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District E3
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Issue Transparency

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2016 Declared Issue Positions

Background

Experience

Senator, NH Senate (2000 - 2004, 2010 - present); Co-Owner/Vice President, R.E. Prescott Company; Mechanical engineer

Family
Married; Children: 5
Education
BS, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.
Home Address
50 Little River Road
Kingston, NH 03848-3848
Work Address
Statehouse Room 302
107 North Main St.
Concord, NH 03301

POSITION ON ISSUES

The LFDA Survey is the primary source for issue positions on this website. Each election season the Live Free or Die Alliance sends a survey on NH issues to every candidate for state office. We make every effort to reach each candidate by snail-mail, e-mail, and phone. If an issue position is still not answered through our survey, we utilize other resources including voting records, candidate websites, campaign fliers, Project Vote Smart surveys, and more. Any questions or suggestions on issue positions? Contact us.

Crime and Public Safety

Should NH pass stricter gun control laws?
Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?
Should NH require seat belts?
Should NH keep the death penalty?
Should NH require motorcycle helmets?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should NH add a broad-based sales tax?
Should NH add an income tax on earned income?
Should NH raise the minimum wage?
Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
State role in economic growth
Do employees in NH need more legal protections?
Should NH pass a constitutional amendment giving the legislature more control over the distribution of school funding?
Should NH pass right-to-work legislation?
Should NH government switch from a pension system to a 401(k)-style retirement plan?
Should NH continue to use property taxes instead of a new broad-based tax, such as an income tax?
Should NH increase tolls and/or add new toll booths?
Should NH revise the meals and rooms tax?
Should LLCs be subject to the interest and dividends tax?
Should NH increase the interest and dividends tax?

Education

Should NH pass a constitutional amendment giving the legislature more control over the distribution of school funding?
Should NH continue to base statewide assessments on Common Core standards?
Should NH provide more funding for charter schools?
Should NH continue to administer statewide standards-based student assessments?

Energy and Environment

Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
Should NH restrict further wind power development?
Should NH continue to participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative?
Should NH allow the Northern Pass to proceed with some (not all) of the lines buried?

Health Care

Should NH require labels on some or all genetically modified foods?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
Should parents be allowed to opt their children out of the NH immunization/vaccination registry?
Should NH continue to allow medicinal marijuana?
Was NH right to expand Medicaid eligibility, using private insurance wherever possible?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?

Politics and Political Process

Should NH abolish partisan primaries and adopt the "Top 2" primary system?
Should NH broaden campaign finance disclosure laws?
Should NH allow binding referendums?
Should NH limit terms for elected officials?

Recreation and Transportation

Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?
Should NH require seat belts?
Should NH pursue expanded commuter rail?
Should NH increase tolls and/or add new toll booths?
Should NH require motorcycle helmets?
Should NH require car insurance for some or all drivers?

Social Issues

Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?
Should NH repeal same-sex marriage?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should NH do more to enforce federal immigration laws?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
Should NH continue to allow medicinal marijuana?
Should NH increase law enforcement policies and penalties for heroin-related offenses?
Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
What is your opinion on the state providing some funding for Planned Parenthood?
Should NH legalize the recreational use of marijuana?

VOTING RECORD

2016

Crime and Public Safety

SB 336 (2016) - Removes the phrase "suitable person" from the law governing concealed carry permits, and instead requires law enforcement to issue a permit so long as the person is not prohibited from owning a firearm by state or federal law. - Voted to require law enforcement to issue concealed carry permits

Economy, Budget and Taxes

SB 412 (2016) - Raises the minimum wage to $12 per hour. - Voted against raising the minimum wage
SB 551 (2016) - Creates a single casino with video lottery and table gaming, to be located at Rockingham Park in Salem, NH. A tax of 35% of gross slot machine revenue and 18% of gross table game revenue would go to the state with dedicated portions of the funds going to addiction prevention programs and to Salem and neighboring communities. - Voted against a casino
SB 551 (2016) - Creates a single casino with video lottery and table gaming, to be located at Rockingham Park in Salem, NH. A tax of 35% of gross slot machine revenue and 18% of gross table game revenue would go to the state with dedicated portions of the funds going to addiction prevention programs and to Salem and neighboring communities. - Voted against a casino

Energy and Environment

HB 1116 (2016) - Increases the cap on net metering, and requires the Public Utilities to Commission to develop a modified net metering system. - Voted against increasing the cap on net metering
SB 492 (2016) - At the time of this bill's submission, electric utilities pass RGGI rebates through to customers in the form of a reduction to the customer’s monthly bill based on monthly usage. This bill eliminates rebates to residential customers. The Public Utilities Commission and Department of Environmental Services state most of this revenue would instead be redirected to programs for low income, municipal, school district and local government energy efficiency projects. - Voted to keep rebates

Health Care

HB 1696 (2016) - Continues expanded Medicaid eligibility, with some revisions. This bill adds work requirements to eligibility for expanded Medicaid. Additional funding is provided by the insurance premium tax, paid by insurance companies. - Voted against continuing Medicaid expansion

Recreation and Transportation

HB 1616 (2016) - Allows a person obtaining a driver's license to choose whether the license complies with the federal Real ID Act of 2005. - Excused/did not vote

Campaign Finances

Raised: $44,547
Spent: $42,379

Reporting Date: November 16, 2016

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