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Kyrsten Sinema's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (AZ) - District 9, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 9
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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Pro-choice Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • “Only a woman, her family, and her doctor should be allowed to decide what is best for her health. Instead of finding ways to undermine a woman's ability to make personal health decisions, Congress should work together to create jobs, support businesses, and strengthen the economic security of Arizona families.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/975508/sinema-votes-against-legislation-restricting-womens-health-options#.VXm85XUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Abortions should always be legal “Support” http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/28338/kyrsten-sinema/#.VXCASHUViko (votesmart.org)
  • “Only a woman, her family, and her doctor should be allowed to decide what is best for her health. Instead of finding ways to undermine a woman's ability to make personal health decisions, Congress should work together to create jobs, support businesses, and strengthen the economic security of Arizona families.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/975508/sinema-votes-against-legislation-restricting-womens-health-options#.VXm85XUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Abortions should always be legal “Support” http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/28338/kyrsten-sinema/#.VXCASHUViko (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • “She has called for the closure of tax loopholes that hurt the middle-class families of our state and benefit only the rich and big business, […]” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/548081/issue-position-arizona-budget-and-jobs/?search=tax#.VXCB4HUViko (votesmart.org)
  • Arizona Republic “I believe that the Bush tax cuts for the very rich should be allowed to expire. This policy has not proven to spur economic growth and has not created jobs.” http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/2012questionnaires/results.php?id=sinemak (www.azcentral.com)
  • “She has called for the closure of tax loopholes that hurt the middle-class families of our state and benefit only the rich and big business, […]” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/548081/issue-position-arizona-budget-and-jobs/?search=tax#.VXCB4HUViko (votesmart.org)
  • Arizona Republic “I believe that the Bush tax cuts for the very rich should be allowed to expire. This policy has not proven to spur economic growth and has not created jobs.” http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/2012questionnaires/results.php?id=sinemak (www.azcentral.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Crime: Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • “She has called for the closure of tax loopholes that hurt the middle-class families of our state and benefit only the rich and big business, she has stressed the need for policies that protect families and small businesses and give them the tools to succeed, she has sponsored legislation to create new jobs, and she has championed continued investment in education and infrastructure so Arizona will remain competitive in today's global economy.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/548081/issue-position-arizona-budget-and-jobs/?search=tax#.VXCB4HUViko (votesmart.org)
  • Arizona Republic “GM posted a $1 billion profit in the first quarter of 2012. Chrysler posted $473 million. Millions of jobs were saved and the industrial midwest of this country was stabilized at a very dangerous time. This kind government intervention in industry […] Congress and Presidents Bush and Obama made the correct decision.” http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/2012questionnaires/results.php?id=sinemak (www.azcentral.com)
  • “She has called for the closure of tax loopholes that hurt the middle-class families of our state and benefit only the rich and big business, she has stressed the need for policies that protect families and small businesses and give them the tools to succeed, she has sponsored legislation to create new jobs, and she has championed continued investment in education and infrastructure so Arizona will remain competitive in today's global economy.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/548081/issue-position-arizona-budget-and-jobs/?search=tax#.VXCB4HUViko (votesmart.org)
  • Arizona Republic “GM posted a $1 billion profit in the first quarter of 2012. Chrysler posted $473 million. Millions of jobs were saved and the industrial midwest of this country was stabilized at a very dangerous time. This kind government intervention in industry […] Congress and Presidents Bush and Obama made the correct decision.” http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/2012questionnaires/results.php?id=sinemak (www.azcentral.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • “She has called for the closure of tax loopholes that hurt the middle-class families of our state and benefit only the rich and big business, she has stressed the need for policies that protect families and small businesses and give them the tools to succeed, she has sponsored legislation to create new jobs, and she has championed continued investment in education and infrastructure so Arizona will remain competitive in today's global economy.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/548081/issue-position-arizona-budget-and-jobs/?search=tax#.VXCB4HUViko (votesmart.org)
