TX Senator, District 8
4-year term. Must be 21 years or older, a U.S. citizen, a resident of Texas, and a resident of the district represented. Responsible for representing the citizens of the district in which he/she is elected in the Texas Senate.
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Ed Kless (L)
Taxes: Should school property taxes and/or franchise taxes be reduced? If so, what sources should be used to make up the resulting public school funding shortfall? Do you support transparency for school taxes that are sent to the state under Robin Hood?
Transportation: What are the main transportation needs in Texas, and how should they be funded?
Education: What changes, if any, should be made to public education in Texas?
Healthcare: What legislation would you support, if any, to ensure comprehensive, affordable healthcare for all Texans?
Emergency Preparedness: What does the state need to do to be prepared for and provide emergency services and funding after natural disasters?
Other Issues: What other issues do you believe will be most pressing in the next session of the Texas Legislature, and what is your position on these issues?
Pace University, BA, Liberal Studies
Collin County Libertarian Party Chair and two-time candidate for Texas Senate in SD 8.
Creating a school voucher program would reduce the cost of education resulting in the ability to lower the property and franchise taxes. A voucher program would also eliminate the need for Robin Hood since the funding would be attached to the child and the parents would be in control of where the student attended school.
Laws restricting autonomous vehicles should be eliminated. This technology is only two or three years away. These vehicles are safe AND will require less infrastructure. Any additional infrastructure for transportation should be privately funded.
Provide educational choice for all Texas parents not just the wealthy by creating a school voucher program.
Allow telemedicine to expand by eliminating regulations against doctors practicing in said manner. Allow insurance from other state to be sold in Texas. Both of these initiative would reduce the price of healthcare across the board.
The best idea to be to create a plan that allows private companies and charities to do their work. In the past, government agencies have interfered and even blocked some of these organizations causing more hardship on the victims.
I would look to eliminate roughly one-third of all current regulations especially those requiring licensure. For example, the state of Texas requires a license to shampoo hair, this is absurd. The result is that fewer people can get jobs in these areas. These laws do not keep the public safe, rather they just protect incumbents and make these services more expensive. This results in a double-whammy to poorer households.
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