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1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision.
Scott Baltz (Democrat)
Oppose
Oppose abortion
Christopher Olson (Libertarian)
Oppose
Marsh Davis (Republican)
Oppose
In 1971 NY and CA legalized abortion. This was a mistake. Since Roe v. Wade over 50 million deaths have happened due to abortion. This is wrong.
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
Scott Baltz (Democrat)
Oppose
Oppose Same Sex Marriage
Christopher Olson (Libertarian)
Oppose
While I support equal rights for all citizens, I believe that the Constitution grants the states the privilege of legislating on this issues; reform should have occurred at the state level.
Marsh Davis (Republican)
Oppose
In this decision the US Supreme Court went above the states authority on same-sex marriage. I believe the Federal Court "over-stepped" its Authority.
3. Marijuana: The 2016 proposed ballot measure sponsored by Arkansans for Compassionate Care to legalize medical marijuana.
Scott Baltz (Democrat)
Undecided
Would want to see the wording on ballot
Christopher Olson (Libertarian)
Support
I support legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes.
Marsh Davis (Republican)
Oppose
The legalization of marijuana at this level is the beginning of the legalization on all levels. Marijuana is a potent drug that must be treated as such.
4. Taxes: Increasing the motor fuel tax on gasoline and diesel to provide funds for state highway needs.
Scott Baltz (Democrat)
Undecided
Would want to see bill before saying yes or no
Christopher Olson (Libertarian)
Oppose
Marsh Davis (Republican)
Oppose
The trucking and farm industry is hurting because of the price of diesel fuel now. Any tax increase on them would not be a step in the right direction
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."
Scott Baltz (Democrat)
Undecided
prefer concealed carry but would look at legislation
Christopher Olson (Libertarian)
Support
Marsh Davis (Republican)
Support
The 2nd Amendment of the Constitution address the rights of gun owners. "Open carry" should be protected. Its an individuals right.
6. Religious Liberty: Requiring business owners to engage in business activities that violate their religious beliefs.
Scott Baltz (Democrat)
Oppose
Christopher Olson (Libertarian)
Oppose
Business owners should be free to conduct their affairs in any way they see fit, as long as they are not injuring or aggressing against others.
Marsh Davis (Republican)
Oppose
There was a case in Oregon where a couple lost their bakery because they refused to bake a wedding cake for a couple of "same-sex". The lawsuits that ensued cost them their livelihood.
7. Education: The Common Core State Standards being implemented in Arkansas' public schools.
Scott Baltz (Democrat)
Oppose
Christopher Olson (Libertarian)
Oppose
I support ending Arkansas' participation in with common core.
Marsh Davis (Republican)
Oppose
Common Core is a disaster. I fear it is creating a world of children that will not be equipped to compete in our 21st century.
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.
Scott Baltz (Democrat)
Support
I think 16 years is too much
Christopher Olson (Libertarian)
Support
I believe the "ethics" amendment that was passed last year, which increased term limits in Arkansas, was an abomination that was fraudulently presented to the people by the legislature.
Marsh Davis (Republican)
Support
Political offices were never meant to be a career. I support term limits
9. Civil Liberties: Amending the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes.
Scott Baltz (Democrat)
Support
Christopher Olson (Libertarian)
Oppose
Marsh Davis (Republican)
Oppose
Don't need to amend a Civil rights act to protect any class. The law is their and in place now and is fair. "Special laws" are the beginning of something the public doesnt want
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.
Scott Baltz (Democrat)
Support
Christopher Olson (Libertarian)
Oppose
I opposed the private option and am in favor of ending Arkansas' direct participation with Obamacare.
Marsh Davis (Republican)
Oppose
11. Lottery: Requiring the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to increase the percentage of proceeds allocated for scholarships to a minimum of 25%.
Scott Baltz (Democrat)
Support
Christopher Olson (Libertarian)
Support
Marsh Davis (Republican)
Support
Education in our country must be one of our highest priorities. The students are the future .We must encourage education on all levels