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Michelle Beckley's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for Lieutenant Governor (TX)

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Michelle Beckley has failed to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2020 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

What is the Political Courage Test?
This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.

Texas State Legislative Election 2018 Political Courage Test

Pro-choice a) Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Yes b) Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?
Yes c) Do you support the prohibition of public funds for organizations that perform abortions?
Women's healthcare needs to be a top priority in Texas and is much greater than the abortion topic. We need to look into making preventive healthcare easily accessible. It is completely unacceptable that we have the highest uninsured rate & maternal mortality rate in the nation.

1) Budget Stabilization:Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing Texas's budget.

No a) Do you support the creation of a state income tax in Texas?
No b) Reducing state employee salaries AND/OR pensions?
No c) Instituting mandatory furloughs AND/OR layoffs for state employees?
No d) Reducing benefits for Medicaid recipients?
e) Other or expanded principles:
Yes a) Do you support any limits on campaign contributions to state candidates?
Yes b) Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Yes c) Do you support the use of an independent AND/OR bipartisan commission for redistricting?
Yes d) Do you support requiring a government-issued photo identification in order to vote at the polls?
e) Other or expanded principles:
No a) Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Yes b) Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes?
No c) Should a minor accused of a violent crime be prosecuted as an adult?
No d) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
e) Other or expanded principles:
Yes a) Do you support state government spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
Yes b) Do you support lowering state taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
No c) Do you support reducing state government regulations on the private sector?
Yes d) Do you support expanding access to unemployment benefits?
No e) Do you support requiring welfare applicants to pass a drug test in order to receive benefits?
Yes f) Do you support an increase of the minimum wage of Texas?
g) Other or expanded principles:
Yes a) Do you support adopting federal education standards in Texas?
No b) Do you support state funding for charter schools?
Yes c) Should immigrants unlawfully present in the United States who graduate from Texas high schools be eligible for in-state tuition at public universities?
Yes d) Do you support increasing funding for the state education budget?
e) Other or expanded principles:
Yes a) Do you support state funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?
Yes b) Do you support state government regulations of greenhouse gas emissions?
Yes c) Do you support increasing state funding for clean drinking water initiatives?
d) Other or expanded principles:
Yes a) Do you generally support gun-control legislation?
Yes b) Should background checks be required on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows?
No c) Should teachers be allowed to bring guns into the classroom?
Yes d) Should a license be required for gun ownership?
e) Other or expanded principles:
Yes a) Should the state government increase funding for treatment facilities to combat opioid abuse?
Yes b) Do you support Medicaid expansion through Texas's health care programs?
No c) Do you support requiring individuals to purchase health care insurance?
Yes d) Do you support legislation that grants citizens the right to choose to die through euthanasia?
Yes e) Do you support eliminating religious exemptions for vaccinations?
Yes f) Do you support increasing funding for state medical facilities and hospitals in rural areas?
g) Other or expanded principles:
Yes a) Do you support the inclusion of sexual orientation in Texas's anti-discrimination laws?
Yes b) Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in Texas's anti-discrimination laws?
Yes c) Do you support greater efforts by Texas state government in closing the pay gap between men and women?
No d) Should individuals be required to use a bathroom that corresponds with the gender listed on their birth certificate?
Yes e) Do you support the removal of Confederate statues from public spaces?
f) Other or expanded principles:
Healthcare: We have the highest number of uninsured in the nation, and millions more are under-insured due to excessively high premiums. We must work to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, high-quality health care, and nobody should go bankrupt because they get sick. Texas has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the developed world. This means our mothers are dying during childbirth. We have also failed Texans with disabilities by underfunding access to specialized care and its providers. This is why Texas must immediately take the Medicaid Expansion.

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