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Corey Scott Wilson

Corey Wilson's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Corey Scott Wilson
Office: State House (ME) - District 56, Republican
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 04/30/1985
Birth Place: Waterville, ME
Home City: Fairfield, ME
Religion: Christian
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Corey Wilson has demonstrated Political Courage by telling citizens where he stands on the issues he may face if elected.

What is the Political Courage Test?

Maine State Legislative Election 2012 Political Courage Test

Pro-lifea) Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Yesb) Should abortions be illegal after 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?
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?
Nog) Do you support the prohibition of public funds for abortion procedures?
Noh) Do you support the prohibition of public funds for organizations that perform abortions?
i) Other or expanded principles:

Public funds should only be used in cases of rape, incest, or for the mothers safety.

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.
Slightly Increasea) Education (higher)
Maintain Statusb) Education (K-12)
Maintain Statusc) Environment
Slightly Decreased) Health care
Maintain Statuse) Law enforcement/corrections
Slightly Increasef) Transportation/infrastructure
Slightly Decreaseg) Welfare
h) Other or expanded categories:

No healthcare for people who are capable of working, but choose not to. The money needs to be used for the people who actually need the services.

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
Greatly Decreasec) Corporate taxes
Maintain Statusd) Gas/Oil taxes
Maintain Statuse) Property taxes
Slightly Decreasef) Sales taxes
Slightly Decreaseg) Income taxes (low-income families)
Slightly Decreaseh) Income taxes (mid-income families)
Slightly Decreasei) Income taxes (high-income families)
j) Other or expanded categories:
3) Budget Stabilization:
Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing Maine's budget.
Noa) Tapping into Maine's "rainy day" fund
Nob) Increasing tuition rates at public universities
Noc) Reducing or eliminating public worker collective bargaining
Nod) Reducing state employee salaries AND/OR pensions
Noe) Instituting mandatory furloughs AND/OR layoffs for state employees
Nof) Reducing benefits for Medicaid recipients
g) Other or expanded principles:
a) Do you support limits on the following types of contributions for state candidates?
Yes1) Individual
Yes2) Political Action Committee
Yes3) Corporate
Yes4) Political Party
Yesb) 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?
Yesd) Do you support the use of an independent AND/OR bipartisan commission for redistricting?
Yese) Do you support requiring a government-issued photo identification in order to vote at the polls?
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?
Noc) Do you support requiring that bail decisions in domestic violence cases be made by a judge?
Yesd) Do you support decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana?
Noe) Should a minor accused of a violent crime be prosecuted as an adult?
Nof) Should a minor who sends sexually-explicit or nude photos by cell phone face criminal charges?
Yesg) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
h) Other or expanded principles:
Yesa) 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?
Noc) 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:

Infrastructure projects that need to be done should be done to increase jobs and prevent further deterioration and increased costs down the road.

Yesa) 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) Do you support expanding open enrollment policies for students in Maine?
Yese) Should parents be allowed to use vouchers to send their children to any school?
Yesf) Do you support state funding for charter schools?
Yesg) Do you support the state government providing college students with financial aid?
Yesh) Should illegal immigrants who graduate from Maine high schools be eligible for in-state tuition at public universities?
i) Other or expanded principles:

Illegal immigrants should have access to our schools if there is adequate space, but no state money should be spent on them.

Noa) Do you support state funding for the development of alternative energy?
Nob) Do you support expanding the wind turbine programs off the coast of Maine?
Yesc) Do you support state funding for the development of traditional domestic energy sources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)?
Yesd) Do you support state funding for improvements to Maine's energy infrastructure?
Noe) Do you support state funding for open space preservation?
Nof) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?
g) Other or expanded principles:
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?
Yesb) 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?
Yese) Do you support monetary limits on damages that can be collected in malpractice lawsuits?
Yesf) Do you support allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes?
g) Other or expanded principles:
a) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?
Yesb) Should same-sex couples be allowed to form civil unions?
Yesc) Do you support the inclusion of sexual orientation in Maine's anti-discrimination laws?
Yesd) Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in Maine's anti-discrimination laws?
e) Other or expanded principles:

In my opinion, the government needs to get out of the marriage business. Marriage has always been a religious activity and should stay that way. I do not feel that the government should be deciding who can or cannot get married, whether it is a man and a woman or a same sex couple. I feel that if there is a religious organization that chooses to marry same sex couples, that should be within there rights, but I do not believe that all organizations should be forced to marry same-sex couples if not within their beliefs.

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.

Jobs- I intend to lower the tax rate for all business operating in or desiring to come to the state of Maine. This will lower the cost of doing business in Maine and increase jobs. The decreases in business taxes will be offset by the increased revenues from increased work and economic activity.

Reduces energy- The state of Maine needs access to natural gas for all businesses and residences. The state needs to remove all barriers preventing this and should provide financial incentives. The costs will be offset by increased economic activity.

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