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Larry Hogan on Abortion
Click here for 5 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Vetoed allowing non-physicians to perform abortions. (Apr 2022)
  • Signed expansive birth control insurance bill. (Nov 2018)
  • 1980: Bar all abortions in county hospitals. (Jul 2018)
  • 1980s: ban abortions; 1992: don't overturn pro-choice laws. (Oct 2014)
  • Personally opposed but no effect since it's legally settled. (Sep 2014)
Larry Hogan on Budget & Economy
Click here for 2 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • COVID: $1 billion in tax relief and economic stimulus. (Feb 2021)
  • Job #1: get government off our backs and out of our pockets. (Nov 2014)
Larry Hogan on Civil Rights
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  • Respect state law on same-sex marriage (even if not my view). (Aug 2014)
  • I evolved and will not repeal same-sex marriage law. (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes a transgender rights bill. (Aug 2014)
Larry Hogan on Corporations
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  • Reduce the burden on job creators. (Nov 2014)
Larry Hogan on Crime
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  • Losing faith in our justice system a really serious problem. (Aug 2022)
  • Increase penalties for using guns to commit violent crimes. (Feb 2022)
  • Remove repeat violent offenders from city streets. (Mar 2018)
  • Crack down on violent crime with truth-in-sentencing laws. (Jan 2018)
  • Justice for Victims Initiative: protect vulnerable citizens. (Feb 2017)
  • Vetoed expansion of voting rights to 40,000 ex-offenders. (Apr 2016)
Larry Hogan on Drugs
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  • Make repeated drunk or drugged driving a felony. (Dec 2018)
  • Expand medical marijuana; wait on recreational marijuana. (Nov 2018)
  • Tougher prosecution of high-level heroin traffickers. (Apr 2018)
  • Created the Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force. (Feb 2017)
  • New tools to pursue criminal organizations in drug trade. (Jul 2016)
  • Rated B- by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
Larry Hogan on Education
Click here for 9 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Scholarships for deserving students for non-public schools. (Feb 2021)
  • Record high funding for public schools: opportunity for all. (Jan 2019)
  • Expand scholarships for community college tuition. (Nov 2018)
  • School corruption: create Office of Education Accountability. (Sep 2018)
  • Student Debt Relief Act: $7B to make college affordable. (Jul 2018)
  • P-TECH and ACCESS Initiative: $18.6 million outside-the-box. (Jun 2018)
  • $7M for student scholarships to attend a private school. (Feb 2017)
  • Tuition relief for state colleges: 2% growth cap. (Feb 2017)
  • More charter school choice; more P-TECH schools. (Feb 2017)
Larry Hogan on Energy & Oil
Click here for 4 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Require considering climate change in regulating utilities. (May 2021)
  • Clean energy; green jobs. (Jan 2019)
  • Combat greenhouse gas emissions; grow green jobs. (Jan 2018)
  • Clean Cars Act: invest in electric cars & charging stations. (Feb 2017)
Larry Hogan on Environment
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  • Coastal bays program scores "B-", in positive trend. (Sep 2018)
  • Reduce nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment in Chesapeake Bay. (Feb 2017)
  • Rolled back "rain tax" that reduced Chesapeake Bay pollution. (Oct 2015)
Larry Hogan on Families & Children
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  • Opposed family leave bill as hurting small business. (Apr 2022)
  • Flexible 60 days of paid parental leave after birth of child. (Sep 2018)
  • Combat human trafficking with harsher punishments. (Aug 2018)
  • Require paid leave, but for large businesses only. (Nov 2017)
  • Pass the Common Sense Paid Sick Leave Act. (Feb 2017)
Larry Hogan on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Larry Hogan on Free Trade
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Larry Hogan on Government Reform
Click here for 9 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Just like Trump he refuses to release his tax returns. (Dec 2020)
  • nonpartisan redistricting reform to end gerrymandering. (Jan 2019)
  • Partisan gerrymandering disenfranchises voters. (Mar 2018)
  • Partisan gerrymandering disenfranchises voters. (Mar 2018)
  • End partisan gerrymandering; make term limits. (Jan 2018)
  • Disallow legislators from drawing their own district lines. (Feb 2017)
  • Vetoed restoring voting rights to 40,000 ex-offenders. (Apr 2016)
  • Undo restored voting rights to ex-felons. (Apr 2016)
  • More transparency, more truthfulness, and tougher ethics. (Nov 2014)
Larry Hogan on Gun Control
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  • Ban bump stocks and other rapid-trigger devices. (Jul 2018)
  • Increase age of unsupervised access from 16 to 18. (Jul 2018)
  • Tougher sentences for people who commit crimes with a gun. (Apr 2018)
  • Instant background checks tied to the federal system. (Sep 2014)
Larry Hogan on Health Care
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  • COVID: reaching unvaccinated will have to become personal. (Sep 2021)
  • Maryland Model: total cost of care all-payer model. (Jul 2018)
  • Beat cancer with chemotherapy while in office. (Oct 2015)
Larry Hogan on Homeland Security
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  • No county or city restrictions on drones; study state use. (May 2015)
Larry Hogan on Immigration
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  • Reject Trump policy of separating families at the border. (Feb 2019)
  • Reasoned & careful decision about resettling Syrian refugees. (Nov 2015)
  • Feed & clothe illegal immigrant kids; then deport them. (Jul 2014)
Larry Hogan on Jobs
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  • Hire a Veteran program: state agency workforce assistance. (Dec 2018)
  • New jobs in manufacturing led to low unemployment. (Feb 2017)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2018. (May 2014)
Larry Hogan on Principles & Values
Click here for 7 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • I care about the country but don't aspire to run for Senate. (Jan 2022)
  • I care about the country but don't aspire to run for Senate. (Jan 2022)
  • It's insane that people can believe lies about January 6. (Jan 2022)
  • It's insane that people can believe lies about January 6. (Jan 2022)
  • The truth doesn't know party affiliation. (Feb 2021)
  • Return to the party of Lincoln and Reagan. (Jan 2021)
  • Return GOP to its roots, become a bigger tent. (Dec 2020)
Larry Hogan on Social Security
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  • Time to finally pass the Retirement Tax Elimination Act. (Feb 2022)
  • Eliminate all taxes on retirement income. (Feb 2017)
Larry Hogan on Tax Reform
