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2010 Primary Election
District 8: State Senator
 
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Life, Marriage & Family

Leta Strauss,
DEM

Lee Heinrich,
Rep

Sheryl L. Nuxoll,
Rep

Strengthen marriage by reforming the unilateral nature of “no-fault” divorce

NO RESPONSE

SUPPORT

SUPPORT

Strengthen the Idaho law which prohibits coerced abortions

NO RESPONSE

SUPPORT

SUPPORT

I would sacrifice my political career to abolish abortion

NO RESPONSE

SUPPORT

SUPPORT

Ban embryonic stem cell and human cloning research in Idaho

NO RESPONSE

SUPPORT

SUPPORT

Add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to discrimination law

NO RESPONSE

OPPOSE

OPPOSE

Ban all taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood in Idaho

NO RESPONSE

SUPPORT

SUPPORT

Education

Leta Strauss,
DEM

Lee Heinrich,
Rep

Sheryl L. Nuxoll,
Rep

Merit pay for public school teachers based on student achievement

NO RESPONSE

SUPPORT

SUPPORT*

End “tenure” for public school teachers

NO RESPONSE

SUPPORT

SUPPORT

Remove the cap which limits new charter schools to six per year

NO RESPONSE

SUPPORT

SUPPORT

Education tax credits or deductions to make education alternatives more affordable

NO RESPONSE

SUPPORT

SUPPORT

Permit discussion of scientific challenges to the theory of evolution in public schools

NO RESPONSE

SUPPORT

SUPPORT

Teaching the Bible’s impact on history, literature and art in public schools

NO RESPONSE

SUPPORT

SUPPORT

State-funding for pre-K programs

NO RESPONSE

OPPOSE

OPPOSE

Require registration and/or state testing of home-schooled students

NO RESPONSE

OPPOSE

OPPOSE

Freedom and Liberty

Leta Strauss,
DEM

Lee Heinrich,
Rep

Sheryl L. Nuxoll,
Rep

Protect right of legislative chaplains to pray according to their convictions, including “in Jesus’ name”

NO RESPONSE

SUPPORT

SUPPORT

“Car Carry” legislation to allow law-abiding adult citizens to put their loaded firearms out of sight in their vehicle without being required to obtain a concealed weapon license

NO RESPONSE

SUPPORT

SUPPORT

Concealed-weapon permit-holder’s (age 21 or over) right to carry concealed weapon on Idaho’s college campuses

NO RESPONSE

SUPPORT

SUPPORT

Fiscal and Tax Policy

Leta Strauss,
DEM

Lee Heinrich,
Rep

Sheryl L. Nuxoll,
Rep

Eliminate all personal property tax on businesses

NO RESPONSE

SUPPORT

SUPPORT

Increase revenue for transportation by raising taxes, fees or rates

NO RESPONSE

SUPPORT

OPPOSE

Grant local option authority to raise taxes for mass transit systems

NO RESPONSE

UNDECIDED

OPPOSE

State expenditures posted online

NO RESPONSE

SUPPORT

SUPPORT

Other

Leta Strauss,
DEM

Lee Heinrich,
Rep

Sheryl L. Nuxoll,
Rep

Train state law enforcement agencies to assist federal officials in enforcing immigration laws

NO RESPONSE

UNDECIDED

SUPPORT

Government-mandated caps on greenhouse gas emissions to reduce threat of global warming

NO RESPONSE

OPPOSE

OPPOSE

Idaho should facilitate the building of nuclear and/or coal-fired energy plants

NO RESPONSE

SUPPORT

SUPPORT

Allow political parties to close primaries to all but publicly registered members of the party

NO RESPONSE

UNDECIDED

SUPPORT

Idaho's lawsuit against the federal government as a result of the Idaho Health Freedom Act

NO RESPONSE

SUPPORT

SUPPORT

 

Leta Strauss,
DEM

Lee Heinrich,
Rep

Sheryl L. Nuxoll,
Rep

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