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Larcenia Bullard's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Larcenia Bullard repeatedly refused to provide any responses to citizens on the issues through the 2008 Political Courage Test when asked to do so by national leaders of the political parties, prominent members of the media, Project Vote Smart President Richard Kimball, and Project Vote Smart staff.

What is the Political Courage Test?

Florida State Legislative Election 1996 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.
Please indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning abortion.
Xa) Abortions should always be legally available.
b) Abortions should be legally available when the procedure is completed within the first trimester of pregnancy.
c) Abortions should be legal only when the pregnancy resulted from incest, rape, or when the life of the woman is endangered.
d) Abortions should be legal only when the life of the woman is endangered.
e) Abortions should always be illegal.
f) Abortions should be limited by waiting periods and parental notification requirements.
g) Should Florida government funding be provided to clinics and medical facilities that provide abortion services?
Please indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding affirmative action and civil rights in Florida.
a) The Florida government should prosecute cases of discrimination in the public and private sectors.
b) The Florida government should provide no affirmative action programs.
Xc) Specific, adjustable percentages of contracts for state work should be awarded to minority or woman-owned businesses.
Nod) Do you believe that the Florida government should recognize same-sex marriages?
Noe) Do you think that sexual orientation should be added to Florida's anti-discrimination laws?
Please indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding children & family issues in Florida.
Xa) Increase state funding for programs to prevent teen pregnancy.
Xb) Provide tax credits for businesses that provide child care for their employees.
c) Deny or suspend state-issued permits and licenses to parents who are delinquent in paying court-ordered child support.
Xd) Expand state-sponsored day care programs and anti-abuse programs for neglected children.
Please indicate which principles you support (if any) to address crime in Florida.
a) Increase state funds for construction of state prisons and for hiring of additional prison staff.
Xb) Expand and promote "community policing" programs.
Xc) Support current "truth in sentencing" laws which provide that violent criminals serve at least 85% of their sentences.
d) Expand the use of the death penalty for additional circumstances relating to murder.
Xe) Oppose the death penalty.
f) Implement penalties other than incarceration for certain non-violent offenders.
Xg) Require mandatory life sentences for third-time, violent felons.
Xh) Inform communities when a convicted sex offender moves into the community.
Xi) Increase state funds for programs which rehabilitate and educate inmates during and after their prison sentences.
j) Decriminalize the possession and private use of certain illegal drugs such as marijuana.
k) Strengthen penalties and sentences associated with drug-related crimes.
l) Implement chain gangs in which prison inmates work together in chained work groups.
Xm) Limit the number of appeals allowed for inmates on death row.
Xn) Implement restrictions on the living conditions of state prison inmates (i.e. no weight rooms, no smoking).
Please indicate which principles you support (if any) to address juvenile crime in Florida.
Xa) Prosecute juveniles who commit murder or other serious, violent crimes as adults.
Xb) Provide state funding for military-style "boot-camps" for juvenile first-time felons.
Xc) Increase state funding for local community centers and other social agencies in areas with at-risk youth.
Xd) Support state government funding of programs for at-risk youth such as guaranteed college loans and job training and placement.
Xe) Support curfews for minors in high crime areas.
f) Allow school police to make arrests off school grounds.
Xg) Allow courts to fine parents if their minor child violates a curfew.
Please indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning Florida's economic development.
a) Increase state funds for improving the state's transportation system, including major roadways, railways and airports.
Xb) Provide low interest loans and tax credits for expanding, start-up, or relocating businesses.
c) Expand legalized gambling (either state lottery, slot machines or video gambling).
Xd) Reduce state government regulations on the private sector.
e) Remove state government controls or caps from wages, prices, rents, profits, production and interest rates.
f) Support limits on cash damages in lawsuits against businesses and professionals for product liability or malpractice.
Xg) Increase state funding for programs to re-train unemployed workers.
Please indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding Florida's education system.
Xa) Increase state funds for professional development and salaries of public school faculty.
b) Endorse teacher-led voluntary school prayer in public schools.
Xc) Encourage private or corporate investment in certain public school programs.
d) Provide parents with state-funded vouchers to send their children to any participating school (public, private, religious, technical).
Xe) Implement charter schools where teachers and other professionals receive state authorization and funding to establish new schools.
Xf) Require the use of state-wide achievement standards for all state public schools.
Xg) Emphasize local control of education as long as the school district meets state health and safety standards.
Xh) Support sex education programs which stress abstinence.
Xi) Support sex education programs which stress safe sexual practices.
Xj) Increase state funds for school security (e.g. metal detectors, truancy officers).
Xk) Increase state funds for vocational education in public high schools.
Xl) Provide state funding for programs which increase Florida students' access to the Internet and other telecommunications networks.
Xm) Continue funding for Second Chance Schools for students who are expelled or suspended from regular schools.
n) Extend school hours (not instruction periods) into the evenings and weekends to keep children off the streets.
