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ISSUE TITLE Baldonado Voted Kinzelman Position EXPLANATION
Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy Some Candidates Accept Donations from Big-Money Corporations.

yes

In the 2018 election he accepted over $14K from out-of-state oil companies alone.

 

no

Accepts NO corporate donations

I will not accept contributions from any for-profit corporations. I am relying upon individual grassroots small donor contributions. As a side note, I support expanding public campaign financing, please see my position on this.
Trickle-Down Economics The trickle-down theory states that cutting taxes on the rich will trickle-down and benefit the Middle Class. Incorrect core assumptions will result in bad policy advocacy.

yes

Believes in and supports this theory

 

no

Rejects this theory

 

We must restructure our tax system so that corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share. We must make tax cuts to the working middle class who will spend $$ at the community level. Any tax savings will NEVER trickle down - we must allocate any tax savings directly.
American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) ALEC lobbies for and writes corporation-friendly anti-citizen bills for state legislators to implement, often the same bill is proposed in multiple states.

yes

Is a member
and at least in 2017 was on one of their task forces

no

Will not join ALEC

While I think it's valuable to listen and consider voices that oppose what I stand for, I don't find it likely that I would support their proposed legislation.
2020sp/SB8 Police reform NO YES Allows police officers to be held accountable for abuse, and requires body cameras to always be worn not only for protection against police abuse, but protection of officers wrongly accused. Seems like a win-win to me.
2020sp/SB3 Small Business Recovery Act NO YES Helps small businesses devastated by the Covid-19 health emergency
2020sp/SB4 Temporary Election Changes NO YES Makes change to voting procedures to make voting easier in the wake of the Covid-19 health emergency
2019/HM92 Universal Health Care in NM NO YES This is the first step in implementing Universal Health Care for all New Mexicans to replace Obamacare.
2019/HB436 Preserves beneficial Obamacare requirements NO YES This Bill prevents health insurers from eliminating protections required by Obamacare (for instance preventing pre-existing condition exclusions) in case Republicans are successful in repealing Obamacare.
2020/HB148 Increases Working Families Tax Credit NO YES This Bill would have increased the tax credit for certain working families.
2017/HB338 Community Solar Gardens Act NO YES Solar Gardens allow people to participate in solar power generation projects who could not otherwise afford to do so. We should be encouraging more people to participate renewable power projects.
2017/SB227 State Facility Renewable Energy Use NO YES NM should lead the way in reducing large building energy use. In fact the bill specifies that the projects be cash-flow positive and not require up-front investment so no cost to the state, but Alonzo still voted against it.
2019/HB51 Bill to Decriminalize Abortion NO YES Please see my detailed position.
2017/HB442 Minimum wage increase bill (did not pass) NO YES Wages have been stagnant for decades even as productivity and profits have risen. Thus the wealth redistribution from the Middle Class to the upper class has gotten worse during this time. My opponent voted against even a slight minimum wage increase.
2017/HB575 Health Security Plan Analysis Act – the first step toward a system for health insurance to cover all NM residents. Visit NM Health Security. NO YES I would support a comprehensive study to determine the feasibility and sustainability of a program that would provide health insurance to all NM residents
2018/HM9 Explore Medicaid buy-in plan NO YES This legislation would merely explore the expansion of medicaid to cover more people in NM by allowing them to buy into the program. This is even more important considering the changes that the federal government is doing to Obamacare. But Alonzo voted against even the study of the expansion.
2013/HB168 Establish a non-profit health insurance exchange program NO YES I would support an avenue wherein NM residents could receive assistance in researching and seeking out the best health care coverage for a reasonable premium
2014/HB82 Prohibit state officials from becoming lobbyists for 2 years after leaving state service NO YES I firmly believe there should be a waiting period to go from State Official, in any capacity, to becoming a lobbyist. This will reduce the potential for corruption.
2017/SB121 Prohibits (Gay) Conversion Therapy NO YES There is plenty of medical research showing that the so-called conversion therapy is harmful. Being gay is not a disease.
2017/SB259 Prohibits people convicted of domestic violence from owning firearms NO YES I would not support legislation that would allow anyone convicted of any kind of domestic violence charges to legally own a firearm no matter what their professional occupation may be. Domestic violence shows that the individual cannot control his anger and should be restricted from access to dangerous weapons.
2015/HB75 Right-To-Work (union busting) Law YES NO Unions were established in the late 1800's and have been a part of the American way of life. When unions prosper our economy prospers. See my position on unions.
2013/HB465 Reduce penalties for marijuana possession NO YES We should not only reduce penalties for marijuana possession, we should legalize marijuana for recreational use in NM broadening our tax base and revenue to fund education and infrastructure. We should expunge the records of people convicted of personal use.
2013/HJR10 Fund permanent school fund from the Land Grant Fund NO YES

New Mexico’s Land Grant Permanent Fund is the 2nd highest in the Country. Meanwhile New Mexico ranks 50th in the nation in educating our students. Education needs more funding. When your house is on fire, you don't worry about draining your savings account. See my position on education.

2017/HB166 Exempt Hemp from Controlled Substances NO YES Exemption would allow the agricultural community to divest into new options for sustainable crops providing the pathway to a whole new industry and revitalizing revenues sources for our agricultural communities
2017/HB155 Medical Cannabis Research Act NO YES This bill sought to amend sections of the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act and the Department of Health Act to provide for Medical Cannabis Research; the creation of a Cannabis Research Advisory Counsel; the creation of a Cannabis Research fund, Limiting Liability for Researchers and making appropriations, all of which I would support.

 

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