ScrambleWatch Q&A: Republican David Gowan on the Environment

Having made it through the primaries, Republican Frank Antenori will run against David Gowan and Andrea Dalessandro in the general election for one of two seats in Legislative District 30 House of Representatives. We asked him some questions on the environment.

Do you support allowing some state trust land to be set aside for conservation without payment to the trust?

No, because it’s there to fund our education-that’s in the Constitution.

Should the state set fuel-efficiency standards for cars and trucks sold in Arizona?

No.

Should the state increase gasoline taxes to pay for more highway construction?

No, no tax increase. We are at a $2 billion deficit from spending and we need to cut back a little. It’s not up to the tax payers to pay for the government’s spending habits.

Should the state require new schools to incorporate renewable-energy features such as solar panels if it will increase construction costs?

Locally, they can make that decision for themselves. If we give them a portion of money and they decide to do that, they are going to have to figure out how.

Should the state continue to provide tax credits for solar installation?

I guess that’s ok because someone is saying they have the power to decide where their money is going.

Should the state enact environmental rules that are more strict then federal regulations?

No.

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