Morgan Carroll's Political Positions

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Morgan Carroll has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads.

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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 are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

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  • Rated 100% by NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/30084/morgan-carroll#.VyKJR3UrIfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/30084/morgan-carroll#.VyKJR3UrIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "I support the right for women to make all of their own health care decisions. I also support (and prefer) the right to prevent unwanted pregnancies in the first place." http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/30084/morgan-carroll/#.VyKP1XUrIfJ (votesmart.org)

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  • "The criminal justice system should make sure that the punishment fits the crime and that consequences are predictable and equally applied. Prisons should be reserved for those who are a danger to society." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1070232/issue-position-criminal-justice#.V2r3z3XTofI (votesmart.org)

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  • Do you support increased spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation? "Yes" http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/30084/morgan-carroll/#.VyKP1XUrIfJ (votesmart.org)

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  • "I stand with the parents, students and teachers who are fighting to restore teaching back to the classroom and away from over-reliance on standardized testing at the expense of actual learning." http://carrollforcolorado.com/morgans-platform/#1468792337802-0ac86222-e76a (carrollforcolorado.com)

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  • "Doubled Colorado’s renewable energy standard and quadrupled roof-top solar use, creating jobs and lowering utility costs for families" http://carrollforcolorado.com/morgan/results/ (carrollforcolorado.com)
  • Voted in favor of H.B. 1001 "Increasing Renewable Energy Standards" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/29384 (votesmart.org)
  • "We should decrease our reliance on fossil fuels and make the most of Colorado's sun, wind and renewable energy." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1070236/issue-position-environment-and-natural-resources#.V2r4KXXTofI (votesmart.org)

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  • "Increased regulations on oil & gas operations" http://carrollforcolorado.com/morgan/results/ (carrollforcolorado.com)
  • Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change? "Yes" http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/30084/morgan-carroll/#.VyKP1XUrIfJ (votesmart.org)

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  • Voted in favor of H.B. 1229 "Requires Background Checks for Private Gun Sales and Transfers" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43118#.VyKBIHUrIfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 21% by the National Rifle Association http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/30084/morgan-carroll/37#.VyKOc3UrIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "The only restriction I would support is precluding convicted violent felons or those with a significant mental health danger to self or others." http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/30084/morgan-carroll/#.VyKP1XUrIfJ (votesmart.org)

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  • "Health care is a human right. People should have affordable access to preventive, curative and palliative treatment. Health care decisions are best left to a patient and their health care provider." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1070238/issue-position-health-care#.V2r4s3XTofI (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support a universally-accessible, publicly-administered health insurance option? "Yes" http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/30084/morgan-carroll/#.VyKP1XUrIfJ (votesmart.org)

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  • Cosponsored and voted in favor of S.B.251 "Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44573 (votesmart.org)
  • "The best way to address the issue of illegal immigration is to fix the system for legal immigration." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/1070241/issue-position-immigration#.V2r263XTofI (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I support the freedom for two consenting adults to love and marry whomever they choose." http://carrollforcolorado.com/morgans-platform/#1468792380461-82c64149-ddc6 (carrollforcolorado.com)
  • Should marriage only be between one man and one woman? "No" http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/30084/morgan-carroll/#.VyKP1XUrIfJ (votesmart.org)

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  • "Our goal should be to grow allies, not enemies and use armed conflict only as a truly last resort when failure to do so will result in compromise to American national security or ethnic cleansing or genocide. American attempts at nation-building have not been particularly successful so any entry into a conflict must be entertained only with a clear definition of what constitutes success and an exit strategy." http://carrollforcolorado.com/morgans-platform/#1468792435722-1dbbe40d-d558 (carrollforcolorado.com)

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  • "I support strengthening Social Security and Medicare. I oppose privatizing Social Security or turning Medicare into a voucher program." http://carrollforcolorado.com/morgans-platform/#1462334270815-6d9c2b4e-7dab (carrollforcolorado.com)

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Colorado State Legislative Election 2012 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 generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
b) Should abortions be illegal after the first trimester of pregnancy?
c) Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?
d) Should abortion be legal when the life of the woman is endangered?
e) Do you support requiring parental notification before an abortion is performed on a minor?
f) Do you support requiring parental consent before an abortion is performed on a minor?
g) Do you support the prohibition of public funds for abortion procedures?
h) Do you support the prohibition of public funds for organizations that perform abortions?
i) Other or expanded principles:

I support the right for women to make all of their own health care decisions. I also support (and prefer) the right to prevent unwanted pregnancies in the first place.

