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Rep. Lifferth receives more recognition as conservaitve legislator

 





Back to Back Libertas' Defender of Liberty Awards…

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Added by David Lifferth on July 13, 2017 at 1:25pm — No Comments

2017 Utah Taxpayers Legislator Rankings

http://www.utahtaxpayers.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Scorecard-Final.pdf





House Friend of the Taxpayer:

Rep. Brad Daw (100%), Rep. Keith Grover (100%), Rep. Mike Kennedy (100%), Rep. Karianne Lisonbee (100%), Rep. Cory Maloy (100%), Rep. Marc Roberts (100%), Rep. Norm Thurston (100%), Rep. Gage Froerer (100%), Rep. Dan McCay (100%), Rep. Paul…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 26, 2017 at 5:15pm — No Comments

2017 Libertas Legislator Rankings

http://libertasutah.org/resources/legislator-indexes/the-2017-libertas-legislator-index/

House

Legislator    2017 Rating    Rank

Greene, B. (R)    100%    1

Roberts, M. (R)    98%    2

Knotwell, J. (R)    94%    3

McCay, D. (R)    94%    3

Hall, C. (R)    92%    5

Moss, J. (R)    87%    6

Lisonbee, K. (R)    84%    7

Maloy, A.C. (R)  …

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Added by David Lifferth on March 20, 2017 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Jonathan Johson's list of 2017 Legislative Tax Increases

Here are five tax and fee increases passed by the Utah Legislature:

More gas tax hikes • After increasing gasoline taxes by 4.9 cents a gallon in 2015, this year the Legislature again increased gasoline taxes. Senate Bill 276, sponsored by Sen. Kevin Van Tassell, increases gas taxes by 0.6 cents a gallon and 1.2 cents per gallon increased in 2019 and 2020 — totaling an estimated increase of $4.2 million in 2019 and $14.6 million in…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 20, 2017 at 10:27am — No Comments

Rep. Lifferth again recognized as a Chamber of Commerce Business Champion

In 2016, Rep. Lifferth was again recognized as a Chamber of Commerce Business Champion. Despite voting against some of the crony capitalism bills such as the Facebook tax break, Lifferth's support for a pro-business environment for all business has again earned him recognition by the Chamber of Commerce.…

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Added by David Lifferth on October 26, 2016 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Rep. LIfferth one of few Legislators recognized as a Conservatibve in Utah

The American Conservative Union recently recognized Rep. Lifferth as one of only 10 Conservative Representatives and Senators in the Utah State Legislature.  Interestingly, there were ZERO Utah State Senators that were recognized as conservative. There were only 10 Representatives that were recognized for their Conservative Achievement in 2016.

Along with Lifferth, Representatives Coleman, Greene, Knotwell, McCay, Roberts, Stanard, and Stratton were also recognized with teh…

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Added by David Lifferth on October 26, 2016 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Rep. Lifferth only elected official in North West Utah County to vote against Tax Break for Facebook

Rep. Lifferth was the only elected official in North West Utah County to vote against Tax Break for Facebook.

The $300 Million tax break for Facebook passed by large margins in the Utah State House and Senate and a smaller $100 Million tax break was approved by the Utah State Board of Education. In the end, Facebook chose to build their data center in New Mexico which had given even larger incentives to Facebook which is one of the biggest companies in the…

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Added by David Lifferth on October 26, 2016 at 7:21pm — No Comments

Photos and details from the bomb threat at Eagle Valley Elementary School on September 19, 2016

We should all be grateful for the professional way that teachers, faculty, law enforcement, and the community responded to the bomb threat today at Eagle Valley Elementary…

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Added by David Lifferth on September 19, 2016 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Update on Prison Relocation Site Selection

Subject: Prison Development Update

 

All,

 

The chairs of the Prison Development Commission have asked that I send you the following update:

 

 

Dear colleagues,

 

Since the Legislature approved the Salt Lake City site as the location for the new Utah State Correctional Facility, the executive branch has been working hard to perform necessary tests, analyses, and evaluations in preparation for the purchase of the land upon which the facility will be…

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Added by David Lifferth on August 1, 2016 at 8:41am — No Comments

How I voted in the July 13, 2016 Special Legislaive Session

These are the voting results from the Special Legislative Session on July 13, 2016.

House Bills



H.B. 3001 -- Tax Credit Review Amendments (Rep. Peterson, J.)

I voted YES and we need to constantly review Tax Credits. This bill had only 1 opposing vote in the house and senate combined.



H.B. 3002 -- State Fair Park Amendments (Rep. Hollins, S.)…

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Added by David Lifferth on July 14, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Feedback from resident Phil Bruick on items on Special Session Agenda July 13, 2016

See my responses in RED

Phil


Dear Philip,

I'm sorry for the late notice, but like you I haven't recevied much notice for the…

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Added by David Lifferth on July 13, 2016 at 10:14am — No Comments

Rep. Lifferth receives National Award for Protecting Good Samaritans

Utah Representative David Lifferth was presented with the Foundation for Government Accountability's 2016 Champion of Charity Award Monday for their leadership in the state to protect community volunteers who provide free health care to low-income patients.…

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Added by David Lifferth on July 11, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Governor Herbert's call for Special Legislative Session on July 13, 2016 at 3pm

P R O C L A M A T I O N

 

 

            WHEREAS, since the adjournment of the 2016 General Session of the Sixty-first Legislature of the State of Utah, certain matters have arisen which require immediate legislative attention; and

 

            WHEREAS, Article VII, Section 6 of the Constitution of the State of Utah provides that the Governor may, by…

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Added by David Lifferth on July 11, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

@Political_Jake, egregious Influence Salesman, taunts Gov. Herbert on influence peddling

I laughed out loud when @Political_Jake posted the "Available Jones" article that called out Governor Herbert on influence peddling.  I found the hypocrisy over the top, even by Jake's standards.



I responded on Facebook by posting the campaign donations that Jake has received. The entire post was promptly deleted by someone that support's Jake's double standard.…

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Added by David Lifferth on May 25, 2016 at 5:25pm — No Comments

May 18th Special Sesson and Interim Legislative day

Transportation Interim Committee Meeting

One of the main topics in Transportation Interim Committee was Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or Drones. Since there were a number of Drone Bills in the 2016 session, this provided an opportunity to have representatives from the drone industry to discuss many aspects of drones.

There was also a brief discussion of Utah's Open Meeting Laws which in turn brought up the recent Closed UTA meeting. I have asked a number of…

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Added by David Lifferth on May 19, 2016 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Rep. Lifferth again recognized as a Chamber of Commerce Business Champion

[For the 3rd time in 4 sessions, Rep. Lifferth recognized as a Chamber of Commerce Business Champion]

    



    



    

Dear Utah Legislator,



The Utah business community is honored to designate you as a 2016 Business Champion. We have recognized you as a…

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Added by David Lifferth on May 4, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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