Saturday, October 15, 2016

Economy: What policies do you support to increase jobs and help Michigan residents improve their economic positions? Steve King answers. Laura Cox? Candidate has not yet responded.

Economy: What policies do you support to increase jobs and help Michigan residents improve their economic positions?

Steve KingI support trade schools and apprenticeships for building and technical skills.

Over the next decade trillions will be spent on infrastructure and there is already a shortage of workers to operate the equipment to do those jobs.

Skilled machine operator is another job that goes begging. Many trades are experiencing shortages and it takes years to fill the pipeline so those jobs will go to non residents or the work will be shipped overseas.

We have to stop the treadmill to college that no longer guarantees a job but does result in huge student loan debt. This debt is now in the trillions and bigger than all consumer debt for the first time in history.

Work is the most important vehicle to a better life and that is why the process of background checks forces so many to go into the underground economy.

When childhood indiscretions follow you for the rest of your life it is time to re-examine the process.

Economy: What policies do you support to increase jobs and help Michigan residents improve their economic positions? Steve King answers. Laura Cox? Candidate has not yet responded.

Economy: What policies do you support to increase jobs and help Michigan residents improve their economic positions?

Steve KingI support trade schools and apprenticeships for building and technical skills.

Over the next decade trillions will be spent on infrastructure and there is already a shortage of workers to operate the equipment to do those jobs.

Skilled machine operator is another job that goes begging. Many trades are experiencing shortages and it takes years to fill the pipeline so those jobs will go to non residents or the work will be shipped overseas.

We have to stop the treadmill to college that no longer guarantees a job but does result in huge student loan debt. This debt is now in the trillions and bigger than all consumer debt for the first time in history.

Work is the most important vehicle to a better life and that is why the process of background checks forces so many to go into the underground economy.

When childhood indiscretions follow you for the rest of your life it is time to re-examine the process.

What policy changes do you support regarding campaign funding and voting rights for Michigan voters? Find Steve King's answers below. Laura Cox? Candidate has not yet responded.

Elections: What policy changes do you support regarding campaign funding and voting rights for Michigan voters?

Steve KingIn a representative Democracy it should be easier to vote not harder. I support same day registration, no reason absentee voting, multiple day voting and weekend voting. Other States are exploring many options to increase voter turnout and it is time for Michigan to do the same.
The reporting waiver limit for campaigns should be raised to 10,000.00 dollars for local elections and 100,000.00 for State elections. The process we have now is extremely cumbersome and favors the career politicians with their paid staffers and lawyers filing ridiculous reports that do nothing to keep the wealthy from having undue influence.

League of Women Voters asks What actions or policies do you support to meet Michigan energy needs while protecting our water, air and land for current and future generations? Steve King answers. Laura COX? "Candidate has not yet responded.."

Energy & Environment: What actions or policies do you support to meet Michigan energy needs while protecting our water, air and land for current and future generations?

Steve KingI support energy independence for the State. Currently we import billions of dollars of energy every year. It is time to fully embrace alternative energy that comes in many forms.

The State is embracing wind but needs to add much more solar and bio fuels to the mix. The future is electric and the very long process of transitioning from fossil fuel has already started.

There are millions of miles of pipelines transporting oil and natural gas throughout the country. This is an efficient way to move large volumes of materials but it is unwise to run pipelines through the great lakes, our most precious resource.

More must be done to protect this resource - Great Lakes Water - from an environmental catastrophe or from the drought weary regions of the country.

Our recycling efforts must be improved and a carbon tax is inevitable so we must prepare for the greening of our industries by leading. Many States are way ahead of the curve and they along with other countries are going to seize the new green collar jobs.

What policy changes do you support regarding campaign funding and voting rights for Michigan voters? Find Steve King's answers below. Laura Cox? Candidate has not yet responded.

Elections: What policy changes do you support regarding campaign funding and voting rights for Michigan voters?

Laura CoxCandidate has not yet responded.
Steve KingIn a representative Democracy it should be easier to vote not harder. I support same day registration, no reason absentee voting, multiple day voting and weekend voting. Other States are exploring many options to increase voter turnout and it is time for Michigan to do the same.
The reporting waiver limit for campaigns should be raised to 10,000.00 dollars for local elections and 100,000.00 for State elections. The process we have now is extremely cumbersome and favors the career politicians with their paid staffers and lawyers filing ridiculous reports that do nothing to keep the wealthy from having undue influence.