Governor Eric Holcomb

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ISSUES: Governor Eric Holcomb

FOR

Immigration

The laws regarding how our country works with people who want to enter, both temporarily and for citizenship.

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FOR Republicans

Republicans support immigrants entering the country, but they feel it is government responsibility to first look out for American families and workers. Then those who enter the country legally. Then those who enter the country illegally. They feel current immigration laws should be upheld and ‘sanctuary cities’ should be denied federal aid. source

AGAINST Democrats

Feel the immigration system is broken and needs reform. They focus on ending the 3-10-and permanent bars that prevent immigrants from attaining legal permits and citizenship. Also, they support looser restrictions to aid refugees fleeing violent or unlivable living conditions in their own country, and to have government assistance programs like the affordable care act available to non-citizens. source


FOR

Health Care

There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.

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FOR Republicans

Republicans have put forth a 68-page bill that is focused on Choice and Competition in the public healthcare marketplace. Some plans include loosening rules on health savings accounts and allowing businesses more freedoms in insuring their employees. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. source


AGAINST

Teacher Pay

The teachers’ pay issue addresses the concern that educators earn 20% or more less than other careers that undergo similar amounts of education and training. The primary point of contention between the two parties is how much federal intervention there should be.

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AGAINST Republicans

Republicans want to remove government interventions, privatize

FOR Democrats


AGAINST

Unions

Unions are groups that act as a middle man to negotiate employee rights and compensations with businesses.

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AGAINST Republicans

Republicans feel that unions limit innovation and strong-arm businesses into deals that limit growth and impede on employment opportunities. They prefer to focus on right to work laws and incentives to allow businesses and employees to negotiate benefits and compensations without a middle man. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats feel unions are essential to protecting workers rights. Their focus is making it possible for people to form or join a union regardless of where they work. source


AGAINST

Cannabis

As medical and recreational marijuana are legalized state by state, there is rising support by voters on both sides to make it fully legal. source

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

The GOP voter pool is experiencing a shift in recent years. While there are strong concerns about health concerns related to the drug, there is rising support by voters to legalize. Supporters want the rights and power to legalize to remain with the states.

FOR Democrats

The party strongly supports the legalization of cannabis. There is some debate on whether it should be fully decriminalized and regulated by the federal government or if these decisions should be left to each state.


AGAINST

Teacher Pay

The teachers’ pay issue addresses the concern that educators earn 20% or more less than other careers that undergo similar amounts of education and training. The primary point of contention between the two parties is how much federal intervention there should be.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans want to remove government interventions, privatize

FOR Democrats


FOR

Immigration

The laws regarding how our country works with people who want to enter, both temporarily and for citizenship.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans support immigrants entering the country, but they feel it is government responsibility to first look out for American families and workers. Then those who enter the country legally. Then those who enter the country illegally. They feel current immigration laws should be upheld and ‘sanctuary cities’ should be denied federal aid. source

AGAINST Democrats

Feel the immigration system is broken and needs reform. They focus on ending the 3-10-and permanent bars that prevent immigrants from attaining legal permits and citizenship. Also, they support looser restrictions to aid refugees fleeing violent or unlivable living conditions in their own country, and to have government assistance programs like the affordable care act available to non-citizens. source


AGAINST

Unions

Unions are groups that act as a middle man to negotiate employee rights and compensations with businesses.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans feel that unions limit innovation and strong-arm businesses into deals that limit growth and impede on employment opportunities. They prefer to focus on right to work laws and incentives to allow businesses and employees to negotiate benefits and compensations without a middle man. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats feel unions are essential to protecting workers rights. Their focus is making it possible for people to form or join a union regardless of where they work. source


FOR

Health Care

There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans have put forth a 68-page bill that is focused on Choice and Competition in the public healthcare marketplace. Some plans include loosening rules on health savings accounts and allowing businesses more freedoms in insuring their employees. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. source


AGAINST

Cannabis

As medical and recreational marijuana are legalized state by state, there is rising support by voters on both sides to make it fully legal. source

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

The GOP voter pool is experiencing a shift in recent years. While there are strong concerns about health concerns related to the drug, there is rising support by voters to legalize. Supporters want the rights and power to legalize to remain with the states.

FOR Democrats

The party strongly supports the legalization of cannabis. There is some debate on whether it should be fully decriminalized and regulated by the federal government or if these decisions should be left to each state.


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    • Company
    • Amount
    • Rasky Partners, Inc.
    • $7.5k
    • CenterPoint Energy
    • $5k
    • BGR Government Affairs
    • $2k
    • Hobart Hallaway & Quayle Ventures, LLC
    • $1k
    • Boyden Gray & Associates PLLC
    • $1k
    • Prudential Financial
    • $500
    • Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting
    • $500
Based on the July 2019 report , next report due January 2020