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LWV League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Orange County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Smart Voter

John P. MacMurray
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Member of the State Assembly; District 72


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

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

Look to other sources of revenue, like a business would. Impose an extraction fee for oil (California is the only state without one). Step up collections on undeclared income, unpaid fees, and other revenue losses to the state.

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

Adequate funding. Public K-12 education pays back $7.00 to the community for every dollar invested. Add $3.00 to this for a Community College degree. We are shortchanging ourselves by not training our future community and buiness leaders.

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

Firstoff, adequately study needs and resources.

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

Work with existing providers to ensure an adequate, portable insurance system

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

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