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LWV League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Los Angeles County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
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Mervin Evans
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Member of the State Assembly; District 62


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?

Creating More Jobs is critical, getting our citizens back to work, will reduce the amount of welfare cost the tax payers must carry. Jobs

Economic recovery will come from the private sector, not from government. In fact, government policies have harmed our state's economy and driven businesses to other states or countries. We need to end the anti-business attitude in Sacramento and invite good, job-creating businesses back to California with lower taxes and less onerous regulations.

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

The State Budget must within it's Tax Base!

California's deficit and yearly budget crisis is the direct result of years of reckless spending decisions by the Legislature. We need to tear up the legislature's credit card and put a cap on spending, to stop the rapid growth of government.

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?

All Colleges Should be Free

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


High taxes hurt families and small businesses and harm our economy. I strongly oppose any plan that raises taxes in California. I oppose any scheme to lower the vote requirement for tax increases or to dismantle Proposition 13, which has protected generations of Californians from unfair property tax increases.

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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