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Rep. Jonathan Ray Lancaster

Republican - MS - 22nd district

43.48%

2023 Limited Government Rating

Ratings by Policy Category

100.00%

52.94%

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15.63%

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9.09%

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Lawmaker Position

Reducing the Scope of Government by Allowing a Homeowners Association to Procure its Own Water Supply Apart from the City of Jackson.

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Voted for Limited Government

Forcing Taxpayers to Fund LGBTQ Films and Critical Race Theory Through a $10.1 Million Appropriation to the Mississippi Arts Commission.

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Voted against Limited Government

Protecting Taxpayers by Prohibiting State Agencies from Operating in a Manner that Will Result in a Year-End Deficit.

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Voted for Limited Government

Enriching "Destination Marketing Organizations" by Channeling Millions of Taxpayer Funds to Select Companies Favored by Government for Wasteful Tourism Marketing.

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Voted against Limited Government

Worsening the State's Draconian Wholesaler Laws by Imposing Additional Anti-Competitive Prohibitions on Alcoholic Beverage Manufactures Having Ownership in Wholesalers or Distributors.

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Voted against Limited Government

Hiking New Car Prices by Further Worsening the State's Draconian Automotive Regulations to Block Electric Vehicle Manufacturers from Selling Directly to Consumers.

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Voted against Limited Government

Hiking Insurance Premiums by Mandating Health Insurers Provide Coverage for Services by State and Local Health Departments in the Same Manner as Other Providers.

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Voted against Limited Government

Strengthening Election Integrity by Establishing Penalties for Fraudulently Requesting Absentee Ballots.

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening Government Accountability by Establishing a Process to Remove Appointed State Officers for "Willful Neglect".

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Voted for Limited Government

Combatting Wealth Redistribution by Preventing Localities from Charging Individuals Different Utility Rates based on the Value of a Home or Business.

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Voted for Limited Government

Expanding Unnecessary Bureaucracy and Spending through the Creation of the "Mississippi Office of Space and Technology".

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Voted against Limited Government

Reducing Crime and Protecting Businesses from Theft by Increasing Fines and Penalties for Shoplifting.

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Voted for Limited Government

Expanding Cronyism By Hiking Taxes on Hotels and Restaurants in George County to Fund a Sports and Rec Facility.

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Voted against Limited Government

Strengthening Government Accountability by Expanding the State's Elected Officer Removal Process to Also Include Municipal Elected Officers.

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Voted against Limited Government

Increasing Public Safety within Jackson by Expanding the Jurisdiction of the Capitol Complex Improvement District (CCID) and Court System to Combat Crime.

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Voted for Limited Government

Fueling Out-Of-Control Spending through a $7.6 Billion State Budget - the Largest in State History with Countless Wasteful Initiatives and Lawmaker Pet-Projects.

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Voted against Limited Government

Ensuring the Free Competition of Currency and U.S. Monetary System Protection by Exempting Gold and Silver Bullion from the Sales Tax.

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Voted for Limited Government

Enriching Woke Hollywood Producers by Forcing Taxpayers to Subsidize up to $10 Million in TV Series Production Costs.

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Voted against Limited Government

Protecting Communities from Violent Carjackings and Deadly Police Chases by Establishing Mandatory Minimum Sentences

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Voted for Limited Government

Improving Educational Outcomes by Extending the Ability of the State Board of Education to Appoint School Board Members in Failing School Districts.

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Voted for Limited Government

Forcing Taxpayers to Pay for "Universal Changing Tables" in the Restrooms of Both Public and Private Entities.

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Voted against Limited Government

Advancing a Politicized Environmental Agenda by Forcing Taxpayers to Fund Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for EV Owners through the Mississippi Transportation Commission.

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Voted against Limited Government

Growing Government to Now Regulate "Pet Insurance Policies" and Impose New Mandates on Policy Conditions and Sales.

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Voted against Limited Government

Protecting Communities from Violent Carjackings by Establishing Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Knowingly Receiving Stolen Vehicles and Property.

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Voted for Limited Government

Hiking Property Tax Rates by Extending the Crony Tax Exemptions Provided to Certain Government-Favored Renewable Energy Projects.

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Voted against Limited Government

Forcing Taxpayers (Instead of the Private Sector) to Provide $500,000 so Relatives of Dr. Jane Ellen McAllister can Purchase and Transform Her Home Into an African American Museum.

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Voted against Limited Government

Enriching a Government-Favored Non-Profit in Benton County by Forcing Taxpayers to Pay for the Pre-Schooling Costs of Select Children.

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Voted against Limited Government

Reducing Cronyism by Establishing a "Trigger" which Cuts-off Corporate Welfare and Tax Subsidies Based on Employment Rates Across Counties.

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Voted for Limited Government

Extending Exemptions from Certain Anti-Competitive Alcohol Regulations and Implementing Additional Minor Pro-Liberty Reforms Concerning Alcohol.

