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Budget & Economy|
Bill Richardson: Grow the trade link to Mexico and attract Hollywood business.
Mark Warner: Close the largest budget shortfall in Virginia’s history.
Mark Warner: Must not lose AAA bond ratings.
Janet Napolitano: Provides funding for the priorities without raising taxes.
Bill Richardson: Toughened DWI and sex offender laws.
Bill Richardson: Domestic violence incidents start with drinking.
Mike Beebe: Rehabilitate drug offenders; more drug-court counselors.
Jeb Bush: Funding to reduce teen substance abuse and tobacco use.
Jeb Bush: Create a prescription drug tracking system to prevent abuse.
Bill Richardson: Crack down on illegal drug labs.
Bill Ritter: Cut the high school drop-out rate in half in a decade.
Mike Beebe: Propose additional funding for students with special needs.
Mike Beebe: Encourage parents & state employees to volunteer at schools.
Butch Otter: Recommend $1.36 billion to advance educational goals.
Butch Otter: Provide needs-based scholarships for college-bound students.
Eliot Spitzer: Increase investment in education with transparent funding.
Jeb Bush: Voluntary universal Pre-K: fund 9,600 pre-school teachers.
Bill Richardson: Equip every 7th grader with a laptop computer.
Bill Richardson: Increase the salary of school teachers.
Bill Richardson: A plan that can reach straightforward education goals.
Bill Richardson: Charter schools show tremendous promise.
Bill Richardson: Expand the lottery scholarship program for college students.
Janet Napolitano: Recommend funding for voluntary full-day kindergarten.
Janet Napolitano: Emphasize the importance of reading literacy.
Janet Napolitano: Scholarship program for early childhood education teachers.
Janet Napolitano: Help teachers undergo the necessary training.
Janet Napolitano: No cut in higher education funding.
Kathleen Sebelius: Education First: Target additional $300M where most needed.
Kathleen Sebelius: Minimize the need for college tuition increases.
Kathleen Sebelius: Review district finances and bring efficiency.
Kathleen Sebelius: Pay teachers adequately and provide them with health care.
Energy & Oil|
Bill Ritter: 20% electricity efficiency improvement by 2020.
Bill Ritter: Increase the use of local bio-fuels at the state government.
Bill Richardson: $6M for energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.
Butch Otter: Establish a dairy and animal research and education facility.
Jeb Bush: New marine sanctuary to protect the Florida Keys.
Bill Richardson: Expand and create new state parks.
Bill Richardson: Develop a comprehensive water management plan.
Janet Napolitano: Bring together all stake-holders in forest management.
Families & Children|
Jeb Bush: No Place Like Home initiative: find families for DCF kids.
Janet Napolitano: Reform and additional funds for Child Protective Services.
Janet Napolitano: Investment for fewer abuse and neglect cases.
Janet Napolitano: Establish a quality childcare rating system.
Janet Napolitano: Resources to childcare assistance for low-income families.
Janet Napolitano: Expedite transport of goods to and from Arizona.
Eliot Spitzer: Submit a reform package for full public campaign financing.
Kathleen Blanco: More disclosure and more campaign rules.
Bill Richardson: Focus on eliminating waste and fraud from public spending.
Kathleen Sebelius: Implemented $85 million in savings and efficiencies.
Kathleen Sebelius: Spending cut to provide a raise for state workers.
Bill Ritter: Provide Coloradans some basic form of health care by 2010.
Eliot Spitzer: Propose a Stem Cell and Innovation Fund to voters.
Kathleen Blanco: First principles: provide for children & right to healthcare.
Jeb Bush: KidCare and Medikids: expand to 1.6M kids and then even more.
Bill Richardson: Secure lower prescription drug costs for seniors.
Bill Richardson: Focus on raising childhood immunization rates.
Bill Richardson: Increase access to affordable health care.
Bill Richardson: Consolidate mental health and substance abuse therapy needs.
Bill Richardson: Restrain Medicaid costs and maintain benefits.
Janet Napolitano: Better health care policies for seniors.
Janet Napolitano: Ensure children are immunized & screened for health problems.
Kathleen Sebelius: Obtain better prices for prescriptions & services.
Jeb Bush: Make Florida the most military-friendly state in the nation.
Janet Napolitano: Emergency calling system for health and safety information.
Kathleen Sebelius: Strategic Military Planning to protect vital military assets.
Bill Richardson: Film industry initiatives create jobs.
Mike Beebe: Phase out the sales tax on utilities for manufacturers.
Mike Beebe: Get rid of the regressive sales tax on food.
Butch Otter: Keep sales tax on groceries with a grocery tax credit.
Eliot Spitzer: Dramatically reduce property taxes to help homeowners.
Bill Richardson: Continue to cut taxes and reform the tax code.
Mark Warner: Cut taxes for at least 65% of Virginians.
Kathleen Sebelius: Allow overdue taxes to be paid without penalty.
Kathleen Sebelius: Modernize tax incentive programs for start-up businesses.
Kathleen Sebelius: Create tax credit for rural business development.
Bill Ritter: Committed to solving congestion problems on I-70.
Butch Otter: Issue bonds totaling $264 million to improve highway system.
Bill Richardson: Allocate capital to education and water projects.
Janet Napolitano: New research facilities drive the high-tech economy.
Kathleen Sebelius: Restore funding for transportation and biosciences projects.
War & Peace|
Jeb Bush: God grants liberty only to ready to defend it.
Welfare & Poverty|
Eliot Spitzer: Provide greater aid to distressed cities and towns.
Jeb Bush: Welcome community and faith based organizations as partners.