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State House 27

1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision.
Melissa Fults (Democrat)
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Andy Mayberry (Republican)
Oppose
I believe one's stance on the "right to life" is foundational for elected officials. Constituents must know they can count on us to protect the most basic of human rights before they can trust us with all the other issues they/we face. I am president of Arkansas Right to Life and was primary sponsor of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which prevents most abortions past 20 weeks.
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
Melissa Fults (Democrat)
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Andy Mayberry (Republican)
Oppose
I have been firm and outspoken on this issue for many issues. I believe that marriage is between one man and one woman. I do not believe man has the authority to redefine an institution that God created.
3. Marijuana: The 2016 proposed ballot measure sponsored by Arkansans for Compassionate Care to legalize medical marijuana.
Melissa Fults (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Andy Mayberry (Republican)
Oppose
4. Taxes: Increasing the motor fuel tax on gasoline and diesel to provide funds for state highway needs.
Melissa Fults (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Andy Mayberry (Republican)
Oppose
5. Guns: Allowing citizens who may legally own a handgun to visibly and openly carry an unconcealed handgun without a permit—also known as "open carry."
Melissa Fults (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Andy Mayberry (Republican)
Support
6. Religious Liberty: Requiring business owners to engage in business activities that violate their religious beliefs.
Melissa Fults (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Andy Mayberry (Republican)
Oppose
I fully supported my wife, State Rep. Julie Mayberry, in her action as a co-sponsor of Arkansas' Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
7. Education: The Common Core State Standards being implemented in Arkansas' public schools.
Melissa Fults (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Andy Mayberry (Republican)

I have four children in the public schools, so I obviously have a vested interest in this topic along with serious concerns. However, "Common Core" is a broad term that encompasses many things and is far too complex to address with a simple statement. I will gladly discuss all aspects with any constituent who wishes to contact me. My email is mayberry4staterep@att.net.
8. Term Limits: Reinstating the 1992 Arkansas Term Limits Amendment that generally prohibits members of the Arkansas Legislature from serving more than 6 years in the Arkansas House and 8 years in the Arkansas Senate.
Melissa Fults (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Andy Mayberry (Republican)
Support
9. Civil Liberties: Amending the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes.
Melissa Fults (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Andy Mayberry (Republican)
Oppose
10. Medicaid Expansion: Continuation of the Arkansas Private Option law passed in 2013 that increased the number of people receiving health insurance through Medicaid by using tax dollars to buy health insurance from private insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act.
Melissa Fults (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Andy Mayberry (Republican)

Years ago, I joined an amicus brief that challenged the Constitutionality of Obamacare. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court handed us a bad decision. Regardless of what we chose to do in Arkansas, Obamacare raised federal taxes on Arkansans and slashed Medicare reimbursements to our providers -- totaling more than $1.1 billion the federal government began confiscating from Arkansans. Faced with those consequences, in the Legislature, I voted for the Private Option as a conservative means to recoup that money for our state and to mitigate the damage I knew Obamacare would do to Arkansas. We have seen that to be true, with insurance premiums for Arkansans on the exchange going up a net 2% in 2 years, which is well below the national average and very favorable compared to our neighbor Oklahoma's projected rise of more than 33% this year. I would continue to support a similar plan that includes greater accountability, eligibility verification methods, work requirements and "skin-in-the-game" for recipients. I believe a modified Private Option is the best opportunity to keep premiums low for all Arkansans, provide quality healthcare, keep our rural hospitals open, reduce uncompensated care, and keep our state budget balanced.

11. Lottery: Requiring the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to increase the percentage of proceeds allocated for scholarships to a minimum of 25%.
Melissa Fults (Democrat)
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Andy Mayberry (Republican)
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