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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)

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2019 Governor's State of the State speeches

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    from 2019 Governor's State of the State speeches (number of quotes indicated):
  • Asa Hutchinson (7) Arkansas Republican Governor
  • Brad Little (11) Idaho Republican
  • Brian Kemp (9) Georgia Republican candidate for Governor
  • Charlie Baker (10) Massachusetts Republican Governor
  • David Ige (3) Hawaii Democratic Governor
  • Doug Burgum (8) North Dakota Republican candidate for Governor
  • Doug Ducey (7) Arizona Republican Governor
  • Eric Holcomb (5) Indiana Republican candidate for Governor
  • Gavin Newsom (2) California Democratic Challenger
  • Jared Polis (6) Colorado Democratic candidate for Colorado Governor
  • Jim Justice (10) West Virginia Democratic nominee for governor
  • John Carney (7) Delaware Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Kim Reynolds (3) Iowa Republican
  • Laura Kelly (4) Kansas Democratic candidate for governor of Kansas
  • Mark Gordon (12) Wyoming Republican candidate for governor of Wyoming
  • Mike Dunleavy (5) Alaska Republican candidate for governor of Alaska
  • Mike Parson (3) Missouri Republican candidate for governor of Missouri
  • Phil Bryant (5) Mississippi Republican Governor
  • Ralph Northam (9) Virginia Democratic 2017 Gubernatorial candidate
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Mike Dunleavy: Our government spending far exceeds our revenue.
    Brian Kemp: Georgians First Commission: more diverse economy.
    Laura Kelly: Address financial crisis without new taxes.
    Jim Justice: Balanced $217M budget deficit with no new taxes.
    Mark Gordon: Define Rainy Day Account for "steady as she goes".
    Brad Little: Look for too much spending on autopilot.
Civil Rights
    Ralph Northam: Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.
    Doug Burgum: Fly flags of ND tribal nations at Governor's Office.
    Jared Polis: Remove deductions exploited by corporations at our expense.
    Mike Dunleavy: Declare war on criminals.
    Brian Kemp: Address the growing threat of gang activity.
    Brian Kemp: Give non-violent offenders a second chance at life.
    John Carney: Help ex-offenders back into community.
    Asa Hutchinson: Give criminals a second chance.
    Asa Hutchinson: Increased funding for law enforcement.
    Eric Holcomb: Train prisoners to reduce recidivism.
    Kim Reynolds: Restore ex-felon voting rights.
    Mark Gordon: More funding for local police and sheriff's offices.
    Brad Little: Expand community re-entry centers for former offenders.
    Charlie Baker: Account for criminal history in dangerousness hearing.
    Mike Dunleavy: More enforcement but also more drug treatment.
    Brian Kemp: Deport drug cartel kingpins.
    Jim Justice: Jim's Dream: job training program for drug addicts.
    Jim Justice: Jim's Dream: $10M for equipment at vo-tech training centers.
    Jim Justice: Adamantly opposed to recreational marijuana, but medical ok.
    Ralph Northam: Think innovatively about treating pain, to avoid opioids.
    Ralph Northam: Make marijuana possession a civil penalty only.
    Brad Little: Five-year plan to face the scourge of opioid addiction.
    Charlie Baker: Four pillars: prevention, education, treatment and recovery.
    Doug Burgum: Remove shame and stigma from the disease of addiction.
    David Ige: Universal pre-K crucial to education reform.
    Brian Kemp: Invest in those who educate: keep teacher pay competitive.
    Brian Kemp: $69 million in one-time funding for school security grants.
    John Carney: Prioritize public education & supporting teachers.
    John Carney: Support 700 teachers at high-needs schools.
    Laura Kelly: Funding schools top budget priority, this year & every year.
    Asa Hutchinson: Invest in tech education & early education.
    Eric Holcomb: Early start on career paths in opportunity industries.
    Eric Holcomb: $140M to increase teacher pay.
    Kim Reynolds: Additional $93M to invest in our students.
    Phil Bryant: Teachers deserve first pay raise since 2014.
    Doug Ducey: Choice and competition brings about innovation.
    Jared Polis: Started two public charter schools for at-risk youth.
    Jim Justice: 5% teacher's pay raise, as part of education reform.
    Mark Gordon: Wyoming Works: tech education to enable nimble workforce.
    Ralph Northam: Pay raise for teachers, to retain the best and brightest.
    Ralph Northam: More tuition assistance; protect consumers on student loans.
    Brad Little: Invest in public school teacher salary increases.
    Gavin Newsom: College without crushing debt for every young person.
    Charlie Baker: Update Foundation Formula for urban vs. suburban districts.
    Charlie Baker: Added 4,000 seats to vocational and technical schools.
    Doug Burgum: Invest in K-12 for our No. 1 resource--our young people.
Energy & Oil
    John Carney: If Washington won't act on climate change, we will.
    Jared Polis: Climate change threatens decreased snowpack for ski industry.
    Mark Gordon: Coal for decades to come, so let's improve usage.
