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Summary information on Utah's new fuel tax changes

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.


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Added by David Lifferth on July 28, 2015 at 9:52am — No Comments

I discussed Prison Relocation meeting with Rod Arquette on July 17th, 2015

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…


Added by David Lifferth on July 21, 2015 at 10:26am — No Comments

Vote by Mail Ballot July 2015

Vote by Mail ballots have arrived. Have you decided who you are voting for in municipal elections?

Added by David Lifferth on July 15, 2015 at 6:54pm — No Comments

EMail to PRC members about another logistical issue about Prison Relocation that has not been considered

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:…


Added by David Lifferth on July 13, 2015 at 8:03pm — No Comments

Results from June 2015 Survey

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…


Added by David Lifferth on July 3, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Utah Policy/KSL Survey on where the Prison should go June 21, 2015


Added by David Lifferth on June 22, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

22 pages of notes from Prison Relocation Public Comment

Prison Relocation Public Hearing

Report on community open houses

Questions have been scanned and now are on the PRC web site and committee page


Sen. Stevenson

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…


Added by David Lifferth on June 16, 2015 at 9:44pm — No Comments

I took a politcal survey and as 97% in common with Marco Rubio, 1% with Martin O'Malley

Try it for yourself...

I was a bit surprised by the results, I thought I would have bee closer to Rand Paul, Scott Walker, Carly Fiorina, and Rick Perry

I side with Marco Rubio on most 2016 Presidential Election issues

Candidates you side with...…


Added by David Lifferth on June 16, 2015 at 2:26pm — No Comments

PRC Public Comment meeting today (6/16/2015)

This evening is the only  Prison Relocation Commission Public Hearing from 6 to 8pm at the Utah State Capitol.  I know that it won't be convenient to attend, but it will be important if you like to go on the record with your thoughts on the Prison Relocation. There are many people who have scheduling conflicts on that night, so I hope that you can make it.

Date, time, and…


Added by David Lifferth on June 16, 2015 at 8:55am — No Comments

List of 2015 Saratoga Springs City Candidates

Shellie Baertsch (incumbent)

Rebecca Call (incumbent)

Ronald Edwards

Doug Graham

Bud Poduska (incumbent)

Chris Porter

Hayden J. Williamson

Added by David Lifferth on June 9, 2015 at 11:13am — No Comments

List of 2015 Eagle Mountain City Candidates

Jay Phelps
4056 Russell Rd
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005
Ph# 801-870-4334…

Added by David Lifferth on June 9, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Report on Prison Relocation Open House at Frontier Middle School in Eagle Mountain June 2, 2015

I would like to echo the thanks that have been shared by other with our community. We had a massive turnout with residents from Eagle Mountain, Saratoga Springs, Fairfield, and Cedar Fort. This is what we needed to happen.

This was a team effort with everyone doing all they could to get the word out and increase attendance. It is amazing what can be accomplished when no one is worried about who gets the credit.

I was so grateful that we had the Mayor and City Council…


Added by David Lifferth on June 5, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Photos from Prison Relocation Open House in Eagle Mountain on June 2, 2015

The Prison Relocation Q&A session in Eagle Mountain at Frontier Middle School is on YouTube at:…


Added by David Lifferth on June 3, 2015 at 7:30pm — 6 Comments

"Defender of Liberty" award from Libertas

This is the "Defender of Liberty" award that I received from Libertas for the 2015 Legislative Session.…


Added by David Lifferth on May 23, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Financial info on SB97 from State Education Financial Analyst Ben Leishman

I got approval State Education Financial Analyst Ben Leishman to post his info on my blog site.

From: Benjamin Leishman

Subject: RE: SB97 benefit to Alpine School District



Sorry, it took me a little longer to get the information than I anticipated.

The attached MS Excel document has the figures that produced the 9.4 percent increase Sen. Stephenson mentioned.  As I mentioned last week, this figure compares “all funds” and not…


Added by David Lifferth on May 1, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

2015 Education Town Hall Meeting

Special Thanks to Julie King for taking detailed notes. I have posted her notes with her permission below.

Education Town Hall Meeting Notes

May 1, 2015…


Added by David Lifferth on May 1, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Summary of 2015 Session with links, vote totals and other resources:

See Rep. Lifferth's votes on every bill for 2015:

Votes Feb 26-March 12

Votes Jan 26-Feb 25

2015 Perfect Attendance

Rep. Lifferth's…


Added by David Lifferth on April 29, 2015 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Clear economic difference between Ronald Regan and Barack Obama

Trickle Down Economics versus Trickle Down Socialism

Ronald Reagan’s economic plan saw GDP surge at a 3.5% clip – 4.9% after the recession. That’s a 32% bump.

During the Obama years, thanks to his big government policies, the US economy has stalled. Today the quarterly GDP was announced. The GDP for the first quarter of 2015…


Added by David Lifferth on April 29, 2015 at 5:01pm — No Comments

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