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Jim Geringer on Abortion
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Jim Geringer on Budget & Economy
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  • Spend one-time revenue on one-time expenditures. (Jan 2001)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
Jim Geringer on Civil Rights
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  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
  • Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)
  • Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 2002)
Jim Geringer on Corporations
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Jim Geringer on Crime
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  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Zero tolerance for violence against government employees. (Aug 2001)
Jim Geringer on Drugs
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  • Supports drug courts & breaking the drug cycle. (Jan 2001)
  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)
  • States should make drug policy, not feds. (Aug 2001)
Jim Geringer on Education
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  • $10M per year for college merit scholarships. (Jan 2001)
  • $26M for professional and vocational skills training. (Jan 2001)
  • Reform Charter School law to allow real parental choice. (Jan 2001)
  • Focus educational resources to help those with greatest need. (Jul 2001)
  • Require state standards, regular assessments, and sanctions. (Jul 2001)
  • Support Ed-Flex: more flexibility if more accountable. (Jul 2001)
Jim Geringer on Energy & Oil
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  • Expand energy infrastructure & exploration. (Jan 2001)
  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
  • Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports immediate reductions in greenhouse gases. (Sep 1998)
Jim Geringer on Environment
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  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • Focus on prevention and states for Endangered Species. (Aug 2001)
  • Collaborative, incentive driven, locally-based solutions. (Aug 2001)
  • Apply "Good Samaritan" rules to abandoned mine cleanup. (Aug 2001)
  • State primacy over water quantity & quality issues. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports grants for brownfields remediation. (May 2002)
  • Make EPA into a Cabinet department. (May 2002)
  • Focus on results, not regulation. (Sep 1998)
Jim Geringer on Families & Children
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  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)
Jim Geringer on Foreign Policy
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Jim Geringer on Free Trade
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  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
Jim Geringer on Government Reform
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  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
  • Reduce federal government size & scope, including military. (Sep 1998)
Jim Geringer on Gun Control
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Jim Geringer on Health Care
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  • More funding for prescription drugs & senior care. (Jan 2001)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • More federal funding for rural health services. (Aug 2001)
  • Tax credits for those without employee health insurance. (May 2002)
  • Tax deduction for long-term care insurance. (May 2002)
  • Support telemedicine for underserved areas. (May 2002)
  • $350 billion for prescriptions for poor seniors. (May 2002)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Jim Geringer on Homeland Security
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  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
  • Study terrorist threats against nuclear waste repositories. (Aug 2001)
Jim Geringer on Immigration
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  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
  • English immersion over bilingual education. (Jul 2001)
Jim Geringer on Jobs
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  • Create block grants for Agricultural Stewardship. (Aug 2001)
Jim Geringer on Local Issues
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Jim Geringer on Principles & Values
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  • Focus on building Wyoming’s capacity to grow. (Jan 2001)
  • Religious affiliation: Lutheran. (Nov 2000)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Republican Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
  • Member of the Western Governors' Association. (Aug 2001)
Jim Geringer on Social Security
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  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
Jim Geringer on Tax Reform
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  • One-year 1/2% reduction in sales tax. (Jan 2001)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
  • Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts. (Sep 1998)
Jim Geringer on Technology
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  • Level playing field for Main Street vs. Internet sales tax. (Aug 2001)
Jim Geringer on War & Peace
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  • Supports $48 billion in new spending for anti-terrorism. (Jan 2002)
Jim Geringer on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Work First: move families to self-sufficiency. (Jan 2001)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment: Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs: Neutral on topic 9
Zero tolerance for violence against government employees: Neutral on topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-3 points on Economic scale)
More funding for prescription drugs & senior care: Favors topic 5
More federal funding for rural health services: Favors topic 5
Tax credits for those without employee health insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
$350 billion for prescriptions for poor seniors: Favors topic 5
Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure: Neutral on topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding: Favors topic 6
Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare: Opposes topic 6
Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Reform Charter School law to allow real parental choice: Favors topic 7
Support Ed-Flex: more flexibility if more accountable: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Expand energy infrastructure & exploration: Opposes topic 18
Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically: Neutral on topic 18
Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries: Opposes topic 18
Create block grants for Agricultural Stewardship: Neutral on topic 18
Collaborative, incentive driven, locally-based solutions: Neutral on topic 18
Make EPA into a Cabinet department: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports immediate reductions in greenhouse gases: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-3 points on Social scale)
More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War: Favors topic 19
States should make drug policy, not feds: Neutral on topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants: Favors topic 20
Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Spend one-time revenue on one-time expenditures: Opposes topic 11
One-year 1/2% reduction in sales tax: Opposes topic 11
No national sales tax or VAT: Neutral on topic 11
Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions: Neutral on topic 11
Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts: Favors topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-3 points on Social scale)
Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal: Neutral on topic 12
Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation: Neutral on topic 12
English immersion over bilingual education: Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
Supports $48 billion in new spending for anti-terrorism: Favors topic 15
Reduce federal government size & scope, including military: Opposes topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(0 points on Social scale)
Include states in anti-terrorism planning: Neutral on topic 17

Jim Geringer is a Centrist.
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