Renate Pore (D)
Education: West Virginia University
Q: What would you do to ensure that West Virginia protects communities from adverse environmental and public health impacts of the rising natural gas industry?
A: Make sure all regulations are followed and sites are being monitored to assure compliance.
Q: What legislation would you push to diversify West Virginia’s economy?
A: 1. Make high speed broadband a priority for every part of West Virginia. 2. Free tuition for technical and community colleges 3. State funding and support for apprenticeship programs.
Q: How should West Virginia fund PEIA?
A: With a new dedicated source of funding. A 10-year plan that takes into account annual medical inflation.
Daily Mail Opinion:
Q: Do you support the current practice of “civil asset forfeiture,” whereby state law enforcement can seize property from citizens even if they are never charged with a crime?
Q: Should West Virginia join the 43 other states that allow students to attend public charter schools?
A: I don't support taking public money from public education to support charter schools.
Q: Should the severance tax on natural gas (currently at 5 percent) be raised, lowered, or kept the same?
A: It should be raised to support pressing public needs -- education, health care, infrastructure or to create a future fund for the time when natural gas is exhausted. Other energy-producing states have future funds that have proven to be a good public investment.