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Budget & Economy|
George Pataki: Slash job-killing regulations & cut taxes too.
George Pataki: We cut taxes 81 times; cut taxes on businesses once again.
Haley Barbour: More state troopers; plus pay raises for state police.
George Pataki: People must be held accountable for their actions.
George Pataki: Abolished parole for violent felons.
George Pataki: Operation IMPACT: focus police in high crime upstate cities.
Haley Barbour: Reduced number of crystal methamphetamine labs.
John Hoeven: $4M to address meth and narcotics with more prisons.
Haley Barbour: More local control over schools.
Tim Kaine: Expand need-based financial aid & Tuition Assistance Grants.
George Pataki: Expand charter schools throughout the state.
Jeb Bush: A+ Plan: Make "F" schools disappear; make more "A" schools.
Jeb Bush: Push for gains among minority and disadvantaged students.
Jeb Bush: Social promotion doesn't do our kids any favors.
Christie Todd Whitman: Improve education with choice, charter schools, & character.
Energy & Oil|
Haley Barbour: Supports $1.3 billion coal gasification plant.
George Pataki: Reduce expensive, polluting, terror-promoting foreign oil.
George Pataki: Make renewable fuel tax-free, for mass transit & cars.
Tim Kaine: Invest in ongoing work to clean up rivers & Chesapeake Bay.
George Pataki: Preserve & enhance our natural treasures for future.
George Pataki: Majestic Hudson flows cleaner than it has in generations.
Christie Todd Whitman: Protect clean water via watershed management plans.
Families & Children|
George Pataki: Prevent release of sexual predators into our neighborhoods.
Jeb Bush: Increase KidCare; increase developmentally disabled services.
George Pataki: Invest in math & science innovation to compete with China.
George Pataki: Focus on in-sourcing foreign companies back to New York.
George Pataki: Governing philosophy: active but limited government.
George Pataki: Reform lobbying laws for more restrictions & disclosure.
Jeb Bush: Violent gun crime rate is down by more than 25%.
Mel Carnahan: Opposes absolute right to gun ownership.
George Pataki: Take decisions out of the hands of government bureaucrats.
Ronnie Musgrove: Protect Mississippi’s Health Care Trust Fund.
Ronnie Musgrove: Enrolled 50,000 in the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Howard Dean: Universal access for all Vermonters; insure the last 6%.
Howard Dean: Keep “community rating”: insure older people at same rates.
Tommy Thompson: Supports prescription drug savings plan for poor seniors.
Jeb Bush: Threat from 9/11 is unprecedented for our generation.
Jeb Bush: $17M for new programs for terrorism response.
Ronnie Musgrove: Favors death penalty for terrorists.
Jeb Bush: Operation Paycheck: stimulus for 33,000 construction jobs.
George Pataki: Eliminate the marriage penalty & cut taxes.
George Pataki: Support Empire Innovation and Centers of Excellence.
George Pataki: Make NY the center for clean, renewable energy research.
George Pataki: Terrorism III package: cyber-terrorism and agri-terrorism.
Jeb Bush: $24M for X-ray truck inspection & bioterrorism labs.
Jeb Bush: $100M for Florida Technology Development Initiative.
War & Peace|
George Pataki: Honor soldiers destroying terrorist insurgency in Iraq.