Candidate Survey 2019: New Orleans House District 97

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candidate survey 2019 New Orleans

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Durrell Laurent

Durrell Laurent
House District 97
Running for House Representative

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Eugene J. Green, Jr.

Eugene J. Green, Jr.
House District 97
Running for House 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]Durrell Laurent: Yes

Eugene J. Green, Jr.: Yes

 

If yes, what would you raise it to immediately?

Durrell Laurent: No answer.

Eugene J. Green, Jr.: $8.40, in accordance with federal bill just passed by the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

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

Durrell Laurent: No answer

Eugene J. Green, Jr.: In accordance with the federal bill just passed by the House in Congress, I would raise it to $15 per hour.

 

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)?

Durrell Laurent: Yes

Eugene J. Green, Jr.: Yes[/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]Durrell Laurent: Yes

Eugene J. Green, Jr.: Yes

 

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)?

Durrell Laurent: Yes

Eugene J. Green, Jr.: Yes[/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]Durrell Laurent: Yes

Eugene J. Green, Jr.: 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]Durrell Laurent: Yes

Eugene J. Green, Jr.: Yes[/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]Durrell Laurent: Yes

Eugene J. Green, Jr.: 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]Durrell Laurent: No

Eugene J. Green, Jr.: 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]Durrell Laurent: Yes

Eugene J. Green, Jr.: Yes[/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]Durrell Laurent: No

Eugene J. Green, Jr.: Yes[/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]Durrell Laurent: Yes

Eugene J. Green, Jr.: Yes[/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]Durrell Laurent: No

Eugene J. Green, Jr.: No[/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]Durrell Laurent: Yes

Eugene J. Green, Jr.: 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]Durrell Laurent: They should be counted in the district where they lived when arrested.

Eugene J. Green, Jr.: 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]Durrell Laurent: Yes

Eugene J. Green, Jr.: Yes[/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]Durrell Laurent: Yes

Eugene J. Green, Jr.: 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″][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]Durrell Laurent: No

Eugene J. Green, Jr.: 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]Durrell Laurent: Yes

Eugene J. Green, Jr.: Yes[/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]Durrell Laurent: No

Eugene J. Green, Jr.: 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]Durrell Laurent: Yes

Eugene J. Green, Jr.: Yes[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][/vc_accordion][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]