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Doug LaMalfa

Doug LaMalfa's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Doug LaMalfa
Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 1, Republican
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 1
Primary June 3, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jill; 4 Children: Kyle, Allison, Sophia, Natalie
Birth Date: 07/02/1960
Birth Place: Oroville, CA
Home City: Richvale, CA
Religion: Christian
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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 2014, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

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

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  • Doug LaMalfa. LaMalfa Seeks to end Abortion Funding. 17 July 2012. "Senator Doug LaMalfa introduced budget amendments to end taxpayer financing of abortions in California." (cssrc.us)
  • Doug LaMalfa. Project Vote Smart: 2002 California State Legislative Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal." Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning abortion. Other or expanded principles: "ABORTION IS A POOR SUBSTITUTE FOR BIRTH CONTROL OR ABSTINENCE, A LIFE IS A LIFE AT CONCEPTION IT IS DIFFICULT FOR ME TO SEE ABORTION AS A SOLUTION AND IS DAMAGING TO THE MOTHER"
  • Doug LaMalfa. Project Vote Smart: 2002 California State Legislative Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Doug LaMalfa. Project Vote Smart: 2002 California State Legislative Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Eliminate public funding for abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions." Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning abortion. Other or expanded principles: "ABORTION IS A POOR SUBSTITUTE FOR BIRTH CONTROL OR ABSTINENCE, A LIFE IS A LIFE AT CONCEPTION IT IS DIFFICULT FOR ME TO SEE ABORTION AS A SOLUTION AND IS DAMAGING TO THE MOTHER"
  • Doug LaMalfa. Flash Report: Nor Cal needs fighter in DC. 13 February 2012. "I have never been shy about standing up for conservative values. From being an early supporter of propositions ending racial preferences and protecting marriage as between one man and one woman, to fighting for parental notification and against illegal immigration, I have been at the forefront of the battle." (www.flashreport.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No 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

  • Doug LaMalfa. Facebook: Wall. 23 February 2012. "I am the first candidate to sign the Americans for Tax Reform 'Taxpayer Protection Pledge'. I've never been shy about where I stand on taxes." (www.facebook.com)
  • Doug LaMalfa signed Americans of Tax Reform: Taxpayer Protection Pledge. 6 March 2012. "I, Doug La Malfe, pledge to the taxpayers of the 4th State Senate District of the State of California and to all the people of this State, that I will oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes." (s3.amazonaws.com)
  • Doug LaMalfa. Project Vote Smart: 2002 California State Legislative National Political Awareness Test. Selected GREATLY DECREASE for: "f) Income taxes (incomes below $75,000); g) Income taxes (incomes above $75,000)." Budget, Spending, and Tax: Other or expanded principles: "
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Doug LaMalfa. Flash Report: Nor Cal needs fighter in DC. 13 February 2012. "As Government has grown astronomically in recent years, our freedoms have shrunk and we all face increasingly overbearing regulation of our lives and businesses. Worse yet, we have to pay for them too. From stimulus, auto bailouts, and Obamacare to the National Labor Relations Board that dictates to companies where they can do business; we need to change Washington, especially who sits in the White House, and restore power to the citizens. When big government is the problem, more government is not the solution." (www.flashreport.org)
  • Doug LaMalfa. Flash Report: Nor Cal needs fighter in DC. 13 February 2012. "Washington borrows 43 cents of every dollar it spends, much of it from foreign countries who are not friendly to our culture or freedoms. We are in debt and it threatens the security and future of our great country. We must cut spending now. Government needs to get back to common sense and follow the constitution. It simply cannot and should not do everything. I'll say it - we need to eliminate vast portions of the federal government." (www.flashreport.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Doug LaMalfa. Issue Position: Creating a Business Friendly California. 1 January 2012. "Excessive regulation, an overreaching bureaucracy and unrealistic policies based upon unsound science are all thwarting the businessperson trying to better their community and provide for their family. When the only expanding business sectors are moving companies and trial attorneys, its clear our state's dysfunctional policies need to change." (votesmart.org)
  • Doug LaMalfa. Project Vote Smart: 2002 California State Legislative National Political Awareness Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Reduce state government regulations on the private sector to encourage investment and economic expansion." Employment: Other or expanded principles: "REDUCE GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE ON BUSINESS SO THAT IT MAY FLOURISH AND PROVIDE BETTER JOB OPPORTUNITIES."
  • Doug LaMalfa. Issue Position: Lower Taxes = More Jobs and Stronger Economy. 6 March 2012. "In my first term, we helped lead the fight to cut the Gray Davis' car tax, saving California's working families almost $4 billion. Now it is critical to fight back repeated efforts to raise the car tax and now our state's sales tax to fill the voids creating by passing unrealistic budgets year after year. In 2008, I stood to again oppose the State Budget that experts rightfully predicted was relying upon unrealistic revenue assumptions and would not make it through the year. I oppose the unrestrained growth of government on the backs of the homeowner and taxpayer. It is essential that we defend the Proposition 13 and I will continue to do so. We still need a conservative spending cap, keeping government off your back and out of your wallet, but it cannot come at the expense of raising taxes in the interim!" (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown 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

