|Residence:||Sauk Rapids, MN|
When asked "Should gambling be expanded in Minnesota to generate new revenue for the state?" I say "Yes, but with the view of brining some control to expansion of gambling and a strong measure of accountability which currently does not exist."
The sports facility has been an issue for several years now. Should state funds -- directly or indirectly -- be used to build new sports facilities for the Twins and Vikings? No, I do not support the use of General fund dollars to build the stadiums but do support local sales taxes with a combination of Team Owner and ticket box revenues.
This legislation has generated hundreds of new good paying jobs and will continue to create an business friendly environment by providing tax incentives and advantages for new businesses in Minnesota. Do I support Gov Pawlenty's JOBX zones program? Yes, absolutely.
No, I wouldn't support drastic cuts to education, we do however need to pursue equalization of funding throughout the state.
Should a constitutional amendment be presented to voters that would
ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota? This is a foundational issue
of family values that effect every person in Minnesota. The people
have a right to vote on an issue that will without question affect
the social and economic infrastructure of our social structure and
government. The alternative is to allow radical Judge involvement
that brought us to Doe VS Gomez which now mandates taxpayer dollars
for abortions even when a
large portion of the taxpaying base opposes that action. This is a government of the people and by the people, let them vote.
Should the state spend money for expanding mass transit options in Minnesota? Yes, this is part of the responsibility of government to provide an infrastructure where business and families can be safe and flourish. Transportation is an important part of that infrastructure.
Should the state's subsidized health care program be trimmed in order to reduce a projected budget deficit? I believe there are still areas we can trim to bring down costs and take some of the burden off of the back of taxpaying families. We have a very generous Health Care system in Minnesota, we are number one for entitlements and I believe we can be more fiscally responsible in how we apportion those tax dollars, they are yours dollars if you pay taxes.
|Should increased taxes be considered as part of a solution to a projected budget deficit?
|Should gambling be expanded in Minnesota to generate new revenue for the state?
|Should state funds — directly or indirectly — be used to build new sports facilities for the Twins and Vikings?
|Do you support Gov Pawlenty's
JOBZ zones program?
|Should K-12 spending in Minnesota be curtailed in order to balance a projected budget deficit?
|Should a constitutional amendment be presented to voters that would ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota?
|Should the state spend money for expanding mass transit options in Minnesota?
|Should there be additional restrictions on abortion in Minnesota?
|Should the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, which seeks to protect wildlife habitat and wetlands by paying farmers for taking marginal lands out of agriculture production, be supported?
|Should the state's subsidized health care program be trimmed in order to reduce a projected budget deficit?