ABORTION - PARENTAL CONSENT: Requiring parental consent for a minor to obtain an abortion? (Currently, Florida law requires only parental notification.)
AFFORDABLE HOUSING: Appropriating Sadowski Affordable Housing trust funds generated by documentary stamp taxes on real estate transactions to the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) and State Apartment Incentive Loan (SAIL) programs?
IMMIGRATION: A policy against incarcerating undocumented persons who have no criminal record or against whom no criminal charges are filed?
PARENTAL EMPOWERMENT: Allowing parents to designate an approved percentage of the State's per-pupil funding for each school-age child that can go toward tutoring, dual enrollment, prepaid college, virtual schooling, and nonpublic school tuition?
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: Maintaining funding for supportive services for persons with disabilities to live in the community?
Candidate Comments:Only those disabled by an accident or by birth.
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: Allowing individuals and businesses, including religious organizations, to offer employee benefits and services to the public in accordance with their religious beliefs?
UNANIMOUS JURY RECOMMENDATION FOR DEATH SENTENCE: Requiring a unanimous jury recommendation to sentence someone to death? (Currently, Florida law requires at minimum a simple majority vote (7 to 5) of the jury to recommend a sentence of death.)
Candidate Comments:I oppose the death sentence, it is up to the Lord!
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