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State of California (Placer, El Dorado, Shasta, Sacramento, Nevada, Siskiyou, Lassen, Plumas, Modoc, Sierra, Alpine Counties) June 5, 2012 Election
Smart Voter

Les Baugh
Answers Questions

Candidate for
State Senator; District 1


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

1. How will you prioritize the budget choices the Legislature must make to align the state’s income and spending?

Police and Fire get first priority - followed closely by education. We also need to invest in crumbling infrastructure in order to have any hope of increasing revenues.

2. What types of changes or reforms, if any, do you think are important to make our state government function more effectively?

We need a real top-down audit whose results are enforceable with a true spending cap.

3. Fees for public higher education have gone up dramatically and funding has been cut. Is this a priority concern, and if so, what measures would you propose to address it?

An enforceable top-down audit would uncover waste in Government and more importantly, cause changes in the way money is spent allowing budgets for many vital services to be restored.

4. What other major issues do you think the Legislature must address? What are your own priorities?

We need to repeal unnecessary and redundant laws. This coupled with the Top-Down state audit would repair a lot of the self-inflicted wounds in California.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League.  Candidates' statements are presented as submitted. References to opponents are not permitted.

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