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Phil Murphy on Abortion
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  • Support funding for Planned Parenthood. (Jun 2017)
Phil Murphy on Budget & Economy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Phil Murphy on Civil Rights
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  • Equal pay for equal work by gender. (Jun 2017)
  • Expand anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ individuals. (Jun 2017)
  • Strong advocate for equal treatment of LGBTQ community. (Sep 2016)
Phil Murphy on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Phil Murphy on Crime
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  • For-profit prison industry targets communities of color. (Jun 2017)
Phil Murphy on Drugs
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  • Addiction is an illness, & treatable with right resources. (Jun 2017)
  • Opioid addiction is an illness, and it is treatable. (Sep 2016)
Phil Murphy on Education
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  • High stakes, high stress standardized tests must end. (Jun 2017)
  • Our public schools are part of what makes this state great. (Jun 2017)
  • Can't get economy right without getting higher ed right. (Jun 2017)
  • Tackle our higher education student debt problem head on. (Sep 2016)
  • Focus on STEM to make Silicon Valley in New Jersey. (Aug 2016)
  • Reignite NJ science hotbed by focusing on STEM sector. (Aug 2016)
Phil Murphy on Energy & Oil
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  • Rejoin Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. (Jun 2017)
  • Raise gas tax to renew Transportation Trust Fund. (Aug 2016)
  • It stinks, but raise the gas tax to fund transportation. (Aug 2016)
Phil Murphy on Environment
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  • Protect Jersey Shore from oil & Pinelands' open space. (Jun 2017)
  • Commit to protecting shores with long-term enviro plan. (Aug 2016)
  • Long-term planning via Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. (Aug 2016)
Phil Murphy on Families & Children
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  • Guarantee earned sick leave statewide. (Jun 2017)
  • Ensure that all workers have the right to earned sick leave. (Sep 2016)
Phil Murphy on Foreign Policy
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  • Former U.S. ambassador to Germany, appointed by Obama. (May 2016)
Phil Murphy on Free Trade
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Phil Murphy on Government Reform
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  • Automatic voter registration, online, and same-day. (Jun 2017)
  • I don't owe the political insiders anything. (May 2016)
Phil Murphy on Gun Control
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  • Gun violence epidemic is a public health crisis. (Jun 2017)
  • Sensible gun safety regulations: taxes & training. (Sep 2016)
Phil Murphy on Health Care
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  • Fight for-profit right-wing agenda to gut ObamaCare. (Jun 2017)
Phil Murphy on Homeland Security
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  • Focus Veterans agency on mental health & employment support. (Jun 2017)
  • Create new NJ department responsible for veterans. (Sep 2016)
Phil Murphy on Immigration
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  • Oppose efforts to use police to assist in mass deportations. (Jun 2017)
Phil Murphy on Jobs
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  • Raise minimum wage to $15 an hour. (Jun 2017)
  • Partner with private sector to expand job training. (Sep 2016)
  • Close the wage gap: ban unequal pay for same work by women. (Sep 2016)
  • Raise minimum wage to $15 per hour. (Sep 2016)
Phil Murphy on Local Issues
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Phil Murphy on Principles & Values
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Phil Murphy on Social Security
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  • Divest NJ pension fund from private equity. (Jun 2017)
  • Evaluate state pension system for growing unfunded liability. (Sep 2016)
Phil Murphy on Tax Reform
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  • Wealthiest 1% pay far lower share of taxes. (Jun 2017)
Phil Murphy on Technology
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  • Invest to restore NJ's place as leader in innovation economy. (Jun 2017)
Phil Murphy on War & Peace
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Phil Murphy on Welfare & Poverty
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  • More affordable housing; more Earned Income Tax Credit. (Sep 2016)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Support funding for Planned Parenthood: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Equal pay for equal work by gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
Close the wage gap: ban unequal pay for same work by women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Expand anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ individuals: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strong advocate for equal treatment of LGBTQ community: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fight for-profit right-wing agenda to gut ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Divest NJ pension fund from private equity: Opposes topic 6
Evaluate state pension system for growing unfunded liability: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
High stakes, high stress standardized tests must end: Opposes topic 7
Our public schools are part of what makes this state great: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Focus on STEM to make Silicon Valley in New Jersey: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Reignite NJ science hotbed by focusing on STEM sector: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protect Jersey Shore from oil & Pinelands' open space: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Commit to protecting shores with long-term enviro plan: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Long-term planning via Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
For-profit prison industry targets communities of color: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Gun violence epidemic is a public health crisis: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Sensible gun safety regulations: taxes & training: Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Wealthiest 1% pay far lower share of taxes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Oppose efforts to use police to assist in mass deportations: Strongly Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Former U.S. ambassador to Germany, appointed by Obama: Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Focus Veterans agency on mental health & employment support: Favors topic 15
Create new NJ department responsible for veterans: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Automatic voter registration, online, and same-day: Strongly Favors topic 16
I don't owe the political insiders anything: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Rejoin Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Strongly Favors topic 18
Raise gas tax to renew Transportation Trust Fund: Favors topic 18
It stinks, but raise the gas tax to fund transportation: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Addiction is an illness, & treatable with right resources: Opposes topic 19
Opioid addiction is an illness, and it is treatable: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Invest to restore NJ's place as leader in innovation economy: Strongly Favors topic 20
Partner with private sector to expand job training: Favors topic 20

Phil Murphy is a Hard-Core Liberal.
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