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Sandra Scott's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: State House (GA) - District 76, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State House - District 76
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What is the Political Courage Test?

Georgia State Legislative Election 2010 Political Courage Test

This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.

Pro-choicea) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?
Yesb) Should abortion be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy?
Yesc) Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?
Yesd) Should abortion be legal when the life of the woman is endangered?
Noe) Should it be illegal to knowingly perform an abortion that is based on race, color, or gender discrimination?
Yesf) Do you support requiring parental notification before an abortion is performed on a minor?
Yesg) Do you support requiring parental consent before an abortion is performed on a minor?
Yesh) Do you support sexual education programs that include information on abstinence, contraceptives, and HIV/STD prevention methods?
Yesi) Do you support abstinence-only sexual education programs?
j) Other or expanded principles

Abstinence-only sexual Education is unrealistic Thinking

1) State Spending
Indicate what state funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one level per category; you may use a number more than once.
Maintain Statusa) Education (higher)
Greatly Increaseb) Education (K-12)
Slightly Increasec) Environment
Slightly Increased) Health care
Slightly Increasee) Law enforcement
Slightly Increasef) Transportation and highway infrastructure
Maintain Statusg) Welfare
h) Other or expanded categories
2) State Taxes
Indicate what state tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one level per category; you may use a number more than once.
Maintain Statusa) Alcohol taxes
Maintain Statusb) Cigarette taxes
Greatly Increasec) Corporate taxes
Slightly Decreased) Gasoline taxes
Greatly Decreasee) Property taxes
Maintain Statusf) Sales taxes
Eliminateg) Income taxes (low-income families)
Eliminateh) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Greatly Increasei) Income taxes (high-income families)
j) Other or expanded categories
3) Budget Stabilization
Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing Georgia's budget.
Noa) Tapping into Georgia's "rainy day" fund
Nob) Increasing taxes on health insurance plans
Yesc) Issuing the early release of certain non-violent offenders
Nod) Increasing tuition rates at public universities
Noe) Instituting mandatory furloughs and layoffs for state employees
Nof) Reducing benefits for Medicaid recipients
Yesg) Privatizing certain government services
Yesh) Selling Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) loans to private investors
i) Other or expanded principles
Yesa) Do you support limits on the number of terms for Georgia governors?
Yesb) Do you support limits on the number of terms for Georgia state legislators?
c) Do you support limits on the following types of contributions to candidates for state government?
Yes1) Individual
No2) Political Action Committee
No3) Corporate
Yes4) Political Party
Nod) Should candidates for state office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?
Yese) Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
f) Other or expanded principles
Yesa) Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Yesb) Do you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders, such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment?
Yesc) Should the possession of small amounts of marijuana be decriminalized?
Nod) Should a minor accused of a violent crime be prosecuted as an adult?
Noe) Should a minor who sends sexually-explicit or nude photos by cell phone face criminal charges?
Yesf) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
g) Other or expanded principles
Noa) Do you support reducing government regulations on the private sector?
Yesb) Do you support increased state funding for job-training programs that re-train displaced workers?
Yesc) Do you support expanding access to unemployment benefits?
Yesd) Do you support providing financial incentives to the private sector for the purpose of job creation?
Yese) Do you support increased spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
Nof) Do you support providing direct financial assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure?
g) Other or expanded principles
Yesa) Do you support national education standards?
Yesb) Do you support requiring public schools to administer high school exit exams?
Yesc) Do you support using a merit pay system for teachers?
Yesd) Do you support state funding for charter schools?
Noe) Do you support the state government providing college students with financial aid?
Nof) Should illegal immigrants who graduate from Georgia high schools be eligible for in-state tuition at public universities?
g) Other or expanded principles
Yesa) Do you support state funding for the development of alternative energy?
Nob) Do you support state funding for the development of traditional domestic energy sources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)?
Yesc) Do you support providing financial incentives to farms that produce biofuel crops?
Yesd) Do you support state funding for improvements to Georgia's energy infrastructure?
Yese) Do you support state funding for open space preservation?
Yesf) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?
g) Other or expanded principles
a) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Yesb) Do you support requiring background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows?
Noc) Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?
Yesd) Do you support requiring a license for gun possession?
e) Other or expanded principles
Yesa) Do you support a universally-accessible, publicly-administered health insurance option?
Yesb) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?
Yesc) Do you support interstate health insurance compacts?
Yesd) Should individuals be required to purchase health care insurance?
Yese) Do you support monetary limits on damages that can be collected in malpractice lawsuits?
Nof) Do you support legalizing physician-assisted suicide in Georgia?
Nog) Do you support allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes?
h) Other or expanded principles
Yesa) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?
Yesb) Should Georgia allow same-sex couples to form civil unions?
Noc) Do you support state funding for stem cell research?
Nod) Do you support state funding for embryonic stem cell research?
Yese) Do you support the state's use of affirmative action?
Yesf) Do you support the inclusion of sexual orientation in Georgia's anti-discrimination laws?
Yesg) Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in Georgia's anti-discrimination laws?
h) 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.

The top three priorities for most all governments whether it's National, State or local in this year of 2010 should be job creation, transportation, improved economy and deficit reduction. Some way we need to either create new industries for job creation or bring back to this country the jobs we exported overseas. We as a country need to let the tax cuts for the wealth to expire to bring back much needed revenue to all governments ... at least until the economy recovers. Georgia's only metropolitan city (Atlanta) has a transportation/traffic problems.... Ending the war...should help our national debt greatly....

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