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  • We've cut taxes, tolls, fees by more than $2.7 billion. (Feb 2022)
  • $1 billion+ in tax cuts for every single retired Marylander. (Feb 2021)
  • Not a single tax increase since I was elected governor. (Feb 2021)
  • Protect Marylanders negative effects of Trump tax cut. (Nov 2018)
  • My predecessors imposed 40 tax increases over 8 years. (Oct 2015)
  • Refund for MD taxes that were paid in other states. (Sep 2015)
  • Roll back taxes by cutting $1.75B in waste, fraud, & abuse. (Nov 2014)
Larry Hogan on Technology
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  • Fix all 69 structurally deficient bridges that we inherited. (Feb 2017)
Larry Hogan on War & Peace
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Larry Hogan on Welfare & Poverty
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Personally opposed but no effect since it's legally settled: Favors topic 1
1980s: ban abortions; 1992: don't overturn pro-choice laws: Strongly Opposes topic 1
1980: Bar all abortions in county hospitals: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Signed expansive birth control insurance bill: Favors topic 1
Vetoed allowing non-physicians to perform abortions: Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Require paid leave, but for large businesses only: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Support transgender and LGBTQ+ rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
Respect state law on same-sex marriage (even if not my view): Favors topic 3
I evolved and will not repeal same-sex marriage law: Favors topic 3
Opposes a transgender rights bill: Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
America was founded on Christian values
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Maryland Model: total cost of care all-payer model: Opposes topic 5
COVID: reaching unvaccinated will have to become personal: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate all taxes on retirement income: Opposes topic 6
Time to finally pass the Retirement Tax Elimination Act: Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
$7M for student scholarships to attend a private school: Strongly Favors topic 7
More charter school choice; more P-TECH schools: Favors topic 7
Record high funding for public schools: opportunity for all: Opposes topic 7
School corruption: create Office of Education Accountability: Favors topic 7
P-TECH and ACCESS Initiative: $18.6 million outside-the-box: Opposes topic 7
Scholarships for deserving students for non-public schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Businesses have a right to pollute
(+2 points on Social scale)
Reduce nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment in Chesapeake Bay: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Coastal bays program scores "B-", in positive trend: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Rolled back "rain tax" that reduced Chesapeake Bay pollution: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Justice for Victims Initiative: protect vulnerable citizens: Strongly Favors topic 9
Crack down on violent crime with truth-in-sentencing laws: Strongly Favors topic 9
Remove repeat violent offenders from city streets: Strongly Favors topic 9
Increase penalties for using guns to commit violent crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Losing faith in our justice system a really serious problem: Neutral on topic 9
Combat human trafficking with harsher punishments: Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Instant background checks tied to the federal system: Favors topic 10
Ban bump stocks and other rapid-trigger devices: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Increase age of unsupervised access from 16 to 18: Opposes topic 10
Tougher sentences for people who commit crimes with a gun: Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Reduce the burden on job creators: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Roll back taxes by cutting $1.75B in waste, fraud, & abuse: Opposes topic 11
Protect Marylanders negative effects of Trump tax cut: Favors topic 11
$1 billion+ in tax cuts for every single retired Marylander: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Not a single tax increase since I was elected governor: Strongly Opposes topic 11
My predecessors imposed 40 tax increases over 8 years: Strongly Favors topic 11
We've cut taxes, tolls, fees by more than $2.7 billion: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Refund for MD taxes that were paid in other states: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
Feed & clothe illegal immigrant kids; then deport them: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Reject Trump policy of separating families at the border: Strongly Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 14:
Stay away from the UN & Globalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Reasoned & careful decision about resettling Syrian refugees: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Peace through Strength
(-3 points on Social scale)
Hire a Veteran program: state agency workforce assistance: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Vetoed expansion of voting rights to 40,000 ex-offenders: Strongly Opposes topic 16
More transparency, more truthfulness, and tougher ethics: Favors topic 16
Vetoed restoring voting rights to 40,000 ex-offenders: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Undo restored voting rights to ex-felons: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Disallow legislators from drawing their own district lines: Favors topic 16
End partisan gerrymandering; make term limits: Favors topic 16
Partisan gerrymandering disenfranchises voters: Strongly Favors topic 16
Partisan gerrymandering disenfranchises voters: Strongly Favors topic 16
nonpartisan redistricting reform to end gerrymandering: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of foreign wars
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Clean Cars Act: invest in electric cars & charging stations: Strongly Favors topic 18
Combat greenhouse gas emissions; grow green jobs: Strongly Favors topic 18
Clean energy; green jobs: Favors topic 18
Require considering climate change in regulating utilities: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Created the Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force: Strongly Favors topic 19
New tools to pursue criminal organizations in drug trade: Favors topic 19
Make repeated drunk or drugged driving a felony: Favors topic 19
Tougher prosecution of high-level heroin traffickers: Favors topic 19
Expand medical marijuana; wait on recreational marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Rated B- by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Job #1: get government off our backs and out of our pockets: Strongly Opposes topic 20
COVID: $1 billion in tax relief and economic stimulus: Favors topic 20

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