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Prison Relocation Update #12

(Some of the update was removed because of its sensitive and confidential nature)

I am already swamped in getting ready for the next legislative session that begins on January 26th. In addition to my full time job, I have another full time job as a state legislator and another full…

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Added by David Lifferth on December 17, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Herald: Mayor Pengra: Prison location to Eagle Mountain doesn't make sense for taxpayers

Mayor Chris Pengra's Article in Daily Herald, December 14, 2014



http://www.heraldextra.com/news/community/mayors/mayor-pengra-prison-location-to-eagle-mountain-doesn-t-make/article_15f8d3f5-a00f-55ff-bac7-a85907d6ef53.html



Eagle Mountain has been named as one of the top six sites for the prison…

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Added by David Lifferth on December 15, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Photos from Concealed Carry Permit class taught by Oda, Vilos, Aposhian

I took one of my sons and my only daughter to a Concealed Carry Permit class that was taught by Rep. Cut Oda, Attorney Mitch Vilos, and Utah Shooting Sports Chairman Clark Aposhian.

Also in attendance were Representatives Robert Spendlove and Norm Thurston.…

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Added by David Lifferth on December 13, 2014 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Blog from Dec 11, 2014 Legislative Preview on Education

(I will post my notes, but I wanted to get the outline posted as quickly as possible)

USSB Joel Wright, USSB Jeff Moss, ASD Paula Hill

Participants include:

State School Board members Jeff Moss and Joel Wright

Alpine School Board…

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Added by David Lifferth on December 12, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Frequent Question: Why not just leave the prison in place?

Here is a representative question that I get on a regular basis:

Hey David,

Long time no chat, but just a quick question. If a proposition to keep the prison located where it was and rebuild on that land was re-proposed this legislative season, do you think it would get traction? I didn't follow how last session went. I know right now that…

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Added by David Lifferth on December 8, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Notes from December 3, 2014 Prison Relocation Committee Meeting

Prison Relocation Meeting Notes

The resolution to create and authorize the Prison Relocation committee was HCRC8

Cost savings over time from new facilities, substantial economic benefits from selling the land that the prison currently occupies.

SB286 Create…

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Added by David Lifferth on December 3, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Prison Relocation Update #10 - "I was against the prison relocation before it was cool"

Prison Relocation Update #10

This prison update is actually a “Prequel” with relevant information, but dating back 10 months ago.  My opposition to putting the state prison in my district is nothing new as you will see from the following blogs and news reports. I readily admit that this is a complex and dynamic issue, but if you followed me on social media or my blog site and participate in my frequent surveys then you would be better informed on this issue than if you don’t…

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Added by David Lifferth on December 1, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Duck for Thanksgiving

These are some of the photos from my Duck Hunt and Duck Dinner for Thanksgiving. I am happy to say that I didn't eat any turkey during the entire week of Thanksgiving.

Setting up the Decoys

Only 3 Ducks, not even close to the daily max…

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Added by David Lifferth on December 1, 2014 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Email from Constituent about Prison Relocation

I have received hundreds, if not a thousand or more, emails about the proposed relocation of the state prison to Saratoga Springs or Eagle Mountain.

This email is representative of the emails and has very clear and concise logical arguments. I have received permission from the sender to post it online.

Dear Representative Lifferth:



Thank you for your support in opposing the potential relocation of the Draper prison to the Saratoga Springs/Eagle…

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Added by David Lifferth on November 28, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Results of Constitutents survey of Proposed Legislation

I try to stay ahead of proposed legislation by letting my constitutions share their thoughts and raise issues. I frequently turn these comments into questions in committee meetings. This is a valuable service for me as a representative.

  1. Legalizing Marijuana
  2. Firing Squad a a form of Death Penalty
  3. Global Warming
  4. Daylight Savings…
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Added by David Lifferth on November 25, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Results of Constitutents survey of Prison Relocation

Would you support the State Prison to be located in Saratoga Springs or Eagle Mountain?

Some Other Responses:

M: A prison belongs in the middle of nowhere and we have a lot of land like that in Utah!

D: Neither, I am not convinced we need to relocate. Seems like a waste of money to enrich a few. We should be working on solutions to lower our prison population. If the State could even begin to show that they can build…

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Added by David Lifferth on November 25, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Results of where Constitutents get News and Information

I conducted a survey of the actively engaged voters in my district as to where they get their news and information. The results are in line with what I expected and very similar to how I consume News and Information.

  1. News Source & Type
  2. National News
  3. Newspapers
  4. Local…
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Added by David Lifferth on November 25, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Photos from Annual Buckshot Caucus Turkey Shoot Nov 20, 2014

The Buckshot Caucus hosted its First Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot at Wasatch Wing and Clay. There were about 30 participants including about 10 elected officials.

The winners of the championship round won Browning and Tegra guns. The winner had a perfect 25 out of 25 in the championship…

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Added by David Lifferth on November 20, 2014 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Rebuttle: U of U Legal Analysis Ignores "Stubborn Facts" on the Transfer of Public Lands Movement

http://www.americanlandscouncil.org/u_of_u_legal_analysis_ignores_stubborn_facts_on_the_transfer_of_public_lands_movement

John Adams famously said once that "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter…

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Added by David Lifferth on November 17, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

2014 Election Results info

Thank you voters of Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain

for voting to Re-Elect Rep. Dave Lifferth

Election Summary Report

General Election

November 4, 2014

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

STATE REP D2

                                            Total

Number of Precincts              19

Precincts Reporting               19       100.0 %

Times…

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Added by David Lifferth on November 17, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

2014 Election Results: Red-Blue USA by Congressional District

Added by David Lifferth on November 6, 2014 at 8:37am — No Comments

2014 General Election Results

Election Summary Report

Utah County, Utah

General Election

November 4, 2014

Summary For Jurisdiction Wide, All Counters, All Races

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

STATE REP D2

                                            Total

Number of Precincts              19

Precincts Reporting               19       100.0 %

Times Counted                      6331/17866  35.4 %

Total Votes                           …

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Added by David Lifferth on November 5, 2014 at 9:33am — No Comments

I got my first "hit piece" email in a while

My opponent's campaign in the House District 2 Race sent the following email to voters:


Dear Voters of District 2,

Charles Christensen is a candidate for State Representative District 2, Utah. He is a constitutionally principled conservative. His platform is simple: limited government and maximum freedom!

 

Click here to read his platform:…

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Added by David Lifferth on November 3, 2014 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Prison Relocation Update #5

Before I could do my own lookups, Colby Curtis was able to send me this message with a list of media reports: (Thanks Colby!)

Saw your email. Great news about the lobbyist.



Here is the ABC4 story which was very well done: http://www.good4utah.com/story/d/story/prison-relocation-planning-bears-setback/34008/eqlsUtgVfk2cso06dAkDGw



The KSL…

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Added by David Lifferth on November 1, 2014 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Blog: Ride Along with Highway Patrol for Halloween DUI Blitz

I was invited to do a Ride Along with the Utah Highway Patrol. I rode with Officer Clanton. I gained a lot of respect for what these public servants do to keep our roads safe. I have always been a strong supporter of Law Enforcement, but seeing fist hand the way that they do their jobs and the daily risks that they face, I am grateful for the work they do.…

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Added by David Lifferth on November 1, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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