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respond to a wide range of issues and then try to vote for what a majority of my constituents prefer." The term, Comment, in an answer space indicates that the candidate The notation, n/r, indicates that the candidate did not return the ques- tiormaire, has qualified or explained an answer in some way. Comments are printed A blank on the chart indicates that the candidate did not answer that below the charts. particular question. Child and Family Do you support: a "children first" principle in the disposition of marital and individual property? financial support for parents in choosing an appropriate accredited school for their child? eliminating the AFDC subsidy for a child born to a woman on welfare? iana 4ouse ,regg (D) istrict 45 (D))istrict 60 es (R) strict 60 (D) istrict 62 I (R District 62 (D) District 63 (R District 63 ne rl (D) District 64 strict 64 strict 73 OOdness R) District 73 Children First n/r Yes Yes Yes Undec. n/r Comment Yes Undec. Undec. Yes School Choice n/r Yes No Und., Cmnt Yes n/r Yes Comment Yes Comment No Eliminate AFDC n/r No Yes Und., Cmnt Yes n/r No Comment Yes No Yes (D) District 74 ut Lambt ---District 74 I Ct 75 I R. RRsz'(R)District 75 '. arry E  ....... -- ron Wa ren (R) District 77 k .... I 1:3i111 U) I.Jlt /O 78 enate (D) District 39 :i) District 39 Jr. (D) District 47 'istrict 47 )istrict. 48 (D) District. 49 Yes No No n/r n/r n/r n/r n/r n/r Yes Yes Yes n/r n/r n/r Yes Yes No Yes, Cmnt No Yes n/r n/r nir Yes Comment No Yes No Yes Yes No Undec. No Yes Yes No Yes n/r Undec. n/r n/r See Introductory story Candidate Comments were made along with, or in place of, the Yes-No-Unde- to the questions about "Child and Family." to the first question, about a "children first" principle, Candi- R-63, said she was not sure about the meaning of the Heeke, D-73, asked in what circumstances the principle such as in divorce or death. about financial support for families choosing a school brought L. Denbo, D-62, said his response would depend bill. Richard L. McConnell, D-64, said, "It would de- leavy the burden of taxes where that accompanied the sup- D-73, indicated he would need to know the location of could answer the question. Byron Warren, R-77, speci- as the tbrm of financial assistance he supported. Vaneta said she would "need nmre specifics on this proposal" before inating the AFDC subsidy for a child born to . also brought several comments. Jerry L. Denb,), D-62, answer Would depend upon the wording of the bill. Public Assistance Do you support: Eliminating public assistance after two years? Income supplements combined with AFDC so that a recipient who works can maintain an income at the poverty level? A refundable tax credit on earned income for low income famiies with dependent children including those who do not make enough to pay taxes? House Gregg D-45 Anderson D-60 Bales R-60 Denbo D-62 Paon R-62 D. Hume D-63 Gentry R-63 McConnell D-64 Marshall R-64 Heeke D-73 Goodness R-73 Phillips D-74 Lambert R-74 Avery D-75 Reisz R-75 Lutz D-76 Hays D-77 Warren R-77 McWilliams D-78 Becker R-78 Eliminate pub. assisL after 2 yrs n/r No Yes Yes n/r Yes/Comment Comment Undecided Comment Yes Yes, Comment n/r n/r Yes n/r No Yes n/r t Comment t Income supple- ments n/r Yes Yes Yes Yes n/r Yes Comment Yes Yes No Yes n/r n/r Yes n/r Yes Undecided rVr Refundable tax credit n/r Undecided Undecided Yes Yes rt/r Yes Comment Undecided Yes Undecided Yes n/r nJr Yes n Jr Yes Undecided n/r Yes Yes Senate Doll D-39 Yes, Comment Yes Yes Waterman R-39 Yes Yes  Yes Young D-47 Yes Yes  Undecided Street R-47 Undecided ' Yes  Yes i n/r L. Hume D-48 n/r n/r O'Day D-49 See Introductory Story ..... Indiana House Candidate Comments Donna Gentry, R-63, qualified her support for eliminating public assis- tance after two years, adding tfor able-bodied" to the question. Dennis Heeke, D-73, added, "if they can get GED or job training or job is available.  Michael K. Phillips, D-74, qualified his support for eliminating public as- sistance after two years, "if employment is available." Vaneta Becker, R- 78, said it "would depend on jobs or public service available to welfare recipients." Richard L. McConnell, D-64, commented: "All of the statements [about public assistance] make sense if a program is developed to encourage moving up and off of public assistance, while insuring that those who are unable to provide for themselves due to physical or mental infirmities are not dumped onto the streets as is done in some countries." Indiana Senate Candidate Comments Maurice (Morrie) Doll, D-39, said he Would support eliminating public assistance after two years "with conditions." VOT NOVEMB ON R 8