CAMPAIGN MAILING ADDRESS:
NAME OF CANDIDATE COMMITTEE:
PREVIOUS PUBLIC OFFICE HELD:
PREVIOUS PUBLIC OFFICE SOUGHT:
HOW MUCH DO YOU ANTICIPATE SPENDING IN THE PRIMARY ELECTION?
HOW MUCH DO YOU ANTICIPATE SPENDING IN THE GENERAL ELECTION?
HOW MANY ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS ARE INVOLVED IN YOUR CAMPAIGN?
LIST ENDORSEMENTS FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS YOU HAVE RECEIVED TO DATE:
HOW MUCH MONEY WILL/HAVE YOU PERSONALLY CONTRIBUTED TO YOUR EFFORT?
WOULD YOU ACCEPT FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND/OR RECCOMENDATION FROM REALTORS?
MAXIMUM AMOUNT YOU WILL ACCEPT FROM SINGLE CONTRIBUTORS AND PACs:
1. If elected or re-elected, what will be your top priority?
2. Michigan is trending toward economic recovery. What should state government do to provide more economic opportunity for business and our citizens?
3. Discuss Michigan's budget by answering any of the following. Do we spend enough? Has there been enough focus on debt reduction and sustainable spending? How would you utilize the current surplus in Lansing? Is there an appropriate time of year to complete the budget?
4. Do you believe Michigan's overall business, personal or property tax structures are at an appropriate level? Are there changes you would like to see?
5. Some legislative proposals have centered on a major expansion of the current sales tax base to include most if not all of the service sector. What is your opinion of the current sales tax structure? Do you favor or oppose expanding the sales taxation?
6. Proposal A of 1994 significantly changed Michigan's property taxation. What do you see as some benefits and/or flaws in this system of taxation? What measures would you propose to improve the system?
7. How do you feel about legislation that would mandate implementation of energy efficiencies or condition of the well and septic system for property at the time of sale?
8. Many in the legislature are pushing to eliminate barriers to job growth and investment in Michigan. Are there any barriers that you seek to remove? Are there benefits to licensing or regulation?
9. To varying degrees of success, some counties have established land banks to facilitate transfer of government-owned tax foreclosed properties into private ownership. Do you believe it is appropriate for government to partner with a Land Bank to return property to private ownership without a public bidding process?
10. Different municipalities have widely varying fees for providing property tax record information for public use. How should this information be made available by local governments and how should cost be determined?
11. How do you feel about real estate development? What is your understanding of and your views on urban sprawl, green zones, agenda 21, and sustainable development? How should costs be allocated or paid for public services, like street upgrades, sewer, water, that are inevitably necessitated by new or expanded development?
12. The current top priority in the legislature is funding of road improvements and transportation infrastructure. Proposed sources for funding the roads have included: 1) No new revenue but reprioritizing the current budget with a focus on roads 2) Increasing the tax on gasoline to specifically fund roads 3) increasing the corporate income tax to specifically dedicate to roads 4) Using money from the Catastrophic Claims Fund to pay for roads. Is there a current proposal that you support, and if so, why? If not, what would be your approach to road funding?
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