| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy|
Bill Haslam: Balance budget without education cuts & tax decrease.
Phil Bredesen: Adjust our expenses to match our income, like family budget.
Bill Haslam: Get tough on meth crimes.
Bill Haslam: Drive to 55: 55% get post-HS certificate or degree by 2025.
Joe Carr: Prohibit discrimination against college religious groups.
Bill Haslam: Drive to 55: Increase college graduation to 55% by 2025.
Joe Carr: Require abstinence-centered sex education in schools.
Bill Haslam: Remove 90-cap limit on charter schools.
Phil Bredesen: New reforms: student achievement to evaluate teacher.
Don Sundquist: Invest more in teachers and in early education.
Don Sundquist: We test students & rate schools; now invest in reading.
Don Sundquist: Invest in teachers: scholarships, mentors, merit pay.
Energy & Oil|
Bob Tuke: Dependence on foreign oil hurts security & climate.
Bob Corker: Promote fuel cells & alternatives to reduce oil dependence.
Joe Carr: Require photographic evidence of animal abuse.
Joe Carr: Rated 40% on voting record by Tennessee Conservation Voters.
Bill Haslam: Haslam's Pilot company cited for 70 environmental violations.
Don Sundquist: Supports new State Forest and 23 new natural areas.
Families & Children|
Bill Haslam: Support services to 100% of former foster youth.
Bob Tuke: Moratorium on all new Free Trade agreements.
Bob Corker: Break down trade barriers to give farmers a world market.
Joe Carr: Reduce crossover voting in Tennessee primary elections.
Bill Haslam: We reduced wait times for licenses from 38 minutes to 18.
Joe Carr: Increase campaign contribution limits but disallow lobbyists.
Joe Carr: Require photo ID in order to vote.
Lamar Alexander: The Era of the 1,000-Page Bill Is Over.
Joe Carr: 30,000 people respond to raffling off a Beretta 92A1.
Bob Tuke: National health care insurance exchange.
Don Sundquist: We must save TennCare, for children & the needy.
Bill Haslam: ObamaCare costs TN $350M; cut but preserve rural hospitals.
Bill Haslam: Only 1% of our country serves to keep the rest of us free.
Bob Tuke: More border security; more enforcement.
Bill Haslam: Created 80,000 jobs by making TN a good place for capital.
Principles & Values|
Bill Haslam: Tennessee--America at Its Best: we are a model to the nation.
Al Gore: Take your souls to the polls.
Bill Haslam: TN named the best state in the country to retire in 2013.
Bill Haslam: TN thinks differently: don't spend money; give back taxes.
Bob Tuke: Repeal Bush tax cuts that favor wealthy Americans.
Howard Phillips: Eliminate income tax, corporate tax, & estate tax.
Joe Carr: Cell phone ban should be addressed by airlines, not feds.
Lamar Alexander: No cell phone conversations on planes; email and texting ok.
Phil Bredesen: Memphis Research Consortium: life science research center.
Don Sundquist: Wire government plus libraries and schools.
War & Peace|
Bob Tuke: Responsible Plan to End the War.