  • Doug LaMalfa. Project Vote Smart: 2002 California State Legislative Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing of public school students."
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Charles Mahtesian and David Mark. Politico: McCain plays with fire on offshore drilling. 17 June 2008. "State Assemblyman Doug LaMalfa, a Northern California Republican who favors offshore drilling, acknowledged drilling would be a heavy political lift but said rising prices may be a mitigating factor. 'Traditionally in California, it's very difficult to move anything that even hints of being an environmentally sensitive issue. ... But people are sick and tired of creeping up to $5 gas. Will $5 a gallon be enough? $6? $7?' he said. 'If [McCain] can articulate that we can safely and responsibly do this kind of exploration off shore, and that will lower gas prices and help national security, reasonable people would buy that notion.'" (www.politico.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Doug LaMalfa. Assemblyman LaMalfa Votes Against Global Warming Requirements. 26 August 2008. "Assemblyman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) today voted against a measure that would require water agencies throughout California to determine the study the alleged effect their operations have on the theory of climate change. 'This bill is really just a back-door attempt to hinder the construction of any new surface water storage in California," said LaMalfa. "If this bill passes, it will mean that no local water agency will receive any state grant funds unless the agency agrees with the author's belief in global warming. Thirty years ago the same people told us that the planet was cooling, but now we hear that it is warming. It seems that until we know what is really happening, any planning of this kind is not just premature, but wasteful.' Authored by Democrat Assemblywoman Lois Wolk of Davis, Assembly Bill 7xx would prohibit the state Department of Water Resources from issuing grants to local water agencies unless the project applying for funding includes a study of any potential impact on global warming. The bill's supporters have argued that water evaporation from lakes and reservoirs contributes to global warming, a theory with which LaMalfa has long disagreed. 'Referring to reservoirs as a greenhouse gas problem is utterly ridiculous. If we follow the logic of this argument, then every lake in the state, including Lake Tahoe, could be seen as an environmental hazard,' added LaMalfa. 'I don't agree with the global warming theory, but if we do start receiving more rain and less snowpack, won't we need more reservoirs to catch the water before it runs out to sea?'" (www.cssrc.us)
  • Doug LaMalfa. Myths and Facts About the Budget. 17 August 2007. "Myth: The lawsuits filed or threats of lawsuits by Jerry Brown claiming that greenhouse gas emission standards have to be taken into account when planning for new construction or expansion of existing construction have no impact on the budget and should not be a part of the budget negotiations. Fact: The Attorney General has filed or threatened to file more than a half dozen lawsuits against local governments even though regulations for green house gas emissions have not yet been written. That means Brown is asking local governments to comply with a set of standards that has yet to be written and put in place. What's more, it is taxpayer money being used to allow one government agency to sue another. Such suits also put more than $43 billion in bond funds approved by the voters last November to build roads, fix schools and repair levees in jeopardy through needless delays, additional studies and endless litigation." (cssrc.us)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

