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Karen E. Calabro

Position on Issues

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?

"Against"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Do you support the state’s current system of public school funding, with each district’s total funding primarily dependent on local property tax revenue?
"I feel this was not worded well"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire lower business taxes?

"Undecided"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Do you support the gradual phase-out of the Interests and Dividends tax?

"For"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire add a tax credit for businesses that contribute to student loan repayment for employees?
"Lower the barriers to supporting the educational investment of their employees"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire raise the minimum wage?

"Increasing the monies for the most vulnerable in our state (not a blanket mind you), will increase disposable income spending in the lowest classes whose expenses and needs are unsustainable at 7.25/hr. No one can live like that in NH with any dignity."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should the state do more to encourage municipalities to remove zoning barriers to housing development?
"We are deficient in the quantity of affordable homes in this state by 20-30K. Something has to give before we lose all our children."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should the state permanently increase how much tax revenue it shares with towns and cities every year, beyond public school funding?
"Communities have been barely subsisting for a decade, and are badly in need of any investment of their main streets, infrastructure, parks, and community buildings. Find me one selectman in my district who believes otherwise."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Do you support the “Education Freedom Account” program, which gives students access to the per-pupil share of state school funding to spend on private school or home school expenses?

"Against"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Do you support the state law that bans teaching certain concepts, such as the idea that people may be "inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously"?
"Also worded badly. No one would wantonly propose propaganda in the classroom, and to suggest they have been is ludicrous. I know of NO teachers who do anything remotely like this. All subjects can be opted out as well. Don’t feed into the wedge issues"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire ban discussions about sexual orientation and gender identity in grades K-3?
"It can be done age appropriately, but only as a brief description as actually is genetically established by scientific consensus to be true: some people feel they are one gender and others another, and rarely some folks are uncertain. Same with who folks are attracted to or love. See how simple that is? Don’t want that? Opt out."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire repeal the ban on abortion after 24 weeks gestation?

"Government has no place between a patient and their PCP. That sacrifices a persons bodily autonomy and constitutional rights regarding separation of church and state, which are behind these trigger laws."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire guarantee the right to access abortion before 24 weeks?

"Government has no place between a patient and their PCP. That sacrifices a persons bodily autonomy and constitutional rights regarding separation of church and state, which are behind these trigger laws."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire ban abortions during the second trimester (e.g. after 15 weeks gestation)?
"Government has no place between a patient and their PCP. That sacrifices a persons bodily autonomy and constitutional rights regarding separation of church and state, which are behind these trigger laws."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire ban abortions during the first trimester (e.g. after 6 weeks gestation)?

"Government has no place between a patient and their PCP. That sacrifices a persons bodily autonomy and constitutional rights regarding separation of church and state, which are behind these trigger laws."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire legalize the recreational use of marijuana by allowing home-growing and private use without sales?

"I’m not sure government should exist in this capacity when small businesses and micrgrowers can benefit the state through normal commerce and raise income through income taxes."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire legalize the recreational use of marijuana by licensing growers and private retail locations?

"I’m not sure government should exist in this capacity when small businesses and micrgrowers can benefit the state through normal commerce and raise income through income taxes."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire legalize the recreational use of marijuana by establishing state-run cannabis stores?
"I’m not sure government should exist in this capacity when small businesses and micrgrowers can benefit the state through normal commerce and raise income through income taxes."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?

"Against"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

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

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire government do more to address climate change?
"Reduce barriers for small farms, growers, hiring remotely located staff, disabled, rehabilitation and drug court graduates, etc to fill needed jobs gaps and facilitate apprenticeships, skills sharing, incubator businesses."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Should New Hampshire add a fee or mileage charge for electric vehicle owners to help pay for transportation and/or electric infrastructure?
"They paid for the privilege of having a lower carbon footprint vehicle. Don’t penalize them for trying to help with climate change."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Do you support the option of mail-in ballots for all voters, not just absentees?
"Expansion of voting and reducing barriers to every legal citizen should be the focus of any civilized government."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2022

Do you support giving voters who register without ID on Election Day a ballot that only counts if they return identifying documents to the state before a deadline?
"Expansion of voting and reducing barriers to every legal citizen should be the focus of any civilized government."
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