Please indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning Florida's environment and natural resources.
Xa) Enact tougher environmental standards to encourage the sale of cleaner burning fuels throughout Florida.
Xb) Support "self-audit" legislation which creates incentives for polluting industries to audit themselves and clean up pollution.
Xc) Require a cost/benefit analysis be completed on the economic impact of proposed environmental regulations before they are implemented.
Xd) Require the state to reimburse citizens when state-sponsored environmental regulations limit the use of privately owned land.
Xe) Continue to provide funding for recycling programs in Florida.
Xf) Request flexibility from the federal government in enforcing and funding federal environmental regulations.
Xg) Suspend Florida's participation in unfunded, federally mandated environmental protection legislation.
Xh) Maintain minimum environmental quality as mandated by current federal regulations.
i) Levy a tax of one cent per pound on sugar exported by Florida to help pay for the preservation of the Florida Everglades.
a) Do you support the current laws which limit the terms of the following Florida officials?
No1) State Senators (8 years)
No2) State Representatives (8 years)
Yes3) Governor (two 4-year terms)
Yesb) Do you support amending the U.S. Constitution to require an annual balanced federal budget?
Yesc) Do you support requiring limits on individual contributions to state legislative candidates?
Yesd) Do you support requiring limits on PAC contributions to state legislative candidates?
Yese) Do you support requiring limits on corporate contributions to state legislative candidates?
Yesf) Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
Yesg) 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?
Please indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning gun issues.
Xa) Support expanding the nationwide federal ban on the public sale of assault weapons to include all forms of semi-automatic weapons.
Xb) Increase state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms.
c) Maintain all state registration procedures and state restrictions on possessing firearms.
d) Ease state procedures and restrictions on the purchase and registration of firearms.
e) Repeal all state bans and measures that restrict law-abiding citizens from obtaining firearms.
Xf) Continue to allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms.
Please indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning Florida's health care system.
Xa) Expand state funding for pre-natal and infant care programs available in the state, including immunizations.
Xb) Provide tax incentives to assist small businesses in providing health care to their employees.
Xc) Ensure that Florida citizens have access to basic health care, through managed care, insurance reforms, or state-funded care where necessary.
d) Guaranteeing medical care to all citizens is not a responsibility of state government.
e) Limit the amount of damages that can be awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.
Xf) Provide state financial assistance to seniors and the disabled to allow them access to home and community-based health care.
Xg) Support programs (e.g. Healthy Kids) that provide health care to uninsured children.
Xh) Enact legislation which ensures that Florida workers will have portable health insurance if they lose their jobs.
Xi) Continue the Florida Health Security Act which ensures state-funded basic health care to Florida's citizens.
Xj) Expand state- and federally- funded "in-home care" services to low-income elderly and/or disabled individuals.
Xk) Provide state- and federally- funded long-term care services for the elderly through capitated, quality-controlled managed care programs.
Please indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding immigration issues in Florida.
Xa) States with higher numbers of immigrants should receive extra federal aid to provide necessary medical and social services.
Xb) Provide state-funded health care and education for children of illegal immigrants.
Xc) Require that all but emergency medical assistance for illegal immigrants be terminated.
Xd) Require that illegal immigrants be excluded from public education institutions.
Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of funding for the following categories. Select one option only.
a) Abortion
b) Affirmative Action
c) Agriculture
d) AIDS Programs
e) Border Security
f) Education
g) Environment
h) Health Care
i) Law Enforcement
j) State Employee Salaries
k) Welfare
Please indicate the changes you support (if any) concerning Florida's tax levels. Select one option only.
Maintain Statusa) Alcohol Taxes
Slightly Decreaseb) Business Taxes
Maintain Statusc) Capital Gains Taxes
Eliminated) Property Taxes
Maintain Statuse) Sales Taxes
Maintain Statusf) State Fees
Nog) Do you support the institution of a state income tax on incomes other than interest and dividend incomes in Florida?
Yesh) If an income tax were enacted in Florida, would you support a flat tax structure for state income taxes?
Please indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding Florida's welfare system.
Xa) Provide child care services to welfare recipients who work or attend school.
Xb) Allow welfare recipients to work and still receive state-funded health care and child care (if needed) until they become self-sufficient.
Xc) Require that able-bodied welfare recipients receive job training, attend school, or work in order to receive welfare benefits.
Xd) Require that unwed mothers under the age of 18 attend school and live with a parent or guardian (if possible) to receive welfare benefits.
Xe) Limit the welfare benefits given to recipients if they have additional children.
Xf) Provide two-parent families living in poverty the same welfare benefits as one-parent families.
g) Eliminate government-funded welfare and advocate privately-funded assistance to people in need.
Xh) Impose a two-year limit on welfare benefits for recipients who are able to work.
Explain what your two main legislative priorities will be if elected to the Florida State Legislature. If any of your priorities will require additional government funding, explain how you intend to obtain the additional funding.
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