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NH Executive Council District 2

Position on Issues

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire add tax incentives for affordable housing development?

"Tax policy is not a matter before the Executive Council. However, in considering nominees for relevant positions such as appointments to the NH Housing Finance Authority, I would make inquiry regarding the nominees commitment to affordable housing. "

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire increase subsidies and tax credits for business investment?

"Tax policy is not a matter before the Executive Council"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire lower business taxes?

"Tax policy is not a matter before the Executive Council"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire add a tax on capital gains?

"Tax policy is not a matter before the Executive Council"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire increase the tax on cigarettes?

"Tax policy is not a matter before the Executive Council"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire add restrictions to the governor's powers during a state of emergency?

"The Governor should be restricted from unilaterally spending without the advice and consent of the Council."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire create a statewide family and medical leave program, paid for with a percentage of employee wages, with no opt-out?

"This is not a matter that comes before the Council directly, however I will make inquiry as to whether state contractors provide fair wages and benefits including family and medical leave."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Do you support Gov. Sununu's proposal to allow employers and employees to opt-in to a private, paid family and medical leave insurance plan, based on a pool of state employees, excluding coverage for personal illness?

"This is not a matter that comes before the Executive Council, however I will make inquiry into whether state contractors provide fair wages and benefits including family and medical leave."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?

"This is not a matter that comes before the Executive Council."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should NH add an income tax on earned income?

"Tax policy is not a matter before the Executive Council"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Do you support the option of mail-in ballots for all voters, not just absentees?

"This is not a matter that will come before the Executive Council. Generally, I would only support judicial nominees who are committed to upholding our constitutional rights."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?

"This is not a matter that comes before the Executive Council."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire increase the size of solar panel installations that may participate in net energy metering?

"This is not a matter that comes directly before the Executive Council however, I would make inquiry of nominees to relevant positions about their commitment to expanding use of renewable energy sources."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire ban abortion after 24 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?

"I will only support judicial nominees who will protect our constitutional rights. I support a woman's freedom to make her own health care decisions."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire raise the minimum wage?

"This is not a matter that comes before the Executive Council, however, I will make inquiry regarding whether state contractors pay fair wages."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire increase public access to reports of police misconduct?

"This is not a matter that comes before the Executive Council. I would ask nominees for law enforcement positions regarding their position relative to transparency of such information."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire continue to participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which requires utilities to purchase allowances for every ton of carbon they emit?

"This is not a matter that comes directly before the Executive Council however, I would make inquiry of nominees to relevant positions about their commitment to expanding use of renewable energy sources."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire extend the renewable portfolio standard past 2025, requiring public utilities to obtain more than 25% of electricity from renewable energy sources?

"This is not a matter that comes directly before the Executive Council however, I would make inquiry of nominees to relevant positions about their commitment to expanding use of renewable energy sources."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire create a road usage fee?

"Tax policy is not a matter before the Executive Council"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?

"Tax policy is not a matter before the Executive Council"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire increase the base amount of per-pupil funding it provides to local school districts?

"This not a matter that comes before the Executive Council. However, I would seek to confirm a Commissioner of Education and Board of Education members who support public education and who would advocate for increased per-pupil funding."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire allocate tax revenues for private and home schooling costs?

"I oppose the diversion of public education funds away from public education."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire provide student loan debt repayment programs for workers in industries with labor shortages?

"To the extent these matters come before the Executive Council, I would generally favor providing such programs to ensure the provision of essential services in underserved areas or to underserved populations."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should there be a higher threshold for the size of state contracts that must be reviewed by the Executive Council (currently $10,000)?
"I do not have strong feelings about this, but would likely lean in favor of an increase to $25,000. It is a matter to be discussed by the Council."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Are you open to approving no-bid state contracts?
"In general I would oppose no-bid contracts but there will be reasonable exceptions."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Do you support state contracts with faith-based organizations?
"Depends on the contract."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Do you support state contracts with Planned Parenthood?
"I support Planned Parenthood."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should a nominee’s political beliefs be an important factor when deciding on an appointment?
"It will depend on whether those political beliefs interfere with the nominees commitment to upholding our constitutional rights."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Would you vote for Attorney General Gordon MacDonald to be chief justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court?
"No."
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