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Michigan Representative District 106

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  • Sue Allor
    (Rep)

  • Dana Carver
    (L)

  • Robert Kennedy
    (Dem)

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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 Forest Township Michigan
Age 44
Family Married with 2 adult children
Education National Institute of Technology Medical Assisting
Vehicles owned Not sure why this is relevant?
Professional Experience 25 years customer service in the food and beverage industry
Political Experience Constitutional advocate Judicial Advocate Liberty Advocate
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I believe the state should help the districts tend to those obligations. Although, that should not be done until schooling is put back into the hands of the local community.

Local schools should be run completely by the local district. That is the only way to keep them accountable to the parents and children that attend the local schools. So much money can be saved by not playing the money laundering scheme that is our current education system.

One merely has to look at the history of the education system to see what needs to be done to fix this situation. i would recommend that everyone read two books. The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America and Weapons of Mass Instruction.
I believe in a bottom up system which is more in line with the founding of this country. Government was supposed to be small and accountable. Keep the money local. Send the state only the portion of the services provided both federally and at the state level.

Many of our counties are donor counties. We have a bloated federal and state budget and more debt than can ever be paid off.

As representative I would find ways to downsize the state budget and get things back to the way they were supposed to be.
I am opposed to the emergency manager law because it takes away local control. It is up to the people of the city to get involved in their government and hold them accountable to their spending.

The state has no money without taking it from the people. Giving a city any money from anyone who does not live there is not only taxation without representation, but outright theft.

Senator Davy Crockett had to face this situation in Washington DC. The first time he voted badly and was held accountable by one of his constituents. he came to the realization that it was not his money to give away. He was re elected and voted responsibly the next time.

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This is a multi level issue. There are many to blame in this situation, the city government, the people, the emergency manager, the DEQ, the AG and the governor were all part of the problem.

However, now that this has happened, something needs to be done. The pipes need to be replaced and no one should be paying for poison.

As for improving the states response, the first step is to end the DEQ, it is an unelected, unaccountable board. the governor and the AG should respond to the situation and hold those responsible accountable. I am sure the city of Flint can cut some of it's budget to deal with this situation.
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The first thing I would like to say is that taxation is actually theft. Now if that theft is somehow justified, there needs to be a better system after it is taken.

Michigan has a 65 billion dollar budget with less than 10 million people in the state. There is much waste. It would take me many more characters to put my whole plan here. Many departments need to be cut or scaled way back. End prop A, no one should ever be able to decide on taxes without the vote of everyone involved. End the MEDC. Stop all grants made with tax dollars.

One of the biggest issues the poor face is the property tax laws. No one should ever lose their home due to taxes. Our founders were very against this.
I am not a fan of any new government offices. The parents of the students should make any decisions in their local districts
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I am against any law enhancements. There are laws against harming others.
I do not. We are already guaranteed religious freedom codified in both the federal and state constitutions. I am a firm believer in Thomas Jefferson's description of the wall of separation between church and state.

One must remember that if you want special laws for your religion, you better expect them for all religions. That is a very slippery slope.

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I support complete repeal of all laws against the Cannabis plant.

The original laws against this plant were based on lies and cronyism. The current laws are based on an unconstitutional UN treaty.

This plant has many medical uses and is something that can be grown for very little money in someones yard like many other herbs.

It can also have many industrial uses. This plant was very important in the founding of this country. We import 14 billion dollars worth of hemp to this country that could be grown and processed right here in Michigan.
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As long as they are reasonable and are not subsidized by the taxpayers.
I would hope to change many things about the criminal justice system. That consists of many things. The fist order of business would be to submit a bill regarding the need for judges to present jury nullification to juries. This is a codified part of the justice system that is not being utilized today.

The next step would be to revamp the public defenders system. At the moment all public defenders do is force their clients to plead guilty to the charges against them and do nothing for their clients defense. Also, there is much corruption and bias within the judicial system. Very few actually get a proper due process trial.
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