State of Pennsylvania Archives: on Government Reform


Everett Stern: Strongly support making voter registration easier

Q: Do you support or oppose. `Make voter registration easier`?

A: Strongly Support.

Source: E-mail interview on 2016 PA Senate race with OnTheIssues Nov 2, 2015

Katie McGinty: Make it easier for people to participate in our elections

Katie McGinty believes that we need to make it easier for people to participate in our elections, not harder. She opposes Tom Corbett's Voter ID legislation because it creates unnecessary obstacles for seniors, minorities, and low income voters from exercizing their right to vote. As Governor, Katie will oppose any legislation that inhibits a person's ability to exercise their constitutional rights.
Source: 2014 PA gubernatorial campaign website, KatieMcGinty.com Nov 1, 2014

Steve Welch: Term limits instead of a road to riches

Each of the candidates thought the federal debt is the nation's greatest threat. Welch called for a balanced budget amendment and term limits for lawmakers. "It should be a privilege to serve, not a road to riches," he said.

"We need a balanced budget amendment. That is really the only way we have to stop career politicians to spend us to bankruptcy," Scaringi said. He called for elimination of those agencies that harm the economy and are not supported by the Constitution.

Source: Williamsport Sun-Gazette on 2012 PA Senate debate Mar 23, 2012

Ed Rendell: Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending

Q: Do you support limiting individual contributions to state candidates?

A: Yes

Q: For PAC contributions?

A: Yes.

Q: For Corporate contributions?

A: Yes.

Q: For Political Parties?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support requiring full disclosure of campaign finance information?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support imposing spending limits on state level political campaigns?

A: No. PA needs an overhaul of our lobbying and campaign finance system so that citizens have confidence in their government.

Source: 2006 PA Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 7, 2006

Brendan Boyle: Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending

Q: Do you support limiting the following types of contributions to state legislative and gubernatorial candidates... Individual?

A: Yes.

Q: PAC?

A: Yes.

Q: Corporate?

A: Yes.

Q: Political Parties?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support imposing spending limits on state level political campaigns?

A: No.

Source: 2004 PA Congressional National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2004

  • The above quotations are from Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Politicians: Archives.
  • Click here for definitions & background information on Government Reform.
  • Click here for other issues (main summary page).
2016 Presidential contenders on Government Reform:
  Republicans:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
Democrats:
Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

2016 Third Party Candidates:
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
Please consider a donation to OnTheIssues.org!
Click for details -- or send donations to:
1770 Mass Ave. #630, Cambridge MA 02140
E-mail: submit@OnTheIssues.org
(We rely on your support!)

Page last updated: Sep 08, 2016