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  • Doug LaMalfa. California State Senate Republican Caucus: LaMalfa Opposes Long Gun Registration. 8 September 2011. "I encourage all of my constituents to call Governor Brown and ask for his veto on AB 809 to avoid infringement on law-abiding citizens' rights. [¦] Criminals don't obey laws and they will continue to obtain and use long guns. This law would only punish law abiding citizens and will do nothing to increase public safety. [¦] When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns." (cssrc.us)
  • Doug LaMalfa. California State Senate Republican Caucus: Second Amendment Group Praises Senator LaMalfa's Efforts to Protect Gun Owners. 20 October 2011. "The Second Amendment is not a loophole. [¦] It was placed in the constitution over 200 years ago by people a lot wiser than the California Legislature to help protect the lives and property of the citizens. I am proud to defend the founders work and our rights." (cssrc.us)
  • Doug LaMalfa. Facebook: Wall. 11 February 2012. "I've got lots of great endorsements to share. Including our friends at Gun Owners of America. I am a proud to stand with them and fight to protect our Second Amendment rights." (www.facebook.com)
  • Doug LaMalfa. California State Senate Republican Caucus: LaMalfa Argues in Favor of Second Amendment Rights. 1 June 2011. "[SB 124] is a direct assault on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. [¦] What is the use of a gun to protect your family or enjoy shooting and hunting if you cannot own ammunition? The purpose of this bill is to make ammunition difficult and expensive to obtain. This bill will not protect the public or remove 'Cop Killer' bullets from criminals but will effectively disarm law abiding citizens. By redefining 'handgun ammunition' and 'armor piercing ammunition' to include virtually every bullet and shotgun shell ever produced, this legislation could, in effect, bring an end to all hunting, competition and other lawful shooting activities." (cssrc.us)
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Doug LaMalfa in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Doug LaMalfa. Video: Senator LaMalfa Defends the Second Amendment “ 10/11/2011. 11 October 2011. "
  • Doug LaMalfa. Project Vote Smart: 2002 California State Legislative Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • Doug LaMalfa. Project Vote Smart: 2002 California State Legislative Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Doug LaMalfa. Project Vote Smart: 2002 California State Legislative Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Doug LaMalfa. Project Vote Smart: 2002 California State Legislative Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Doug LaMalfa. Political Philosophy for Doug LaMalfa. 5 November 2002. "Second Amendment: our right to arms ultimately protects our right to vote and participate as citizens. Protecting the rights guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment deserves and needs the same amount of concern as we give to other rights. I have and will continue to hold the right to arms and the ability to protect oneself, one's family and property as a high priority." (www.smartvoter.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Doug LaMalfa signed Obamacare Repeal Pledge. 6 March 2012. "I pledge, if elected, to vote for all bills which seek to REPEAL the health care bill, HR 3590, signed into law on March 23, 2010. To that end, I would now and will in the next Congress endorse and vote for all measures, including discharge petitions, leading to its defunding, deauthorization, and repeal. I shall do so whether those measures are taken for the whole of the bill or those component parts that impose mandates, restrict patient and doctor choice and access, violate individual freedom and privacy, reduce healthy competition, increase costs, or raise taxes." (www.therepealpledge.com)
  • Doug LaMalfa. Issue Position: Obamacare. 1 January 2012. "Our nation is at a critical juncture, as significant aspects of Obamacare (the universally mocked Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) are being debated before the U.S. Supreme Court. When held under the light of freedom so carefully constructed by those who penned our U.S. Constitution, I have faith that this seizure of our health care system will be abolished. Moreover whether this law is eliminated by the courts or the citizens themselves this seizure of our basic rights cannot stand. This massive government takeover will have all the risks of any public monopoly: excessive costs for taxpayers, inefficient delivery of medical services, limited or no choice for consumers and, over time, rationed care to contain costs and tax increases to fund increasingly expensive health care. Obamacare effectively precludes private investment in health care and makes medical and allied health professionals de facto government employees. I personally fear what's next if the term, 'promote the general welfare,' in the constitution is grossly misconstrued to read, 'provide for the general welfare.'" (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown 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

