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ATR Releases List of 2019 Virginia State Pledge Signers (Primary Election)

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Posted by Miriam Roff on Thursday, June 6th, 2019, 5:14 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform recognizes the Virginia incumbents and candidates who have taken the Taxpayer Protection Pledge ahead of the June 11 primary election. The Pledge is a written commitment to hardworking Virginia taxpayers and to the American people to “oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.”

“By signing The Pledge to the voters, these candidates and incumbents demonstrate that they will safeguard Virginia taxpayers from higher taxes,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform. “Pledge signers understand that government should be reformed in a way so that it spends and takes less taxpayer dollars, and will oppose tax increases that prolong failures of the past.”

ATR will be updating this list daily, as we approach the June 11 primary. Candidates can still make this important commitment to voters today by visiting: www.atr.org/take-the-pledge

The following Virginia candidates and incumbents have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge:

 

First Name

Last Name

Office

District Number   

Incumbent

Shannon

Kane

State House

 21

No

Paul

Milde

State House

 28

No

William

Wampler

State House

 4

No

Randy

Minchew

State House

 10

No

Dave

Larock

State House

 33

Yes

Tommy

Wright

State House

 61

Yes

Tony

Wilt

State House

 26

Yes

Michael

Webert

State House

 18

Yes

R. Lee

Ware

State House

 65

Yes

Israel

O'Quinn

State House

 5

Yes

Tim

Hugo

State House

 40

Yes

Todd

Gilbert

State House

 15

Yes

Kirk

Cox

State House

 66

Yes

Mark

Cole

State House

 88

Yes

Kathy

Byron

State House

 22

Yes

Robert

Bell

State House

 58

Yes

Emily

Brewer

State House

 64

Yes

Margaret

Ransone

State House

 99

Yes

Robert

Bell

State House

 58

Yes

Tina

Freitas

State Senate

 24

No

Geary

Higgins

State Senate

 13

No

Carolyn

Weems

State Senate

 7

No

Frank

Ruff

State Senate

 15

Yes

Jill

Holtzman Vogel 

State Senate

 27

Yes

Bill

Stanley

State Senate

 20

Yes

Mark

Obenshain

State Senate

 26

Yes

Steve

Newman

State Senate

 23

Yes

Amanda

Chase

State Senate 

 11

Yes

Glen

Sturtevant

State Senate

 10

Yes

 

ATR Releases List of 2019 New Jersey State Pledge Signers (Primary Election)

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Posted by Miriam Roff on Thursday, May 30th, 2019, 5:08 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform recognizes the New Jersey incumbents and candidates who have taken the Taxpayer Protection Pledge ahead of the June 4 primary election. The Pledge is a written commitment to hardworking New Jersey taxpayers and to the American people to “oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.”

“By signing The Pledge to the voters, these candidates and incumbents demonstrate that they will safeguard New Jersey taxpayers from higher taxes,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform. “Pledge signers understand that government should be reformed in a way so that it spends and takes less taxpayer dollars, and will oppose tax increases that prolong failures of the past.”

ATR will be updating this list daily, as we approach the June 4 primary. Candidates can still make this important commitment to voters today by visiting: www.atr.org/take-the-pledge

The following New Jersey candidates and incumbents have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge:

First Name 

Last Name 

Office

 District Number

 Incumbent

Christine

Madrid

State House

 16

No

Mark

Caliguire

State House

 16

No

Irene

DeVita

State House

 34

No

Patricia

Quattrocchi 

State House

 22

No

Brian

Bergen

State House

 25

No

Jennifer

Williams

State House

 15

No

Charles

Donnelly

State House

 20

No

John

DiMaio

State House

 23

Yes

Louis

Greenwald

State House

 6

Yes

Holly

Schepisi

State House

 39

Yes

Robert

Clifton

State House

 12

Yes

Jon 

Bramnick

State House

 21

Yes

Sean 

Kean

State House

 30

Yes

Jay

Webber

State House

 26

Yes

Anthony

Bucco

State House

 25

Yes

Michael

Carroll

State House

 25

Yes

Edward

Thomson

State House

 30

Yes

 


Michigan Takes Big Steps Toward Needed Criminal Justice Reforms

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Posted by Miriam Roff on Thursday, April 18th, 2019, 2:57 PM PERMALINK

The stage is being set for significant criminal justice reform in Michigan.

