Juneau State Candidate Forum

October 13, 2016

On October 13th, Justin Parish and Representative Muñoz participated in a debate covering many of the topics important to Alaskans. We have broken out Justin’s responses for you to easily learn about the issues most important to you.

Special thanks to KTOO, Juneau Empire, Juneau League of Women Voters, Juneau Votes, and the University of Alaska Southeast for hosting this State Candidate Forum.

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Q0: Justin’s Introduction

Q1: Would you be willing to vote next session for an initial appropriation as the Governor pushes for the state to take over the Alaska gas pipeline project?

Q2: Is it ever appropriate for a legislator, even one who has personal knowledge that may not have been admitted in court, to write a letter of this kind?

Q3: Would you be willing to help the new bill sponsors by devoting state funding to the Alaska Safe Children’s Act, otherwise known as Erin’s law?

Q4: What is your position on the veto that cut Permanent Fund Dividends and do you think the law or bills proposed to restore the dividend are appropriate?

Q5: Would you support or oppose Governor Walker’s fiscal plan if presented again next session?

Q6: Would you favor or oppose a statewide sales tax?

Q7: What is your position on Governor Walker’s original proposal to introduce an income tax?

Q8:  If elected, what are your proposals to help diversify the states economy?

Q9: What are your plans to address the rising costs of health care in Alaska?

Q10: Are satisfied with the moves by the Department of Corrections to stop the deaths of prisoners in custody and be more transparent when incidents do happen?

Q11: How do you believe the state should fund its schools?

Q12: What changes would you like to see and make for the Alaska Marine Highway ferry system?

Q13: City officials, tribal governments, conservation groups, and others worry that mining in British Columbia will pollute salmon rich rivers that flow into Southeast Alaska. Are their concerns valid and how should the state respond to them?

Q14: If you were elected, but the current Republican majority stayed in place, would you be willing to join that majority?

Q15: Who do support for president?

Q16: Do you support the Juneau access plans for a road out of Juneau.

Q17: Who do you support for U.S. Senate?

Q18: Do you support the use of pension obligation bonds to fill as much as three billion dollars in unfunded public employee pension liability?

Q19: Do you believe in man-made global climate change?

Q20: Are logging job still relevant in Southeast Alaska?

Q21: Do you support state management of the Tongass or portions of the Tongass to increase logging and timber availability?

Q22: Do you agree or disagree with the Walker Administration’s decision to drop the case that challenges the repeal of the Alaska exception that allows Alaska tribal land to be placed in federal trust.

Q23: Who should be speaker of the Alaska State House next year?

Q24: If elected, what committees would you seek to serve on in the next legislature?

Q25: Has the state dealt with the National Guard sexual assault scandal appropriately and completely?

Q26: Do favor or oppose an essential pay freeze or eliminating funding for step increases for state employees in order to help fill a fiscal gap?

Q27: Do you have a closing statement?

 

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Justin’s Introduction

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Q1: Would you be willing to vote next session for an initial appropriation as the Governor pushes for the state to take over the Alaska gas pipeline project?

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Q2: Is it ever appropriate for a legislator, even one who has personal knowledge that may not have been admitted in court, to write a letter of this kind?

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Q3: Would you be willing to help the new bill sponsors by devoting state funding to the Alaska Safe Children’s Act, otherwise known as Erin’s law?

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Q4: What is your position on the veto that cut Permanent Fund Dividends and do you think the law or bills proposed to restore the dividend are appropriate?

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Q5: Would you support or oppose Governor Walker’s fiscal plan if presented again next session?

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Q6: Would you favor or oppose a statewide sales tax?

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Q7: What is your position on Governor Walker’s original proposal to introduce an income tax?

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Q8:  If elected, what are your proposals to help diversify the states economy?

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Q9: What are your plans to address the rising costs of health care in Alaska?

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Q10: Are you satisfied with the moves by the Department of Corrections to stop the deaths of prisoners in custody and be more transparent when incidents do happen?

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Q11: How do you believe the state should fund its schools?

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Q12: What changes would you like to see and make for the Alaska Marine Highway ferry system?

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Q13: City officials, tribal governments, conservation groups, and others worry that mining in British Columbia will pollute salmon rich rivers that flow into Southeast Alaska. Are their concerns valid and how should the state respond to them?

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Q14: If you were elected, but the current Republican majority stayed in place, would you be willing to join that majority?

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Q15: Who do support for president?

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Q16: Do you support the Juneau access plans for a road out of Juneau.

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Q17: Who do you support for U.S. Senate?

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Q18: Do you support the use of pension obligation bonds to fill as much as three billion dollars in unfunded public employee pension liability?

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Q19: Do you believe in man-made global climate change?

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Q20: Are logging job still relevant in Southeast Alaska?

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Q21: Do you support state management of the Tongass or portions of the Tongass to increase logging and timber availability?

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Q22: Do you agree or disagree with the Walker Administration’s decision to drop the case that challenges the repeal of the Alaska exception that allows Alaska tribal land to be placed in federal trust.

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Q23: Who should be speaker of the Alaska State House next year?

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Q24: If elected, what committees would you seek to serve on in the next legislature?

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Q25: Has the state dealt with the National Guard sexual assault scandal appropriately and completely?

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Q26: Do favor or oppose an essential pay freeze or eliminating funding for step increases for state employees in order to help fill a fiscal gap?

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Q27: Do you have a closing statement?

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