  • Doug LaMalfa. Flash Report: Nor Cal needs fighter in DC. 13 February 2012. "I have never been shy about standing up for conservative values. From being an early supporter of propositions ending racial preferences and protecting marriage as between one man and one woman, to fighting for parental notification and against illegal immigration, I have been at the forefront of the battle." (www.flashreport.org)
  • Doug LaMalfa. Fox News Latino: California State Senate Approves Dream Act Bill. 1 September 2011. "Sen. Doug LaMalfa, R-Willows, opposed the bill Wednesday. He read a letter from a constituent who said his daughter's California education grant was recently cut. He said passing a law such as this would be like rubbing salt in his wound." (latino.foxnews.com)
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Doug LaMalfa. California State Senate Republican Caucus: LaMalfa Comments on Prop 8 Ruling. 7 February 2012. "This is an affront to the voters of California. Twice in one decade, Californians affirmed through the ballot that they want traditional marriage, and twice, a handful of judges has vetoed millions of voters. This is judicial activism at its worst. [¦] The Ninth Circuit is widely known as the court with the highest rate of decisions overturned by the US Supreme Court, and we anticipate that this trend will continue with the final ruling on Proposition 8. [¦] This court has been persistent in its efforts to erode the traditional family. The Ninth Circuit does not understand - or maybe it ignores - the fact that the healthy family is the foundation for a strong state and nation. It is why we must fight this ruling in front of the US Supreme Court, and why we must never falter in our defense of traditional marriage." (cssrc.us)
  • Doug LaMalfa. Flash Report: Nor Cal needs fighter in DC. 13 February 2012. "I have never been shy about standing up for conservative values. From being an early supporter of propositions ending racial preferences and protecting marriage as between one man and one woman, to fighting for parental notification and against illegal immigration, I have been at the forefront of the battle." (www.flashreport.org)
  • Doug LaMalfa. Briefing Report: Proposition 8 “ Another Act Begins as the Litigation Continues. 24 September 2009. "In 2000, the voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 22, the defense of marriage initiative, which enacted a statute stating that California recognized as valid only a marriage between a man and a woman. On May 15, 2008, the California Supreme Court decided the In re Marriage Cases holding that the California Constitution provided a right to same-sex couples to marry. That opinion has been discussed in a previous Briefing Report "Supreme Court Creates a New Right: Gay Marriage" dated May 28, 2008. Proposition 8. Of course, if the constitution said otherwise, then it would be exceedingly difficult to interpret it to say such a right exists. Supporters of traditional marriage qualified Proposition 8 for the ballot to add a section to the California Constitution to declare, "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California." The voters passed Proposition 8 on November 4, 2008 by a 52%-48% vote...What all of this means is difficult to see at this time. Clearly, though, the last word has been by no means heard on the issue of whether there is a legal right for same-sex couples to marry -- regardless of how many of the people how many times may have spoken their opinion. As the ProtectMarriage general counsel said, "I think there needs to come an end to these challenges to the vote of the people." Unfortunately, as the new case shows that end will not come soon." (cssrc.us)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

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California State Legislative Election 2002 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) concerning abortion.
Xa) Abortions should always be illegal.
b) Abortions should always be legally available.
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.
Xf) Eliminate public funding for abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions.
Xg) Prohibit the dilation and extraction procedure, also known as partial birth abortion.
Xh) Support amending the California Civil Code to state that human life begins at conception.
Xi) Other or expanded principles

ABORTION IS A POOR SUBSTITUTE FOR BIRTH CONTROL OR ABSTINENCE, A LIFE IS A LIFE AT CONCEPTION IT IS DIFFICULT FOR ME TO SEE ABORTION AS A SOLUTION AND IS DAMAGING TO THE MOTHER

