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Kris 'Kris' Edward Roberts

Kris Roberts' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Kris 'Kris' Edward Roberts
Office: State House (NH) - Cheshire 4, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2004
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Lucy; 3 Children: Janell, Sabryna, Erin
Birth Date: 09/08/1954
Birth Place: Evanston, WY
Home City: Keene, NH
Religion: Methodist
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Due to a later filing deadline or other circumstances delaying entry into our database, Kris Roberts did not receive the 2012 Political Courage Test.
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New Hampshire 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?
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) 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.
Maintain Statusa) Education (higher)
Slightly Increaseb) Education (K-12)
Maintain Statusc) Environment
Maintain Statusd) Health care
Maintain Statuse) Law enforcement
Greatly Increasef) Transportation and highway infrastructure
Maintain Statusg) Welfare
h) Other or expanded categories

Until we know the current and long-term revenue projects it would be foolish to make increases. We have to stop taking each area separately, it is much easier to justify increase spending. When taking part of the whole you have to make hard choices. That is the way it has to be if you are to balance your budget.

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
Slightly Increased) Gasoline taxes
Greatly Decreasee) Property taxes
f) Other or expanded categories

We may have to increase taxes but not until we have made the hard decisions, then if we need more revenue then we need to sell it to the people. If we can't then we go back and make even harder decisions.

3) Budget Stabilization
Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing New Hampshire's budget.
Noa) Tapping into New Hampshire'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
Noe) Reducing benefits for Medicaid recipients
Yesf) Privatizing certain government services
g) Other or expanded principles

Increasing tuition is a very hard decisions, state universities and college main objective should be educating its citizens first, out of state should be a secondary goal. It may be time to increase outer-state tuition to off set some of the budget cuts that will come

Noa) Do you support limits on the number of terms for New Hampshire governors?
Nob) Do you support limits on the number of terms for New Hampshire state legislators?
c) Do you support limits on the following types of contributions to candidates for state government?
No1) Individual
Yes2) Political Action Committee
Yes3) Corporate
Yes4) Political Party
Yesd) 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?
Yesc) 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?
Nof) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
g) Other or expanded principles

It would depend both on the type of violent crime and the age of the minor. Murder for a 17 year old is much different than a 12 year old.

I have no problem with state and local enforcing federal immigration laws if it secondary to another crime. But I have a big concern with the Federal government reducing its manpower and shifting manpower, legal and jail costs down to the state and local governments.

Do will really want to put two 15th years old's on the sex offender, we as adult need to use good judgment.

Noa) Do you support establishing a state income tax?
Yesb) Do you support reducing government regulations on the private sector?
Yesc) Do you support the expansion of state-regulated gaming?
Yesd) Do you support increased state funding for job-training programs that re-train displaced workers?
Noe) Do you support expanding access to unemployment benefits?
Yesf) Do you support providing financial incentives to the private sector for the purpose of job creation?
Yesg) Do you support increased spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
Noh) Do you support providing direct financial assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure?
i) Other or expanded principles
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?
Nof) Should illegal immigrants who graduate from New Hampshire high schools be eligible for in-state tuition at public universities?
g) Other or expanded principles
Yesa) 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 New Hampshire's energy infrastructure?
Yese) 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

The government support of E10 fuels lead to serious cost increases in food, and excess capacity. If their is a profitable make companies will find a way to make money without the government's help.

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

I support the current laws where certain people due to medical or criminal are not allowed to own guns or other weapons

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?
Yesf) Do you support legalizing physician-assisted suicide in New Hampshire?
Yesg) 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 New Hampshire continue to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples?
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 New Hampshire's anti-discrimination laws?
Nog) Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in New Hampshire's anti-discrimination laws?
h) Other or expanded principles

Affirmative action if used should not be based on sex or race. A black upper income student can be as successful as a white upper income student. Like wise fora female from upper-income family. The real problem is social-economic a poor kid regardless of race, sex, religion, nationality will almost always start off way behind, he or she will bad schools, poor teachers and far less opportunity to get the most of they God-given talents. Those are the one's we should give a hand too, give them an opportunity to compete.

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.

Getting a balance budget without any funny numbers, no bonding operational expenses, no transferring monies or late payment of bills to create a phony surplus. Make the hard choices, there are many things that the government does that it should do, thing that make things look pretty, things that the average person could and should do for themselves. In my community we pay about $90-100,000 picking up leaves. The people rake the leaves to the street and the city picks them up. Question why, can this money be better spent?

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