Noah is the only candidate who has released a comprehensive education policy. Noah believes in a strong public education benefitting all Arizonans equally. He has outlined a plan to take Arizona from 48th in the nation in education funding to 25th. This can be done without raising taxes, just closing tax loopholes. Noah believes students should be exposed to computer programming fundamentals beginning in Kindergarten and increasing intensity throughout their education. Noah has a plan to make it so that university students can pay for their education on a part-time, minimum wage job. See the full text of Noah’s education plan for additional details.
Raising the Standard of Living for All Arizonans
Noah is committed to raising the median family income in Arizona. To show solidarity with typical Arizona families, he has said he will not accept the full Governor’s salary, but rather will only accept median family income. When making financial decisions for the state, he will always ask himself, “Does this legislation create more opportunity to increase the wealth of typical Arizona families, or does it just create a few exceptionally high earning opportunities?” Noah is also the only candidate to have outlined a detailed plan to solve homelessness in AZ.
Noah believes that the great companies of the future want to locate in states that have the infrastructure to provide opportunities for success as well as a social climate that supports the diverse lifestyles of their employees. Businesses value education, security, healthcare, and other government services that are vital for competitive advantage, and they are willing to pay for them if they trust their money is being spent wisely.
Noah believes that government debt is an immoral tax on the next generation, and he is opposed to any budget that does not rapidly pay down state debt.
Noah believes anyone who wants to live in Arizona has as much right to live here as anyone who already lives here, regardless of birth nationality. He believes well-meaning immigrants who came here despite quotas and restrictions to the contrary should receive expedited legal status.
Noah believes all Arizona citizens should have access to emergency medical services regardless of their income and insurance. He also believes that individuals must be responsible for their own actions and that the citizens of the state should not be on the hook for the medical costs of others that are the result of a lifetime of conscious poor lifestyle and health choices. He also recognizes that even in the case of unexpected life-threatening illness, Arizona citizens cannot bear the cost of expensive treatments that are likely to prolong life only briefly or add questionable quality to one’s remaining days.
Noah believes every Arizonan deserves equal protection under the law. Additionally, Noah does not just believe in tolerating diversity: rather, he believes in celebrating it. Noah will stand for political and social equality for all communities, including women, Hispanics, blacks, LGBTQ, all religious faiths, and more. These differences combine to make every individual unique, but make our state beautiful, and they should all be cherished.
Noah supports the legalization of cannabis for all purposes, including recreation. He believes common sense regulations to protect the vulnerable from abuse. He will advocate for the rapid release of all who have been imprisoned exclusively for using and selling cannabis.
Noah is not a marijuana user himself, but he thinks it’s very unfortunate that many people who would benefit from the use of cannabis do not feel comfortable using it because of the stigma attached to it.
Noah is committed to doing everything in his power to ensure that today’s Arizonans reduce waste and conspicuous consumption. Future generations should have greater access to the natural resources and beautiful landscapes that make Arizona great, not less. He supports expanded sustainable energy infrastructure investments and research, especially solar.
Noah supports the right of any law-abiding citizen who wants to own a gun to do so. Per the Constitution, he thinks responsible gun ownership should require active involvement and good standing with the Arizona National Guard or Arizona Rangers, Arizona’s militias. He will create programs to facilitate militia participation by a much greater number of Arizona’s citizens on a more limited basis. Additionally, he strongly discourages gun owners with children from keeping their guns at home, as they exponentially increase the risk of their little ones being injured or killed by a gun. He does not think this recommendation should be enshrined in legislation.
Federal Surveillance and Cyber Security
The federal intelligence community needs to be sufficiently accountable to the people it serves, which has not been the case for some time. Modern technology has exacerbated this situation. The most effective way to defuse the problem of an unaccountable shadow government is for states to band together and demand reform. Noah will build a coalition of states with the strength and resolve to demand accountable intelligence practices and ensure secure cyber access for us and generations to come.
Noah recognizes that political parties play a valuable role helping candidates and voters organize and disseminate information outside of elections. However, political parties have legislated for themselves unfair advantages that undermine electing moderate candidates that best represent the will of the people, and can bring unity to dysfunctional governments, especially at the national level. To eliminate those advantages, Noah supports the following reforms:
- Ballots should be free from all partisan designations (e.g. no (R), (D), etc. next to candidate names)
- General elections should be held between the top three or 4 primary candidates, with no consideration of political parties.
- Rank choice/instant runoff voting should be the standard for all elections.
Noah supports the recalibration of our law enforcement and corrections resources to focus on:
- Restitution, where applicable.
- Psychologically proven rehabilitation programs. Incarceration is not such a program.
- Penalties that treat all wrongdoers proportionally (e.g. service hours instead of fines).
- Noah also recognizes that many criminals suffer from mental illness, and he supports a more robust mental health program as part of a crime reduction strategy.
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