Senate Candidate Wish Lists: Repealing Regs, More Tort Curbs, Impeaching Obama

The News Sentinel has a Sunday article on the three Republican women running for the state Senate District 6 seat -Victoria DeFreese, Becky Duncan Massey and Marilyn Roddy, Here’s an excerpt I thought interesting:
Each candidate was asked if she could introduce and be assured of passage of just one piece of legislation to benefit the state’s economy and create jobs, what that legislation would be.
Said Massey: “My law would be that for every new regulation that a state department creates, they must then eliminate two existing regulations. The No. 1 thing that (business owners) are telling me is that compliance with excessive regulation is choking them, and costing money that could instead be used to develop new jobs and improve the infrastructure of their business.”
Said Roddy: “If it has to be just one, it would be ‘loser pays’ tort reform. Last year, the Legislature passed limits on liability, and this would work hand in glove with improving the economy and job growth in our state.”
DeFreese: “Because the federal government manages the macro-economy and that impacts all states, if I could introduce one piece of legislation that would be ensured passage, I would suggest a resolution calling for the impeachment of President Obama. If we could join with other states and pursue that, that is what I would like to do.”

Note: Reporter Jim Balloch also has two sidebars on the 6th District Senate race, one on candidate views on issues that the winner may face in the Legislature; the other on their fundraising (Massey leads there).

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