News Archive: 10/1/14

Kristy Takes Part in House Candidate Forum


Excerpted from the Canton Observer

Democratic and Republican candidates sparred Monday evening on issues such as education funding, fixing roads, Michigan's right-to-work law, same-sex marriage and senior pension taxes during a state House forum in Canton.

A crowd packed a township hall meeting room to watch GOP nominee Carol Ann Fausone and Democrat Kristy Pagan square off in the 21st District race.

Kristy on Fixing Our Roads

Pagan said taxpayers including seniors shouldn't be unfairly burdened with the road-repair tab. Rather, she said Michigan should lower out-of-state truck weight limits, which she said are among the country's highest, and enforce it.

Kristy on Improving Education

Pagan called for restoration of what she said amounts to $1 billion in cuts to the K-12 school aid fund. She said class sizes should be reduced and more money invested in higher education. Pagan also said she supports limiting the number of charter schools, saying many are for-profit entities that siphon money from public schools.

Kristy on Marriage Equality

Pagan said she would work for equal rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, saying "LGBT equality is the civil rights issue of our time."

To read the full article on the League of Women Voters Forum, click here.

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