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Running for:

NH House Belknap County District 08 (Floterial)

Position on Issues

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?

"The current system for funding of public education relies too heavily on local property taxes, which is a fundamentally unfair system that places too heavy a burden on many residents. An open inquiry into alternative funding methods is essential to the future of the state."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should NH add an income tax on earned income?

"The current system for funding of public education relies too heavily on local property taxes, which is a fundamentally unfair system that places too heavy a burden on many residents. An open inquiry into alternative funding methods is essential to the future of the state."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire add a tax on capital gains?
"Income inequality is already a major problem and is on the rise. A tax on capital gains might be part of the solution to the need to reform our current tax system, that relies too heavily on local property taxes."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire lower business taxes?

"Although I generally do not favor lowering business taxes, there are some specific business taxes that hurt small businesses, and need to be changed. Taxes on large corporations, particularly out-of-state corporations, should not be reduced."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire increase the tax on cigarettes?

"I am open to this possibility, but undecided. Everything needs to be on the table to create a taxation system that is fairer than the current system with its over-reliance on local property taxes."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire create a road usage fee?

"I am open to this possibility, but undecided. Everything needs to be on the table to create a taxation system that is fairer than the current system with its over-reliance on local property taxes."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire raise the minimum wage?

"NH currently has no minimum wage, and instead relies on the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, which has not increased since 2009. We need to raise the minimum wage in order to attract young families and keep them in NH, and to be competitive with neighboring states."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire add tax incentives for affordable housing development?
"Lack of affordable housing is a major factor causing young people to leave the state and discouraging other young people and families to move here. The future of NH depends on having a strong workforce essential to a vibrant economy."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

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

"I would favor certain tax credits and business subsidies, if they promote good-paying jobs and attract young families to NH. I would especially support subsidies and/or tax credits to businesses that are beneficial to the environment."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire provide student loan debt repayment programs for workers in industries with labor shortages?
"I would favor such programs where it could be shown that the overall economic effect would be positive. It appears that the state of Maine has been successful in implementing this type of policy."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

Should New Hampshire increase the base amount of per-pupil funding it provides to local school districts?
"The NH Supreme Court has already ruled that the state must provide an 'adequate education'. At the present time, state funding falls far short of that requirement, and is a major cause of the current unfair system, with its over-reliance on local property taxes."

Citizens Count Issue Survey, 2020

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

"Every tax dollar that goes towards home schooling or private schools takes money away from public education, which is fundamental to the health of our economy and our state."

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?
"It was very disappointing to have Governor Sununu veto the bipartisan paid family leave bill, and I would strongly support such legislation in the future."

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?
"I believe abortion is a personal decision that should be left to a woman and her doctor. Policies encouraging availability and use of contraceptives should be supported, as they would reduce the likelihood of abortion."

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?

"There are some gun safety measures that I would favor, such as universal background checks with no loopholes, and red flag laws allowing family members and law enforcement to seek emergency protective orders when there is an imminent threat of gun violence."

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?
"This is something that is beneficial from an environmental point of view and is also good for business."

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 something that is beneficial from an environmental point of view and is also good for business."

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 something that is beneficial from an environmental point of view and is also good for business."

Citizens Count Issue Survey,

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

"Undecided"

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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