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Jay Nixon on Abortion
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  • Prohibit partial-birth abortion. (Nov 1998)
Jay Nixon on Budget & Economy
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  • Missouri has earned its triple-A credit rating. (Jan 2011)
Jay Nixon on Civil Rights
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  • Combat employment & housing discrimination against LGBTs. (Jan 2016)
  • Partnership for Hope: for Missourians with disabilities. (Jan 2014)
  • To make Missouri great, need to advance civil rights. (Apr 2011)
  • Believes marriage is between a man and a woman. (Sep 2008)
Jay Nixon on Corporations
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  • Require accountability for $500M in business tax credits. (Nov 2008)
Jay Nixon on Crime
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  • More DWI arrests save more lives. (Jan 2011)
  • Broaden use of death penalty; including drug traffickers. (Nov 1998)
  • Impose “truth in sentencing” for violent criminals. (Nov 1998)
Jay Nixon on Drugs
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  • Drug testing for welfare recipients. (Jul 2011)
  • Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs. (Nov 1998)
Jay Nixon on Education
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  • Affordable tuition is highest priority. (Jan 2016)
  • Fund public schools, don't develop voucher schemes. (Jan 2016)
  • Increase education funding by $150 million. (Jan 2013)
  • A+ scholarships: community college for every high schooler. (Jan 2013)
  • Allow expanding charter schools to poor-performing districts. (May 2012)
  • We need federal dollars for our schools. (Apr 2011)
  • Re-invest in our public school system. (Nov 2008)
Jay Nixon on Energy & Oil
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  • Supports public/private partnerships to develop clean energy. (Oct 2011)
  • Nuclear power provides reliable, affordable energy. (Jan 2011)
  • Develop ethanol, wind, solar, & cellulosic-based biofuels. (Nov 2008)
Jay Nixon on Environment
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  • State Parks Youth Corps: employ kids in state parks. (Jan 2011)
Jay Nixon on Families & Children
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  • We need childcare and parental leave. (Jan 2016)
  • Made insurance cover therapy for autism. (Jan 2016)
Jay Nixon on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Jay Nixon on Free Trade
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  • Trade and direct investment between China & Missouri. (Oct 2011)
  • Supports NAFTA & Fast Track; but also retaliatory tariffs. (Nov 1998)
Jay Nixon on Government Reform
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  • Re-institute strict campaign contribution limits. (Jan 2013)
  • Will balance Missouri budget & keep AAA bond rating. (Aug 2011)
  • Free TV to candidates who agree to campaign spending limits. (Nov 1998)
Jay Nixon on Gun Control
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  • Ban semi-automatic weapons; require child-safety locks. (Nov 1998)
Jay Nixon on Health Care
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  • $10M for more services in community mental health centers. (Jan 2013)
  • Every Missourian should have access to quality health care. (Nov 2008)
Jay Nixon on Homeland Security
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  • No Syrian refugees in MO; screening & safeguards needed. (Nov 2015)
  • Show-Me Heroes: jobs waiting for returning vets. (Jan 2011)
Jay Nixon on Immigration
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  • Prohibit banning human services to illegal immigrants. (Nov 1998)
Jay Nixon on Jobs
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  • Protect the jobs of today, while creating jobs of tomorrow. (Nov 2008)
Jay Nixon on Local Issues
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  • Government's role is to help rebuild disasters like Joplin. (Jan 2014)
Jay Nixon on Principles & Values
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  • Our legacy is measured by lasting impact on our communities. (Jan 2014)
Jay Nixon on Social Security
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  • Establish contributory retirement system for state employees. (Jul 2010)
Jay Nixon on Tax Reform
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  • Remove tax credits which are bad returns on investment. (Jan 2011)
Jay Nixon on Technology
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  • Rail projects improve quality of life and create jobs. (Aug 2011)
  • MoBroadbandNow: Bring broadband to every corner of our state. (Jan 2011)
Jay Nixon on War & Peace
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Jay Nixon on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Prohibit partial-birth abortion: Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Partnership for Hope: for Missourians with disabilities: Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
Combat employment & housing discrimination against LGBTs: Strongly Favors topic 3
Believes marriage is between a man and a woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Made insurance cover therapy for autism: Favors topic 5
$10M for more services in community mental health centers: Strongly Favors topic 5
Every Missourian should have access to quality health care: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Establish contributory retirement system for state employees: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Fund public schools, don't develop voucher schemes: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Allow expanding charter schools to poor-performing districts: Favors topic 7
We need federal dollars for our schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Re-invest in our public school system: Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
More DWI arrests save more lives: Favors topic 9
Broaden use of death penalty; including drug traffickers: Strongly Favors topic 9
Impose “truth in sentencing” for violent criminals: Strongly Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Ban semi-automatic weapons; require child-safety locks: Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Remove tax credits which are bad returns on investment: Favors topic 11
Require accountability for $500M in business tax credits: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Prohibit banning human services to illegal immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Trade and direct investment between China & Missouri: Strongly Favors topic 13
Protect the jobs of today, while creating jobs of tomorrow: Opposes topic 13
Supports NAFTA & Fast Track; but also retaliatory tariffs: Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No Syrian refugees in MO; screening & safeguards needed: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Show-Me Heroes: jobs waiting for returning vets: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Re-institute strict campaign contribution limits: Strongly Favors topic 16
Free TV to candidates who agree to campaign spending limits: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports public/private partnerships to develop clean energy: Favors topic 18
Rail projects improve quality of life and create jobs: Favors topic 18
Nuclear power provides reliable, affordable energy: Opposes topic 18
Develop ethanol, wind, solar, & cellulosic-based biofuels: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Drug testing for welfare recipients: Strongly Favors topic 19
Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Remove tax credits which are bad returns on investment: Favors topic 20

Jay Nixon is a Moderate Liberal Populist.
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