  • “By extending tax relief for struggling homeowners, this legislation enables families to regain much-needed stability and security while strengthening our economy.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/933645/sinema-supports-relief-for-struggling-arizona-homeowners#.VXnBOXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • “She has called for the closure of tax loopholes that hurt the middle-class families of our state and benefit only the rich and big business, she has stressed the need for policies that protect families and small businesses and give them the tools to succeed, she has sponsored legislation to create new jobs, and she has championed continued investment in education and infrastructure so Arizona will remain competitive in today's global economy.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/548081/issue-position-arizona-budget-and-jobs/?search=tax#.VXCB4HUViko (votesmart.org)
  • “By extending tax relief for struggling homeowners, this legislation enables families to regain much-needed stability and security while strengthening our economy.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/933645/sinema-supports-relief-for-struggling-arizona-homeowners#.VXnBOXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • “As a former social worker in the Washington Elementary School District, Kyrsten understands that free and equal access to a quality public education should be a right for every child of Arizona, and Kyrsten continues to lead the fight in protecting and improving our public education system. She has supported better teacher pay, smaller class sizes, and safer learning environments for all children. Additionally, she has been a leader in the fight against vouchers and cuts in education.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/548083/issue-position-public-education#.VXCMYXUViko (votesmart.org)
  • Arizona Republic “I believe that the federal government has a responsibility to ensure that every child has access to a quality education. Local school systems should set their own policies, but the federal government can encourage innovation and ensure access in rural or impoverished communities. This means an investment in early education, robust support for teachers and classrooms, and expanding access to higher education by supporting programs like the Pell Grant.” http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/2012questionnaires/results.php?id=sinemak (www.azcentral.com)
  • “As a former social worker in the Washington Elementary School District, Kyrsten understands that free and equal access to a quality public education should be a right for every child of Arizona, and Kyrsten continues to lead the fight in protecting and improving our public education system. She has supported better teacher pay, smaller class sizes, and safer learning environments for all children. Additionally, she has been a leader in the fight against vouchers and cuts in education.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/548083/issue-position-public-education#.VXCMYXUViko (votesmart.org)
  • Arizona Republic “I believe that the federal government has a responsibility to ensure that every child has access to a quality education. Local school systems should set their own policies, but the federal government can encourage innovation and ensure access in rural or impoverished communities. This means an investment in early education, robust support for teachers and classrooms, and expanding access to higher education by supporting programs like the Pell Grant.” http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/2012questionnaires/results.php?id=sinemak (www.azcentral.com)
No Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted against S.1 “A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline” http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50944#.VXnCY3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • “One of our biggest priorities should be ending our dependence on foreign oil and developing cleaner, safer forms of renewable energy such as solar and wind.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/548082/issue-position-clean-energy-and-environmental-protection#.VXnC-XUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Voted against S.1 “A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline” http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50944#.VXnCY3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • “One of our biggest priorities should be ending our dependence on foreign oil and developing cleaner, safer forms of renewable energy such as solar and wind.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/548082/issue-position-clean-energy-and-environmental-protection#.VXnC-XUVhHw (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • “Sinema advocates investing in our solar future -- she helped lead the fight for job-creating solar energy investments in the state legislature and in Washington will push to cut red tape that holds back solar startups and increase investments in this abundant energy source.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/727492/issue-position-leading-the-way-on-solar-power#.VXnDpnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • “One of our biggest priorities should be ending our dependence on foreign oil and developing cleaner, safer forms of renewable energy such as solar and wind. Kyrsten has introduced legislation to promote renewable energy every session she has been a legislator. Developing clean energy will boost our economy, reduce the effects of global warming, and make our state a better place for all of us.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/548082/issue-position-clean-energy-and-environmental-protection#.VXCGVHUViko (votesmart.org)