State Budget: Indicate the funding levels you will support for the following general categories.
Maintain Funding Statusa) Education (Higher)
Maintain Funding Statusb) Education (K-12)
Greatly Decrease Fundingc) Environment
Maintain Funding Statusd) Health care
Slightly Increase Fundinge) Law enforcement
Greatly Increase Fundingf) Transportation and Highway infrastructure
Slightly Decrease Fundingg) Welfare
Greatly Increase Fundingh) Other or expanded categories

WATER STORAGE AND ENHANCEMENT OF SUPPLY FOR HUMAN USE

State Taxes: Indicate the tax levels you will support.
Maintain Statusa) Alcohol taxes
Greatly Decreaseb) Capital gains taxes
Slightly Decreasec) Cigarette taxes
Greatly Decreased) Corporate taxes
Greatly Decreasee) Gasoline taxes
Greatly DecreaseF) Income taxes (incomes below $75,000)
Greatly Decreaseg) Income taxes (incomes above $75,000)
Eliminateh) Inheritance taxes
Greatly Decreasei) Property taxes
Greatly Decreasej) Sales taxes
Eliminatek) Vehicle taxes
l) Other or expanded categories
Nom) Should Internet sales be taxed?
Undecidedn) Would you support placing any operating surplus into a "rainy day" fund?
Noo) Should California legalize gambling in specific cities in order to generate tax revenue?
p) Other or expanded principles

SURPLUSES BELONG TO THE PUBLIC LONG TERM SURPLUSES SHOULD BE RETURNED IN LOWER TAX RATES

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding campaign finance and governmental reform.
Yesa) Do you support the current two term, eight year limit for California governors?
Yesb) Do you support the current two term, eight year limit for California state senators?
Yesc) Do you support the current three term, six year limit for California assembly members?
Nod) Do you support amending the term limit law to allow voters to place a current legislator on the ballot who would otherwise be ineligible to run for re-election?
e) Do you support limiting the following types of contributions to state legislative and gubernatorial candidates?
No1) Individual
No2) PAC
No3) Corporate
No4) Political Parties
Yesf) Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
Nog) Do you support imposing spending limits on state level political campaigns?
Noh) Do you support partial funding from state taxes for state level political campaigns?
Undecidedi) Do you support voting on-line?
Yesj) Do you support adopting statewide standards for counting, verifying and ensuring accuracy of votes?
Nok) Do you support prohibiting media exit polling of voters until all polling locations in California are closed?
Nol) Do you support allowing voter registration on Election day?
Nom) Should California recognize civil unions between same-sex couples?
Yesn) Should California restrict marriage to a relationship only between a man and a woman?
o) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) to address crime.
Xa) Increase state funds for construction of state prisons and for hiring of additional prison staff.
Xb) Increase state funds for the construction, renovation, and expansion of local jails and juvenile detention centers.
Xc) Support contracting with private sector firms to build and/or manage state prisons.
Xd) Support the use of the death penalty in California.
e) Support placing a moratorium on the use of the death penalty in California.
f) Support programs to provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related skills and job-placement assistance when released.
Xg) End parole for repeat violent offenders.
Xh) Implement penalties other than incarceration for certain non-violent offenders.
Xi) Strengthen penalties and sentences for drug-related crimes.
Xj) Support .08 blood-alcohol-content limit defining drunk driving.
Xk) Prosecute as adults, youths accused of a felony.
l) Support funding for alternative sentencing programs for juvenile offenders.
m) Require that crimes based on gender, sexual orientation, or disability be prosecuted as hate crimes.
n) Ban the use of racial profiling by law enforcement officers.
o) Increase state funding for community centers and other social agencies in areas with at-risk youth.
p) Increase state funding for additional security of critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks.
q) Amend the "three-strikes" law so that it is applied only when the third offense is a serious or violent felony.
r) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding education.
a) Support national standards and testing of public school students.
Xb) Provide parents with state-funded vouchers to send their children to any participating school (public, private, religious).
c) Increase state funds for school capital improvements (e.g. buildings and infrastructure).
d) Increase state funds for hiring additional teachers.
e) Support teacher testing and reward teachers with merit pay.
Xf) Support posting the Ten Commandments in public schools.
g) Endorse teacher-led voluntary prayer in public schools.
h) Support public schools administering high school exit exams.
i) Provide state funding to increase teacher salaries.
j) Increase state funding for Head Start programs.
k) Provide state funding for tax incentives and financial aid to help make college more affordable.
l) Support age-appropriate sexual education programs that teach about abstinence, contraceptives, and HIV/STD prevention methods.
Xm) Support abstinence-only sexual education programs.
n) Increase the length of the public school year to provide additional hours of classroom instruction.
o) Other or expanded principles
Employment: Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning employment.
a) Increase funding for state job-training programs that re-train displaced workers or teach skills needed in today's job market.
Xb) Reduce state government regulations on the private sector to encourage investment and economic expansion.
c) Provide low interest loans and tax credits for starting, expanding, or relocating businesses.
d) Provide tax credits for businesses that provide child care for their employees.
e) Increase state funds to provide child care for children in low-income working families.
f) Include sexual orientation in California's anti-discrimination laws.
g) Create a state "living wage" standard.
Xh) Other or expanded principles

