Candidate Surveys

U.S. Senate

Candidates: Blunt vs. Kander

Roy Blunt

Jason Kander

Candidate has not responded.

Do you support a recently finalized rule by the Environmental Protection Agency that would strictly regulate greenhouse gas emissions?

Oppose

Do you support lower tax rates for all businesses?

Support

Do you support an enhanced research and development (R&D) incentive?

Support

Do you support a robust cost-recovery system for businesses, such as accelerated expensing and accelerated depreciation?

Support

Do you support a competitive international tax system?

Support

Do you support efforts to review and eliminate outdated and/or duplicative federal regulations?

Support

Do you support allowing additional Congressional input when federal agencies are developing regulations?

Support

Do you support the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime regulation?

Oppose

Do you support the employer-related provisions of the Affordable Care Act?

Oppose

Do you support the U.S. Department of Labor’s “persuader rule?”

Oppose

Do you support the U.S. Treasury regulation increasing estate taxes when family businesses transfer ownership to members of the owner’s family?

Oppose

Do you support appointment of a quorum on the Board of Directors of the Export- Import Bank?

Oppose - I oppose nominees during this Administration

Lt. Governor

Candidates Parson vs. Carnahan

Mike Parson

Russ Carnahan

Candidate has not responded.

Over the past several years, Missouri's employers have been subjected to frivolous lawsuits due to justified disciplinary actions toward or dismissal of employees for workplace misconduct. In addition, Missouri courts have been named as some of the worst in the nation for verdicts against employers. Several reasons exist for this poor ranking, including the fact that Missouri courts do not observe the "motivating factor" standard that is used in federal courts and many other states. In Missouri, simply being a member of a protected class shifts the burden of proof to the employer to show discrimination had nothing to do with the disciplinary action or dismissal. this has also been a problem when a worker files a workers' compensation claim and is later disciplined or dismissed. Which of the following best explains your opinion?

Missouri should take steps to protect employers that do not discriminate and punish employers that truly discriminate against employees because of their status as a member of a protected class by requiring a plaintiff to prove an employer was motivated by discrimination when taking action, adopting the same standard used in such cases in federal courts. 

Twenty-six other states are Right to Work. The law secures the right of employees to decide for themselves whether or not to join or financially support a union. Which of the following best explains your opinion of this legislation?

I support Missouri joining the other 26 Right to Work states.

The Missouri Legislature passed legislation that would have adopted the same standard used in more than 40 other states and federal courts to evaluate whether a person may testify as an "expert" in their field. The legislation was vetoed by Governor Nixon. Which of the following best explains your opinion of this legislation?

I support Missouri using the same standard for evaluating experts that is used in more that 40 states and federal courts.

The Missouri Legislature passed a bill that would have lowered the number of weeks of unemployment benefits during periods of low unemployment, based on the premise that more jobs are available for those that want to work. Governor Nixon vetoed the legislation and 2/3 of the members of the House and Senate voted to override the veto, but Missouri courts voided the override on a technicality. Which of the following best explains your opinion of this legislature?

I support lowering the number of weeks of unemployment during periods of low unemployment rates when more jobs are available to those that want to work. 

Missouri has historically fought back against the overreach of federal agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), when such agencies issue regulations or policies that are not good for Missourians. One example is the Clean Power Plan, and EPA mandate that will raise Missouri electricity rates dramatically. Which of the following best explains your opinion on this issue?

I support fighting for Missourians against overreaching federal regulations.

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