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Carl 'Bunky' R. Loucks

Bunky Loucks' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Carl 'Bunky' R. Loucks
Office: State House (WY) - District 59, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State House - District 59
Primary Aug. 19, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
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What is the Political Courage Test?

Wyoming State Legislative Election 2012 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-lifea) Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Nob) Should abortions be illegal after the first trimester of pregnancy?
Noc) 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?
Yese) Do you support requiring parental notification before an abortion is performed on a minor?
Yesf) Do you support requiring parental consent before an abortion is performed on a minor?
Yesg) Do you support the prohibition of public funds for abortion procedures?
Yesh) Do you support the prohibition of public funds for organizations that perform abortions?
i) Other or expanded principles:
1) State Spending:
Using the key, 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)
Maintain Statusb) Education (K-12)
Slightly Decreasec) Environment
Maintain Statusd) Health care
Maintain Statuse) Law enforcement/corrections
Slightly Increasef) Transportation/infrastructure
Maintain Statusg) Welfare
h) Other or expanded categories:
2) State Taxes:
Using the key,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
Maintain Statusc) Gas/Oil taxes
Maintain Statusd) Property taxes
Maintain Statuse) Sales taxes
f) Other or expanded categories:

#c - believe there is a need to come up with a better formula for gasoline tax, like a percentage figure.

a) Do you support limits on the following types of contributions for state candidates?
1) Individual
Yes2) Political Action Committee
3) Corporate
4) Political Party
b) Should candidates for state office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?
Yesc) Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
d) Do you support the use of an independent AND/OR bipartisan commission for redistricting?
Noe) Do you support requiring a government-issued photo identification in order to vote at the polls?
Yesf) Do you support mandatory drug testing of welfare recipients?
g) Other or expanded principles:

[3) Corporate: Candidate wrote:] I did not think corporations could make contributions
[b) Should candidates for state office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?: Candidate wrote:] tell me more
[d) Do you support the use of an independent AND/OR bipartisan commission for redistricting?: Candidate wrote:] it works well in Wyoming

Wyoming has rules that seem to work fine.

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) Do you support decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana?
d) 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:

[d) Should a minor accused of a violent crime be prosecuted as an adult?: Candidate wrote:] to broad of statement

D is too broad - depends on the individual case

Yesa) Do you support reducing government regulations on the private sector?
Nob) Do you support increased state funding for job-training programs that re-train displaced workers?
Noc) Do you support expanding access to unemployment benefits?
Nod) Do you support providing financial incentives to the private sector for the purpose of job creation?
Noe) 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:

d, e, f -> basically I believe in the free market - there could be exceptions to d & e depending on the individual circumstance - on f, the question is unclear - do you mean tax payer funds being used to bail out homeowners that made poor financial decisions on their own? Absolutely not.

Noa) Do you support the national Common Core State Standards initiative?
Yesb) Do you support a merit pay system for teachers?
Noc) Is the tenure process for public school teachers producing effective teachers?
Yesd) Should parents be allowed to use vouchers to send their children to any school?
Yese) Do you support state funding for charter schools?
f) Do you support the state government providing college students with financial aid?
Nog) Should illegal immigrants who graduate from Wyoming high schools be eligible for in-state tuition at public universities?
h) Other or expanded principles:

[f) Do you support the state government providing college students with financial aid? Candidate underlined "state" and wrote:] f) - complicated question - in Wyoming we have the Hathaway Scholarship Program, because we have the money to do it - Philosophically I am opposed.

a) Do you support state funding for the development of alternative energy?
b) Do you support state funding for the development of traditional domestic energy sources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)?
c) Do you support state funding for improvements to Wyoming's energy infrastructure?
d) Do you support state funding for open space preservation?
Noe) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?
Nof) Do you support repealing the state tax on wind energy production?
Yesg) Do you support dropping many restrictions on the killing of wolves in most areas of Wyoming?
h) Other or expanded principles:

a, b, c, d - way to broad of questions - in some instances such as helping with revenue bonds I could support, where is the private sector in the dialoge.

Noa) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Nob) Should background checks be required on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows?
Yesc) Should citizens be allowed to carry concealed guns?
Nod) Should a license be required for gun possession?
e) Other or expanded principles:
Noa) Do you support a universally-accessible, publicly-administered health insurance option?
b) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?
Yesc) Do you support interstate health insurance compacts?
Nod) Do you support requiring individuals to purchase health care insurance?
Noe) Do you support expanding Medicaid eligibility with federal funding as provided through the Affordable Care Act?
Yesf) Do you support monetary limits on damages that can be collected in malpractice lawsuits?
Yesg) Do you support allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes?
h) Other or expanded principles:

[b) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform? Candidate wrote:] "tough one, let's talk"

[d) Do you support requiring individuals to purchase health care insurance? Candidate underlined "requiring"]

Yesa) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?
Nob) Should same-sex couples be allowed to form civil unions?
Noc) Do you support the inclusion of sexual orientation in Wyoming's anti-discrimination laws?
Nod) Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in Wyoming's anti-discrimination laws?
e) Other or expanded principles:
In the following area, on an attached page, or via e-mail, 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.

1. Support the Coal industry and is fight for existence, in order to keep jobs and state revenue -
2. Test the waters for a bill for a new elk license draw including preference points for Instate residents & out of staters -
3. [candidate did not add comments for 3.]

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