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OBAMA –CARE IN ARKANSAS:  I am firmly AGAINST the implementation of Obamacare in Arkansas.

  • HB1219, 2013, NAY

FISCAL CONSERVATIVE:  I believe that spending is out of control, taxes are too high and we must work to cut government spending and lower taxes on individuals and small businesses whenever possible.

  • VOTED AGAINST INCREASING TAXES ON TOBACCO (HB1204, 2009, NAY)
  • VOTED AGAINST LARGEST EXPANSION OF ARKANSAS GOVERNMENT WITH IMPLEMENTAION OF OBAMA-CARE IN ARKANSAS (HB1219, 2013, NAY)
  • CO-SPONSOR OF SPENDING CAP ON STATE GOVERNMENT SPENDING (HB1041, 2013, YES)
  • VOTED FOR REDUCATION IN CAPITAL GAINS (HB1002, 2011, YES)
  • VOTED FOR REDUCTION IN TAXES ON UTILITIES FOR MANUFACTURERS (HB1052, 2011, YES)
  • CO-SPONSORED LEGISLATION TO EXEMPT RETIRED MILITARY PAY FOR INCOME TAX (HB1245, 2009, YES)
  • VOTED TO CREATE A BACK-TO-SCHOOL TAX-FREE HOLIDAY BY EXEMPTING ITEMS OF CLOTHING FROM SALES AND USE TAX DURING A LIMITED TIME PERIOD (HB2202, 2009, YES)
  • VOTED TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INCOME TAX RELIEF TO HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD TAXPAYERS WITH TWO OR MORE DEPENDENTS (HB1378, 2009, YES)
  • CO-SPONSORED LEGISLATION TO ALLOW A SALES AND USE TAX CREDIT FOR EXPENSES INCURRED OR FOR THE RETENTION OF A CERTIFIED SERVICE PROVIDER AS THE RESULT OF THE CHANGES MADE DUE TO THE STREAMLINED SALES TAX SOURCING RULES (HB1610, 2009, YES)
  • VOTED TO REDUCE THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS (SB88, YES, 2009)
  • VOTED TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS CAPITAL GAINS REDUCTION ACT OF 2009. (HB1947, 2009, YES)
  • CO-SPONSORED LEGISLATION TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS CAPITAL GAINS REDUCTION ACT OF 2011 (HB1002, 2011, YES)
  • VOTED TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BELOW WHICH SALES AND USE TAX IS NOT DUE ON THE PURCHASE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, TRAILER, OR SEMITRAILER. (SB274, 2011, YES)
  • CO-SPONSORED THE TAXPAYERS’ PROTECTION AMENDMENT (SJR4, 2011, YES)
  • VOTED TO AMEND THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON FOOD AND FOOD INGREDIENTS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY (SB276, 2011, YES)
  • VOTED TO DECREASE THE SALES AND USE TAX ON NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY USED BY MANUFACTURERS (HB2052, 2011, YES)
  • VOTED TO ESTABLISH AN INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT FOR THE REHABILITATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF CENTRAL BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS (HB1118, 2011, YES)
  • VOTED TO  PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INCOME TAX RELIEF TO HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD TAXPAYERS WITH TWO (2) OR MORE DEPENDENTS (HB1056, 2011, YES)

PRO-LIFE:  I am 100% pro-life. I believe that all life is sacred and should be protected.

  • VOTED TO PROHIBIT ABORTION AFTER 20 WEEKS (HB1037, 2013, YES)
  • VOTED TO PROHIBIT ABORTION IF FETAL HEARTBEAT DETECTED (SB134, 2013, YES)
  • VOTED TO PROHIBIT USE OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS TO PAY FOR ABORTION ON HEALTHCARE EXCHANGE (HB1100, 2013, YES)

GUNS:  I am a life time member of the NRA and believe that our Second Amendment rights should always be protected.

  • VOTED TO PROHIBIT RELEASE OF IDENTITIES OF CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSEES (HB1623, 2009, YES)
  • VOTED TO ALLOW CONCEALED WEAPONS IN CHURCHES (HB1237, 2009, YES)
  • VOTED TO AUTHORIZE CONCEALED WEAPONS IN PLACES OF WORSHIP  (HB1958, 2011, YES)
  • VOTED TO PROHIBIT GOVERNOR FROM REGULATING FIREARMS IN EMERGENCIES (HB1819, 2013, YES)
  • VOTED TO ALLOW UNIVERSITY STAFF TO CARRY CONCEALED HANDGUNS (HB1243, 2013, YES)
  • VOTED TO ALLOW HANDGUNS ON RELIGIOUS PROPERTIES (SB71, 2013, YES).
  • ENDORSED BY NRA IN 2008, 2010, AND 2012 ELECTIONS.
  • VOTED TO REMOVE PLACES OF WORSHIP FROM THE LIST OF PROHIBITED PLACES A LICENSEE CAN CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN (HB1237, 2009, YES)

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: I am opposed to spending tax dollars in any from on individuals who are in our country illegally.

  • VOTED AGAINST HIRING OF UNAUTHORIZED WORKERS (HB1013, 2011, NAY)
  • VOTED TO REQUIRE DRIVERS LICENSE EXAMS TO BE GIVEN IN ENGLISH ONLY (HB2007, 2011, YES)