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  • YYes
  • NNo
  • UUndecided
  • Declined to Respond / Position Unknown / Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Should education funding be available directly to families through a grant, scholarship, or education savings account so that parents can send their children to the school of their choice, including religious schools? Y* I support Lifeline Scholarships in the House, and/or Universal Educational Savings Accounts, and I am working very hard to that end. A family should be able to choose the best school that meets their child's need, no matter what kind of school that is. I also support, both locally and statewide, the current EITC/OITC tax incentives for businesses to give to a student who wants to go to a religious private school.
2. Should marijuana be legalized and sold commercially for recreational use? N* I am an emphatic no. Not just because it won't generate the needed tax dollars proponents espouse, but because smoking anything is harmful to the body; smoking marijuana is a gateway drug, and there is no consistent method to determine if someone is under the influence of that drug for safety and security on the job.
3. Should the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act be amended to include "sexual orientation" and "gender identity," which would require public schools and other public facilities to open up restrooms and locker rooms to members of the opposite sex? N* I believe God created male and female. Allowing members of the opposite sex enter bathrooms and locker rooms violates the right to privacy and psychiatrists should be held liable for not treating individuals with gender dysphoria. While humankind can be empathetic and understanding of all people, we do not, in the United States, have such a small group of individuals change law for the vast majority of the people.
4. Should Pennsylvania enter into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which would include a new carbon tax on electricity producers? N* We should strive to be energy independent, which would lower taxes and costs for everyone in PA.
5. Should increases in state government spending be limited to the rate of inflation plus population growth? Y* Just as we do in our own homes, we should not be spending more than the income we generate as a state.
6. Should state taxpayer funding be allowed for elective abortions? N
7. Should all voters be required to show identification before voting? Y* Our state needs election integrity and this would help to that end. We show ID for many things in our society, and we should require it to vote.
8. Should striking union members have access to unemployment compensation? N* Striking is a choice - the member is not unemployed for no cause of their own. That is our state law. Also, unions have strike funds, so essentially, the union worker could make more money striking than working, under this scenario.
9. Should public schools be prohibited from allowing males who identify as females to compete in girls’ sports? Y* The protecting womens' sports bill is a bill I have sponsored, which has passed both the House and the Senate, only to be vetoed by the Democrat Governor. I believe it is inherently unfair for boys to compete against girls in sports, it is physically unsafe, and it is unlawful due to the amount of doping (reducing hormones) that the male has to do in order to have the same testosterone levels as the girls. This doping also does not erase the inherent physical and biological advantages a male still maintains in competition - in any sport. Allowing men to compete against women erases womens' advancements since Title IX was enacted and takes scholarships and podium opportunities away from women.
10. Should schools have to post curriculum online for review by parents and taxpayers? Y* Transparency shouldn't be an issue and no curriculum should be proprietary and kept from board and parental review.
11. Should funding for public and state-related universities follow the student rather than go directly to the institution? Y