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Michigan Representative District 95

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  • Vanessa Guerra
    (Dem)

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    Dorothy Tanner
    (Rep)

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How should the state assist other municipalities and school districts whose solvency is threatened by its financial obligations to current and future retirees?

Is the way the state funds our cities adequate to ensure safety and service delivery? If not, what changes would you support to our municipal finance model?

When cities are struggling, what is the appropriate way for the state to intervene? Should state intervention – through the emergency manager law or some other avenue – come with dollars attached? Why or why not?

How would you rate the state’s response to the Flint water crisis?

Explain your answer and what you would do, if anything, to improve the state’s response.

How would you rate the federal government’s response to the Flint water crisis?

Explain your answer and what you would do, if anything, to improve the federal government’s response.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor? If so, explain.

Have you ever filed for personal bankruptcy? If so, explain.

Do you believe Michigan’s tax system is generally fair? If not, what changes do you support?

Would you support the establishment of a Detroit Educational Commission that would have authority to site, open and close traditional public and charter schools?

What changes, if any, would you support in the way Michigan authorizes and regulates charter schools?

Do you favor amending the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to prohibit discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity?

Do you support state-level laws modeled on the federal Restoration of Religious Freedom Act?

Have you signed any public pledge to support or oppose any organization’s public policy objectives, such as outlawing abortion or barring any increase in taxes?

Do you support legislation to minimize or eliminate the influence of political parties on drawing lines for legislative districts?

Do you support decriminalization of recreational marijuana?

Do you support and will you appear at campaign events with your party’s presidential nominee?

Do you support the renewal and/or expansion of renewable energy mandates for Michigan energy producers?

Do we incarcerate too many people in Michigan? What would you change in the criminal justice system?

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City of residence Saginaw, MI
Age 27 + 48 years of experience.
Family Son Daniel H. Tanner Daughter Noreda B. Tanner
Education BA in Elementary Education from Anderson University, Anderson, IN
Professional Experience Taught full time and Subbed for many years.
Political Experience none other than voting and keeping up on the issues
Race/ethnicity White
Incumbent? false
Use Lottery money as it was intended when lotteries were approved by voters.

Give local teachers and leaders more space. Less State regulations.
Laws that are already made either need to be enforced or done away with.
The love of money is the root of ALL evil. The more the government does the more is expected and much is wasted

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More local responsibility.
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Being an election year, the federal response was and is for election purposes only.
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No
Too much being taxed. Tax the people who refuse to work. More tax on crime and thigs that cause crime such as alcohol and drugs.
It depends on where people are from on the commission and what their motive is.
I need to study this issue more.
No discrimination should take place but this usually happens when special attention is wanted rater than equal treatment.
I would have to study this more.
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Yes by all means.
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Yes but I need more facts on this.
People who are incarcerated should be punished. No perks like TV or internet. I would favor more financial responsibility to pay for expenses involved.

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