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State of California (Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Sierra Counties) March 2, 2004 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
State Senator; District 1; Democratic Party

The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of California and asked of all candidates for this office.

See below for questions on Budget Crisis, Education, Water, Health Insurance

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1. What does California need to do to address the current budget crisis?

Answer from Allan L. Dollison:

  • Reform Budget Process
  • Reduce State workforce
  • Reduce Corrections Budget
  • Eliminate State Adoption Assistance
  • Increase taxes on Wealthiest Californians
  • Apply Tax to Service Indutries

2. What should the state's priorities be for K-12 education? For the Community College System?

Answer from Allan L. Dollison:

  • Increase Resources
  • Increase Local control
  • Decrease Reliance on Standardized Testing
  • Lower Tuition
  • Create Campuses for Rural California

3. What measures would you support to address California's water needs?

Answer from Allan L. Dollison:

  • Make Agri-Business pay their fair share
  • Repair Aquaducts
  • Increase Pumping for Communities

4. What should the Legislature be doing to address the needs of Californians without health insurance?

Answer from Allan L. Dollison:

*Make preventive care affordable Provide Health care for children

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League. 

The order of the candidates is random and changes daily.

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