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Steve Grossman on Abortion
Click here for the full quote on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Endorsed by NARAL as "a steadfast pro-choice voice". (Aug 2010)
Steve Grossman on Budget & Economy
Click here for 3 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Focus on arts and culture for economic development. (Dec 2001)
  • Expand the winner’s circle in good times. (Dec 2001)
  • Dot-commonwealth needs strategy focusing on human capital. (Nov 1999)
Steve Grossman on Civil Rights
Click here for the full quote on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Embrace marriage equality in the Democratic Party platform. (Apr 2012)
Steve Grossman on Corporations
Click here for the full quote on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • OpEd: Combines progressive values with business experience. (Dec 2013)
Steve Grossman on Crime
Click here for the full quote on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • 7-year sentence not enough for rogue state lab chemist. (Oct 2013)
Steve Grossman on Drugs
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  • Legalize the medical use of marijuana. (Apr 2002)
Steve Grossman on Education
Click here for 9 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • More funding for K-12 & public higher education. (Dec 2013)
  • Universities should invest in student housing. (Dec 2001)
  • Universal access to pre-school for all 3 & 4-year-olds. (Dec 2001)
  • Teacher Corps: free UMass degree for 5 years of teaching. (Dec 2001)
  • Help more families save for college. (Dec 2001)
  • More focus on Adult Education and ESL. (Dec 2001)
  • Partner community colleges with local businesses. (Dec 2001)
  • Address skills gap: partner colleges with local businesses. (Nov 1999)
  • Community colleges should partner with local business. (Nov 1999)
Steve Grossman on Energy & Oil
Click here for 2 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Allocate 1% of state budget to climate change & clean energy. (Feb 2014)
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2020 and 80% by 2050. (Dec 2013)
Steve Grossman on Environment
Click here for the full quote on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Grossman company uses sustainable energy, paper, & ink. (Dec 2013)
Steve Grossman on Families & Children
Click here for 2 full quotes on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Extend parental leave to 12 weeks of unemployment pay. (Dec 2001)
  • Capital investment in child care infrastructure. (Dec 2001)
Steve Grossman on Foreign Policy
Click here for the full quote on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Former chair of pro-Israel lobby continues strong support. (May 2002)
Steve Grossman on Free Trade
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Steve Grossman on Government Reform
Click here for 3 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Give people a reason to participate in politics again. (Dec 2001)
  • Low voter participation is a “national disgrace”. (Mar 1999)
  • Use mail-in voting, and vote over several days. (Mar 1999)
Steve Grossman on Gun Control
Click here for the full quote on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Gun laws are about public safety, not 2nd Amendment. (Dec 2013)
Steve Grossman on Health Care
Click here for 6 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Workplace wellness programs are a good investment. (Feb 2014)
  • Advocates bulk purchasing of medication to reduce prices. (Jun 2002)
  • Commit to public school teaching in exchange for scholarship. (Apr 2002)
  • Every citizen has a right to basic health coverage. (Dec 2001)
  • Use cigarette tax increase to cover 75,000 more people. (Dec 2001)
  • State bulk purchasing to provide affordable senior Rx. (Dec 2001)
Steve Grossman on Homeland Security
Click here for 2 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Unwavering advocate for veterans and their families. (Dec 2013)
  • Welcome Home Bonus Program: financial support for veterans. (Dec 2013)
Steve Grossman on Immigration
Click here for 2 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Local police helping deport illegals is a "blunt instrument". (Jun 2014)
  • Include diverse immigrant communities in decision-making. (Dec 2001)
Steve Grossman on Jobs
Click here for 4 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • A million MA workers have no earned sick time. (Feb 2014)
  • Proudly supports raising minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2016. (Nov 2013)
  • Steve’s company: a union shop for 49 years without a strike. (Dec 2001)
  • Tax credit for businesses to provide basic skills training. (Dec 2001)
Steve Grossman on Local Issues
Click here for 3 full quotes on Local Issues OR background on Local Issues.

    Casino Gambling

  • Repatriate money from Connecticut's casinos. (Feb 2014)

    MCAS

  • Alternative graduation requirements for those who fail MCAS. (Dec 2001)
  • Make MCAS one of several measures of educational success. (Dec 2001)
Steve Grossman on Principles & Values
Click here for 4 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • We need a job creator, not a prosecutor, for governor. (Jun 2014)
  • All deserve equal opportunity to benefit from hard work. (Apr 2002)
  • Grossman supported Clinton during impeachment. (Nov 1998)
  • Profiled in "Jews in American Politics". (Jan 2001)
Steve Grossman on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Steve Grossman on Tax Reform
Click here for 2 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Fund health care with greater cigarette tax. (Feb 2002)
  • Supports income tax rollback. (Feb 2002)
Steve Grossman on Technology
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  • Create 50,000 "lab coat"-manufacturing jobs. (Feb 2014)
  • Supports Internet voting, to encourage youth participation. (Mar 1999)
Steve Grossman on War & Peace
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Steve Grossman on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Support affordable housing fund & low-income housing credit. (Dec 2001)
  • Supports employer-guaranteed mortgage assistance. (Dec 2001)
  • Active role for state in senior assisted living. (Dec 2001)
  • Moral imperative to help the homeless. (Dec 2001)
  • Tax credits for affordable housing & mortgage subsidies. (Nov 1999)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Endorsed by NARAL as "a steadfast pro-choice voice": Strongly Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Embrace marriage equality in the Democratic Party platform: Strongly Favors 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)
Workplace wellness programs are a good investment: Favors topic 5
Fund health care with greater cigarette tax: Favors topic 5
Every citizen has a right to basic health coverage: Strongly Favors topic 5
Use cigarette tax increase to cover 75,000 more people: Favors topic 5
State bulk purchasing to provide affordable senior Rx: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More funding for K-12 & public higher education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Universal access to pre-school for all 3 & 4-year-olds: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(+5 points on Social scale)
Grossman company uses sustainable energy, paper, & ink: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
7-year sentence not enough for rogue state lab chemist: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Gun laws are about public safety, not 2nd Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports income tax rollback: Opposes topic 11
Tax credit for businesses to provide basic skills training: Favors topic 11
Tax credits for affordable housing & mortgage subsidies: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Local police helping deport illegals is a "blunt instrument": Strongly Favors topic 12
Include diverse immigrant communities in decision-making: 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 Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Unwavering advocate for veterans and their families: Favors topic 15
Welcome Home Bonus Program: financial support for veterans: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+5 points on Social scale)
Former chair of pro-Israel lobby continues strong support: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Allocate 1% of state budget to climate change & clean energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2020 and 80% by 2050: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+5 points on Social scale)
Legalize the medical use of marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Steve Grossman is a Moderate Liberal.
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