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Questions

1. LATE-TERM ABORTION. Current Maryland law allows abortions to be performed after fetal viability in the case of fetal abnormalities, or to protect the life or health of the mother, including mental health. Maryland law should be changed to allow late-term abortions only to protect a woman from death or serious risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment.

2. PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE. Maryland should maintain its current law prohibiting physician-assisted suicide.

3. TAX CREDITS FOR EDUCATION. Maryland should enact a state income tax credit for businesses that donate to nonprofit organizations that provide financial assistance to public and nonpublic school students for educational expenses.

4. IMMIGRATION. Maryland should not pass laws restricting the ability of undocumented immigrants to access basic necessities, such as food, shelter, driving privileges, healthcare, and education.

5. ASSISTANCE FOR THE POOR. Funding in Maryland’s budget to provide necessities such as food, housing, and healthcare to low-income residents of the state should be maintained at current levels, or increased where possible to accommodate increasing demand for basic services.

Candidate Survey 2014: Governor

Party
Last Name
2 records found
Anthony G. Brown, D
1. Answer: D
1. Comment: I believe in a woman’s right to choose under Maryland law. This is a decision between a woman and her doctor.

2. Answer:
2. Comment: While as a Delegate I voted against prohibiting physician-assisted suicide, I welcome the discussion regarding the merits of maintaining current law.

3. Answer: D
3. Comment: I value nonpublic schools. My two sons attend a Catholic school. The State supports these institutions each year, appropriating resources for textbooks and technology. Through charitable deductions, we encourage Marylanders to give generously to nonprofits, including Catholic schools. We will work creatively to leverage private sector support for nonpublic education.

4. Answer: A
4. Comment: America is a land of immigrants. We shouldn’t create an underclass of families in Maryland because of immigration status. The federal government should pursue comprehensive immigration reform, including more and better paths to citizenship. I supported the DREAM Act and proposed the Dream Fund to offer student loans to Dreamers.

5. Answer: A
5. Comment: For the last eight years, we have prioritized Maryland’s budget to protect our most vulnerable residents by: expanding Medicaid coverage through Obamacare; funding critical programs to fight childhood hunger; and investing in public education and affordable housing development. Together, we will build upon this record and increase funding where possible.
Larry Hogan, R
1. Answer: A
1. Comment: If legislation were passed by the legislature that reflected reasonable restrictions to that effect on third trimester abortions past the point of fetal viability I would sign it.

2. Answer: A
2. Comment: The role of a physician is to provide care appropriate to a patient’s condition; it should not be up to a doctor to assist patients in controlling the timing and manner of their death.

3. Answer: A
3. Comment: Maryland has the largest performance gap between rich and poor schools of any state. Fixing this is vital and businesses and individuals that invest in failing schools should receive tax incentives. I’m in favor of fundamental education reform that would give all children access to great schools.

4. Answer: A
4. Comment: Washington’s continued failure to address immigration reform led to the current crisis jeopardizing thousands of undocumented children. We must not withhold basic services and care while we work to create a system that is lawful and fair to all who would join and work to better our nation.

5. Answer: A
5. Comment: Too many Marylanders are struggling because the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s 40 tax hikes on everything including gas, meals, medicine and household goods disproportionately hurt the poor, those on fixed incomes and the 200,000 unemployed Marylanders. We have a moral obligation to restore the economy and lower taxes.

Key

Candidate information abreviation meaning listed below.

R = Republican
D = Democrat

A = Agree
D = Disagree

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