David McCorquodale (G)

State Representative District 21

If elected, what would be your top three legislative initiatives?

  • Develop renewable energy, instead of using fossil fuels.  Natural gas is NOT green. Such an initiative would make room for many small businesses to develop.
  • Election and campaign finance reform.
  • Legalize both marijuana and the growing of industrial hemp, which would provide tax revenue and a new important crop for Delaware’s agricultural industry.

If elected, what would be the one piece of legislation that you would repeal from this past session?
No answer from this past session. But from the entire Markell administration, I would repeal the Bloom energy boondoggle that is forcing Delmarva rate payers to subsidize a business that is not green and is not bringing the promised jobs to the state anyway.

WORKFORCE/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Do you support…

Right to Work legislation, including Enterprise Zones, and if elected, will you work to get the law enacted in Delaware?
No.

Strengthening federal, state and private investment to build an entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem?
Yes.

EDUCATION

Do you support…

Reducing centralized State control over education and giving more autonomy and control over the operation of the education system to local county boards of education?
Yes.

In favor of consolidating Delaware’s 19 school districts to a smaller number?
Yes.

The City of Wilmington forming its own school district?
No.

The adoption of measures which would redirect per capita state and local Board of Education administrative costs into theclassroom, knowing that Delaware is near the top of the nation in per capita central administration expenditures?
Yes.

Expanded education choice such as charter schools, education savings accounts, vouchers and homeschooling options?
No.

The moratorium on new charter schools?
Yes.

INFRASTRUCTURE

Do you support…

An increase on the Motor Fuel Tax in order to support capacity expansion?
No.

The development of additional natural gas capacity and pipelines to Kent and Sussex counties?
No.

The creation of incentives and the easing of hurdles to foster accelerated growth of broadband service Sussex County?
No.

The state of Delaware continuing to force taxpayers to fund beach infrastructure in the face of rising sea levels that threaten continued use of existing beachfront?
No.

A statewide reassessment of property values?
Yes.

Elimination of a property tax exemption for qualified senior citizens?
No.

LEGAL & REGULATORY REFORM

Mandatory and regular across-the-board legislative audits and performance review of all spending units in state government?
Yes.

Granting broader statutory powers to the Office of the Attorney General to assist the legislative auditor in audit and investigatory programs for all spending units of state government?
Yes.

A move toward ensuring that State employee benefits are commensurate with the private sector?
No.

The redevelopment of industrial sites that have lost their grandfathered status under the Coastal Zone Act?
Yes.

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  1. The repeal is a nice thought, but the legislation that established the feed-in tariff has a “poison pill” provision. It requires Delmarva Power, to collect from only their ratepayers, 100% of all the estimated payments due under the tariff, and then pay it to Bloom Energy in lump sum, with no discount for the present value payment of the future value payments due – none! The legislation wasn’t a bill, it was a contract designed to make certain Bloom Energy could sell the income stream to the investors in Diamond State Generation Partners, LLC, to raise money for the capital starved company. It was sold as “jobs bill”. The next job report is due 10/31/16. They won’t come close to hitting their goal of 900 employees.

    John A. Nichols

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