  • “Sinema advocates investing in our solar future -- she helped lead the fight for job-creating solar energy investments in the state legislature and in Washington will push to cut red tape that holds back solar startups and increase investments in this abundant energy source.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/727492/issue-position-leading-the-way-on-solar-power#.VXnDpnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • “One of our biggest priorities should be ending our dependence on foreign oil and developing cleaner, safer forms of renewable energy such as solar and wind. Kyrsten has introduced legislation to promote renewable energy every session she has been a legislator. Developing clean energy will boost our economy, reduce the effects of global warming, and make our state a better place for all of us.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/548082/issue-position-clean-energy-and-environmental-protection#.VXCGVHUViko (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Arizona Republic “I believe the scientific consensus that human behavior is changing the climate of our planet and we should cooperate with other countries to reduce carbon emissions. Since the cap & trade system that passed the House died in the US Senate, I would seek the advice from both sides of the aisle to accomplish a reasonable solution. We need to be practical about achieving the goal of reducing carbon emissions, and I am not committed to any specific manner of getting there.” http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/2012questionnaires/results.php?id=sinemak (www.azcentral.com)
  • Arizona Republic “I believe the scientific consensus that human behavior is changing the climate of our planet and we should cooperate with other countries to reduce carbon emissions. Since the cap & trade system that passed the House died in the US Senate, I would seek the advice from both sides of the aisle to accomplish a reasonable solution. We need to be practical about achieving the goal of reducing carbon emissions, and I am not committed to any specific manner of getting there.” http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/2012questionnaires/results.php?id=sinemak (www.azcentral.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 7% by Gun Owners of America http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/28338/kyrsten-sinema/37#.VXCJ2nUViko (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by National Rifle Association http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/28338/kyrsten-sinema/37#.VXCJ2nUViko (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 7% by Gun Owners of America http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/28338/kyrsten-sinema/37#.VXCJ2nUViko (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by National Rifle Association http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/28338/kyrsten-sinema/37#.VXCJ2nUViko (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • “Sinema has often been outspoken about the measures in the Affordable Care Act that she does not support, such as rising costs. In 2012, Sinema told the Arizona Republic that she did not support a repeal of the ACA but instead argued that it must be improved to contain costs.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/789290/sinema-to-congress-affordable-care-act-must-be-fixed/?search=Affordable%20Care%20Act#.VXnGFnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • “Kyrsten cares about not only Arizona, but about people across the Nation. That is why she has dedicated herself to helping pass the national healthcare reform bill in 2010. Krysten was part of national team of state elected officials personally chosen by the White House to help spearhead healthcare reform efforts.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/548085/issue-position-health-care#.VXCAsXUViko (votesmart.org)
  • “Sinema has often been outspoken about the measures in the Affordable Care Act that she does not support, such as rising costs. In 2012, Sinema told the Arizona Republic that she did not support a repeal of the ACA but instead argued that it must be improved to contain costs.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/789290/sinema-to-congress-affordable-care-act-must-be-fixed/?search=Affordable%20Care%20Act#.VXnGFnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • “Kyrsten cares about not only Arizona, but about people across the Nation. That is why she has dedicated herself to helping pass the national healthcare reform bill in 2010. Krysten was part of national team of state elected officials personally chosen by the White House to help spearhead healthcare reform efforts.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/548085/issue-position-health-care#.VXCAsXUViko (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • “Sinema is also proud to support the DREAM Act. She believes that children who grew up in the U.S., who came here through no fault of their own, speak English and think of themselves as American should be allowed to become American citizens.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/727494/issue-position-securing-our-border-and-fixing-our-broken-immigration-system/?search=DREAM#.VXnGoXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Arizona Republic “I believe in a tough-but-fair path to citizenship for undocumented workers that requires them to get right with the law by paying back taxes and fines and learning English as a condition of gaining citizenship. Families who have been a living here for years are relying on Congress to settle their status.” http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/2012questionnaires/results.php?id=sinemak (www.azcentral.com)
