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Matthew 'Matt' E. Moore

Matthew Moore's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Matthew 'Matt' E. Moore
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State House - District 27
Primary Aug. 19, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Shawn; 2 Children: Sutton, Seamus
Birth Place: Shreveport, LA
Home City: Anchorage, AK
Religion: Presbyterian
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Alaska 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?
Nob) 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?
Yese) Do you support requiring parental notification before an abortion is performed on a minor?
Nof) Do you support requiring parental consent before an abortion is performed on a minor?
Yesg) Do you support sexual education programs that include information on abstinence, contraceptives, and HIV/STD prevention methods?
Noh) Do you support abstinence-only sexual education programs?
i) Other or expanded principles
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.
Slightly Decreasea) Education (higher)
Maintain Statusb) Education (K-12)
Maintain Statusc) Environment
Maintain Statusd) 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
Maintain Statusc) Corporate taxes
Maintain Statusd) Gasoline taxes
Maintain Statuse) Oil production taxes
Slightly Decreasef) Property taxes
g) Other or expanded categories
3) Budget Stabilization
Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing Alaska's budget.
Noa) Tapping into Alaska's "rainy day" fund
Yesb) Issuing the early release of certain non-violent offenders
Yesc) Increasing tuition rates at public universities
Nod) Instituting mandatory furloughs and layoffs for state employees
Yese) Reducing benefits for Medicaid recipients
Nof) Privatizing certain government services
g) Other or expanded principles
Noa) Should the governor's selection of members to the Personnel Board be limited to individuals nominated by the chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court?
Yesb) Do you support limits on the number of terms for Alaska governors?
Noc) Do you support limits on the number of terms for Alaska state legislators?
d) Do you support limits on the following types of contributions to candidates for state government?
Yes1) Individual
Yes2) Political Action Committee
Yes3) Corporate
Yes4) Political Party
Yese) Should candidates for state office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?
Yesf) Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
g) 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) Should the possession of small amounts of marijuana be decriminalized?
Yesd) 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 a comprehensive ban on cell phone use while driving?
Nog) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
h) Other or expanded principles

D- Depends on the case but should be an option.

E- Not necessarily. Child porn, anyone trying to make profit from nude photos...then yes. A picture of a shirtless man...no. Minor are not allowed to have this material in their possession...We should enforce current laws and ordinances before making more laws.

Yesa) Do you support a state constitutional amendment to guarantee and protect the Permanent Fund Dividend?
Nob) Do you support reducing government regulations on the private sector?
Yesc) Do you support increased state funding for job-training programs that re-train displaced workers?
Nod) Do you support expanding access to unemployment benefits?
Yese) Do you support providing financial incentives to the private sector for the purpose of job creation?
Yesf) Do you support increased spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
Nog) Do you support providing direct financial assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure?
h) Other or expanded principles

F- If this would smooth out economic transitions, yes.

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?
Yese) Do you support the state government providing college students with financial aid?
Yesf) Should illegal immigrants who graduate from Alaska high schools be eligible for in-state tuition at public universities?
g) Other or expanded principles

E- Only the top 5% or so should be eligible for assistance.

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 providing financial incentives to farms that produce biofuel crops?
Nod) Do you support state funding for improvements to Alaska'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-D: I support a relaxation of taxes, licenses and tarrifs so developing industries can get a leg up and become established.

Noa) 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?
Yesc) Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?
Nod) Do you support requiring a license for gun possession?
e) Other or expanded principles

B- In the case where an individual is acting like a dealer, selling a large quantity of guns, I do support background checks.

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?
Noc) Do you support interstate health insurance compacts?
Nod) Should individuals be required to purchase health care insurance?
Yese) Do you support monetary limits on damages that can be collected in malpractice lawsuits?
Yesf) Do you support legalizing physician-assisted suicide in Alaska?
Nog) Do you support allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes?
h) Other or expanded principles
Noa) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?
Yesb) Should Alaska allow same-sex couples to form civil unions?
Yesc) Do you support state funding for stem cell research?
Yesd) Do you support state funding for embryonic stem cell research?
Noe) Should adults who apply for public assistance be subject to random and suspicion-based drug testing?
Yesf) Do you support the state's use of affirmative action?
Yesg) Do you support the inclusion of sexual orientation in Alaska's anti-discrimination laws?
Yesh) Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in Alaska's anti-discrimination laws?
i) Other or expanded principles

E- Invasion of privacy and unconstitutional.
G,H- If those who have gender identity or sexual orientation concerns feel it is necessary, then yes. Otherwise, if it is deemed to be an all encompassing anti discrimination law by a court in the definition of a group then I would not support it.

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.

Provide a nuturing atmosphere for job creation in the private sector. We need to be more industry friendly and not change the playing field (taxes) for corporations.

Do everything I can to promote alternate energy sources for villages so they may become self sufficient and rely on themselves. I would earmark a portion of current royalty taxes for this purpose.

I would improve the model for education delivery and votech education in Alaska. We must improve our graduation rates to have better jobs for Alaskans.

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