Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates|
| Crippled America,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
by Cory Booker (2016)
| The Truths We Hold,|
by Kamala Harris (2019)
| Smart on Crime,|
by Kamala Harris (2010)
| Guide to Political Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
| Where We Go From Here,|
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
| Promise Me, Dad ,|
by Joe Biden (2017)
|Conscience of a Conservative,|
by Jeff Flake (2017)
| Two Paths,|
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
|Every Other Monday,|
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
|Courage is Contagious,|
by John Kasich (1998)
| Shortest Way Home,|
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
| The Book of Joe ,|
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Our Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
| This Fight Is Our Fight,|
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
| Higher Loyalty,|
by James Comey (2018)
| The Making of Donald Trump,|
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election|
| What Happened ,|
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
| Higher Loyalty ,|
by James Comey (2018)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Hard Choices,|
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
| Becoming ,|
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Outsider in the White House,|
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
2018 Governor's State of the State speeches
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| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Jeff Colyer: Kansas prohibited slavery and prohibited abortion together.
Dan Malloy: Free birth control coverage.
Henry McMaster: Stop providing state funds to abortion clinics.
Sam Brownback: I dream of cherishing life at every stage.
Budget & Economy|
Rick Snyder: Government sets stage for business success.
Eric Holcomb: $250-million Next Level Indiana Trust Fund.
John Carney: Increase diversity in state employment.
Ralph Northam: Look harder for diverse candidates for leadership roles.
Kay Ivey: Held first ever Governor's Disability Job Fair.
John Bel Edwards: Provide regulatory relief for small business.
Chris Sununu: Lower business tax to accompany no income or sales tax.
Chris Sununu: 3-phase deregulation to help business.
John Hickenlooper: Fund $10M program to support rural business.
John Hickenlooper: 5-year initiative to support startup businesses.
Jim Justice: Just Cut Taxes And Win: start with business taxes.
Phil Bryant: Growing business is best jobs program.
John Kasich: Rehab, not prison, for low-level offenders.
Larry Hogan: Crack down on violent crime with truth-in-sentencing laws.
Jerry Brown: Instead of new laws, consider the overall system.
Henry McMaster: Jam cellphone signals inside state prisons.
Ralph Northam: Raise threshold for felony larceny; 2nd chance after mistake.
Susana Martinez: Increase penalties for many crimes.
Nathan Deal: Accountability courts fight recidivism.
Terry McAuliffe: Second chance for youthful offenders.
Chris Christie: Bail reform based on crime, not wealth.
Chris Christie: Expunge records for less serious crimes.
Jay Inslee: End the death penalty.
Kay Ivey: More prison staffing and more capital investments in prisons.
Jeff Colyer: Scourge of opioid and meth epidemics affect everyone.
Henry McMaster: Opioids: awareness, information, treatment, & enforcement.
Charlie Baker: Reduce opioid prescribing and drive Fentanyl off our streets.
Gina Raimondo: Jobs and insurance, to combat addiction.
John Hickenlooper: National model for marijuana legalization.
Kim Reynolds: Reduce number of opioids prescribed & increase Rx monitoring.
Doug Ducey: Crack down on drunk/drugged drivers.
Chris Sununu: Give parents choice instead of one-size-fits-all system.
Asa Hutchinson: Fund colleges based on productivity.
Jeff Colyer: My (Re) Employment Plan: KANSASWORKS technical education.
Jeff Colyer: Invest in early childhood education & invest in our future.
Jeff Colyer: Increased investments in K-12 Education.
Kate Brown: Future Ready Oregon: Prepare students for today's jobs.
Bill Haslam: Boost public education by $1.5B.
Henry McMaster: Invest in school choice & robust charter school program.
Scott Walker: Help college students refinance loans.
Doug Burgum: Local control of schools.
John Carney: Focus on improving troubled schools.
Gina Raimondo: More pre-K classrooms; free community college.
Gina Raimondo: Major investment to repair crumbling schools.
John Hickenlooper: Increase investment in education by additional $100M.
John Hickenlooper: Schools should focus on skills for future jobs.
Jim Justice: Support non-college career paths.
Ralph Northam: Borrower's Bill of Rights to manage student debt.
Terry McAuliffe: Borrower's Bill of Rights to manage student debt.
Jay Inslee: Four-year degree isn't the only path to success.
Kay Ivey: Strong Start, Strong Finish: from pre-K to workforce.
Kim Reynolds: School choice offers families option to teach their values.
Phil Bryant: Parents should have school choice.
Sam Brownback: Court-ordered education funding won't solve every problem.
Butch Otter: Focus on student outcomes.
Energy & Oil|
Dan Malloy: Aggressively pursue clean energy.
Tom Wolf: Severance tax on natural gas is common sense.
Larry Hogan: Combat greenhouse gas emissions; grow green jobs.
Henry McMaster: Oppose offshore drilling & onshore infrastructure.
Doug Burgum: On energy, all of the above.
Bill Walker: Increased oil production key part of energy policy.
Gina Raimondo: Green energy means jobs.
Phil Murphy: Protect our precious Jersey Shore from offshore drilling.
Ralph Northam: Create clean energy jobs in rural communities.
Terry McAuliffe: Cap carbon emissions from Virginia's electric utilities.
John Hickenlooper: Close coal plants: cleaner air AND lower utility bills.
Jim Justice: Coal miners back work is good; let's have more.
Jay Inslee: Supports carbon tax.
Sam Brownback: I dream of Kansas exporting wind power across America.
Paul LePage: Land preservation reduces tax revenue.
