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Andrew Cuomo on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Let women make decision: pregnancy, adoption, or abortion. (Jan 2013)
  • Fight for passage of the Reproductive Rights Act. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
Andrew Cuomo on Budget & Economy
Click here for 4 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Economic Blueprint: growth via development projects. (Jan 2012)
  • 1990s HUD: Sued banks to make more mortgage loans. (Nov 2010)
  • OpEd: 2001 HUD Fannie/Freddie policy led to mortgage crisis. (Apr 2010)
  • Upstate economy will be a priority, not “caboose”. (Mar 2002)
Andrew Cuomo on Civil Rights
Click here for 9 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Women's Equality Act: Shatter the glass ceiling. (Jan 2013)
  • Marriage equality for ALL New Yorkers. (Jan 2012)
  • $200M contract support to get 20% MWBE contracts. (Jan 2012)
  • Improved services to 2 million residents with disabilities. (Jan 2012)
  • Supports same-sex marriage and same rights of marriage. (Jul 2011)
  • Marriage equality gains 1,000 federal and 700 state rights. (Nov 2010)
  • Require complying with MWBE reporting requirements. (Nov 2010)
  • Our housing stock remains largely segregated. (Oct 2003)
  • Opposes Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Andrew Cuomo on Corporations
Click here for 2 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Innovation Hot Spots: tax-free incubator zones. (Jan 2013)
  • Prevent landlords from avoiding rent regulation. (Jan 2012)
Andrew Cuomo on Crime
Click here for 5 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • End "stop and frisk"; it stigmatizes young black males. (Jan 2013)
  • Videotape all interrogations for serious crimes. (Jan 2013)
  • Prisons are not an economic development program. (Jan 2012)
  • Collect DNA for all crimes, to exonerate the innocent. (Jan 2012)
  • Incarcerating juveniles increases likelihood of offending. (Jan 2011)
Andrew Cuomo on Drugs
Click here for 3 full quotes on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Criminalize synthetic marijuana and designer drugs. (Jan 2013)
  • Decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. (Jun 2012)
  • One strike & you’re out drug policy for public housing. (Mar 2002)
Andrew Cuomo on Education
Click here for 9 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Replace 1950s bureaucracy with 2020 performance organization. (Jan 2014)
  • Tie 4% funding increase to teacher evaluation system. (Jan 2013)
  • Additional SUNY Challenge Grants. (Jan 2012)
  • Replace formula-based grants with performance incentives. (Jan 2011)
  • Follows federal lead in education by emphasizing performance. (Jan 2011)
  • Double the charter school cap. (Nov 2010)
  • Vouchers undermine existing public schools. (Oct 2003)
  • Universal 3-K: pre-school for all 3-year-olds. (Oct 2003)
  • Mayor should be accountable for NYC schools. (Mar 2002)
Andrew Cuomo on Energy & Oil
Click here for 8 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • New York Greenbank: $1 billion to spur the clean economy. (Jan 2013)
  • Lower carbon emissions via market-based cap-and-trade system. (Jan 2013)
  • Focus more attention on exploiting our solar potential. (Jan 2012)
  • Power for Jobs: use low cost hydropower. (Jan 2011)
  • Comprehensive study before exploring Marcellus Shale. (Nov 2010)
  • Our consumption of fossil fuels causes permanent changes. (Oct 2003)
  • Repower old power plants to increase efficiency. (Oct 2003)
  • Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
Andrew Cuomo on Environment
Click here for 3 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Water policy to protect environment and business interests. (Aug 2011)
  • Greater focus on environmental justice. (Nov 2010)
  • Make a U-turn on development highway, towards sustainability. (Oct 2003)
Andrew Cuomo on Families & Children
Click here for 2 full quotes on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Prohibit Internet access to child pornography. (Jan 2013)
  • Strengthen penalties for repeat domestic violence offenders. (Nov 2010)
Andrew Cuomo on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Andrew Cuomo on Free Trade
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Andrew Cuomo on Government Reform
Click here for 10 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Adopt NYC's public campaign finance system statewide. (Jan 2013)
  • Create early voting system for one week, including weekend. (Jan 2013)
  • Public Integrity Reform Act: state ethics disclosures. (Jan 2012)
  • Supports campaign finance reform as fair to all candidates. (Jan 2011)
  • Tough new ethics standards & expand disclosure requirements. (Nov 2010)
  • Admit when programs become wasteful, and reform them. (Oct 2003)
  • 10% consolidation tax credit for merging counties. (Oct 2003)
  • Free air time for all candidates, to level the playing field. (Oct 2003)
  • End “government for sale” with public financing of campaigns. (Mar 2002)
  • Cannot be both a state vendor & campaign donor. (Mar 2002)
Andrew Cuomo on Gun Control
Click here for 5 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • 7-point agenda to stop the madness of gun violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Guns impose huge economic costs, as well as lives. (Jan 2013)
  • Ban assault weapons and large capacity magazines. (Jan 2013)
  • Enact commonsense laws lie microstamping of guns. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
Andrew Cuomo on Health Care
Click here for 2 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Implement the N.Y. Health Exchange with federal funds. (Jan 2012)
  • Supports government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
Andrew Cuomo on Homeland Security
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  • Dubious about new power to interrogate and detain. (Oct 2003)
Andrew Cuomo on Immigration
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  • Created a state Office for New Americans. (Jan 2013)
  • Disallow discrimination & exploitation of immigrants. (Nov 2010)
Andrew Cuomo on Jobs
Click here for 6 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Reduce the crushing burden of unemployment & workers comp. (Jan 2013)
  • Current minimum wage is unlivable. (Jan 2013)
  • Phase One casino gambling plan: three Upstate casinos. (Jan 2013)
  • Attack chronic unemployment among inner-city youth. (Jan 2012)
  • Labor unions protect fairness at negotiation table. (Oct 2003)
  • Economic development must not shortchange workers’ rights. (Aug 2001)
Andrew Cuomo on Local Issues
Click here for 2 full quotes on Local Issues OR background on Local Issues.
