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Janet Mills on VoteMatch



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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
No comment on lawsuit to expand abortion access: Opposes topic 1
Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood on reproductive rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
Stand in the way of efforts to undermine right to abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Decries proposal to eliminate Civil Rights Funding: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Support transgender and LGBTQ+ rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Proud that Maine was first to vote for gay marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Enacted law banning conversion therapy for minors: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
America was founded on Christian values
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Her office took on drug manufacturer Mylan on price gouging: Favors topic 5
Medicaid expansion helps everyone: Strongly Favors topic 5
Expanding MaineCare helps needy & helps hospitals: Strongly Favors topic 5
Independent of Medicaid we're also providing dental care: Strongly Favors topic 5
I want to expand behavioral health services across Maine: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Commission on Education Reform must follow open meetings law: Opposes topic 7
Expand pre-school; pay teachers a living wage: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Invest $126M in public schools, and $18M for child services: Opposes topic 7
Met state's commitment to fund 55% of cost of education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Budget will fully fund universal free meals in our schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Businesses have a right to pollute
(+5 points on Social scale)
Joins coalition to reject proposed cuts in funding to EPA: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strengthen our ability to detect and mitigate PFAS: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Expand personnel to fight crime in courtrooms and computers: Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Ban bump stocks and high-capacity magazine: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Close private sale loophole on background checks: Opposes topic 10
Rated A+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Condemns President's ban on refugees: Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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No opinion on topic 14:
Stay away from the UN & Globalism
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No opinion on topic 15:
Peace through Strength
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Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Let college students vote where they attend college: Strongly Favors topic 16
Undisclosed political money is corrosive to democracy: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of foreign wars
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Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Wean ourselves off fossil fuels: Strongly Favors topic 18
Maine to fight climate change and become green: Strongly Favors topic 18
Combat climate change: offshore wind & electric incentives: Strongly Favors topic 18
Bring back wind platforms to Maine: Strongly Favors topic 18
Double Maine's clean energy jobs over next ten years: Strongly Favors topic 18
100% of our electricity to come from clean energy by 2040: Strongly Favors topic 18
We must, and we will, continue to address climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Investigate role of opioid manufacturers in drug abuse: Favors topic 19
Legalize recreational marijuana and bring in millions: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Signed 2019 law for regulating adult-use marijuana market: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Expert in substance abuse for every child welfare district: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
History has shown that we cannot cut our way to prosperity: Favors topic 20
Return half state surplus through direct checks to people: Strongly Favors topic 20
Direct economic relief to nearly 1000 small businesses: Strongly Favors topic 20
Raise minimum wage to $12 by 2020: Favors topic 20
Goal: 100% of students have option of paid internships: Strongly Favors topic 20
$2M for broadband; $5M for rural development: Favors topic 20
Proposes $15 million to expand broadband: Strongly Favors topic 20
Build nearly 1000 more affordable homes over 8 years: Strongly Favors topic 20
Housing First legislation addresses chronic homelessness: Strongly Favors topic 20

Janet Mills is a Moderate Liberal
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