| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy|
Charlie Crist: Florida HOPE taskforce to help victims of housing crisis.
Steve Beshear: Cut government spending due to the revenue shortfall.
Steve Beshear: Some budget priorities won’t go away despite budget crisis.
Steve Beshear: Revenue situation becomes a golden opportunity for change.
Charlie Crist: Supports 10-20-Life and Stop Turning Out Prisoners program.
Sarah Palin: We are tough on crime and beefing up law enforcement.
Tim Kaine: Don't re-traumatize sex crime victims during investigation.
Jon Huntsman: End Meth Now: stop the scourge.
Haley Barbour: Continued large increases in funding higher education.
Haley Barbour: Spending $8,500 per student is enough--no increase this year.
Haley Barbour: Extra pay for experienced teachers and for mentoring.
Sarah Palin: School debate should focus on accountability.
Sarah Palin: Committed to providing strong education, including morals.
Sarah Palin: Budget funds education, but will to work is also critical.
Energy & Oil|
Charlie Crist: $200M package for solar, wind, & biofuel from citrus.
Sarah Palin: $250M for proven alternative energy, including wind & hydro.
Sarah Palin: Gas pipelines are approved if they meet Alaska’s needs.
Sarah Palin: We must encourage timber, mining, drilling, & fishing.
Families & Children|
Haley Barbour: Supports dyslexia screening and early childhood education.
Tim Kaine: Engage with people from other countries in global commerce.
Steve Beshear: Comprehensive ethics package to restore trust.
Bob McDonnell: Keep guns out of hands of dangerously mentally ill.
Tim Kaine: Instant background checks including mental health database.
Tim Pawlenty: Supports market-driven healthcare reform.
Jon Huntsman: No denial of coverage because of minor ailments.
Sarah Palin: Take personal responsibility for personal health & all areas.
Sarah Palin: Doctors should manage health care, not bureaucracies.
Sarah Palin: Personal responsibility & choices key to good health.
Tim Kaine: Mental health system is chronically under-funded.
Haley Barbour: Defense industry is economic bright spot for MS.
Sarah Palin: Armed forces, including my son, give us security and freedom.
Tim Kaine: Supercharged rhetoric causes hostility to New Americans.
Jon Huntsman: Build the Legacy Parkway, and film industry.
Principles & Values|
Sarah Palin: Leadership is a responsibility to prepare for tomorrow.
Jon Huntsman: Historically high tax burden is now below national average.
Haley Barbour: Commission to study state tax code & then cut taxes.
Sarah Palin: Eliminate taxes that inhibit business.
Haley Barbour: More funding for highway construction & improvement.
Steve Beshear: Ideas are the foundation of any new economy.