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NH House Strafford County District 06

Position on Issues

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?

"We currently have a sales tax for restaurants, lodging, car rentals, and for gasoline. A well constructed, well balanced tax system, that fairly and equitably shares the burden of providing essential services for the citizens of the state might involve some changes in sales taxes"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should NH add an income tax on earned income?

"We currently have an income tax on unearned income and the business enterprise tax is a form of an income tax. A well constructed, well balanced tax system, that fairly and equitably shares the burden of providing essential services for the citizens of the state might involve some changes in income taxes"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire add a tax on capital gains?

"A well constructed, well balanced tax system, that fairly and equitably shares the burden of providing essential services for the citizens of the state might involve some changes in income taxes including capital gains taxes"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire lower business taxes?

"The structure of our business taxes is not in the best interests of the businesses or the citizens of the state. The basic business tax structure should be changed so that there is a relationship between and among earnings, profits, and expenditures."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire increase the tax on cigarettes?

"For"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire create a road usage fee?

"We must find an appropriate way to raise essential revenue to maintain our roads, bridges, and public transportation"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire raise the minimum wage?

"For"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire add tax incentives for affordable housing development?

"Workers need a living wage and a place to live. Employers know and understand this."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

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

"It depends upon the purpose of the business investment and the accountability of those who receive public dollars"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

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

"There is no one answer. For occupations that benefit the public -- teaching, health related, etc., a range of actions that encourage people to train for and meet essential needs, yes. For occupations that do not benefit the citizens of the state, the private sector should help their employees meet their educational expenses"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

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

"The way that we fund public education in NH is illogical and inadequate. Additional state funds must be funneled into public education, but the formulas that we use now must be changed."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

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

"Public dollars require public accountability. For non-public school settings, including home schooling, no public dollars should be expended unless and until there is appropriate approval of curriculum and of outcome."

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?

"For"

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?

"Against"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

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

"Against"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?

"For"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?

"For"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

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

"For"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

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

"For"

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?

"For"

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?

"For"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

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

"The governor heads one branch of government. His/her emergency powers are essential, but not at the expense of eliminating the constitutional dictated roles of the legislative and judicial branches"

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

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

"For"

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