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Legislature - District 31

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  • Rich Pahls
    (R)

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    Tim Royers
    (D)

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Does Nebraska need to change its method of redistricting? Why or why not?

How should the problem of prison overcrowding be handled?

Do you feel there is a need for voter ID, if so why and how should it be implemented?

Should there be increased restrictions on money in politics? Why or why not and what specific restrictions would you support? (Online only)

Does Nebraska need a paid family medical leave program? Why or why not? (Online only)

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Education Bachelor of Science in Social Science Education, Master of Arts in History, Master of Science in Educational Leadership and Administration
Volunteer experience YMCA, Volunteer Coach Teen Center, Volunteer Instructor
Yes. We need an independent commission to draft any modifications to political boundaries for the Legislature to approve. The redistricting process should be designed to be as non-partisan as possible.
Thoroughly examining sentencing guidelines, and assessing what we currently offer to assist people in completing their sentences so they can successfully return to the community and have gainful employment. Reducing recidivism is critical to addressing prison overcrowding.
No, voter id is unnecessary. There is no evidence to indicate that there is any kind of voter fraud that would necessitate an ID requirement. More importantly, ID requirements have the potential to disenfranchise. And unless those IDs are provided free of cost, such a requirement could potentially violate the 24th amendment.
Yes. This would really necessitate work at the federal level to overturn the current precedent established by Citizens United v. FEC
Yes. The current COVID-19 outbreak has exposed a significant vulnerability with the lack of family leave impacting the community. We need paid family leave to not only help with the health and economic security of those people that would use those days, but also for the benefit of everyone else in the community.