Candidate Survey 2019: Baton Rouge House District 71

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candidate survey 2019 Baton Rouge

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Lori Callais

Lori Callais
House District 71
Running for State Representative

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Robert Poole

Robert Poole
House District 71
Running for State Representative

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row unlock_row_content=”yes” row_height_percent=”0″ override_padding=”yes” h_padding=”0″ top_padding=”2″ bottom_padding=”0″ back_color=”color-208290″ overlay_alpha=”50″ gutter_size=”3″ column_width_percent=”100″ shift_y=”0″ z_index=”0″][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ align_horizontal=”align_center” gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Click on each question to see the candidates’ answers.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner row_inner_height_percent=”0″ overlay_alpha=”50″ equal_height=”yes” gutter_size=”4″ shift_y=”0″ z_index=”0″ css=”.vc_custom_1570227107750{padding-right: 5% !important;padding-left: 5% !important;}”][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ back_color=”color-xsdn” overlay_alpha=”50″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ radius=”xl” width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1570226425766{padding-right: 10% !important;padding-left: 10% !important;}”][vc_column_text]

Workers

[/vc_column_text][vc_accordion active_tab=”0″][vc_accordion_tab title=”Do you favor setting a state minimum wage that is higher than the federal rate (Louisiana is currently one of five states without a state minimum wage, reverting to the federal rate of $7.25 per hour)?” tab_id=”1514980663-1-37157013594787315701363181881570226492152″][vc_column_text]Lori Callais:  Yes

Robert Poole:  No

 

If yes, what would you raise it to immediately?

Lori Callais:  No Answer

 

If yes, what would you raise it to by 2025?

Lori Callais: A living wage is one that allows a person working full time to support themselves and their family without the need to rely on public assistance to make ends meet.

 

Regardless of what is done statewide, do you believe local governments should have the freedom to set their own local minimum wage (the state currently bans local governments from doing so)?

Lori Callais: Yes

Robert Poole:  No[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Do you believe Louisiana should institute a statewide paid leave program?” tab_id=”1515599447524-3-2157013594787315701363181881570226492152″][vc_column_text]Lori Callais:  Yes

Robert Poole:  No

 

Regardless of what is done statewide, do you believe local governments should have the freedom to institute local paid and/or unpaid leave policies (the state currently bans local governments from doing so)?

Lori Callais:  Yes

Robert Poole:  No[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Do you believe Louisiana should expressly protect workers who willingly decide to discuss their salaries with their co-workers (this measure, called Pay Transparency, is thought to help narrow gender and racial wage gaps)?” tab_id=”1515599448188-4-5157013594787315701363181881570226492152″][vc_column_text]Lori Callais:  Yes

Robert Poole: Yes[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][/vc_accordion][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ back_color=”color-xsdn” overlay_alpha=”50″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ radius=”xl” width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1570226439754{padding-right: 10% !important;padding-left: 10% !important;}”][vc_column_text]

Children and Education

[/vc_column_text][vc_accordion active_tab=”0″][vc_accordion_tab title=”Do you believe we should increase the state’s investment in early childhood education, even if it means raising taxes?” tab_id=”1517325308887-5-71570135947873157013631818815702245936041570226492152″][vc_column_text]Lori Callais:  Yes

Robert Poole: No[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Do you believe schools be forbidden from stigmatizing, in any way, children whose families are unable to pay school lunch debt?” tab_id=”1570137604443-4-115702245936041570226492152″][vc_column_text]Lori Callais:  Yes

Robert Poole: Yes[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Do you believe child labor requirements should be relaxed in order to allow minors to work up to eight hours before receiving a recreation or meal break (they are currently required for minors at least once every five hours)?” tab_id=”1570137772682-2-415702245936041570226492152″][vc_column_text]Lori Callais: No

Robert Poole: No[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Do you believe corporal punishment should be banned in Louisiana’s schools?” tab_id=”1570137801335-3-815702245936041570226492152″][vc_column_text]Lori Callais:  Yes

Robert Poole: No[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Do you believe the Department of Education and schools should be allowed to anonymously survey students on health risk behaviors such as alcohol/drug use; sexual risk behaviors; and tobacco use?” tab_id=”1570221620350-4-815702245936041570226492152″][vc_column_text]Lori Callais:  Yes