    Mark Gordon: Make Wyoming a leader in advancing carbon sequestration.
    Doug Burgum: Lignite (brown coal) is transforming power plant emissions.
    David Ige: Strong guidelines for environmental protection.
    Doug Ducey: 19-year drought: protect Lake Mead and Colorado River.
    Jim Justice: Invest $14M in tourism and revenue comes flying right back.
    Jim Justice: $60M upgrade to state parks.
    Mark Gordon: Research controlling invasive species at state colleges & UW.
    Brad Little: Replenish more water into aquifers than we remove.
    Gavin Newsom: The water we drink & the air we breathe hang in the balance.
    Doug Burgum: Innovation--not regulation--solves oil & gas challenges.
Families & Children
    Mike Dunleavy: Women & children face highest sexual assault rate in nation.
    Laura Kelly: Must fix broken foster care system.
    Asa Hutchinson: Reformed child welfare system with faith-based partners.
    Eric Holcomb: Levels of Care program: Reduce infant mortality.
    Phil Bryant: Pro-active on needs of foster children.
    Jared Polis: Establish statewide paid family and medical leave program.
    Charlie Baker: Reduced caseloads and licensed almost all social workers.
Free Trade
    Phil Bryant: Mississippi is part of global market, from Tel Aviv to Tokyo.
    Doug Ducey: USMCA: new trade deal with Mexico means jobs in Arizona.
    Jim Justice: Supports tariffs that lead to good deals when dust settles.
    Mark Gordon: Level the playing field for oil, gas, and mineral exports.
    Mark Gordon: Establish trade offices in Taiwan, Japan, and across Asia.
Government Reform
    Mike Parson: Restructure state government, and save $120M tax dollars.
    Asa Hutchinson: Cut outdated regulations and cut government employees.
    Doug Ducey: For every new law, repeal three old ones.
    Doug Ducey: No legislative immunity: laws apply to lawmakers.
    Ralph Northam: Finally allow no-excuse absentee voting.
    Brad Little: Revoke two regulations for every new regulation implemented.
Gun Control
    Phil Bryant: Protect schools from violence with active shooter drills.
    Doug Ducey: Safe Arizona Schools Plan: more cops; more background checks.
    Mark Gordon: Disarm students immediately when they bring guns to school.
    Ralph Northam: More deaths due to guns than car accidents: so let's act.
Health Care
    Brian Kemp: Rural counties deserve a patient-centered healthcare system.
    Brian Kemp: Don't expand the broken Medicaid system.
    John Carney: Need to address high cost of health care.
    Laura Kelly: KanCare-based Medicaid expansion to save rural hospitals.
    Mark Gordon: Craft a state-led course on healthcare.
    Brad Little: Honor the will of the people & implement Medicaid expansion.
Homeland Security
    Jim Justice: More programs for National Guard and veterans.
    Mark Gordon: Establish Wyoming's first Veterans Skilled Nursing facility.
    Ralph Northam: Tuition assistance for National Guard, plus Tech Talent.
    Charlie Baker: $200 million rebuild of the Soldier's Home in Chelsea.
    Doug Burgum: State income tax exemption on military retirement pay.
    John Carney: Investment in new jobs means drop in unemployment.
    Mike Parson: Fast Track: scholarships for technical training.
    Phil Bryant: Apprenticeship program boosts economy.
    Doug Ducey: Universal recognition for out-of-state occupational licenses.
    Charlie Baker: Public private partnerships: Over 200,000 jobs created.
Local Issues
    Charlie Baker: 50 miles of new gas pipe to fix Lawrence gas explosion.
Social Security
    Jim Justice: Totally exempt on your Social Security from State income tax.
Tax Reform
    Mike Dunleavy: No change in taxes without a vote of the People.
    Asa Hutchinson: 2-4-5.9 plan: flatten & simplify rates, to spur growth.
    Eric Holcomb: Exempt military pensions from state tax.
    Jared Polis: Reduces taxes for the hardworking, instead of special breaks.
    Brad Little: Inform taxpayers to increase state income tax withholdings.
    Brian Kemp: Hi-speed internet for Great Recession in rural Georgia.
    John Carney: Invest $3 billion in transportation infrastructure.
    Mike Parson: Invest $350M in bridges, and $5M internet access.
    Asa Hutchinson: Focus on technology education & Innovation Council.
    Kim Reynolds: Access to high speed internet is crucial: dedicate $140M.
    Jared Polis: Upgrade antiquated roads & limited public transit options.
    Mark Gordon: Improve broadband internet for rural tele-health & more.
    Ralph Northam: Ensure universal broadband access.
    Brad Little: Adequate broadband infrastructure for both rural & urban.
    Brad Little: Cybersecurity Task Force: modernize government data.
    Charlie Baker: Over $8 billion on infrastructure for the T.
    Doug Burgum: $1.5B for roads, water projects, & airport infrastructure.
Welfare & Poverty
    David Ige: Lease state land for affordable housing.
    Brad Little: First-Time Home Buyer Account: tax break for young families.
    Charlie Baker: Make housing policy with transportation policy in mind.
    Doug Burgum: World poverty is down; world health is up; ND will benefit.

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