| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy|
Phil Gordon: Responsible budgeting sets city up for future.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Supports higher debt ceiling to avoid government shutdown.
Michael Nutter: Cutting government to balance budget without tax hike.
Michael Nutter: Supports equal benefits for gays and lesbians.
Antonio Villaraigosa: All Americans should be allowed to marry.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Supports gay marriage as fundamental right.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell," is a success.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Acknowledge and celebrate LGBT Awareness Month.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Reduce prison population & deal with recidivism.
Phil Gordon: AZ must stay vigilant; threats can come from anyone.
Mike Bloomberg: Mandatory minimum sentencing for gun crimes.
Michael Nutter: Public & private schools collaborate for student success.
Michael Nutter: Vigilant innovativion to improve our educational system.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Academic performance measures need to be more comprehensive.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Invest in our schools to reform Latino education.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Parent Trigger: supports right to demand good education.
Annise Parker: $80,000 grant for after-school programs for 3,000 students.
Cory Booker: Founded the Newark Charter School Fund.
Energy & Oil|
Tom Menino: Aggressively pursuing solar energy opportunities for city.
Antonio Villaraigosa: More energy efficiency to spur green economy in LA.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Solar power good for environment AND businesses.
Annise Parker: Room for clean technology alongside fossil fuel jobs.
Jerry Sanders: Purchase no-emission electric vehicles for city.
Jerry Sanders: Harvest methane from the Miramar landfill.
Phil Gordon: Solar energy important for Phoenix.
Michael Nutter: Supports solar projects in the city.
Julian Castro: Federal funding to jumpstart green jobs.
Michael Nutter: Continuing to make Philly waterways best is a priority.
Michael Nutter: Supports antipollution EPA regulations.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Retrofitting buildings helps economy and environment.
Jerry Sanders: Convert wastewater into drinking water.
Annise Parker: Establish dialogue between Israel and Houston.
Antonio Villaraigosa: LA economy depends on close ties to Pacific Rim.
Antonio Villaraigosa: International trade is a necessity.
Antonio Villaraigosa: L.A. should reduce payments to retirees' Health Care plans.
Annise Parker: Coast2Coast RX card: Low-Cost Prescription Drugs.
Annise Parker: Establish Hispanic Heritage Awards & Hispanic Advisory Board.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Approves of undocumented students receiving financial aid.
Jerry Brown: Signed AB131: undocumented students college financial aid.
Michael Nutter: Advocates path to citizenship and immigration reform.
Phil Gordon: Supports tougher immigration reform, support for cities.
Julian Castro: 2009: Convened San Antonio Job Summit.
Michael Nutter: Lessen business tax to improve economic competitiveness.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Need new business tax structure to grow sales tax base.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Business Tax Holiday should be permanent.
Cory Booker: One-time building sale, plus tax increase, to balance budget.
Michael Nutter: Supports American Jobs Act, especially new infrastructure.
Julian Castro: Investments in mass transit could stimulate job creation.
War & Peace|
Antonio Villaraigosa: Death of bin Laden reminder to guard against threats.