I wanted to respond publicly to an email that I got last week. I asked if I could post it with or without the sender’s name. However, I have not yet heard back so I will generalize the questions and give my answers.
The email wasn’t quite a nasty-gram, but I do get some of those too.
The just of the email went something like this:
The email said that they saw in the newspaper that I was supporting Mayor Heather Jackson and that in the endorsement that I called her the…Continue
Added by David Lifferth on October 29, 2013 at 8:59pm — No Comments
I have shared this on many occasions, but I thought with the current discussions of the Caucus and Convention System I wanted to post it online.
I had never attended a caucus until 1998. I heard about the caucus on the Doug Wright show. He described how important it was to attend caucus so I looked up the information and drove into Lehi to attend caucus night. I found myself in a group of people that I really didn't know but I was impressed as they introduced themselves at how…Continue
Added by David Lifferth on October 28, 2013 at 8:51pm — No Comments
Yesterday the Utah State Central Committee met to finalize parameters for how to improve and optimize Caucus night. For starters the name was changed to Neighborhood Caucus Elections to emphasize what purpose it serves and show that it is the grass roots level of Neighborhoods.…Continue
Added by David Lifferth on October 27, 2013 at 8:23pm — No Comments
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Ideology Rankings of Utah State House and Senate
These are the ideology rankings of the Utah House and Senate as calculated by Adam Brown of BYU.Continue
Added by David Lifferth on October 22, 2013 at 11:18am — No Comments
Sorry for the information overload, but I wanted to be as thorough as possible.
I was asked at the last Utah County Central Committee Meeting to provide information on the differences between Utah’s current caucus and convention system and the “Count My Vote” initiative to change to a direct primary. I am a firm believer that Utah’s Caucus system works well and promotes and encourages grass roots involvement in politics. However, I will attempt to be fair as I describe the differences…Continue
Political scientists have developed advanced algorithms that can calculate each legislator's ideology score based on his or her legislative voting record, called a…Continue
Added by David Lifferth on October 17, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
This is an actual Democratic Party Fundraiser email that was emailed today during our legislative session. I guess that they didn't like my speech on why we in Utah can manage our resources and lands better than the federal government:…Continue
Added by David Lifferth on October 16, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Our National Parks in Utah are in many ways what makes us who we are; they inspire us to new heights. These majestic parks are our mascots and our identities. We are happy and enthusiastic about inviting the world to come here and share these natural wonders with us. An arbitrary shutdown of the National Parks in Utah is not just an affront to…Continue
Added by David Lifferth on October 16, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
|On Monday Rep. David Lifferth said that he is in the early stages of drafting legislation that would call on the federal government to turn over management of the state's five national parks to the state if the government remained closed for more than 30 days.…|
Added by David Lifferth on October 13, 2013 at 6:09pm — No Comments
Added by David Lifferth on October 13, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Governor Calls Special Legislative Session
Salt Lake City – Today Governor Gary R. Herbert signed a proclamation convening the Utah Legislature into Special Session to address some legislative issues on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at 2:30 p.m.
“Issues related to the federal shutdown necessitate immediate action by our State Legislature,” said the Governor. “We can no longer wait.”
Among the issues to be considered during the Special Session include:
Added by David Lifferth on October 11, 2013 at 5:52pm — No Comments
Our National Parks are some ways how we identify ourselves. They are what makes us who we are. Jeff Foxworthy said that when God made Utah he was showing off. These National Parks are our rallying points. They motivate us to be better. They are our inspiration.
I think that we need to have a stronger attitude than “Mother May I” to threats to shut down our National Parks.
I propose that we have an arrangement that we as a state will step up and protect, manage, and…Continue
Added by David Lifferth on October 10, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
originally posted on October 3, 2006
I LOVE PARKS.
For as long as I can remember, I have loved parks. There is some deep instinct inside of me that makes me love parks. I love all kinds from pocket parks to National Parks.
As my children are involved in competitive soccer, I have have the opportunity to watch them play on every park large enough to host a soccer…Continue
Added by David Lifferth on October 8, 2013 at 5:53pm — No Comments