District Two

North-East

1) MARRIAGE: Do you support or oppose legislation necessary to reverse the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which imposed same-sex marriage on all 50 states?
D House John Graham –
R House Lana Greenfield – Support
R House Burt Tulson – Support
Comment Each state should decide this – Not the federal government.
R Senate Brock L. Greenfield – Support
2) ABORTION: Do you support or oppose the 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision?
D House John Graham –
R House Lana Greenfield – Oppose
R House Burt Tulson – Oppose
R Senate Brock L. Greenfield – Oppose
3) PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Do you support or oppose giving tax dollars to Planned Parenthood?
D House John Graham –
R House Lana Greenfield – Oppose
R House Burt Tulson – Oppose
Comment My opposition is based on giving money to PP for abortion activities.
R Senate Brock L. Greenfield – Oppose
4) RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: Do you support or oppose legislation to ensure government non-discrimination in matters of religious beliefs and moral convictions with regards to marriage, the sanctity of human life, or human sexuality?
D House John Graham –
R House Lana Greenfield – Support
R House Burt Tulson –
Comment Quite a question – I believe marriage is between a man and a woman – (you are what you were born as – on birth certificate)
R Senate Brock L. Greenfield – Support
5) PROTECTED CLASSES: Do you support or oppose legislation that would include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes that are protected from discrimination?
D House John Graham –
R House Lana Greenfield – Oppose
R House Burt Tulson –
Comment Question is too general so I did not answer.
R Senate Brock L. Greenfield – Oppose
6) SD HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC TRANSGENDER POLICY:
Do you support or oppose legislation to void the South Dakota High School Activities Association’s transgender policy, which allows a student to play on a sanctioned sports team contrary to his or her biological sex?
D House John Graham –
R House Lana Greenfield – Support
R House Burt Tulson – Support
R Senate Brock L. Greenfield – Support
7) MEDICAID EXPANSION: Do you support or oppose Medicaid expansion in South Dakota?
D House John Graham –
R House Lana Greenfield – Oppose
Comment This will, if passed, bankrupt our state. The federal government has no intention of fully funding this expansion forever. What would happen most likely is that if we expand, the feds would cut back funding each year until we would be funding it as a state.
R House Burt Tulson – Oppose
Comment As of now, – how we do Medicaid expansion is dependence on IHS decisions that feds do – so I put oppose now – but have to see all the facts and how the presidential election goes – If a republican is president – medicaid expansion may be a mute point. I support the Republicans.
R Senate Brock L. Greenfield – Oppose
8) EDUCATION: Do you support or oppose the national education standards and testing methodology often referred to as “Common Core”?
D House John Graham –
R House Lana Greenfield – Oppose
R House Burt Tulson –
Comment The Bible says what and how we were created. Bible the best teacher.
I believe that some of things in CCore are good and some not so good. Let states decide this question and get fed. government out of education testing standards.
R Senate Brock L. Greenfield – Oppose
9) VIDEO LOTTERY: Do you support or oppose the expansion of video lottery in South Dakota?
D House John Graham –
R House Lana Greenfield – Oppose
R House Burt Tulson – Oppose
R Senate Brock L. Greenfield – Oppose
10) PAYDAY LOANS: Do you support or oppose a maximum interest rate for payday loan companies?
D House John Graham –
R House Lana Greenfield – Support
R House Burt Tulson –
Comment We will vote on this in November.
Quite a question – overdraft charges at banks are very high now – some people need these payday lonas and its their business to make their own decision.
R Senate Brock L. Greenfield – Oppose
Comment As you know, this will likely be settled by the voters this fall,but after hearing the pros and con over the yars, I realize the problem lies with people flipping these loans. They are intended to be VERY short-term.
11) GUN RIGHTS: Do you support or oppose legislation to allow concealed carry of firearms without a permit? This would not eliminate concealed carry permit availability required for reciprocity with other states
D House John Graham –
R House Lana Greenfield – Support
R House Burt Tulson –
Comment Loaded question – no pun intended – some non law abiding citizens who could not get a permit would now be permitted to carry a concealed firearm if your idea would pass. Of course – non law abiding do what they want anyway.
R Senate Brock L. Greenfield – Support
12) MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Do you support or oppose legislation to allow the medical use of marijuana?
D House John Graham –
R House Lana Greenfield – Oppose
R House Burt Tulson – Oppose
R Senate Brock L. Greenfield – Oppose
13) STUDENT PHYSICAL PRIVACY: Do you support or oppose legislation that would restrict access to restrooms and locker rooms in public schools according to the student’s biological sex?
D House John Graham –
R House Lana Greenfield – Support
R House Burt Tulson – Support
Comment Biological girls should not have biological boys who think they are girls in their bathroom. Locker rooms are most important – bathrooms have staff. I do not want a male (Born as male) going into any other female bathrooms. And vice versa.
R Senate Brock L. Greenfield – Support
14) TAXATION: Do you support or oppose legislation that would exempt taxation on food and/or clothing?
D House John Graham –
R House Lana Greenfield – Oppose
R House Burt Tulson – Oppose
Comment As of now I oppose – we have so many exemptions in our state now.
R Senate Brock L. Greenfield – Oppose
Comment While I would like to see this, I realize if we whittle away at our revenue stream, we can afford fewer programs that benefit the needy. Many proponents of such a repeal favor an income tax, and this issue is their backdoor approach. It is similar to the medical marijuana, first — recreational marijuana, later approach.

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