Books by and about 2016 presidential candidates|
| Hard Choices,|
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
| Crippled America ,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Outsider in the White House,|
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
| American Dreams,|
by Marco Rubio (2015)
| Taking a Stand,|
by Rand Paul (2015)
by Scott Walker (2013)
| A Time for Truth,|
by Ted Cruz (2015)
| One Nation,|
by Ben Carson (2014)
| Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Living History ,|
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
| Between Hope and History ,|
by Bill Clinton (1996)
| In Harmís Way ,|
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
| Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,|
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
Books by and about 2012 presidential candidates|
| Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
| Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Greg Abbott: Protect unborn children and promote a culture of life.
Budget & Economy|
Bruce Rauner: Reduce regulatory costs & economy will take off like rocket.
Steve Bullock: Veto any budget in the red.
Bill Walker: With oil prices low, we have made cuts & must cut more.
Phil Bryant: Implement a state lottery; Arkansas got $80M last year.
Matt Mead: We used rainy day fund for rainy days; now make guidelines.
Sam Brownback: The days of "tax first, cut never" have come to an end.
Tom Wolf: Grow paltry rainy day fund from $245,000 to $500M by 2022.
Larry Hogan: Justice for Victims Initiative: protect vulnerable citizens.
Greg Abbott: Make it a hate crime to target uniformed police officers.
Bruce Rauner: Close outdated prisons; focus on reducing recidivism.
Bruce Rauner: Police trooper surge to counter Chicago violence.
Brian Sandoval: Reform juvenile justice system to reduce recidivism.
Eric Greitens: Fight Ferguson Effect with Blue Alert to empower police.
Phil Bryant: More Highway Patrol troopers on the road.
Susana Martinez: Collect DNA from felons.
Peter Ricketts: Automated sentence calculation for Department of Corrections.
Nathan Deal: 20% pay raise for state-level law enforcement.
Terry McAuliffe: Lowest adult recidivism rate in America.
Chris Christie: Ban the box: don't ask job applicants about criminal record.
Dennis Daugaard: Make mugshots and pardon process open to the public.
Doug Ducey: Fully fund rape test kits, to finally ensure justice.
Dan Malloy: Prison population has dropped AND recidivism has declined.
Doug Burgum: Jail time without rehab is not a cure for addiction.
Larry Hogan: Created the Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force.
Brian Sandoval: Rid the state of the scourge of opioid abuse.
Brian Sandoval: I opposed legalization, but let's make pot market work well.
Eric Holcomb: Attack epidemic with prevention, treatment & enforcement.
Terry McAuliffe: Second chance at citizenship for recovering addicts.
Chris Christie: Jailing & stigmatizing addiction victims won't help.
Doug Ducey: Drug addiction is an epidemic plaguing our entire country.
Robert Bentley: Fight opioid addiction and fight drug abuse.
Tom Wolf: Opioid epidemic has stolen the futures of far too many.
Larry Hogan: $7M for student scholarships to attend a private school.
Larry Hogan: Tuition relief for state colleges: 2% growth cap.
Larry Hogan: More charter school choice; more P-TECH schools.
Greg Abbott: Fully fund GURI: Governor's University Research Initiative.
Bill Haslam: Narrow score gaps for minority and female students.
Bill Haslam: STRONG Act: tuition-free public college for veterans.
Bruce Rauner: $100M for early education; close district funding gaps.
Steve Bullock: Increase funding for higher education.
Steve Bullock: Invest in publicly funded early childhood education.
Brian Sandoval: $115 million in new investments for higher education.
Gina Raimondo: PrepareRI Dual Enrollment: free tuition for high schoolers.
Gina Raimondo: All-day kindergarten for all; computers in every school.
Kim Reynolds: Future Ready Iowa: 70% of Iowans beyond high school.
Sam Brownback: TeachersKan: scholarship program for Kansas college students.
Scott Walker: Private refinancing options for student loan debt.
Terry Branstad: Future Ready Iowa: 70% of Iowans beyond high school.
Terry Branstad: Teacher Leadership System for every public school.
Butch Otter: $58M to make public school teacher pay competitive.
Doug Ducey: Lead the nation on school choice and charters.
Doug Ducey: Invest in public school teachers with tuition & bonuses.
Kate Brown: Oregon Promise: community college access program.
Energy & Oil|
Larry Hogan: Clean Cars Act: invest in electric cars & charging stations.
Charlie Baker: Reduce carbon footprint while maintaining supply of energy.
Jerry Brown: No climate deniers: the science is clear; the danger is real.
David Ige: 100% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2045.
Susana Martinez: Diversify so we're not at mercy of federal government.
Matt Mead: $10M prize for making a useful product from captured CO2.
Larry Hogan: Reduce nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment in Chesapeake Bay.
Bruce Rauner: Test drinking water for lead, as social justice issue.
Matt Mead: Improve Endangered Species Act: only 1% ever got delisted.
Gary Herbert: Re-opened National Parks during 2013 shutdown.
Robert Bentley: Gulf State Park: economically & environmentally sustainable.
Families & Children|
Larry Hogan: Pass the Common Sense Paid Sick Leave Act.
Greg Abbott: Reform Child Protective System or more children will die.
Bruce Rauner: Created the Governor's Cabinet on Children and Youth.
Steve Bullock: Don't cut workers from Child and Family Services Division.
