|Full Name:||Tyana Kelley|
|Birth Place:||Spokane, WA|
|Home City:||Pullman, WA|
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Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding abortion.
|a) Abortions should always be illegal.|
|X||b) Abortions should always be legal.|
|c) Abortions should be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy.|
|d) Abortions should be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape.|
|e) Abortions should be legal when the life of the woman is endangered.|
|f) Abortions should be subject to a mandatory waiting period.|
|g) Require clinics to give parental notification before performing abortions on minors.|
|h) Other or expanded principles|
Medical decisions, including abortions, should be left between a patient and her doctor. The government should not be involved.
State Budget: Indicate what state funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one level per category, you can use a number more than once.
|Greatly Increase||a) Education (Higher)|
|Greatly Increase||b) Education (K-12)|
|Maintain Status||c) Emergency preparedness|
|Slightly Increase||d) Environment|
|Greatly Increase||e) Health care|
|Maintain Status||f) Law enforcement|
|Slightly Increase||g) Transportation and highway infrastructure|
|Slightly Increase||h) Welfare|
|i) Other or expanded categories|
State Taxes: Indicate what state tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one level per category, you can use a number more than once.
|Maintain Status||a) Alcohol taxes|
|Maintain Status||b) Cigarette taxes|
|Slightly Increase||c) Corporate taxes|
|Maintain Status||d) Gasoline taxes|
|Maintain Status||e) Property taxes|
|Slightly Decrease||f) Sales taxes|
|Maintain Status||g) Vehicle taxes|
|h) Other or expanded categories|
|No||1) Should state sales taxes be extended to Internet sales?|
|No||2) Should accounts such as a "rainy day" fund be used to balance the state budget?|
|Undecided||3) Should fee increases be used to balance the state budget?|
|4) Other or expanded principles|
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding campaign finance and government reform.
|Undecided||a) Do you support limiting the number of terms for Washington governors?|
|Undecided||b) Do you support limiting the number of terms for Washington state senators and representatives?|
c) Do you support limiting the following types of contributions to state legislative candidates?
|Yes||4) Political Parties|
|Yes||d) Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?|
|Yes||e) Do you support imposing spending limits on state-level political campaigns?|
|Undecided||f) Should Washington participate in the federal REAL ID program?|
|g) Other or expanded principles|
I think that Washington has reasonable limits at this time, and I support the current system.
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding crime.
|a) Increase state funds for construction of state prisons and hiring of additional prison staff.|
|b) Support the death penalty in Washington.|
|X||c) Support programs to provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related skills and job-placement assistance when released.|
|X||d) Implement penalties other than incarceration for certain non-violent offenders.|
|X||e) Decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.|
|f) Minors accused of a violent crime should be prosecuted as adults.|
|g) Support state and local law enforcement officials enforcing federal immigration laws.|
|X||h) Support hate crime legislation.|
|i) Other or expanded principles|
Our jails and prisons are overcrowded. We need to implement changed in our system to keep non-violent offenders from staying in jail too long.
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding education.
|X||a) Support state funding of universal pre-K programs.|
|b) Support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind).|
|c) Support state education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students.|
|d) Support requiring public schools to administer high school exit exams.|
|e) Allow parents to use vouchers to send their children to any public school.|
|f) Allow parents to use vouchers to send their children to any private or religious school.|
|X||g) Provide state funding to increase teacher salaries.|
|h) Support using a merit pay system for teachers.|
|X||i) Provide state funding for tax incentives and financial aid to help make college more affordable.|
|j) Support allowing illegal immigrant high school graduates of Washington to pay in-state tuition at public universities.|
|k) Other or expanded principles|
Education is a top priority for me. I want to end the use of the WASL as a high school graduation requirement. The test is biased on many levels, and does not accurately evaluate a child's learning. I also want to increase financial aid programs for college students.
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding employment.
|X||a) Increase funding for state job-training programs that re-train displaced workers and teach skills needed in today's job market.|
|b) Reduce state government regulations on the private sector.|
|X||c) Provide low interest loans and tax credits for starting, expanding, or relocating businesses.|
|X||d) Provide tax credits for businesses that provide child care for children in low-income working families.|
|X||e) Increase state funds to provide child care for children in low-income working families.|
|X||f) Increase the state minimum wage.|
|X||g) Support laws that prevent employers from dismissing employees at will.|
|X||h) Support financial punishments for those who knowingly employ illegal immigrants.|
|X||i) Support increased work requirements for able-bodied welfare recipients.|
|X||j) Increase funding for employment and job training programs for welfare recipients.|
|X||k) Support allowing day care workers to unionize.|
|l) Other or expanded principles|
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy.
|X||a) Promote increased use of alternative fuel technology.|
|b) Support increased production of traditional domestic energy sources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil, etc).|
|c) Support providing financial incentives to farms that produce biofuel crops.|
|X||d) Use state funds to clean up former industrial and commercial sites that are contaminated, unused, or abandoned.|
|X||e) Support funding for improvements to Washington's power generating and transmission facilities.|
|X||f) Support funding for open space preservation.|
|X||g) Limit carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases linked to global warming.|
|X||h) Enact environmental regulations even if they are stricter than federal law.|
|i) Other or expanded principles|
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding guns.
|No||a) Should background checks be required on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows?|
|Yes||b) Should citizens be allowed to carry concealed guns?|
|Yes||c) Should a license be required for gun possession?|
|Undecided||d) Do you support current levels of enforcement of existing state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?|
|Undecided||e) Do you support current state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?|
|f) Other or expanded principles|
Background checks are often too expensive for private citizens to conduct.
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding health.
|X||a) Ensure that citizens have access to basic health care through managed care, insurance reforms, or state-funded care where necessary.|
|b) Guaranteed medical care to all citizens is not a responsibility of state government.|
|c) Limit the amount of damages that can be awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.|
|X||d) Allow patients to sue their HMOs.|
|e) Require hospitals and labs to release reports on infections that are a risk to public health, while not compromising patient confidentiality.|
|f) Legalize physician assisted suicide in Washington.|
|X||g) Support allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes.|
|h) Support prohibiting the use or sale of prescription data for marketing purposes.|
|i) Other or expanded principles|
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding social issues.
|Yes||a) Should Washington recognize civil unions between same-sex couples?|
|Yes||b) Should same-sex couples be allowed to marry?|
|Yes||c) Should Washington provide state-level spousal rights to same-sex couples?|
|Yes||d) Do you support a moment of silence in public schools?|
|No||e) Do you support voluntary prayer in public schools?|
|Yes||f) Do you support sexual education programs that include information on abstinence, contraceptives, and HIV/STD prevention methods?|
|No||g) Do you support abstinence-only sexual education programs?|
|No||h) Should the state government consider race and gender in state government contracting and hiring decisions?|
|Yes||i) Do you support affirmative action in public college admissions?|
|Yes||j) Should Washington continue affirmative action programs?|
|Yes||k) Do you support state funding of stem cell research?|
|Yes||l) Do you support state funding of embryonic stem cell research?|
|No||m) Do you support allowing pharmacists who conscientiously object to emergency contraception to refuse to dispense it?|
|n) Other or expanded principles|
|Please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.|
As I stated before, education is a top priority for me. This is in the "Education" section. I also want to expand health care to all Washington residents. We all deserve health care as a basic human right.