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State of New York November 2, 2010 Election
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Kristin M. Davis
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Governor; State of New York


The questions were prepared by the Leagues of Women Voters of New York State and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. What measures do you support to save existing jobs and create new jobs in New York State?

I support the legalization of marijuana to restore economic growth to NY State. Ending the prohibition on marijuana would generate over $2 Billion in new tax revenue, an immediate 50,000 and a total economic impact from spinoff industries of $15 Billion. I also favor cuts in the income tax and spending caps...

2. How do you think New York can best deal with upcoming unsustainable deficit budgets?

First, we need to reduce spending by cutting the unnecessary member items out of the budget. These slush funds are a playground for corruption and political horse-trading. I favor capping increases in the growth of state spending at the rate of inflation. Because we have a regressive income tax...

3. What reforms would you propose to address inadequate campaign finance rules and enforcement in New York?

I favor lifting all restrictions on campaign giving. Contributions are speech. I favor full immediate on-line disclosure of campaign contributions to eliminate the buying of access. I oppose public financing of elections. "Requiring a man to subscribe with his tax dollars to a cause he does not support is tyrany"

4. What reforms would you support for the redistricting process?

I favor a bi-partisan commission to draw districts based on fairness, balance and efficiency - not political advantage. Both Parties have worked together to raise taxes and spend us into oblivion. Redistricting is too important to leave to them.

5. Would you support a cap on property taxes and, if so, how do you think school districts can deal with the decrease in revenue?

Yes. If the state produces new revenue based on ending the prohibition on marijuana, casino gambling we could actually increase school funding.

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