February 2014 Blog Posts (12)

Results of House Vote on Homeschool Tax Credit Bill HB77

http://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/svotes.jsp?sessionid=2014GS&voteid=485&house=H

HB0077 - - Failed 32 - 37 - 6, 2/27/2014 5:06 PM


HB 77
Tax Credit for Home-schooling…
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Added by David Lifferth on February 28, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Press Release: Governor unveiled an alternative plan to Medicaid expansion

Governor unveiled an alternative plan to Medicaid expansion

The “Healthy Utah Plan” fixes the hole without expanding Medicaid



SALT LAKE CITY – (Feb. 27, 2014) Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert wants the federal government to block grant Utah the money it would give for Medicaid expansion, allowing the state to administer its own program.



“My job as governor is to make sure Utahns get the full economic benefit from their taxes,” said Gov. Herbert. “I am not recommending an…

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Added by David Lifferth on February 27, 2014 at 2:17pm — No Comments

My statement in support of HB286 Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

Thank you madam speaker, as I represent the most people under the age of 18 in my district, the health and safety of them is very important to me. This type of tragedy has occurred in my community and I am outraged by it.

I would like to quote a very wise man who was a former Supreme Court Justice with important words for us in this body: “We also need politicians, policy makers, and officials to increase their attention to what is best for children in contrast to the selfish…

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Added by David Lifferth on February 27, 2014 at 11:37am — No Comments

Senator Madsen on Parents and Children

I considered Senator Madsen's statements in 2013 to be poetry and I wanted to make his statements publicly available on my site:

Added by David Lifferth on February 24, 2014 at 8:32pm — 1 Comment

Voter Survey Results from Week #4

These are the results from my voter survey from last week. Let me know if you agree or disagree with any of the proposed bills.

I'm loving all of the thoughtful responses that voters are sharing with me!

 

Do you support SB12 which raising legal smoking age to 21?…

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Added by David Lifferth on February 23, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

My statements in opposition to HB97 to protect rights of specific breeds and dog owners.

I rise in opposition toHB97

I may be supportive of the goal of this bill in protecting specific dog breeds and dog owners.

As a former Mayor and City Councilor, I hated when the heavy hand of the federal govt, state govt., and county government told us what we could and couldn’t do in our own city’s ordinance and zoning

As a state we specifically allow for political subdivisions so that they can set their ordinances and zoning based on the needs of the voters, residents,…

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Added by David Lifferth on February 20, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Voter Survey Results from Week #3

 Do you support HB202, which limits access to guns to individuals that have been committed to a mental health facility?…

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Added by David Lifferth on February 15, 2014 at 7:31am — No Comments

Use IRS Free File for Online Tax Assistance & E-Filing

I was asked to help get the word out about free filing options for some people to file their IRS returns this year.



For Immediate Release

                                                                                   

Rep. Lifferth Urges Constituents to Use IRS Free File for Online Tax Assistance & E-Filing



Taxpayers Making $58,000 or Less Can Visit www.IRS.gov/freefile to Prepare and…

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Added by David Lifferth on February 12, 2014 at 11:35am — No Comments

Jim Getty, AKA Abraham Lincoln, gave the Gettysburg Address at the State Legislature on his birthday

Today is the 205th birthday of Abraham Lincoln and Jim Getty, as Abraham Lincoln, gave the Gettysburg address.…

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Added by David Lifferth on February 12, 2014 at 11:28am — 1 Comment

Nearly 30 bills to address Air Quality concerns in Utah

I got the following List from Rep. Patrice Arent that lists the known bills that are being discuss to address Utah's and the Wasatch Front's Air Quality Issues.

 

What do you like and support, what questions do you have, what do you now support?

 

Bill Number…
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Added by David Lifferth on February 11, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Fmr Mayor Heather Jackson leads State Legislature in Pledge of Allegiance on Feb 4th, 2014

I invited Fmr Mayor Heather Jackson leads the State Legislature in Pledge of Allegiance on February 4th, 2014. I get to invite someone to lead the pledge once every term.

Heather Jackson has been deeply involved in municipal government for many years.

Heather served as…

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Added by David Lifferth on February 5, 2014 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Dan Burton prays to open House Legislative Session on Tuesday Feb 4th

I invited my friend and constituent Dan Burton to give the prayer to open the Legislative Session on February 4th. I get to invite someone to give the prayer and pledge once each term.…

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Added by David Lifferth on February 5, 2014 at 11:56am — No Comments

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