2015 Legislative Survey - District 91

1. Louisiana currently imprisons a larger percentage of its population than any other state. It costs us $700 million a year. Decreasing the incarceration rate has seen the crime rate go down by double digits in Texas and South Carolina. Would you be in favor of Criminal Justice Reinvestment and similar reforms to achieve similar results?

YES
NO
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2. If we can save money every year by instituting Criminal Justice Reform, please rank the following areas where the saved money should be reinvested from.

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Substance Abuse programs
TOPS
Mental Health Programs
Education
Re-Entry Job Training
3. In order to fix TOPS and secure some form of state scholarships, which of the following measures do you support? See a, b and c below.
 
a. Increasing testing and GPA requirement for receiving TOPS?
Yes
No

b. Implement means testing to prioritize financial need as a requirement to receive TOPS?

Yes
No

c. A combination of both?

Yes
No
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4. Do you support creating a state­ level incentive/match fund to encourage localities to raise money for early childhood education programs and high quality care?

YES
NO
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5. Do you support an increase in Louisiana's minimum wage from $7.25 an hour?

YES
NO
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6. Do you support the expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit to offset the State's high sales tax rate?

YES
NO
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7. Do you support the repeal of deductions for federal income tax paid in exchange for lower income tax rates?
YES
NO
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8. How important is it for the State to preserve the Motion Picture Tax Credit?

Very Important
Important
Not Important
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9. Given the fact that overdoses outpaced murder in 2016, how important is it that the State develops a strategic plan to fight opioid abuse?

Very Important
Important
Not Important
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10. Do you support re­establishment of the Stelly Tax Plan that was partially repealed in 2007 and 2008?

FULL
PARTIAL
NEITHER
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