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John Kitzhaber on Abortion
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  • Endorsed by NARAL and Planned Parenthood. (Aug 2010)
  • Abortions always legally available, & government funded. (Nov 1998)
John Kitzhaber on Budget & Economy
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  • State recovering from Great Recession, but not every person. (Jan 2015)
  • Budget to focus on people's futures, not taxes or problems. (Jan 2011)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
John Kitzhaber on Civil Rights
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  • Endorsed by pro-GLBT Basic Rights Oregon's Equality PAC. (Aug 2010)
  • Maintain affirmative action in colleges & state hiring. (Nov 1998)
  • Recognize same-sex marriages. (Nov 1998)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
John Kitzhaber on Corporations
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  • Oregon Business Plan: create jobs & income; reduce poverty. (Jan 2013)
John Kitzhaber on Crime
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  • Reduce sentences for non-violent offenses. (Jul 2013)
  • Spend $600M on education now instead of on prisons later. (Jan 2013)
  • Oppose the death penalty. (Nov 1998)
  • End parole for repeat violent felons. (Nov 1998)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Zero tolerance for violence against government employees. (Aug 2001)
John Kitzhaber on Drugs
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  • Decriminalize medicinal marijuana. (Nov 1998)
  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)
  • States should make drug policy, not feds. (Aug 2001)
John Kitzhaber on Education
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  • Governor's Cool Schools project is funded by teachers union. (Nov 2011)
  • Welcomes waiver from No Child Left Behind standards. (Sep 2011)
  • Public education is the cornerstone of democracy. (Jan 2001)
  • Improve and invest in public schools. (Aug 2001)
John Kitzhaber on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted YES on electronic energy efficiency standards. (Jun 2013)
  • Making renewable energy in state also keeps dollars in state. (Apr 2011)
  • Transition away from damaging fossil fuels. (Nov 2010)
  • 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)
  • Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
John Kitzhaber on Environment
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  • Prohibit motorized mining in riverbeds. (Aug 2013)
  • Seeks to balance environmental and economic interests. (Nov 2011)
  • Developed the Enlibra principles of environmental protection. (Jun 2002)
  • 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)
John Kitzhaber on Families & Children
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  • Invest in children in early years to prevent tragic failures. (Jan 2001)
  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)
John Kitzhaber on Foreign Policy
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John Kitzhaber on Free Trade
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  • Encouraging more trade agreements with China. (Sep 2011)
  • Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank. (Jul 2014)
John Kitzhaber on Government Reform
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  • Limit individual campaign donations; require full disclosure. (Nov 1998)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
John Kitzhaber on Gun Control
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  • Increase restrictions on gun purchase and possession. (Nov 1998)
John Kitzhaber on Health Care
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  • Healthcare reform needed at both state and federal levels. (Oct 2011)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • More federal funding for rural health services. (Aug 2001)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
John Kitzhaber 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)
John Kitzhaber on Immigration
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  • Voted YES on driver's licenses for non-resident aliens. (May 2013)
  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
John Kitzhaber on Jobs
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  • Focus budget on investing in jobs and innovation. (Jan 2013)
  • Create block grants for Agricultural Stewardship. (Aug 2001)
John Kitzhaber on Local Issues
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John Kitzhaber on Principles & Values
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  • 36 years in government: state House; state Senate; Governor. (Jan 2015)
  • Religious affiliation: Nondenominational. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Democratic Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of the Western Governors' Association. (Aug 2001)
John Kitzhaber on Social Security
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  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
John Kitzhaber on Tax Reform
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  • Opportunity for revenue: capping total deductions & credits. (Jan 2013)
  • No state sales tax; no flat tax; increase gas tax. (Nov 1998)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
John Kitzhaber on Technology
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  • Level playing field for Main Street vs. Internet sales tax. (Aug 2001)
John Kitzhaber on War & Peace
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John Kitzhaber on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Beware uneven, unequal "recovery" without rural & minorities. (Jan 2013)
  • Promote the next generation of welfare reform. (Aug 2001)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)
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