Better know a candidate: Tommy Garrett

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Tommy Garrett

Current position: State Senator, Legislative District 3

Future position: Running for re-election for Legislative District 3 in November

Political party: Republican

Key issues/votes:

Garrett was a sponsor of LB 643 which would allow medical marijuana for Nebraska.  This bill would allow medical marijuana for those who suffer from cancer, AIDS, glaucoma, Crohn’s disease, chronic pain, nausea, or seizures.  He voted in favor of this bill.

LB 268: This bill would repeal the death penalty in Nebraska.  Garrett voted in favor of this bill.

LB 10: This bill would have changed the electoral votes in Nebraska by eliminating the electoral votes by Congressional district.  The bill would move Nebraska back to a winner take all state.  Garrett voted against this bill.

LB 947: This bill would allow immigrants protected by President Barack Obama’s DACA executive actions to receive professional licenses.

LB 586: This bill was to establish an employment non-discrimination act for the state of Nebraska.  The bill would prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.  The vote was to table the bill.  A vote in favor of tabling the bill is, in effect, a vote against the bill.  Garrett voted in favor of tabling the bill.

LB 1032: This bill would expand Medicaid in Nebraska.  The medicaid expansion includes plans for people to buy private health insurance plans.  The vote was to table the bill.  A vote to table the bill is, in effect, a vote against the bill.  Garrett voted in favor of tabling the bill.

LB 485 (previous session): This bill would establish an employment non-discrimination act for the state of Nebraska.  Garrett voted against the bill.

LB 943 (previous session): This bill would have increased the minimum wage to $7.65 in January 2015, $8.35 in January 2016, and $9.00 in January 2017.  Garrett voted against this bill.

 

 

 

 

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