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Bill C. Otto

Bill Otto's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Bill C. Otto
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: JoNita; 4 Children: Amy, Julie, JoVoli, Lizzy
Birth Date: 07/17/1948
Birth Place: Pittsburg, Kansas
Home City: LeRoy, KS
Religion: Christian
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What is the Political Courage Test?

Kansas State Legislative Election 2010 Political Courage Test

Pro-lifea) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?
Yesb) 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) Should it be illegal to perform a late-term abortion for mental health reasons?
Yesf) Do you support requiring parental notification before an abortion is performed on a minor?
Yesg) Do you support requiring parental consent before an abortion is performed on a minor?
Yesh) Do you support sexual education programs that include information on abstinence, contraceptives, and HIV/STD prevention methods?
i) Do you support abstinence-only sexual education programs?
j) Other or expanded principles

i) if parents are allowed to "opt" out then I am supporting abstinence only for those students

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)
Greatly Decreasec) Environment
Maintain Statusd) Health care
Maintain Statuse) Law enforcement
Maintain Statusf) Transportation and highway infrastructure
Slightly Decreaseg) Welfare
Eliminateh) 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) Property taxes
Maintain Statusf) Sales taxes
Maintain Statusg) Income taxes (low-income families)
Maintain Statush) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Slightly Increasei) Income taxes (high-income families)
Maintain Statusj) Other or expanded categories
3) Budget Stabilization
Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing Kansas' budget.
a) Establishing a "rainy day" fund
Nob) Instituting a tax on sugary beverages
Noc) Eliminating the sales tax exemption for residential water, electric, and natural gas bills
Nod) Issuing the early release of certain non-violent offenders
Noe) Increasing tuition rates at public universities
f) Instituting mandatory furloughs and layoffs for state employees
Nog) Reducing benefits for Medicaid recipients
Noh) Privatizing certain government services
i) Other or expanded principles

a) When we are broke?

f)Furloughs yes Layoffs No

i)Pay cut for employees making over 50k

Yesa) Do you support limits on the number of terms for Kansas governors?
Nob) Do you support limits on the number of terms for Kansas state legislators?
c) Do you support limits on the following types of contributions to candidates for state government?
No1) Individual
No2) Political Action Committee
No3) Corporate
No4) Political Party
Nod) Should candidates for state office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?
Yese) Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
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) Should the possession of small amounts of marijuana be decriminalized?
Yesd) Should a minor accused of a violent crime be prosecuted as an adult?
e) 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) Do you support a ban on smoking in the gaming areas of state-owned casinos?
h) Other or expanded principles

c) Medical O.K.

(e) not if it is of themselves but if they are of others yes

g)I think we should do the ban over again it is a bad law.

a) Do you support reducing government regulations on the private sector?
Yesb) Do you support increasing the number of electronic gaming machines permitted in Kansas?
Noc) Do you support increased state funding for job-training programs that re-train displaced workers?
Yesd) 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?
Nof) 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

a) !
b) ?
h) All these (State money NO) Federal money we should accept it (yes).

a) 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?
Nof) Should illegal immigrants who graduate from Kansas high schools be eligible for in-state tuition at public universities?
g) Other or expanded principles

a) !

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?
Yesd) Do you support state funding for improvements to Kansas' 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

c) No KS Money

(d) (grid transmission only) and internet access

Noa) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Nob) 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

c) under current law

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) Should individuals be required to purchase health care insurance?
Yese) Do you support monetary limits on damages that can be collected in malpractice lawsuits?
Nof) Do you support legalizing physician-assisted suicide in Kansas?
Yesg) Do you support allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes?
h) Other or expanded principles

(g) not the california law, but I support a doctor's ability to provide the best treatment for their patients.

Yesa) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?
Nob) Should Kansas allow same-sex couples to form civil unions?
Noc) Do you support state funding for stem cell research?
Nod) Do you support state funding for embryonic stem cell research?
Noe) Do you support the state's use of affirmative action?
Nof) Do you support the inclusion of sexual orientation in Kansas' anti-discrimination laws?
Nog) Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in Kansas' anti-discrimination laws?
h) Other or expanded principles

c) Adult only
d) Adult only

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.

Children issues. Kansas day care and child protection is poor, we must do better.

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