| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy|
Tom Menino: One-year wage freeze for city workers, so no service cuts.
Mark Begich: Closed $33M budget gap without using one-time reserves.
Cory Booker: Budget crisis: cut $60M in spending; cut municipal taxes.
Rocky Anderson: Persistent fiscal responsibility to balance budget.
Rudy Giuliani: Economic development requires maintenance.
Cory Booker: Supports Women, Minority and Small Business Assistance.
Cory Booker: ReLeSe: Pro bono legal services to ex-offenders.
Mike Bloomberg: Educate prisoners: build more classrooms at Rikers Island.
Rudy Giuliani: Home ownership decreases crime.
Rudy Giuliani: Need DNA Lab to Combat Crime.
Cory Booker: Community courts for minor crimes like drug possession.
Mark Begich: Prevent youth from trying the deadly drug methamphetamine.
Phil Gordon: City must partner with schools to assure excellence.
Mike Bloomberg: Slash bureaucracy; reward principal & teacher excellence.
Mike Bloomberg: End the shameful practice of social promotion.
Rudy Giuliani: Privatize failing schools.
Rudy Giuliani: Charter Schools create competition.
Rudy Giuliani: Voucher program for New York City.
Rudy Giuliani: Improve schools by taking on the unions & special interests.
Energy & Oil|
Annise Parker: We are the #1 municipal purchaser of renewable energy.
Cory Booker: Weatherize of 450 homes; free for seniors.
Annise Parker: Inner city should have necklace of parks and greenbelts.
Annise Parker: Rebuild Houston: tackle crumbling streets and drainage.
Cory Booker: Work with Urban Environmental Institute on solar technology.
Cory Booker: Save our environment while creating jobs and wealth.
Families & Children|
Rudy Giuliani: Child Protection should move toward permanent foster homes.
Mike Bloomberg: Put the issue of illegal guns back on the national agenda.
Tom Menino: Health care is a right, not a privilege.
Tom Menino: State should grant cities power to determine healthcare.
Cory Booker: Newark Rx: affordable medications for uninsured Newarkers.
Mike Bloomberg: Ban trans-fats and replace with fruit & vegetable vendors.
Annise Parker: Hire Houston First: local workers from local companies.
Mark Begich: Anchorage employment grew by 800 jobs since Jan. 2008.
Cory Booker: Passed laws on prevailing wage & large-scale firings.
Rudy Giuliani: Work is a good thing.
Principles & Values|
Cory Booker: I believe in Newark as the city of opportunity.
Mike Bloomberg: $400 property tax rebate to all homeowners.
Mark Begich: Invest in Port of Anchorage & pedestrian-friendly downtown.
Mike Bloomberg: Wireless network for better NYPD and NYFD communications.
Rudy Giuliani: No privacy concerns with DNA-like fingerprinting.
War & Peace|
Rocky Anderson: Invasion and occupation of Iraq is unjustified.
Welfare & Poverty|
Cory Booker: Assist beneficiaries with earned income tax credit.
Rudy Giuliani: Welfare offices as job centers.
Rudy Giuliani: The homeless need special attention: reach out & help.