December 2012 Blog Posts (8)

Utah County Republican Party Platform (as amended 30 April 2011)

Utah County Republican Party Platform

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Added by David Lifferth on December 31, 2012 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Results of my survey on Gun Regulations

I posed the survey question on my web site about Gun Regulations: Based on recent gun violence in the news, would you support more state or federal gun regulations?

 

Here are results to this survey:

These are the "Other" Responses:

  • Security is needed at every school, no new gun regulations are needed though.
  • Just enforce the laws on the books now, no more regulations are needed.
  • requiring more guns would go…
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Added by David Lifferth on December 27, 2012 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Who we are in 2010

We’re #1. Well at least at some things.

For comparative review, you can look at this blog that I wrote 7 ½ years ago that was based on the 2000 Census titled “Who we are”: http://davidlifferth.ning.com/profiles/blogs/demographic-analysis-of-eagle. That…

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Added by David Lifferth on December 21, 2012 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Discussion of Gun Regulations

There have been a number of senseless killings recently that involved guns being used against innocent and defenseless people including children. These killings have led the news cycles. There have been many who have given their opinions on how to reduce or eliminate these killings.



I have a very simple survey on my web site…

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Added by David Lifferth on December 21, 2012 at 2:37pm — 6 Comments

Holly Richardson has some great recommendations on preparation for the upcoming Legislative Session

I encourage you to read Holly (AKA Holly on the Hill) Richardson's latest blog titled "22 tips for new legislators". The URL is http://hollyonthehill.com/top-22-tips-for-new-legislators/

I am working on a corresponding blog that is tips for Constituents for "Successfully Managing your State Legislator". Tips about how to contact your legislator, include key words in the subject line of an…

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Added by David Lifferth on December 19, 2012 at 8:03pm — No Comments

Why are UVU students treated as 2nd Class Students?

I learned a lot at my meeting with President Matt Holland and the UVU management team this past week. They are doing an amazing job at educating the largest group of students in the state that stay in the state. I congratulated President Holland at doing more with less from a funding standpoint.

One thing that stood out to me was the following slide that shows how much the State of Utah pays to educate each of its higher education students:…

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Added by David Lifferth on December 15, 2012 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Should School Board Candidates be able to run as a member of a political party?

I have thought about this and had constituents suggest that School Board Elections be partisan. There are a few benefits that I see that would help improve school board elections



1. There would a better vetting process to properly prepare and educate candidates on issues

2. Voters would have better access to candidates policy positions

3. Candidates would have freedom of speech in expressing their political views

4. Level playing field for candidates of varying… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on December 6, 2012 at 8:45am — 41 Comments

My Legislative Committee Assigments

I just got an email from Speaker Becky Lockhart with my Legislative Committee Assignments. I got the exact assignments that I asked for. It is hard to get any better assignments than to represent my district with the 2 most important issues that we face.



Appropriations Committee Assignment:

Public Education



Standing Committee Assignments:

Public Education

Transportation






Here are links to previous…

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Added by David Lifferth on December 3, 2012 at 9:41pm — No Comments

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