At a joint press conference this Wednesday Governor Whitmer signed an executive order creating the Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration. The creation of this bipartisan task force comes as figures reveal the Great Lake State’s jail population tripling over the last three decades despite there being a steep decline in crime rates over the last 50 years.

A primary issue with the state’s current criminal justice system is that it lacks the statewide data and oversight needed for statewide jail and pretrial reform, as each county (83 total) collects and stores data differently. Thus, it’s extremely difficult to track who is in jail, for how long, and why.

“The fact is that we need to take a comprehensive look at the state of our criminal justice system because the status quo is not working for victims, the accused, and those convicted of crimes,” Gov. Whitmer said. “That’s why it’s so important to launch this bipartisan task force and ensure that the right people have a seat at the table to find real solutions to real problems in the criminal justice system.”

The bipartisan task force is comprised of 21 members— lawmakers, attorneys, judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement. — and co-chaired by Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist and Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack.

The Detroit News covered the announcement, adding: “The Michigan Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration will be supported by data and policy specialists from the Pew Charitable Trusts… Pew's contribution to the project amounts to roughly $1 million, which is expected to cover the entirety of the effort.”

So taxpayers will not be asked to take up costs for the effort.

In the 2020 legislative session, the task force with share a number of recommendations based on its findings for the legislature to consider on how to safely reduce incarceration and recidivism rates statewide such as jail alternatives, better pretrial decision making, length of stay reductions etc.

The mission of the task force is not only supported by the governor, it’s also supported by other state leaders and prominent state groups both Democrat and Republican.

Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist, Attorney General Dana Nessel, Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield, the Michigan Association of Counties Director Steve Currie, and Michigan Sheriffs Association Director Blaine Koops all delivered remarks in support of criminal justice reform at the press conference and made clear to voters that there are more logical and effective ways to address crime, while still keeping everyone safe.

“Criminal justice reform should never be a partisan issue. Early in the House of Representatives this year I stood with Attorney General Dana Nessel in showing that we can work together on real reforms. We need to ensure across the state of Michigan that we are not over criminalizing our citizens and people have real opportunities as their seeking to re-enter our society,” said House Speaker Lee Chatfield, R-Levering.

This task force will identify commonsense reforms that will not only improve community safety but also ensures prisoners, when they are released, will be productive members of society. That cannot happen without dedication and time. Michiganians should be proud to know that their state is headed in the right direction for criminal justice reform.

 

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Missouri Voters Defeat Gas Tax Hike

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Posted by Miriam Roff on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018, 6:21 PM PERMALINK

On the same night that Missouri voters gave tax-hiking Claire McCaskill the boot from the U.S. Senate, they also rejected an effort to hike state taxes.

Proposition D, which would've hiked Missouri's gas tax by more than 58%, raising the rate from 17 to 27 cents per gallon, was rejected by more than 54% of Missouri voters

 

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ATR Releases List of 2018 State Taxpayer Protection Pledge Signers

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Posted by Miriam Roff on Friday, November 2nd, 2018, 4:57 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform recognizes candidates for governor and state legislature who have taken the Taxpayer Protection Pledge ahead of the November 6 general election. The Pledge is a written commitment to hardworking taxpayers to “oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.”
 
“By signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a candidate demonstrates that they recognize the true problem facing government is not that too little is being taken from taxpayers, but that too much is being spent by government,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.
 
ATR will be updating this list daily, as we approach the November 6 general election. Candidates who have yet to do so can still make this important commitment to voters today by visiting: www.atr.org/take-the-pledge
 
The full list of State Pledge Signers can be viewed here

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ATR Releases List of 2018 Delaware State Pledge Signers (Primary Election)

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Posted by Miriam Roff on Friday, August 31st, 2018, 3:29 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform recognizes the Delaware incumbents and candidates who have taken the Taxpayer Protection Pledge ahead of the September 6 primary election. The Pledge is a written commitment to hardworking Delaware taxpayers and to the American people to “oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.”

“By signing The Pledge to the voters, these candidates and incumbents demonstrate that they will safeguard Delaware taxpayers from higher taxes,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.

