09 Oct Maggie Carlton
Democrat for Nevada State Assembly District 14
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Phone number: 702-236-5401
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CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES
Please share briefly what inspired you to run for this office and why you feel you’re qualified for the position.:
Because working families need to be represented in the Nevada legislature
What policies would you pursue to diversify the state’s economy and create new jobs that pay a living wage?
Developing a state budget that supports working families, retirees, and small businesses.
The 2019 Nevada Legislature passed Assembly Joint Resolution 10 (AJR 10) to amend the Nevada Constitution to remove the two-tiered minimum wage system and ensure a set minimum wage of $12. What are your views on passing AJR 10 in the 2021 Nevada Legislative Session to put it on the ballot in 2022?:
In 2019, Nevada joined the US Climate Alliance and took aggressive steps to address climate change by increasing our Renewable Portfolio Standard and encourage a shift to clean energy sources such as solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, and wind. What policies do you support to continue this effort, particularly in the transportation sector?
I have supported these issues since I first served in 1999 and will continue to advocate for them.
How can the State work with localities to address the housing and homelessness crisis we are currently facing? Specifically, what measures or policies can we enact to make housing more affordable for all Nevadans?
We need to support families before they become homeless with funds focused at eviction prevention and address outdated eviction laws. The state should create its own emergency food and shelter program to stabilize families to help prevent eviction.
If elected, do you support bold enhancements to the existing paid sick days law?
Yes, as a mom who had to choose between taking care of my children when they were sick and going to work, we need to do everything we can to support families when there's an illness.
With the possibility of the Affordable Care Act being repealed by the Supreme Court, including the Medicaid expansion and protections on coverage for preexisting conditions, what should be done to address the way in which Nevadans get access to affordable health care?
We can build on the successes of last session that protected people with pre-existing conditions and ended surprise billing. We can create greater access for families by expanding the medicaid threshold so more families are able to be insured.
The United States has become the most dangerous place in the world for a woman to give birth, especially black women. For every 100,000 live births, 42 women die. What policies would you support to protect pregnant mothers?
I support greater access to pre-natal care, especially in underserved areas. Expanding the medicaid threshold so more families are able to be insured is one piece of this puzzle.
In 2019, Nevada state family planning grant funding was increased by way of legislation. What additional measures do you believe are still needed to ensure families have equitable access to the full spectrum of reproductive health care?
I have supported these issues since I first served in 1999 and will continue to advocate for them and protect existing resources.
What do you believe is the best approach to ensure all of Nevada’s children have equal access to a quality public education? How do we address the significant education funding shortfall?
In the ever changing landscape of education and distance education, we need to make sure there are resources-- and accountability for those resources.
The majority of Nevada’s children are children of color, and many families have been affected by current immigration policies, incarceration, and criminal sentencing policies. How would you work to address these issues to provide opportunities to all Nevadans?
I supported criminal justice reform during the 2019 session and will continue to do so. I also believe there should be no state resources used for enforcement of federal immigration policy.
What are your views on the use of Nevada’s financial resources to support the deportation efforts of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency?
In 2019, Nevada significantly expanded voting rights and accessibility to voting locations. What additional measures, if any, are needed to improve the efficiency, accessibility, and integrity of elections?
We can allow a person to remain classified as an active voter for a longer period of time and further expand early voting.
What are your positions on legislation to address gun violence prevention?
I have supported this issue since I was first elected in 1999, I have an open door policy, and look forward to continuing to work on this issue with advocates.
What are your views on regulating marijuana within the state of Nevada?
I support the adult use of marijuana and oversight and regulation of it in the same fashion we oversee and regulate alcohol.
Nevada has one of the largest shares of public land of any state in the country, providing access for a variety of recreational and commercial uses. How would you address the issues related to public lands and their continued future uses?
I have supported this issue since 1999 and was the first Democrat, woman, and Southern Nevadan to chair the public lands committee in the state. I am thankful for all the advocates and administration for supporting the legislation I sponsored to create the Office of Outdoor Recreation.
Nevada is experiencing a more than a decade long drought. What is your position on addressing climate change and protecting Nevada’s water supply?
I started my legislative career being on the Citizens Advisory Board for Water Quality and have been advocating for water quality and conservation of our water resources since then.