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Crime

No state should be allowed to exercise a right that an individual cannot. We call for an immediate end to the death penalty.

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Crime

We will open an office of clemency. This board will make recommendations to the Board of Pardons and Parole. I will make appointments to the Board of Pardons and Parole with the intent to eliminate enforcement of victimless crimes, and get those who committed no crime against another person out of our jails and prison system.

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Environment

Water laws should follow free market principles, where an ownership right can be bought and sold. Water rights should not be “use it or lose it,” an approach that discourages wise use and conservation.

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Environment

Create tax incentives for electric, propane, and natural gas vehicles to promote clean air. The legislature must stop looking for ways to punish those who use alternative fuels.

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Environment

Modern clean nuclear power should be promoted as an alternative to dirty fuels for our needed power generation.

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Environment

Waive fuel and road-related taxes on natural gas, propane, and other clean fuel vehicles.

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Economy

Abolish occupational licenses for any occupation that is not also licensed in the 49 other states. The growth of the regulatory state has made it dramatically harder to start and grow a business through occupational licensure laws.

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Economy

All occupational licenses are to be recognized from other states and allowed to practice in Utah – much like a driver’s license allows you to drive anywhere in the USA.

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Education

Allow and encourage more charter schools.

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Education

Allow students freedom of choice of public schools with the funding following the student.

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Education

Promote and expand concurrent enrollment programs in which a high school student receives college credit for certain classes, to help our students avoid unnecessary college tuition costs.

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Education

Families who home school should be paid $2500 for each home-schooled child, as an offset for the much higher cost of public schooling.

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Education

If a student passes a GED course, they should receive a high school diploma regardless of their age.

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Drug Policy

We lose substantial sales tax revenue when people go out of state to buy liquor, and stores are managed in a way that often serves to thwart consumer demand, favoring large multinational corporations over craft distilleries and breweries. State liquor stores should be privatized immediately.

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Drug Policy

Allow individuals to consume their medicine in whatever manner works best for them, whether that is by ingestion or inhalation. The state should not mandate any specific manner in which a patient must consume medicinal cannabis.

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Filing fees to run for political office are far too high and disenfranchise good people who want to run for office. There should be a simple and very low fee to run for office – or maybe none at all, as Arizona has done.

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We call for the state to institute ranked choice voting in the general election, to encourage fresh ideas and greater competition while also insuring that those who win elections are supported by a majority of voters, not simply a plurality.

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Healthcare

Physicians should be allowed to practice across state lines, by making licensing reciprocal between Utah and other states. Our citizens should have access to the best the world has to offer!

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Healthcare

Grant Physician Assistants independent practice privilege, and do not require them to practice as a subordinate to a physician.

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Healthcare

Donations to provide care for the indigent should be made fully tax deductible.

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Healthcare

Allow purchase of pharmaceuticals across state and international borders. It is not the government’s place to be protecting corporate profits.

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Healthcare

Allow health insurance purchases across state lines.

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Healthcare

Allow the sale of over the counter birth control pills. This will reduce the cost.

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Healthcare

Allow the formation of health care co-operatives to purchase group health care coverage.

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Infrastructure

Repeal laws that prevent direct-to-consumer auto sales by manufacturers (such as Tesla). Eliminating the middleman benefits consumers with lower pricing. This is an important aspect of marketing for many clean fuel vehicles.

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