“Pledge signers understand that government should be reformed in a way so that it spends and takes less taxpayer dollars, and will oppose tax increases that prolong failures of the past.”

ATR will be updating this list daily, as we approach the September 6 primary. Candidates can still make this important commitment to voters today by visiting: www.atr.org/take-the-pledge

The following Delaware candidates and incumbents have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge:

Senate

   

Open-Seat Candidate

 

Justin

King

(S-17)

     

House

   

Incumbent

   

Michael

Ramone

(H-21)

     

Open-Seat Candidates

David

Anderson

(H-31)

Cheryl

Precourt

(H-32)

     

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ATR Releases List of 2018 Massachusetts State Pledge Signers (Primary Election)

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Posted by Miriam Roff on Friday, August 31st, 2018, 12:00 AM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform recognizes the Massachusetts incumbents and candidates who have taken the Taxpayer Protection Pledge ahead of the September 4 primary election. The Pledge is a written commitment to hardworking Massachusetts taxpayers and to the American people to “oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.”

“By signing The Pledge to the voters, these candidates and incumbents demonstrate that they will safeguard Massachusetts taxpayers from higher taxes,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.

“Pledge signers understand that government should be reformed in a way so that it spends and takes less taxpayer dollars, and will oppose tax increases that prolong failures of the past.”

ATR will be updating this list daily, as we approach the September 4 primary. Candidates can still make this important commitment to voters today by visiting: www.atr.org/take-the-pledge

The following Massachusetts candidates and incumbents have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge:

Senate

   

Incumbents

   

Ryan

Fattman

Worcester & Norfolk

Richard

Ross

Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex

Donald

Humason, Jr.

Second Hampden & Hampshire

     

Open-Seat Candidates

   

John

MacDonald

First Middlesex

Steven

Hall

Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire & Middlesex

Scott

Hall

Second Plymouth & Bristol

     

House

   

Incumbents

   

Fred “Jay”

Barrows

First Bristol

Nicholas

Boldyga

Third Hampden

Peter

Durant

Sixth Worcester

Kim

Ferguson

First Worcester

Paul K.

Frost

Seventh Worcester

Sheila

Harrington

First Middlesex

Randy

Hunt

Fifth Barnstable

Shaunna

O'Connell

Third Bristol

David

Vieira

Third Barnstable

Todd

Smola

First Hampden

John

Rogers

Twelfth Norfolk

Elizabeth

Poirier

Fourteenth Bristol

David

Nangle

Seventeenth Middlesex

Steve

Howitt

Fourth Bristol

Brad

Hill

Fourth Essex

Susan

Williams Gifford

Second Plymouth

Angelo

D'Emilia

Eighth Plymouth

Alan

Silvia

Seventh Bristol

James

Lyons Jr.

Eighteenth Essex

Marc

Lombardo

Twenty-second Middlesex

Caroline

Colarusso

Thirty-first Middlesex

     

Open-Seat Candidates

   

Pina

Prinzivalli

Nineteenth Middlesex

Paul

Fullen

Seventeenth Worcester

David

Steinhof

Sixth Bristol

Mark

Mezzina

Thirteenth Essex

Paul

Ferro

Fourth Middlesex

Gregory

Eaton

Seventh Plymouth

Kathleen

Lynch

Second Middlesex

     

Challenger

   

Ronald

Beaty Jr.

Fifth Barnstable

 

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ATR Releases List of 2018 Arizona State Pledge Signers (Primary Election)

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Posted by Miriam Roff on Friday, August 24th, 2018, 3:06 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform recognizes the Arizona incumbents and candidates who have taken the Taxpayer Protection Pledge ahead of the August 28 primary election. The Pledge is a written commitment to hardworking Arizona taxpayers and to the American people to “oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.”

“By signing The Pledge to the voters, these candidates and incumbents demonstrate that they will safeguard Arizona taxpayers from higher taxes,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.

“Pledge signers understand that government should be reformed in a way so that it spends and takes less taxpayer dollars, and will oppose tax increases that prolong failures of the past.”

