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State House 9

1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision.
LeAnne Burch (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Jim Hall (Republican)
Oppose
The unborn are protected by the Bill of Rights. Roe v Wade should be reversed to protect the unborn. Any nation that kills its unborn is inhumane. I would sponsor legislation that would prohibit public funding of any organization that conducts abortions.
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
LeAnne Burch (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Jim Hall (Republican)
Oppose
The Supreme Court has no Constitutional Right to create law, but to interpret the laws. Marriage is not mentioned within the Constitution. Since the Constitution nor any other founding document defined what marriage is, no court can redefine what marriage is. Marriage is Biblical between a man and a woman. Since marriage is a Divine institution only the Divine may redefine marriage. The SCOTUS justices who redefined marriage should be impeached for the violation of their Constitutional oaths.
3. Marijuana: The 2016 proposed ballot measure sponsored by Arkansans for Compassionate Care to legalize medical marijuana.
LeAnne Burch (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Jim Hall (Republican)
Oppose
I will be voting no on this issue based on my personal belief that marijuana is a doorway drug to more addictive drugs. I would support the cultivation of hemp for a natural resource to aid in our timber industry.
4. Taxes: Increasing the motor fuel tax on gasoline and diesel to provide funds for state highway needs.
LeAnne Burch (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Jim Hall (Republican)
Oppose
I will oppose any and all new taxes that would over burden the taxpayer. I would support the reduction of salaries of over paid bureaucrats, to allow more funding for state highways. When our ASHTD director makes $183,924.00 and his division heads make $114,972.00 in salaries, it is a disgrace to over tax the poor making less than $30,000 a year.
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."
LeAnne Burch (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Jim Hall (Republican)
Support
It is my belief that Arkansas is a Constitutional Carry State and no permit should be necessary for those citizens who may legally own a handgun to conceal or openly carry a handgun. Government can not give a permit/license to a citizen who has a Constitutional Right.
6. Religious Liberty: Requiring business owners to engage in business activities that violate their religious beliefs.
LeAnne Burch (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Jim Hall (Republican)
Oppose
No person should be required to engage in a business activity that violates their own beliefs or conscience.
7. Education: The Common Core State Standards being implemented in Arkansas' public schools.
LeAnne Burch (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Jim Hall (Republican)
Oppose
I will oppose any and all Common Core implementation in Arkansas schools. Control of our children's education should be in the hands of their parents and not their government. The Arkansas Board of Education should be abolished and control given back to our citizens.
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.
LeAnne Burch (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Jim Hall (Republican)
Support
I voted NO on Issue 3 and would support legislation that reversed and annulled Issue 3 and all of its implementations.
9. Civil Liberties: Amending the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes.
LeAnne Burch (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Jim Hall (Republican)
Oppose
Sexual orientation and gender identity are not protected by the Constitution. I would support legislation prohibiting them from a protected class.
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.
LeAnne Burch (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Jim Hall (Republican)
Oppose
Private Option and Obamacare never will work. Though, I understand the need for healthcare, neither PO or OC are the answer. Both should be repealed.
11. Lottery: Requiring the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to increase the percentage of proceeds allocated for scholarships to a minimum of 25%.
LeAnne Burch (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Jim Hall (Republican)
Support
In fact, majority of these funds should be paid in scholarships. Lotteries are a tax upon the poor with little or no hope for the future. I opposed the lottery and will remain opposed to any lottery. However, while we have a lottery, salaries of its administration should be cut to provide more funding for scholarships. When the Arkansas Lottery Commission pays its chief legal counsel $109,252.83, it is in need of reform!