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John Hickenlooper on Abortion
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
John Hickenlooper on Budget & Economy
Click here for 3 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Increase budget reserves; extend job-creation tax credit. (Jan 2014)
  • Rebuild reserve fund after Great Recession. (Jan 2013)
  • State budgeting process must reflect revenue availability. (Nov 2011)
John Hickenlooper on Civil Rights
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  • Let's pass civil unions!. (Jan 2013)
  • Against amending Constitution to ban gay marriage. (Nov 2011)
John Hickenlooper on Corporations
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  • Colorado Blueprint: build a business friendly environment. (Jan 2014)
  • Regulatory impact statement on all new legislation. (Jan 2011)
John Hickenlooper on Crime
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  • $34 million for violence-preventing mental health services. (Jan 2014)
  • $20M for mental health 24/7 call-in centers. (Dec 2013)
John Hickenlooper on Drugs
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  • Now it's legal, but keep marijuana out of the reach of kids. (Jan 2013)
John Hickenlooper on Education
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  • Federal funds will ensure excellence in Education in CO. (May 2011)
  • Support great teachers in a 21st Century education system. (Nov 2010)
John Hickenlooper on Energy & Oil
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  • Colorado Energy Office: efficiency and renewables. (Jan 2013)
  • Innovative drilling technology for abundant natural gas. (Jan 2013)
  • Develop unconventional technology for extracting shale oil. (Jan 2012)
  • Fracking opens new era of energy; but disclose ingredients. (Jan 2012)
  • Develop markets for vehicles that run on natural gas. (Nov 2011)
  • As exploration geologist: focus on wind, solar, gas, coal. (Nov 2010)
  • Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
John Hickenlooper on Environment
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  • Start methane capture rule; finish Water Plan. (Jan 2014)
  • Develop federal land instead of protecting the sage grous. (Dec 2013)
  • Supports Obama's "Great Outdoors" conservation ethic. (Nov 2011)
  • Water policy: Collaboration, Conservation and Capacity. (Nov 2010)
John Hickenlooper on Families & Children
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  • Consolidate 23 early childhood services under one roof. (Jan 2012)
John Hickenlooper on Foreign Policy
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John Hickenlooper on Free Trade
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John Hickenlooper on Government Reform
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  • Apply LEAN principles to EVERY state agency. (Jan 2014)
  • Implement same-day voter registration and mail-in voting. (May 2013)
  • Pits and Peeves: Replace red tape with LEAN government. (Jan 2012)
John Hickenlooper on Gun Control
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  • CO cares about 2nd Amendment, but also safe communities. (Dec 2013)
  • Universal background checks & ban on high capacity magazines. (Dec 2013)
  • State Senate "Line item recall" about too-strict gun control. (Sep 2013)
  • Universal background checks but no assault weapon ban. (Mar 2013)
  • Keep guns out of the hands of mentally ill. (Jan 2013)
John Hickenlooper on Health Care
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  • Not acceptable for 2,500 kids to lose CHP health coverage. (May 2011)
  • Current health costs restrain job growth & hurt families. (Nov 2010)
John Hickenlooper on Homeland Security
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  • Make hiring veterans a priority. (Jan 2013)
John Hickenlooper on Immigration
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  • Not soft on immigration, but against Arizona immigration law. (Nov 2011)
John Hickenlooper on Jobs
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  • Sustainable jobs are created by the private sector. (Jan 2011)
John Hickenlooper on Local Issues
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  • 51st State Initiative: I got the message on secession. (Dec 2013)
  • TBD Colorado: share your vision and priorities for our state. (Jan 2012)
John Hickenlooper on Principles & Values
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  • Operate government with more common sense and less nonsense. (Jan 2014)
  • Coloradoans' resilience due to shared values, community. (Nov 2011)
John Hickenlooper on Social Security
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  • Update constitutional barriers in state's retirement program. (Jan 2012)
John Hickenlooper on Tax Reform
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
John Hickenlooper on Technology
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  • Bring antiquated budget & personnel systems to 21st century. (Jan 2013)
  • COIN: Colorado Innovation Network incubates entrepreneurship. (Jan 2012)
John Hickenlooper on War & Peace
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John Hickenlooper on Welfare & Poverty
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  • One Congregation-One Family: churches mentor homeless. (Jan 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Let's pass civil unions!: Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
One Congregation-One Family: churches mentor homeless: Strongly Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Not acceptable for 2,500 kids to lose CHP health coverage: Favors topic 5
Current health costs restrain job growth & hurt families: Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Update constitutional barriers in state's retirement program: Favors topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Against amending Constitution to ban gay marriage: Favors topic 7
Federal funds will ensure excellence in Education in CO: Opposes topic 7
Support great teachers in a 21st Century education system: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Start methane capture rule; finish Water Plan: Opposes topic 8
Develop federal land instead of protecting the sage grous: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Supports Obama's "Great Outdoors" conservation ethic: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Water policy: Collaboration, Conservation and Capacity: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
$34 million for violence-preventing mental health services: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Universal background checks & ban on high capacity magazines: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Universal background checks but no assault weapon ban: Opposes topic 10
Keep guns out of the hands of mentally ill: Favors topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Not soft on immigration, but against Arizona immigration law: Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Make hiring veterans a priority: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Implement same-day voter registration and mail-in voting: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Innovative drilling technology for abundant natural gas: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Develop unconventional technology for extracting shale oil: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Fracking opens new era of energy; but disclose ingredients: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Develop markets for vehicles that run on natural gas: Opposes topic 18
As exploration geologist: focus on wind, solar, gas, coal: Opposes topic 18
Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Now it's legal, but keep marijuana out of the reach of kids: Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
Increase budget reserves; extend job-creation tax credit: Opposes topic 20
Rebuild reserve fund after Great Recession: Strongly Favors topic 20
State budgeting process must reflect revenue availability: Opposes topic 20

John Hickenlooper is a Centrist.
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