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Candidate profile: Renate Pore, House of Delegates, 35th District

Renate Pore (D)

Charleston

Education: West Virginia University

Occupation: Retired

Gazette Opinion:

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?

A: No

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.

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    Funerals for Sunday, September 22, 2019

    Browning, Thelma - 1 p.m., Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

    Cooper, Corey- 2 p.m., Henson & Kitchen Funeral Mortuary, Huntington.

    Pennington, Connie- 2 p.m., White Cemetery, Danese. 

    Waybright, Gerald- 3:30 p.m., Pickens Cemetery, Pickens. 

    Young, Susan- 3 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield.