| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Keith Goodenough: Comprehensive sex education, especially for females.
Tim Chesnut: Abortions should always be legal.
Keith Goodenough: Rated 100% by NARAL for three years running.
Dick Cheney: Exemptions for rape, incest or woman’s life now OK.
Budget & Economy|
Matt Mead: Reduce the budget & build up the rainy-day account.
Dave Freudenthal: Remain fiscally conservative without dipping into savings.
Michael Enzi: Voted for a one-year moratorium on Congressional earmarks.
Keith Goodenough: More fiscal conservatism needed in the legislature.
Jim Geringer: Spend one-time revenue on one-time expenditures.
Dick Cheney: Budget surplus softens opposition to spending.
Keith Goodenough: Wyoming is worst state in terms of pay equity for women.
Tim Chesnut: Civil unions ok; same-sex marriage ok.
Tim Chesnut: No Affirmative Action in state-based decisions.
Dave Freudenthal: No civil unions; define one-man-one-woman marriage.
Dave Freudenthal: No affirmative action in state contracts nor colleges.
Matt Mead: Continue the manufacturing sales tax exemption.
Tim Chesnut: Maintain capital gains tax & corporate tax rates.
Matt Mead: Wyoming has 4th lowest rate of violent crimes.
Dave Freudenthal: $50M for separate facilities for juveniles.
Tim Chesnut: No parole for repeat offenders; but at-risk programs too.
Dave Freudenthal: Provide prisoner job rehabilitation & alternative sentencing.
Dave Freudenthal: Support the death penalty.
Matt Mead: Narcotic prescriptions abused more than illegal drugs.
Keith Goodenough: DARE-style programs to educate kids about drugs and violence.
Tim Chesnut: Decriminalize marijuana possession & medical marijuana.
Jim Geringer: Supports drug courts & breaking the drug cycle.
Matt Mead: No federal curriculum standards; keep Wyoming standards.
Matt Mead: Charter schools provide new ideas for traditional schools.
Dave Freudenthal: Base cuts on valuation of projects, & keep building schools.
Tim Chesnut: More teachers; more capital funding; and higher salaries.
Dave Freudenthal: Increase teacher salaries & school infrastructure spending.
Dave Freudenthal: Teach both abstinence AND contraceptives in sex ed.
Jim Geringer: $10M per year for college merit scholarships.
Jim Geringer: $26M for professional and vocational skills training.
Jim Geringer: Reform Charter School law to allow real parental choice.
Energy & Oil|
Matt Mead: Export wind energy, build wind turbines here.
Matt Mead: Skeptical about man-made global warming; support oil & gas.
Dave Freudenthal: We have doubled the take-away capacity of natural gas.
Tim Chesnut: Promote increased use of alternative fuels.
Jim Geringer: Expand energy infrastructure & exploration.
Matt Mead: Mineral production resources equate to tremendous value.
Matt Mead: With courts wolf management, winners are lawyers & wolves.
Dave Freudenthal: One year moratorium on eminent domain for wind power-lines.
Tim Chesnut: Spending limits on state level political campaigns.
Dave Freudenthal: Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending.
Tim Chesnut: Enforce existing laws; require child-safety locks.
Dave Freudenthal: Ease state gun restrictions.
Dick Cheney: Trigger locks OK, and tougher enforcement.
Matt Mead: ObamaCare is not good policy; but we must act on it.
Matt Mead: Establish litigation fund to join lawsuit against ObamaCare.
Dave Freudenthal: Health reform is not creeping socialism; let's try a pilot.
Michael Enzi: Support mental health parity legislation.
Keith Goodenough: Responsibility to deal with the chronically mentally ill.
Tim Chesnut: State-funded access to basic health care.
Jim Geringer: More funding for prescription drugs & senior care.
Dave Freudenthal: $1.9M for Military Assistance Trust Fund.
Michael Enzi: Voted in favor of the Secure Fence Act.
Matt Mead: Wyoming unemployment at 5.8% while nation over 8%.
Tim Chesnut: Increase the state minimum wage.
Dave Freudenthal: Supports term limits for state legislators.
Principles & Values|
Jim Geringer: Focus on building Wyoming’s capacity to grow.
Dave Freudenthal: $48M for state retirement fund, but employees must pay more.
Matt Mead: Wyoming is #1 state for good tax climate.
Jim Geringer: One-year 1/2% reduction in sales tax.
Matt Mead: Diversify Wyoming economy with petaflop supercomputer.
Matt Mead: Expand state teleconferencing & state cloud computing.
Matt Mead: Additional $52 M in highway funding.
Matt Mead: Recruit mega data centers: we have the weather & the land.
Welfare & Poverty|
Tim Chesnut: Training, transport, & subsidies for welfare recipients.
Jim Geringer: Work First: move families to self-sufficiency.