  • “Sinema is also proud to support the DREAM Act. She believes that children who grew up in the U.S., who came here through no fault of their own, speak English and think of themselves as American should be allowed to become American citizens.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/727494/issue-position-securing-our-border-and-fixing-our-broken-immigration-system/?search=DREAM#.VXnGoXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Arizona Republic “I believe in a tough-but-fair path to citizenship for undocumented workers that requires them to get right with the law by paying back taxes and fines and learning English as a condition of gaining citizenship. Families who have been a living here for years are relying on Congress to settle their status.” http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/2012questionnaires/results.php?id=sinemak (www.azcentral.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • “Her work on two statewide ballot initiatives, including one against a ban on gay marriage, shows her ability to mobilize voters. She helped organize a massive immigrant-rights march, supports the Dream Act and same-sex-marriage legislation, […]” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/803100/azcentralcom-arizona-originals-persistent-kyrsten-sinema/?search=gay%20marriage#.VXCDZnUViko (votesmart.org)
  • Arizona Republic “I support marriage equality. I question the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act which was written during an era when there were no state-recognized same-sex marriageS or legally recognized LGBT families.” http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/2012questionnaires/results.php?id=sinemak (www.azcentral.com)
  • “Her work on two statewide ballot initiatives, including one against a ban on gay marriage, shows her ability to mobilize voters. She helped organize a massive immigrant-rights march, supports the Dream Act and same-sex-marriage legislation, […]” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/803100/azcentralcom-arizona-originals-persistent-kyrsten-sinema/?search=gay%20marriage#.VXCDZnUViko (votesmart.org)
  • Arizona Republic “I support marriage equality. I question the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act which was written during an era when there were no state-recognized same-sex marriageS or legally recognized LGBT families.” http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/2012questionnaires/results.php?id=sinemak (www.azcentral.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

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  • “The international community supports the Syrian people's aspirations for freedom, democracy and dignity. However, I have serious concerns that greater involvement - such as a military strike - may force the United States into a larger military role, […] Given the limited information that has been provided thus far, I believe there is no guarantee that such risk will produce a positive outcome for the safety and security of our country.” http://sinema.house.gov/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=5229219b-2822-45bf-8d06-a29210c1b682 (sinema.house.gov)
  • “I am greatly disturbed by the horrendous actions of these terrorists. They pose a significant threat to regional stability, our allies, and our country. The US and the international community should support the Iraqi and Kurdish efforts to protect innocent civilians and defeat ISIS.” http://sinema.house.gov/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=0D909F1F-27FE-4022-A7B2-BBA466959AB0 (sinema.house.gov)
  • “The international community supports the Syrian people's aspirations for freedom, democracy and dignity. However, I have serious concerns that greater involvement - such as a military strike - may force the United States into a larger military role, […] Given the limited information that has been provided thus far, I believe there is no guarantee that such risk will produce a positive outcome for the safety and security of our country.” http://sinema.house.gov/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=5229219b-2822-45bf-8d06-a29210c1b682 (sinema.house.gov)
  • “I am greatly disturbed by the horrendous actions of these terrorists. They pose a significant threat to regional stability, our allies, and our country. The US and the international community should support the Iraqi and Kurdish efforts to protect innocent civilians and defeat ISIS.” http://sinema.house.gov/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=0D909F1F-27FE-4022-A7B2-BBA466959AB0 (sinema.house.gov)
No Inferred Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • “Social Security and Medicare are a promise made to Arizona seniors. I'll protect the retirement security of Arizona seniors by opposing any plan to put Social Security at the whims of Wall Street, [...]” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/727496/issue-position-protecting-arizona-seniors/?search=Social%20Security#.VXnJf3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • “I oppose efforts to privatize Social Security and Medicare.”http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/2012questionnaires/results.php?id=sinemak (www.azcentral.com)
  • “Social Security and Medicare are a promise made to Arizona seniors. I'll protect the retirement security of Arizona seniors by opposing any plan to put Social Security at the whims of Wall Street, [...]” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/727496/issue-position-protecting-arizona-seniors/?search=Social%20Security#.VXnJf3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • “I oppose efforts to privatize Social Security and Medicare.”http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/2012questionnaires/results.php?id=sinemak (www.azcentral.com)

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Arizona State Legislative Election 2006 National Political Awareness 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.