REDUCE GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE ON BUSINESS SO THAT IT MAY FLOURISH AND PROVIDE BETTER JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Affirmative Action: Should the following state agencies take race and sex into account when making employment decisions?
Noa) College and university admissions
Nob) Public employment
Noc) 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) Use state funds to clean up former industrial and commercial sites that are contaminated, unused, or abandoned.
c) Support a bond for clean air, parks, and water conservation programs.
Nod) Do you support state funding for open space preservation?
Noe) Should state environmental regulations be stricter than federal law?
Nof) Should California purchase the utility lines of power companies?
Nog) Should California sell state bonds to create an emergency fund for the purchase of energy?
Xh) Other or expanded principles

REFORM ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT. ALLOW ECONOMICS TO ENTER INTO DECISIONS SO THAT NEW RESOLUTIONS CAN BE PHASED IN SO THAT COMMUNITIES AND INDUSTRIES CAN TRANSITION WITHOUT DEVASTATION

Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning gun issues.
a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting.
b) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
Xc) Ease state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
Xd) Repeal state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
Xe) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns.
f) Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks on guns.
g) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows.
h) Require a license for gun possession.
i) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding health issues.
Xa) Ensure that citizens have access to basic health care through managed care, insurance reforms, or state funded care where necessary.
Xb) Transfer more existing Medicaid recipients into managed care programs.
Xc) Limit the amount of damages that can be awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.
d) Support patients' right to sue their HMOs.
e) Support patients' right to appeal to an administrative board of specialists when services are denied.
Xf) Guaranteed medical care to all citizens is not a responsibility of state government.
g) Legalize physician-assisted suicide in California.
h) Increase state funding for training health workers to recognize and respond to the release of biological agents.
i) Require labeling of foods that contain genetically engineered products.
Xj) Eliminate the requirement that health care facilities must provide non-emergency medical assistance to illegal immigrants.
k) Other or expanded principles
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding welfare.
Xa) Support current time limits on welfare benefits.
b) Increase employment and job training programs for welfare recipients.
c) Provide tax incentives to businesses that hire welfare recipients.
d) Provide child care for welfare recipients who work.
e) Increase access to public transportation for welfare recipients who work.
f) Eliminate government-funded welfare programs.
Xg) Redirect welfare funding to faith-based and community-based private organizations.
h) Use federal TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) funds to expand state services to include the working poor.
i) Support tax credits to developers for the construction of low income housing.
j) Other or expanded principles
On an attached page, in a total of seventy-five (75) words or less, please explain what your two main legislative priorities will be if elected. Please explain how you would obtain any additional government funding needed to implement these priorities.
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