March 2014 Blog Posts (25)

Analysis of LD2 Survey Results and Rep. Dave Lifferth's 2014 voting record

Some have asked me how did Rep. Dave Lifferth vote on legislation compared to and based on surveys of voters in House District 2?

Of the 25 specific bill votes that were surveyed among voters in Legislative District 2 (Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain) Rep. Lifferth voted the same on 24 bills or 96% of the time. There were many bills that were amended to change their original intent so that changed some of the intent of the votes. Last year Rep. Lifferth voted 100% of the…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 30, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Good turnout at Milkshake Summit

Tonight I hosted my first Milkshake Summit of this campaign season. I invited County Delegates from Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain to have a milkshake with me at Arctic Circle.

I think that I had about 12 County Delegates that participated.  Some had to leave early and some didn't make until later.

We had Special Guest Appearances by Saratoga Springs City Councilman Stephen Willden, State Board of Education Representative Jeff Moss, and…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 29, 2014 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Results of Post 2014 Legislative Session survey

Have you participated in the surveys conducted by Rep. David Lifferth?

*Nearly 75% have participated in Rep.…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 29, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Rep. Lifferth receives high favorability ratings (88%-93%) from Republicans in District 2

A scientific survey performed by a 3rd Party Polling shows that Rep. Dave Lifferth has very high approval ratings from Republicans in House District 2. The 3rd party survey was not requested by Rep. Lifferth and he was not made aware of the phone survey until after it had been completed. The phone survey was conducted among registered Republicans in Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain.

The results also show that Rep. Dave Lifferth has higher approval ratings than other State…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 29, 2014 at 8:32am — No Comments

2014 Legislative Session Summary

http://le.utah.gov/lfa/LFASums.jsp?month=3&pubid=5816

Statewide Overview - Jonathan Ball



Statewide Overview

Utah's budget for fiscal year 2015 is $13.5 billion (+5.1% vs FY 14 original) from all sources.  The figure below represents that total FY 15 state budget by appropriations subcommittee.  The Infrastructure and General Government (IGG) subcommittee…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 28, 2014 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Photos from Town Hall meeting with Delegates at Lehi Legacy Center 3/22/14

We had a great turn out at the Town Hall meeting with Delegates at Lehi Legacy Center on 3/22/14. All recently elected State and County delegates were invited to attend. Apparently not all delegates got the invitations at Caucus night, but there was still a very good turn out.…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 22, 2014 at 8:52pm — 1 Comment

Utah Ends Legislative Session With Package of Lands Transfer Bills

http://endfedaddiction.org/utah-ends-session-package-transfer-bills/

The Utah legislature adjourned last week with a nice package of bills to support the state’s Transfer of Public Lands initiative. Since they’ve already passed a bill demanding transfer, the next step is to address what happens to the lands when that transfer occurs.

Other states contemplating a TPLA-like…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 18, 2014 at 11:19am — No Comments

Caucus Locations for Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain

If you live in Saratoga Springs, these are the locations and room numbers for you:

SR01    Vista Heights Middle School; 484 W. Pony Express Parkway; Saratoga Springs; Orchestra Room
SR02 Snow Springs Elementary; 850 S 1700 W; Lehi; Gym - Stage…
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Added by David Lifferth on March 17, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Results of survey questions from last week of 2014 Legislative Session

Which option should Utah choose as a Medicaid Expansion Option under the requirements of ObamaCare?…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 16, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Report on the defining legislation of 2014 Session: HB97, HB96, SB54, HB77, HB81, HB257, SB72

Top Bills

HB97 Limitation on Local Govt. “Dog Bill,” passed the house 41-30. I voted NO. This was an interesting bill that had all of the Democrats vote for it and then the Republicans split 50-50. For me this was a local control issue that bound the hands of Local City Officials and removed authority to set local ordinances.  Here is my blog with my public statement about this issue:…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 16, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Photos from last week of 2014 Legislative Session

These are just a few of the photos that I took during the last week of 2014 Legislative Session.

Working in the Utah Senate with Senator Stuart Adams to get my HB133 Contingency Plans for National Parks and Federal Facilities passed. It passed unanimously in both the House and the Senate.…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 15, 2014 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

My floor statement on SB57 Autism Amendments bill

I cited my concerns in my floor comments that went something like this:



While SB57 is a bill that I would typically vote against because of its feel that it is government overreach into private companies and private contracts, but because of the dialog that I have had with the voters in my district I will vote in favor of SB57.  I do appreciate the limits and controls that have been put in as a safety net to protect against costs (1% max premium increase allowed, etc) it does…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 12, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Photos from SB234, Cory B. Wride Memorial Highway bill and Citation

These are the collection of photos that were taken today to rename SR-73 to Cory B. Wride Memorial Highway. The Wride family was also given citations by both the House and the Senate. The Wride family was also able to visit with Governor Herbert who shared his condolences for the family.

These…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 12, 2014 at 4:21pm — 2 Comments

Photos from week 7 of the Legislative Session

Visiting with Student Leadership from Rockwell Charter High School along with Sen. Mark Madsen.…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 9, 2014 at 6:30pm — 9 Comments

My email respons to a voter that thought I voted for Count My Vote

A voter in my district received an email that said "David Lifferth votes to bring Count My Vote to be a part of our system". He asked my what I didn't like about the caucus system.

It is sad the there are some that are so disingenuous that not only do they not understand the issues, but they attempt to deceive the voters…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 9, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Results from Week 7 Survey

These are the results from my Week 6 voter survey.

Do you support SB54, the compromise with Count My Vote that preserves the Caucus-Convention system?…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 8, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Information related to Utah's Medicaid Expansion options

Obamacare, which was passed in the US Congress and Senate without a single Republican vote, requires states to expand Medicaid coverage. Utah so far has been one of holdouts in announcing what we will do. However, time is running out for Utah to present an alternative before Full Medicaid Expansion is forced on Utah. Medicaid Expansion is paid for by the federal government for the first 3 years to get people hooked on it, and then Utah will have to pay for it out of our General Fund after…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 8, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Press Release: Utah Unemployment Lowest in More than 5 Years

For Immediate Release

March 7, 2014

 

Utah Unemployment Lowest in More than 5 Years



SALT LAKE CITY – Utah’s unemployment rate in January hit a five-year low, falling to 3.9 percent as the state economy picked up speed and is on track for continued strong growth in 2014.



 “This is terrific news,” said Governor Gary R. Herbert. “For the first time since the start of the Great Recession in Utah, our unemployment rate has fallen below 4 percent. It has been cut by…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 7, 2014 at 11:50am — No Comments

Rebuttal to Count My Vote legal statement

Rebuttal to Count My Vote's statement of "Clearly Constitutional" by Idaho Attorney Christ Troupis.…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 6, 2014 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Count My Vote's "Clearly Constitutional" memo

This is the document dated September 25, 2013…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 6, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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