ATR will be updating this list daily, as we approach the August 28 primary. Candidates can still make this important commitment to voters today by visiting: www.atr.org/take-the-pledge

The following Arizona candidates and incumbents have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge:

Senate

   

Open-Seat Candidates

Timothy

Jeffries

S-23

Bobby

Wilson

S-2

John

Mealer

S-7

Brent

Backus

S-13

Randy

Miller

S-21

     

House

   

Incumbents

 

Warren

Petersen

H-12

Paul

Mosely

H-5

     

Open-Seat Candidates

Leo

Biasiucci

H-5

Ana

Henderson

H-9

John

Fillmore

H-16

Anthony

Sizer

H-2

Jennifer

Jones-Esposito

H-5

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ATR Releases List of 2018 Florida State Pledge Signers (Primary Election)

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Posted by Miriam Roff on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018, 5:55 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform recognizes the Florida incumbents and candidates who have taken the Taxpayer Protection Pledge ahead of the August 28 primary election. The Pledge is a written commitment to hardworking Florida taxpayers and to the American people to “oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.”

“By signing The Pledge to the voters, these candidates and incumbents demonstrate that they will safeguard Florida taxpayers from higher taxes,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.

“Pledge signers understand that government should be reformed in a way so that it spends and takes less taxpayer dollars, and will oppose tax increases that prolong failures of the past.”

ATR will be updating this list daily, as we approach the August 28 primary. Candidates can still make this important commitment to voters today by visiting: www.atr.org/take-the-pledge

The following Florida candidates and incumbents have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge:

 

Governor

 

Adam

Putnam

Bob

White

Randy

Wiseman

Ron

DeSantis

 

Attorney General

Ashley

Moody

 

Commissioner of Agriculture

Matt

Caldwell

Denise

Grimsley

Baxter Troutman

 

Senate

   

Incumbents

   

Dennis

Baxley

S-12

Jeff

Brandes

S-24

Keith

Perry

S-8

 

House

   

Incumbents

   

Bob

Rommel

H-106

Bobby

Payne

H-19

Paul

Renner

H-24

Jennifer

Sullivan

H-31

Colleen

Burton

H-40

Randall

Fine

H-53

Cary

Pigman

H-55

     

Open-Seat Candidates

 

Rebekah

Bydlak

H-1

Chuck

Brannan

H-10

David

Smith

H-28

Stockton

Reeves

H-47

Tyler

Sirois

H-51

Matt

Nye

H-52

Jeff

Mann

H-56

Ronda

Storms

H-59

Terry

Power

H-64

Ray

Pilon

H-72

Spencer

Roach

H-79

Toby

Overdorf

H-83

Laurel

Bennett

H-86

Mike

Caruso

H-89

Chip

LaMarca

H-93

     

Challengers

 

Shannon

Elswick

H-32

Monica

Wofford

H-32

Anthony

Sabatini

H-32

Nick

DiCeglie

H-66

Berny

Jacques

H-66

Raymond

Blacklidge

H-69

Jeremy

Bailie

H-69

Melissa

Howard

H-73

Tommy

Gregory

H-73

 


ATR Releases List of 2018 Wyoming State Pledge Signers (Primary Election)

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Posted by Miriam Roff on Saturday, August 18th, 2018, 2:44 PM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform recognizes the Wyoming incumbents and candidates who have taken the Taxpayer Protection Pledge ahead of the August 21 primary election. The Pledge is a written commitment to hardworking Wyoming taxpayers and to the American people to “oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.”

“By signing The Pledge to the voters, these candidates and incumbents demonstrate that they will safeguard Wyoming taxpayers from higher taxes,” said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.

“Pledge signers understand that government should be reformed in a way so that it spends and takes less taxpayer dollars, and will oppose tax increases that prolong failures of the past.”

ATR will be updating this list daily, as we approach the August 21 primary. Candidates can still make this important commitment to voters today by visiting: www.atr.org/take-the-pledge

The following Wyoming candidates and incumbents have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge:

Senate

   

Incumbents

 

John

Hastert

S-13

Jeff

Wasserburger

S-23

     

Challenger

 

Jeff

Raney

S-23

     

Open-Seat Candidate

 

Judy

McCullough

S-1

 

 

House

   

Incumbents

 

Jim

Allen

H-33

Chuck

Gray

H-57

Marti

Halverson

H-22

Mark

Jennings

H-30

David

Northrup

H-50

Tim

Salazar

H-34

     

Open-Seat Candidates

Roseanna

Davison

H-5

Clarence

Styvar

H-12


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