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Mike Leavitt on Abortion
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mike Leavitt on Budget & Economy
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  • Highest priority is “economic transition”. (Jan 2001)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
Mike Leavitt on Civil Rights
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  • More federal funding of IDEA for disabled education. (Mar 2000)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
  • Decide Indian gaming rules at state level, not DOI. (Jul 1999)
Mike Leavitt on Corporations
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  • Bankruptcy reform: prevent inappropriate Chapter 7 filings. (May 1999)
Mike Leavitt on Crime
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  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Zero tolerance for violence against government employees. (Aug 2001)
  • Tougher juvenile crime penalties; but let states set them. (Aug 1999)
Mike Leavitt on Drugs
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  • Drug Courts are working; expand them statewide. (Jan 2001)
  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)
  • States should make drug policy, not feds. (Aug 2001)
Mike Leavitt on Education
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  • Emphasize market relevance in state colleges. (Jan 2001)
  • 14.8% increase in funding for public education. (Jan 2001)
  • U-PASS: Accountability and skills testing in every grade. (Jan 2001)
Mike Leavitt on Energy & Oil
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  • Ban nuclear waste & fuel rods from the state. (Jan 2001)
  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
  • Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions. (Aug 2001)
  • Maintain federal funds for transit funding above 12.5% cap. (Jul 1999)
Mike Leavitt on Environment
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  • Cap-and-trade for air pollution, as worked for acid rain. (Dec 2003)
  • Applies Enlibra principles of moving toward balance to EPA. (Dec 2003)
  • 500-day plans with 5,000 day horizons. (Dec 2003)
  • Developed the Enlibra principles of environmental protection. (Jun 2002)
  • Spruce up, clean up and keep up our state parks. (Jan 2001)
  • Heritage Waters: 1% of all rivers for recreational fishing. (Jan 2001)
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • Focus on prevention and states for Endangered Species. (Aug 2001)
  • Collaborative, incentive driven, locally-based solutions. (Aug 2001)
  • Apply "Good Samaritan" rules to abandoned mine cleanup. (Aug 2001)
  • State primacy over water quantity & quality issues. (Aug 2001)
  • Maintain joint EPA-state authority over nuclear waste. (Oct 1999)
Mike Leavitt on Families & Children
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  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)
  • Keep TANF program focused on family welfare, not other tasks. (Mar 1999)
Mike Leavitt on Foreign Policy
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Mike Leavitt on Free Trade
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Mike Leavitt on Government Reform
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  • Count missionaries abroad in census; gain Congressional seat. (Jan 2001)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
  • More federal funding for FAA and air traffic control. (Jul 1999)
Mike Leavitt on Gun Control
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Mike Leavitt on Health Care
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  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • More federal funding for rural health services. (Aug 2001)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Mike Leavitt on Homeland Security
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  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
  • Study terrorist threats against nuclear waste repositories. (Aug 2001)
Mike Leavitt on Immigration
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  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
Mike Leavitt on Jobs
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  • Create block grants for Agricultural Stewardship. (Aug 2001)
Mike Leavitt on Principles & Values
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  • Bases his cabinet, & his participation in Bush’s, on loyalty. (Dec 2003)
  • Religious affiliation: Latter-day Saint. (Nov 2000)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Republican Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member of the Western Governors' Association. (Aug 2001)
Mike Leavitt on Social Security
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  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
  • Maintain federal funding of Social Services Block Grants. (Sep 1999)
Mike Leavitt on Tax Reform
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  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
Mike Leavitt on Technology
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  • Merit pay & scholarships for high-tech teachers. (Jan 2001)
  • Level playing field for Main Street vs. Internet sales tax. (Aug 2001)
Mike Leavitt on War & Peace
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Mike Leavitt on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Maintain TANF block grants. (Apr 2000)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)


VoteMatch Responses
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Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment: Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs: Neutral on topic 9
Zero tolerance for violence against government employees: Neutral on topic 9
Tougher juvenile crime penalties; but let states set them: Favors topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-3 points on Economic scale)
More federal funding for rural health services: Favors topic 5
Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure: Neutral on topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding: Favors topic 6
Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare: Opposes topic 6
Maintain federal funding of Social Services Block Grants: Favors topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
14.8% increase in funding for public education: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Ban nuclear waste & fuel rods from the state: Neutral on topic 18
Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically: Neutral on topic 18
Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries: Opposes topic 18
Create block grants for Agricultural Stewardship: Neutral on topic 18
Collaborative, incentive driven, locally-based solutions: Neutral on topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(+2 points on Social scale)
Drug Courts are working; expand them statewide: Strongly Opposes topic 19
More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War: Favors topic 19
States should make drug policy, not feds: Neutral on topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
More federal funding of IDEA for disabled education: Favors topic 20
Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants: Favors topic 20
Keep TANF program focused on family welfare, not other tasks: Neutral on topic 20
No opinion on topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(0 points on Economic scale)
No national sales tax or VAT: Neutral on topic 11
Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions: Neutral on topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(0 points on Social scale)
Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal: Neutral on topic 12
Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation: Neutral on 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 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(0 points on Social scale)
Include states in anti-terrorism planning: Neutral on topic 17

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