Eric Greitens: Let parents decide how to spend special needs funding.
Gina Raimondo: Pass modern, common-sense paid sick leave laws.
Phil Bryant: $34M for new Department of Child Protection Services.
Peter Ricketts: More resources for Child and Family Services.
Nathan Deal: 19% pay raise for Family and Children Services.
Andrew Cuomo: Middle Class Child Care Tax Credit for 200,000 families.
Doug Ducey: Automatically screen all babies for SCID.
Doug Ducey: Grandmother Stipend: fund foster care for relatives.
Robert Bentley: Fund treatment for low-income children with Autism Spectrum.
Tom Wolf: Improve home-based & community-based senior care services.
Greg Abbott: Texas is exceptional; we'd be world's 10th largest economy.
David Ige: Hawaii dominated world trade via entrepreneurial innovation.
Eric Holcomb: We're as likely to trade with Germany as with Georgia.
Larry Hogan: Disallow legislators from drawing their own district lines.
Bruce Rauner: The people demanded fair districting; judges denied them.
Terry McAuliffe: Photo ID law made it significantly harder to vote.
Dennis Daugaard: Red Tape Repeal: remove 4,000 obsolete laws & rules.
Dan Malloy: Cut state agencies by 28% and cut state workforce by 9%.
Matt Mead: New initiative for public shooting ranges.
Terry McAuliffe: Keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.
Mark Dayton: Preserve successes like Medicaid expansion & MinnesotaCare.
John Hickenlooper: Basic health care is a right, not a privilege.
Sam Brownback: Refusing ObamaCare like declining a discount on the Titanic.
Terry Branstad: Transform mental health system to community-based model.
Charlie Baker: $4,000 tax credit for hiring unemployed veterans.
Matt Mead: Long-term commitment for veteran's tuition waiver.
Terry McAuliffe: Expand Virginia Values Veterans program: help vets find work.
Greg Abbott: Enforce against sanctuary cities or more Texans will die.
Jay Inslee: Stand up proudly for DREAMers.
Larry Hogan: New jobs in manufacturing led to low unemployment.
Greg Abbott: No state deductions of union dues on paychecks.
Jerry Brown: Raised minimum wage and reduced unemployment.
Mark Dayton: Unemployment is down, but average family is poorer.
Eric Greitens: Right to Work instead of Project Labor Agreements.
Eric Holcomb: Five pillars: 21st century workforce is magnet for jobs.
Gina Raimondo: Give everyone chance for dignified work at a decent wage.
Kate Brown: Raised minimum wage for struggling Oregon families.
Dan Malloy: Pushed bill to protect advanced manufacturing jobs.
Larry Hogan: Repeal the misguided Road Kill Bill.
Andrew Cuomo: Buffalo Billion: make up for 50 years of state inattention.
Robert Bentley: Fix the fatally-dangerous Redmill Bridge, despite obstacles.
Principles & Values|
Bill Walker: Cancer survivor after routine prostrate cancer screening.
Nikki Haley: State workers all say "It's a Great Day in South Carolina".
Robert Bentley: Great State 2019 Plan: purpose by the One who ordained us.
Larry Hogan: Eliminate all taxes on retirement income.
Gina Raimondo: Get most state retirees a cost of living increase.
Dan Malloy: 78% of our state pension fund is making up for past mistakes.
Greg Abbott: The only good tax is a dead tax.
Mark Dayton: Tax cuts for the wealthy do not lead to economic growth.
Gina Raimondo: Reduced the corporate minimum tax.
Gina Raimondo: Cut car tax by at least 30%.
Chris Christie: Put the death tax on life support.
Larry Hogan: Fix all 69 structurally deficient bridges that we inherited.
Greg Abbott: Innovation renaissance: biotech, wearable tech, clean tech.
Bill Haslam: Tools to be successful: good roads and broadband access.
Bruce Rauner: Increase state transparency: millions of documents online.
Charlie Baker: Last Mile program: high-speed internet for rural communities.
Mark Dayton: $6B investment in highway projects & infrastructure.
Brian Sandoval: $3.5M for cyberdefense against unprecedented threats.
Eric Greitens: Replace 1959 COBOL systems with online government.
Eric Holcomb: High-tech is key to unlocking 21st century economy.
Eric Holcomb: Invest a little more to keep the Crossroads of America.
Gina Raimondo: RhodeWorks: fix highways ad 12n0 bridges.
Nathan Deal: Make GA the Silicon Valley of the South via cyber security.
Dennis Daugaard: Online retailers should voluntarily remit sales tax.
Kim Reynolds: STEM initiative to prepare for a 21st century economy.
Scott Walker: $35 million to expand broadband access grant program.
Butch Otter: Support STEM Action Center and Computer Science Initiative.
Dan Malloy: On-time on-budget completion of Q Bridge project & CTfastrak.
War & Peace|
Brian Sandoval: Inspired by Nevadans serving in 5 middle eastern countries.
Welfare & Poverty|
Brian Sandoval: $1.5M more for Meals-on-Wheels for seniors.
Phil Bryant: Create the Mississippi Faith-Based Advisory Council.
John Hickenlooper: Use marijuana tax revenue to address chronic homelessness.
John Hickenlooper: More affordable housing via construction defects legislation.
Doug Ducey: 12 months extra food stamps if you're looking for a job.