The Political Courage Test asks candidates which items they will support if elected. It does not ask them to indicate which items they will oppose. Through extensive research of public polling data, we discovered that voters are more concerned with what candidates would support when elected to office, not what they oppose. If a candidate does not select a response to any part or all of any question, it does not necessarily indicate that the candidate is opposed to that particular item.
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding abortion.
a) Abortions should always be illegal.
Xb) Abortions should always be legal.
c) Abortions should be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy.
d) Abortions should be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape.
e) Abortions should be legal when the life of the woman is endangered.
f) Prohibit public funding of abortions and to organizations that advocate or perform abortions.
g) Require clinics to give parental notification before performing abortions on minors.
h) Require doctors to tell women considering an abortion that the fetus can feel pain after 20 weeks.
i) Other or expanded principles
State Budget: Indicate the funding levels (#1-6) you will support for the following general categories. Select one level per category.
Greatly Increasea) Education (Higher)
Greatly Increaseb) Education (K-12)
Greatly Increasec) English Language Learning Program
Slightly Increased) Emergency preparedness
Greatly Increasee) Environment
Greatly Increasef) Health care
Maintain Statusg) Law enforcement
Maintain Statush) Transportation and highway infrastructure
Slightly Increasei) Welfare
j) Other or expanded categories
State Taxes: Indicate the tax levels (#1-6) you will support. Select one level per tax.
Slightly Increasea) Alcohol taxes
Greatly Increaseb) Capital gains taxes
Slightly Increasec) Cigarette taxes
Greatly Increased) Corporate taxes
Maintain Statuse) Gasoline taxes
Maintain Statusf) Income taxes (incomes below $75,000)
Greatly Increaseg) Income taxes (incomes above $75,000)
Slightly Increaseh) Property taxes
Maintain Statusi) Sales taxes
Slightly Increasej) Vehicle taxes
k) Other or expanded categories
Nol) Should the state sales taxes be extended to Internet sales?
Nom) Should accounts such as a “rainy day” fund be used to balance the state budget?
Non) Should fee increases be used to balance the state budget?
o) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding campaign finance and government reform.
Yesa) Do you support the current limit of terms for Arizona governors?
Yesb) Do you support limiting the number of terms for Arizona state senators and representatives?
c) Do you support limiting the following types of contributions to state legislative candidates?
Yes1) Individual
Yes2) PAC
Yes3) Corporate
Yes4) Political Parties
Yesd) Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
Yese) Do you support imposing spending limits on state level political campaigns?
Yesf) Do you support adopting statewide standards for counting, verifying and ensuring accuracy of votes?
Yesg) Do you support prohibiting media exit polling of voters until all polling locations in Arizona are closed?
Yesh) Should Arizona recognize civil unions between same-sex couples?
i) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding crime.
a) Increase state funds for construction of state prisons and hiring of additional prison staff.
b) Support the death penalty in Arizona.
Xc) Support programs to provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related skills and job-placement assistance when released.
d) End parole for repeat violent offenders.
Xe) Implement penalties other than incarceration for certain non-violent offenders.
Xf) Decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
g) Strengthen penalties and sentences for drug-related crimes.
h) Minors accused of a violent crime should be prosecuted as adults.
Xi) Require that crimes based on race, ethnic background, religious belief, sex, age, disability, or sexual orientation be prosecuted as hate crimes.
Xj) Increase state funding for community centers and other social agencies in areas with at-risk youth.
k) Increase state funding for state and local emergency agencies to prevent or respond to terrorism.
l) Strengthen sex-offender laws.
