Representative Milton 'Pete' Peter Nielsen, Sr.'s Political Positions

Biographical

Full Name: Milton 'Pete' Peter Nielsen, Sr.
Current Office: State House - 23B, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Connie; 8 Children: Milton, Robin Jo, April, Heather, Celeste, Clint, Ioan, Desarae
Birth Date: 03/15/1938
Birth Place: Burley, ID
Home City: Mountain Home, ID
Religion: Latter Day Saints
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Pete Nielsen, Sr. has demonstrated Political Courage by telling citizens where he stands on the issues he may face if elected.

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Idaho State Legislative Election 2012 Political Courage Test

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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?
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:

d the right of self-defense has always been a right
b. And even sooner except in the cases of rape, incest, and the mothers Life.
c. Hopefully the Lady will work with & receive counsel from her religious Leaders

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)
Greatly Decreasec) Environment
Slightly Decreased) Health care
Maintain Statuse) Law enforcement/corrections
Maintain Statusf) Transportation/infrastructure
Slightly Decreaseg) Welfare
Greatly Decreaseh) Other or expanded categories:

In Idaho we have to balance the budget and I'm not going to vote for a net tax increase. If the economy improves & tax revenue increases we should lower taxes. I'm pro choice in education. We will always have adequate tax revenue under free capitalist system.

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
Slightly Decreaseb) Cigarette taxes
Slightly Decreasec) Corporate taxes
Maintain Statusd) Gas/Oil taxes
Slightly Decreasee) Property taxes
Slightly Decreasef) Sales taxes
Maintain Statusg) Income taxes (low-income families)
Maintain Statush) Income taxes (mid-income families)
Maintain Statusi) Income taxes (high-income families)
j) Other or expanded categories:

Income Taxes should be the same % for everyone with a possible amount not taxed to begin with for everyone & that should be the same for everyone. A fotally free capitalist & enterprise system will keep the economy going & we will have adequate Tax Revenue.

3) Budget Stabilization:

Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing Idaho's budget.

Yesa) Tapping into Idaho's "rainy day" fund
b) Increasing tuition rates at public universities
Yesc) Reducing or eliminating public worker collective bargaining
d) Reducing state employee salaries AND/OR pensions
e) Instituting mandatory furloughs AND/OR layoffs for state employees
f) Reducing benefits for Medicaid recipients
g) Other or expanded principles:

As stated above a totally free capitalist & enterprise system will stimulate the economy of the state & nation and we will have adequate Tax Revenue

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
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?
Nod) 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) Should the right to hunt, fish, and trap be incorporated into Idaho's constitution?
g) Other or expanded principles:

[b) Should candidates for state office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?] Candidate put a "?" in both the "Yes" and "No" columns

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?
c) Do you support decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana?
Yesd) Should a minor accused of a violent crime be prosecuted as an adult?
Yese) 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:

[c) Do you support decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana?] Candidate put a "?" in both the "Yes" and "No" columns

C. This is a tough issue. Medically it may help reduce pain for many people. however it is a dangerous drug & control of this idea would be very difficult. Would it help to reduce the use of met? I'm not sure. We already have 2 a lot of Trouble with tobacco & alcohol.
F. We need to have a system that will meet our labor needs and not infringe on workers that are citizens +...

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:
Noa) Do you support the national Common Core State Standards initiative?
Yesb) Do you support Idaho's shift to an increased emphasis on technology in the classroom?
Yesc) Do you support a performance pay system for teachers?
Yesd) Do you support eliminating tenure for new teachers?
Yese) Should teachers' collective bargaining abilities be restricted?
Yesf) Should parents be allowed to use vouchers to send their children to any school?
Yesg) Do you support state funding for charter schools?
Noh) Do you suppport the state government providing college students with financial aid?
Noi) Should illegal immigrants who graduate from Idaho high schools be eligible for in-state tuition at public universities?
j) Other or expanded principles:
Noa) 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)?
Noc) Do you support state funding for improvements to Idaho's energy infrastructure?
Nod) Do you support state funding for open space preservation?
Noe) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?
f) 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?
e) Do you support monetary limits on damages that can be collected in malpractice lawsuits?
f) Do you support allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes?
g) Other or expanded principles:

[e) Do you support monetary limits on damages that can be collected in malpractice lawsuits?] Candidate put a "?" in both the "Yes" and "No" columns and wrote "This is a tough issue. Cost of Health Care but the patient deserves to be made whole."

[f) Do you support allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes?] Candidate put a "?" in both the "Yes" and "No" columns and wrote "Not sure. Need more info."

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 Idaho's anti-discrimination laws?
Nod) Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in Idaho'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.