Asa Hutchinson: Reduce burden of unreasonable regulations.
Jerry Brown: Deal with pollution at local level.
Henry McMaster: Oppose drilling and seismic testing along our coast.
Sam Brownback: I dream of a Kansas known as the Renewable State.
Andrew Cuomo: Pro-active policy to protect groundwater.
Families & Children|
Jeff Colyer: Safe and professional workplace, free from sexual harassment.
Jeff Colyer: More child welfare staff; more family programs.
Bruce Rauner: Combat sexual harassment among government employees.
Phil Murphy: We all can contribute, including the differently abled.
Kim Reynolds: Sexual harassment has been a stain on our culture.
Jim Justice: Change the trade imbalance with China.
Peter Ricketts: Exports boost Nebraska economy.
Jeff Colyer: 4-point plan to increase state government transparency.
Larry Hogan: End partisan gerrymandering; make term limits.
Ralph Northam: End unnecessary restrictions: no-excuse absentee ballots.
Eric Greitens: Slash 33,000 regulations across the board.
Ralph Northam: Make absentee voting easier.
Terry McAuliffe: Make absentee voting easier.
Jay Inslee: Favors automatic voter registration.
Kay Ivey: Ban lobbyists from appointments by the executive branch.
Kim Reynolds: Protect the ballot box with new voter ID laws.
Mark Dayton: Commonsense criminal background checks to all gun purchases.
Chris Sununu: Protect schools with security infrastructure.
Dan Malloy: Close loopholes; ban bump stocks.
Dan Malloy: Allow early voting, explore vote by mail.
Ralph Northam: Start with universal background checks.
Ralph Northam: Supports universal background checks.
Terry McAuliffe: Supports universal background checks.
Jay Inslee: Pass common-sense gun laws.
Kay Ivey: Firearms industry jobs part of rich history of 2nd Amendment.
Mark Dayton: MinnesotaCare Buy-In: affordable choices for consumers.
John Bel Edwards: Medicaid expansion addresses opioid crisis.
Chris Sununu: State must invest in mental healthcare system.
Paul LePage: Budgetary limits on Medicaid expansion.
Asa Hutchinson: Work requirement for Medicaid.
Dan Malloy: Healthcare a fundamental right.
Scott Walker: State control of health insurance program, not federal.
Charlie Baker: Health Connector: replace mess with hope.
John Hickenlooper: ObamaCare not perfect; it has helped but needs improvement.
Dennis Daugaard: Add work requirements to Medicaid.
Eric Holcomb: Must reduce infant mortality rate.
Kim Reynolds: Individualized, patient-centered managed care for Medicaid.
Kim Reynolds: Train all doctors to recognize mental health challenges.
Phil Bryant: Medicaid patients are responsible for bad choices.
Doug Ducey: KidsCare: Protect low-income kids' healthcare.
Doug Burgum: Need strong deterrent against rogue nations.
Eric Greitens: Let military spouses work in Missouri.
Doug Ducey: Increase tax exemption for vets.
Chris Sununu: Supports DREAMers; reform immigration laws.
Henry McMaster: Say "no" "sanctuary cities"; don't tolerate lawlessness.
Gina Raimondo: Opposes deporting DREAMers.
Jay Inslee: Scholarships for DREAMers.
John Bel Edwards: Equal pay for women; enact minimum wage.
Jeff Colyer: Provide tools to fill 48,000 unfilled jobs in our state.
Henry McMaster: S.C.Workforce Partnership: shift from toolboxes to tablets.
Bill Walker: Address state economic recovery with jobs program.
Ralph Northam: Strengthen workforce development and expand apprenticeships.
Nathan Deal: Full funding for technical education for jobs.
Kim Reynolds: Decide workforce training at local level with job creators.
Phil Bryant: Mississippi Model: Cutting red tape increases jobs.
Principles & Values|
John Kasich: Respect for secular humanists.
Phil Murphy: Reject Pres. Trump's dark belief of an America in decline.
Ralph Northam: Do good; be transparent; look for better ways.
Scott Walker: Pray for Kentucky, that we will be blessed.
Kay Ivey: Guide ship of state through storm of governor's resignation.
Kay Ivey: Listen, Learn, Help and Lead tour, to restore confidence.
Charlie Baker: Make Massachusetts the most age-friendly state in the nation.
Gina Raimondo: Cut tax on Social Security payments.
Mark Dayton: Raised taxes only on top 2%, not the other 98%.
Asa Hutchinson: Tax cuts attract keep veterans in state.
Asa Hutchinson: Tax cuts keep Arkansas competitive : cut from 6.9% to 6%.
Henry McMaster: Low taxes spur economic growth and prosperity.
Phil Murphy: Stronger & fairer funding instead of massive tax breaks.
Kim Reynolds: Update Iowa tax code to take advantage of federal tax cuts.
Rick Scott: Supermajority for any tax increase.
Phil Scott: Balanced budget without raising taxes.
Jeff Colyer: Help Wichita maintain its title of Air Capital of the World.
Tom Wolf: Infrastructure investment attracts business.
Jerry Brown: California Waterfix: Modernized state water system.
Charlie Baker: Hundreds of millions to fix decades of neglect on the MBTA.
Charlie Baker: High speed wifi in Western Massachusetts.
Karyn Polito: Build out high-speed internet via local partnerships.
Kim Reynolds: Expand broadband capabilities to every corner of rural Iowa.
Welfare & Poverty|
Paul LePage: Expanding welfare entitlements is not compassionate.
The above quotations are from 2018 Governor's State of the State speeches.
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