| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Jodi Rell: Leave abortion decision to a woman & her doctor.
Jodi Rell: $100M for stem cell research.
Budget & Economy|
John Lynch: I erased a major budget deficit without new taxes.
Bill Ritter: Traditional definition of marriage; but full rights for gays.
Bill Ritter: Supports MWDBE programs for those without historical access.
Ed Rendell: Recognize civil unions.
Ed Rendell: Affirmative action in state contracts and colleges.
Jodi Rell: Comprehensive state job searches should ignore demographics.
John Lynch: Consider civil unions for N.H.
John Lynch: Encourage diversity without discrimination.
Joel Dykstra: No same-sex civil unions.
Joel Dykstra: No affirmative action in government decisions.
Deval Patrick: Supports criminal rehabilitation and alternative sentencing.
Ed Rendell: Supports the death penalty.
Ed Rendell: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
Jodi Rell: Supports the death penalty.
Jodi Rell: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
John Baldacci: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
John Lynch: Support NH’s current death penalty.
Rod Blagojevich: Supports death penalty, but keep moratorium for now.
Rod Blagojevich: Supports reducing recidivism and re-entry assistance.
Joel Dykstra: Supports the death penalty.
Joel Dykstra: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
Ed Rendell: Strengthen penalties for drug-related crimes.
Jodi Rell: Restrict sale of products used to make methamphetamine.
Joel Dykstra: Restrict products used to make methamphetamine.
Jodi Rell: Supports Head Start & early childhood education.
John Lynch: Ensure every child the opportunity for a great education.
Joel Dykstra: Support voluntary prayer in public schools.
Energy & Oil|
Ed Rendell: Promote alternative fuels & also traditional domestic fuels.
John Lynch: 25% renewable sources by 2025.
Deval Patrick: Limit campaign donations.
Ed Rendell: Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending.
John Baldacci: Limit political campaign donations.
John Lynch: Restrinct campaign donations, but not campaign spending.
Rod Blagojevich: Supports McCain-Feingold campaign finance system.
Joel Dykstra: Limit individual & PAC donations; require disclosure.
Bill Ritter: Comfortable with Colorado’s existing gun laws.
Deval Patrick: Strengthen existing gun laws; require background checks.
Ed Rendell: Strengthen existing gun laws; add background checks.
John Baldacci: Allow concealed carry.
John Lynch: Keep N.H. gun laws unchanged.
John Baldacci: Ensure access to basic health care.
Rod Blagojevich: Cover 400,000 more thru FamilyCare, KidCare, & AllKids.
Bill Ritter: Supports livable wage and increasing minimum wage.
Rod Blagojevich: Raised the minimum wage from $5.15 to $6.50.
Ed Rendell: Use casino tax to reduce homeowners’ property taxes.
John Lynch: I will veto any income or sales tax.
Welfare & Poverty|
Deval Patrick: Increase funding for employment and job training programs.
Joel Dykstra: Promote marriage for welfare recipients.