1) State Spending:

Using the key, 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 Increasea) Education (higher)
Greatly Increaseb) Education (K-12)
Slightly Increasec) Environment
Slightly Increased) Health care
Slightly Decreasee) Law enforcement/corrections
Slightly Increasef) Transportation/infrastructure
Maintain Statusg) Welfare
h) Other or expanded categories:

I also support job retraining efforts for those who have lost work in this recession to help them get re-employed. CO is a balanced budget state.

2) State Taxes:

Using the key,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
Slightly Increaseb) Cigarette taxes
Slightly Increasec) Corporate taxes
Slightly Increased) Gas/Oil taxes
Maintain Statuse) Property taxes
Maintain Statusf) Sales taxes
Slightly Decreaseg) Income taxes (low-income families)
Slightly Decreaseh) Income taxes (mid-income families)
Greatly Increasei) Income taxes (high-income families)
j) Other or expanded categories:

3) Budget Stabilization:

Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing Colorado's budget.

Noa) Tapping into Colorado's "rainy day" fund
Nob) Increasing tuition rates at public universities
Noc) Reducing or eliminating public worker collective bargaining
Nod) Reducing state employee salaries AND/OR pensions
Noe) Instituting mandatory furloughs AND/OR layoffs for state employees
Nof) Reducing benefits for Medicaid recipients
g) Other or expanded principles:

I would support limiting corporate subsidies and closing corporate tax loopholes.

a) Do you support limits on the following types of contributions for state candidates?

Yes1) Individual
Yes2) Political Action Committee
Yes3) Corporate
Yes4) Political Party
Nob) Should candidates for state office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?
Yesc) Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
Yesd) Do you support the use of an independent AND/OR bipartisan commission for redistricting?
Noe) Do you support requiring a government-issued photo identification in order to vote at the polls?
f) Other or expanded principles:

Voting is a constitutional right and should be infringed.

Noa) 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) Do you support the legalization and regulation of small amounts of marijuana?
Nod) 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:

Immigration enforcement is the responsibility of the federal government.

Noa) Do you support reducing government regulations on the private sector?
Yesb) Do you support increased state funding for job-training programs that re-train displaced workers?
Yesc) Do you support expanding access to unemployment benefits?
Nod) Do you support providing financial incentives to the private sector for the purpose of job creation?
Yese) Do you support increased spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
Yesf) Do you support providing direct financial assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure?
g) Other or expanded principles:

The answer to (a) really depends on what the regulations are and what sector we are talking about on a case by case basis. Some regulations may be duplicative or wasteful, but others are critical to protecting public health and safety.

a) Do you support the national Common Core State Standards initiative?
Yesb) Do you support a merit pay system for teachers?
Yesc) Is the tenure process for public school teachers producing effective teachers?
Nod) Should parents be allowed to use vouchers to send their children to any school?
Yese) Do you support state funding for charter schools?
Yesf) Do you support the state government providing college students with financial aid?
Yesg) Should illegal immigrants who graduate from Colorado high schools be eligible for in-state tuition at public universities?
h) Other or expanded principles:

Not familiar with (a) yet. (c) Tenure doesn't produce effective or ineffective teachers, it protects their speech rights and buffers against political whims. Effective teachers are produced by good training, good support, inspiration and enough freedom and flexibility to know how to reach each student. (e) State funding depends. State funding should only go to a charter school if they have the equivalent level of accountability and like other public schools have to take all students.

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)?
Yesc) Do you support increased regulations on hydraulic fracturing of "fracking"?
Yesd) Do you support state funding for improvements to Colorado's energy infrastructure?
Yese) Do you support state funding for open space preservation?
Yesf) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?
g) Other or expanded principles:

Fossil fuels (oil & gas) already receive and have received public subsidy.

Yesa) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Yesb) Should background checks be required on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows?
Yesc) Should citizens be allowed to carry concealed guns?
Nod) Should a license be required for gun possession?
e) Other or expanded principles:

The only restriction I would support is precluding convicted violent felons or those with a significant mental health danger to self or others.

Yesa) 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?
Noc) Do you support interstate health insurance compacts?
Nod) Do you support requiring individuals to purchase health care insurance?
Noe) Do you support monetary limits on damages that can be collected in malpractice lawsuits?
Yesf) Do you support allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes?
g) Other or expanded principles:
Noa) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?
Yesb) Should same-sex couples be allowed to form civil unions?
Yesc) Do you support the inclusion of sexual orientation in Colorado's anti-discrimination laws?
Yesd) Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in Colorado's anti-discrimination laws?
e) Other or expanded principles:
In the following area, on an attached page, or via e-mail, 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.

My priorities include include supporting creation of new jobs, removing barriers to re-employment (i.e. misuse of credit scores in hiring), supporting local farmers, ranchers, government transparency, government accountability, lobbying reforms, water conservation, addressing fracking safety issues and consumer protection.

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