Xm) Support the restriction of the sale of products used to make methamphetamine (e.g. tablets containing pseudophedrine, ephedrine and phenylpropanolamine).
n) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding education.
a) Support national standards and testing of public school students.
b) Provide parents with state-funded vouchers to send their children to any public school.
c) Provide parents with state-funded vouchers to send their children to any private or religious school.
Xd) Increase state funds for school capital improvements (e.g. buildings and infrastructure).
Xe) Increase funds for hiring additional teachers.
f) Support teacher testing and reward with merit pay.
g) Endorse voluntary prayer in public schools.
h) Support requiring public schools to administer high school exit exams.
Xi) Provide state funding to increase teacher salaries.
Xj) Increase funding for Head Start programs.
Xk) Provide state funding for tax incentives and financial aid to help make college more affordable.
Xl) Support sexual education programs that include information on abstinence, contraceptives, and HIV/STD prevention methods.
m) Support abstinence-only sexual education programs.
n) Other or expanded principles
Employment: Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding employment.
Xa) Increase funding for state job-training programs that retrain displaced workers and teach skills needed in today’s job market.
b) Reduce state government regulations on the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion.
Xc) Provide low interest loans and tax credits for starting, expanding, or relocating businesses.
Xd) Provide tax credits for businesses that provide child care for children in low-income working families.
Xe) Increase state funds to provide child care for children in low-income working families.
Xf) Include sexual orientation in Arizona's anti-discrimination laws.
Xg) Increase the state minimum wage.
h) Other or expanded principles

(f) and gender identity

Affirmative Action: Should race, ethnicity or gender be taken into account in state agencies’ decisions on:
Yesa) Public employment
Yesb) State college and university admissions
Yesc) State contracting
d) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy.
Xa) Promote increased use of alternative fuel technology.
b) Support increased production of traditional domestic energy sources (e.g. coal, natural gas, and oil).
Xc) Use state funds to clean up former industrial and commercial sites that are contaminated, unused, or abandoned.
Xd) Increase funding for improvements to Arizona’s power generating and transmission facilities.
Xe) Support funding for open space preservation.
Xf) Enact environmental regulations even if they are stricter than federal law.
g) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding guns.
Xa) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
b) Ease state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
c) Repeal state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
d) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns.
Xe) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows.
Xf) Require a license for gun possession.
g) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding health.
Xa) Ensure that citizens have access to basic health care through managed care, insurance reforms, or state-funded care where necessary.
b) Transfer current Medicaid recipients into managed care programs.
c) Limit the amount of punitive damages that can be awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.
Xd) Support patients' right to sue their HMOs.
e) Guaranteed medical care to all citizens is not a responsibility of state government.
Xf) Legalize physician assisted suicide in Arizona.
Xg) Allow doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes.
h) Criminalize the sale or purchase of a human egg for research.
i) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding immigration.
a) Deploy Arizona's National Guard to the border to stop illegal immigration.
b) Criminalize the employment of an illegal immigrant in Arizona.
c) Expand Arizona's trespassing laws to include undocumented immigrants.
d) Build a ground-based radar system, or smart fence, along the border.
e) Other or expanded principles

issue drivers licenses to undocument workers
provide tax credits and other financial assistance to legal residents who want to apply for citizenship.

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding welfare.
a) Support increased work requirements for able-bodied welfare recipients.
Xb) Increase funding for employment and job training programs for welfare recipients.
Xc) Increase access to public transportation for welfare recipients who work.
d) Redirect welfare funding to faith-based and community-based private organizations.
Xe) Use federal TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) funds to extend health and child care subsidies to the working poor.
f) Support marriage promotion programs for welfare recipients.
g) Eliminate government-funded welfare programs.
h) Other or expanded principles

(f) This is offensive.

Please explain in a total of 75 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.
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