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening Election Integrity through a Package of Reforms to Ensure Increased Accuracy of Voter Rolls, Post-Election Audits and that Only U.S. Citizens May Vote.

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Voted for Limited Government

Expanding Wealth Redistribution by Permitting Localities to "Forgive" Water and Sewer Usage.

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening Property Rights by Protecting the Right of Individuals to Mine Bitcoins and Other Digital Currencies.

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Voted for Limited Government

Expanding Cronyism by Channeling $10 Million in Taxpayer Funds to Enrich the Forestry Industry through the "Forestry Facility Grant Program".

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Voted against Limited Government

Expanding Cronyism by Forcing Taxpayers to Fund a Government-Favored Community Center in Oktibbeha County.

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Voted against Limited Government

Strengthening National Security by Banning TikTok and Other Chinese Government-Owned Applications from Being Accessed on State-Issued Devices or Networks.

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Voted for Limited Government

Hiking Mississippi Electricity Costs through Protectionist "Right of First Refusal" Regulations which Enrich Utility Companies and Prevent Competitive Bidding for Transmission Infrastructure.

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Voted against Limited Government

Strengthening Government Accountability by Requiring Agencies Seeking Exemptions from Oversight to Submit Detailed Requests to Both the Legislature and State Personnel Board.

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Voted for Limited Government

Hiking Building Costs and Advancing a Politicized Environmental Agenda by Extending the Authority of Local Governments to Impose Energy Efficiency Standards.

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Voted against Limited Government

Protecting 2nd Amendment Rights by Prohibiting the Enactment of Additional Regulations or Bans on Firearm Suppressors.

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Voted for Limited Government

Advancing Innovation and Economic Growth by Establishing a Framework to Enable the Operation of Fully Autonomous Vehicles within the State.

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening Property Rights and Reducing Construction Costs by Allowing Small Localities to End Permitting Requirements.

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Voted for Limited Government

Hiking Fees and Regulations on Freshwater Fishing Guide Licensing to Restrict Competition from Out-of-State Guides.

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Voted against Limited Government

Increasing Government Dependency and Ballooning Medicaid Welfare Spending to Over $900 Million by Hiking Postpartum Benefits from 60 Days to 12 Months.

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Voted against Limited Government

Worsening Cronyism by Forcing Taxpayers to Provide Even Greater Subsidies to Government-Favored Technology Businesses under the "Innovate Mississippi" Program.

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Voted against Limited Government

Worsening Cronyism and Government Central Planning by Providing $45 Million in Additional Subsidies Under the MS Small Business Investment Company Act.

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Voted against Limited Government

Growing Government Regulatory Power within the Pharmaceutical Industry by Imposing a Series of New Mandates on Pharmacy Benefit Managers.

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Voted against Limited Government

Weakening Property Rights by Providing Municipal Authorities a Greater Range of Debt Issuance and Eminent Domain Powers.

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Voted against Limited Government

Forcing Taxpayers to Pay for Other Individual's Childcare Costs by Worsening an Employer Tax Credit Scheme.

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Voted against Limited Government

Increasing Public Safety within Jackson by Expanding the Jurisdiction of the Capitol Complex Improvement District (CCID) and State Policy Force to Combat Crime.

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Voted for Limited Government

Advancing Government Overreach by Granting Localities New Power to Impose a Series of Additional Fines for Zoning Ordinance Violations.

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Voted against Limited Government

Strengthening Individual Liberties by Expanding "Qualified Resort Areas" which Allow the Sale and Consumption of Alcohol.

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Voted for Limited Government

Growing Government Bureaucracy and Ballooning Spending to Over $150 Million for Unnecessary Initiatives within the Department of Employment Security and Workforce Development.

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Voted against Limited Government

Fueling Wasteful Spending by Forcing Taxpayers to Spend $1.2 Million for the "Dixie National Livestock Show".

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Voted against Limited Government

Strengthening School Security by Providing a Pathway for Educators to Carry Concealed Firearms to Protect Students.

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening Election Integrity by Banning the Practice of "Ballot Harvesting".

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Voted for Limited Government

Further Growing the Enormous Land and Property Holdings of the Federal Government by Transferring the Coker House to the U.S. Park Service.

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Voted against Limited Government

Hiking Taxpayer Costs by Imposing Unnecessary Protectionist Procurement Mandates on State Procurement of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones).

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Voted against Limited Government

Strengthening Government Integrity through the Creation of a "Public Funds Offender Registry" to Prevent Future State and Local Government Hiring.

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Voted for Limited Government

Growing Government Central Planning and Interference in the Private Sector through the Creation of the "Mississippi Broadband Accessibility Act".

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Voted against Limited Government

Hiking Spending on Pre-K Initiatives which Exceed the Core K-12 Educational Duties of Taxpayers.

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Voted against Limited Government

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