David Lifferth,
How are you doing today? I’m sending you this email because I hear that lawmakers will be considering a bill to force the collection of the sales tax on the internet. But I don’t think that’s something we ought to be doing.
Utah prides itself on being a place of low taxes and limited government, yet then we come up with plans like these. It just doesn’t make much sense.
We’ve had a lot of tax increases over the past few months – at all levels of government – and having…