Robert Poole: Yes. I would point out the question asked specifically if school should be allowed to “survey”. I do not take this to mean drug test but merely pose questions to students. I would not be for anything other than anonymous questions on closed surveys.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][/vc_accordion][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner row_inner_height_percent=”0″ overlay_alpha=”50″ equal_height=”yes” gutter_size=”4″ shift_y=”0″ z_index=”0″ css=”.vc_custom_1570227168033{padding-right: 5% !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;padding-left: 5% !important;}”][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ back_color=”color-xsdn” overlay_alpha=”50″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ radius=”xl” width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1570226741314{padding-right: 10% !important;padding-left: 10% !important;}”][vc_column_text]

Equity

[/vc_column_text][vc_accordion active_tab=”0″][vc_accordion_tab title=”Do you believe local governments should have the freedom to set their own inclusionary zoning policies (inclusionary zoning is a local ordinance that requires a given share of new construction to be set aside for housing that is affordable for low-and moderate-income earners)?” tab_id=”1517325308887-5-715701359478731570136318188157022176931615702246143291570226492152″][vc_column_text]Lori Callais:  Yes

Robert Poole: No[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Do you believe the Louisiana legislature should institute work-reporting requirements for Medicaid recipients?” tab_id=”1570137604443-4-1157022176931615702246143291570226492152″][vc_column_text]Lori Callais:  No

Robert Poole: Yes[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Do you believe the Louisiana legislature should make it a priority to protect the state food stamp program, also known as SNAP?” tab_id=”1570137772682-2-4157022176931615702246143291570226492152″][vc_column_text]Lori Callais:  Yes

Robert Poole: Yes[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”For the purposes of redistricting, do you believe currently incarcerated people should be counted in the district where they are incarcerated or in the district where they lived when arrested? ” tab_id=”1570137801335-3-8157022176931615702246143291570226492152″][vc_column_text]Lori Callais: They should be counted in the district where they lived when arrested

Robert Poole: They should be counted in the district where they lived when arrested[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Do you believe formerly incarcerated people should be allowed to vote, regardless of their parole or probation status?” tab_id=”1570221620350-4-8157022176931615702246143291570226492152″][vc_column_text]Lori Callais:  Yes

Robert Poole: No[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Do you believe formerly incarcerated people should be allowed to serve on juries?” tab_id=”1570221999285-5-1015702246143291570226492152″][vc_column_text]Lori Callais:  Yes

Robert Poole: No[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][/vc_accordion][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ back_color=”color-xsdn” overlay_alpha=”50″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ radius=”xl” width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Industry

[/vc_column_text][vc_accordion active_tab=”0″][vc_accordion_tab title=”Do you believe that health, safety, and environmental audits should be voluntary for industrial facilities, and that the owners of those facilities should be able to shield the findings of those audits from the public? ” tab_id=”1570137801335-3-81570221769316157022186710115702246296481570226492152″][vc_column_text]Lori Callais:  No

Robert Poole: No[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Do you believe local governments should have control over Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP) tax credits?” tab_id=”1570221620350-4-81570221769316157022186710115702246296481570226492152″][vc_column_text]Lori Callais:  Yes

Robert Poole: No. I do not believe total control over ITEP issuance or denial and terms should be the exclusive rights of local governments.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][/vc_accordion][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1570227141736{padding-top: 10px !important;}”]

Justice

[/vc_column_text][vc_accordion active_tab=”0″][vc_accordion_tab title=”Do you believe the source of death penalty drugs should be shielded from the public?” tab_id=”1570137801335-3-815702217693161570221867101157022210115915702246525281570226492152″][vc_column_text]Lori Callais:  No

Robert Poole: No[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Do you believe Louisiana’s current system of funding our court system primarily through criminal fines and fees needs to be reformed (e.g., the state should set aside more dedicated funding for the courts)?” tab_id=”1570221620350-4-815702217693161570221867101157022210115915702246525281570226492152″][vc_column_text]Lori Callais:  Yes

Robert Poole: No[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][/vc_accordion][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]