  • $700 million in aid to localities; make consolidation easier. (Jan 2014)
  • Replace Indian Point nuclear facility; it is too dangerous. (Nov 2010)
Andrew Cuomo on Principles & Values
Click here for 3 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Five-point plan to build a New NY. (Nov 2010)
  • To win the argument, you must make one. (Oct 2003)
  • Aggressive progressives: social/economic/racial justice. (Oct 2003)
Andrew Cuomo on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Andrew Cuomo on Tax Reform
Click here for 5 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • A flat tax is not a fair tax. (Jan 2012)
  • Enacted NY's first-ever property tax cap: 2% per year. (Jan 2012)
  • NY has 2nd highest state and local tax burden in the nation. (Jan 2011)
  • Freeze state taxes; cap local taxes; cap spending. (Nov 2010)
  • Tax business based on how much business they do in NY. (Feb 2002)
Andrew Cuomo on Technology
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  • Push tech-transfer from academia to commercialization. (Jan 2013)
  • Crack down on texting while driving. (Jan 2013)
Andrew Cuomo on War & Peace
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  • We did not effectively question Bush on Iraq war. (Oct 2003)
Andrew Cuomo on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 6 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR background on Welfare & Poverty.
  • CORe initiative: support community-based services. (Jan 2013)
  • Create a Foreclosure Relief Unit to keep people in homes. (Jan 2012)
  • Remove barriers to food stamps: stop fingerprinting for food. (Jan 2012)
  • Moral imperative to maintain safety net in difficult times. (Nov 2010)
  • 2001 review: Focused HUD on poor working-class families. (Apr 2010)
  • Founded nation's largest provider of housing for homeless. (Oct 2003)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Let women make decision: pregnancy, adoption, or abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Fight for passage of the Reproductive Rights Act: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports federal abortion funding: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Women's Equality Act: Shatter the glass ceiling: Strongly Favors topic 2
$200M contract support to get 20% MWBE contracts: Strongly Favors topic 2
Require complying with MWBE reporting requirements: Strongly Favors topic 2
Our housing stock remains largely segregated: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Marriage equality for ALL New Yorkers: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage and same rights of marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Marriage equality gains 1,000 federal and 700 state rights: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Moral imperative to maintain safety net in difficult times: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Implement the N.Y. Health Exchange with federal funds: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports government-run healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Replace 1950s bureaucracy with 2020 performance organization: Opposes topic 7
Replace formula-based grants with performance incentives: Favors topic 7
Double the charter school cap: Favors topic 7
Vouchers undermine existing public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Water policy to protect environment and business interests: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
End "stop and frisk"; it stigmatizes young black males: Opposes topic 9
Videotape all interrogations for serious crimes: Opposes topic 9
Prisons are not an economic development program: Opposes topic 9
Collect DNA for all crimes, to exonerate the innocent: Opposes topic 9
Incarcerating juveniles increases likelihood of offending: Opposes topic 9
Strengthen penalties for repeat domestic violence offenders: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Guns impose huge economic costs, as well as lives: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Ban assault weapons and large capacity magazines: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Enact commonsense laws lie microstamping of guns: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
A flat tax is not a fair tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
NY has 2nd highest state and local tax burden in the nation: Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Created a state Office for New Americans: Favors topic 12
Disallow discrimination & exploitation of immigrants: Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Dubious about new power to interrogate and detain: Strongly Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Adopt NYC's public campaign finance system statewide: Strongly Favors topic 16
Create early voting system for one week, including weekend: Favors topic 16
Public Integrity Reform Act: state ethics disclosures: Favors topic 16
Supports campaign finance reform as fair to all candidates: Strongly Favors topic 16
Tough new ethics standards & expand disclosure requirements: Strongly Favors topic 16
Free air time for all candidates, to level the playing field: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+5 points on Social scale)
We did not effectively question Bush on Iraq war: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Lower carbon emissions via market-based cap-and-trade system: Strongly Favors topic 18
Focus more attention on exploiting our solar potential: Strongly Favors topic 18
Power for Jobs: use low cost hydropower: Favors topic 18
Comprehensive study before exploring Marcellus Shale: Favors topic 18
Replace Indian Point nuclear facility; it is too dangerous: Strongly Favors topic 18
Repower old power plants to increase efficiency: Strongly Favors topic 18
Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Criminalize synthetic marijuana and designer drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
One strike & you’re out drug policy for public housing: Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Freeze state taxes; cap local taxes; cap spending: Opposes topic 20

Andrew Cuomo is a Moderate Liberal.
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