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American Dreams,
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Taking a Stand,
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A Time for Truth,
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Living History ,
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In Harmís Way ,
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2018 Governor's State of the State speeches


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Abortion
    Jeff Colyer: Kansas prohibited slavery and prohibited abortion together.
    Dan Malloy: Free birth control coverage.
    Henry McMaster: Stop providing state funds to abortion clinics.
    Sam Brownback: I dream of cherishing life at every stage.
Budget & Economy
    Rick Snyder: Government sets stage for business success.
    Eric Holcomb: $250-million Next Level Indiana Trust Fund.
Civil Rights
    John Carney: Increase diversity in state employment.
    Ralph Northam: Look harder for diverse candidates for leadership roles.
    Kay Ivey: Held first ever Governor's Disability Job Fair.
Corporations
    John Bel Edwards: Provide regulatory relief for small business.
    Chris Sununu: Lower business tax to accompany no income or sales tax.
    Chris Sununu: 3-phase deregulation to help business.
    John Hickenlooper: Fund $10M program to support rural business.
    Jim Justice: Just Cut Taxes And Win: start with business taxes.
    Phil Bryant: Growing business is best jobs program.
Crime
    John Kasich: Rehab, not prison, for low-level offenders.
    Larry Hogan: Crack down on violent crime with truth-in-sentencing laws.
    Jerry Brown: Instead of new laws, consider the overall system.
    Henry McMaster: Jam cellphone signals inside state prisons.
    Ralph Northam: Raise threshold for felony larceny; 2nd chance after mistake.
    Susana Martinez: Increase penalties for many crimes.
    Nathan Deal: Accountability courts fight recidivism.
    Terry McAuliffe: Second chance for youthful offenders.
    Chris Christie: Bail reform based on crime, not wealth.
    Chris Christie: Expunge records for less serious crimes.
    Jay Inslee: End the death penalty.
    Kay Ivey: More prison staffing and more capital investments in prisons.
Drugs
    Jeff Colyer: Scourge of opioid and meth epidemics affect everyone.
    Henry McMaster: Opioids: awareness, information, treatment, & enforcement.
    Charlie Baker: Reduce opioid prescribing and drive Fentanyl off our streets.
    Gina Raimondo: Jobs and insurance, to combat addiction.
    Kim Reynolds: Reduce number of opioids prescribed & increase Rx monitoring.
    Doug Ducey: Crack down on drunk/drugged drivers.
Education
    Chris Sununu: Give parents choice instead of one-size-fits-all system.
    Asa Hutchinson: Fund colleges based on productivity.
    Jeff Colyer: My (Re) Employment Plan: KANSASWORKS technical education.
    Jeff Colyer: Invest in early childhood education & invest in our future.
    Jeff Colyer: Increased investments in K-12 Education.
    Kate Brown: Future Ready Oregon: Prepare students for today's jobs.
    Bill Haslam: Boost public education by $1.5B.
    Henry McMaster: Invest in school choice & robust charter school program.
    Scott Walker: Help college students refinance loans.
    Doug Burgum: Local control of schools.
    John Carney: Focus on improving troubled schools.
    Gina Raimondo: More pre-K classrooms; free community college.
    Gina Raimondo: Major investment to repair crumbling schools.
    John Hickenlooper: Increase investment in education by additional $100M.
    Jim Justice: Support non-college career paths.
    Ralph Northam: Borrower's Bill of Rights to manage student debt.
    Terry McAuliffe: Borrower's Bill of Rights to manage student debt.
    Jay Inslee: Four-year degree isn't the only path to success.
    Kay Ivey: Strong Start, Strong Finish: from pre-K to workforce.
    Kim Reynolds: School choice offers families option to teach their values.
    Phil Bryant: Parents should have school choice.
    Sam Brownback: Court-ordered education funding won't solve every problem.
    Butch Otter: Focus on student outcomes.
Energy & Oil
    Dan Malloy: Aggressively pursue clean energy.
    Tom Wolf: Severance tax on natural gas is common sense.
    Larry Hogan: Combat greenhouse gas emissions; grow green jobs.
    Henry McMaster: Oppose offshore drilling & onshore infrastructure.
    Doug Burgum: On energy, all of the above.
    Bill Walker: Increased oil production key part of energy policy.
    Gina Raimondo: Green energy means jobs.
    Phil Murphy: Protect our precious Jersey Shore from offshore drilling.
    Ralph Northam: Create clean energy jobs in rural communities.
    Terry McAuliffe: Cap carbon emissions from Virginia's electric utilities.
    Jim Justice: Coal miners back work is good; let's have more.
    Jay Inslee: Supports carbon tax.
    Sam Brownback: I dream of Kansas exporting wind power across America.
Environment
    Paul LePage: Land preservation reduces tax revenue.
    Asa Hutchinson: Reduce burden of unreasonable regulations.
    Jerry Brown: Deal with pollution at local level.
    Henry McMaster: Oppose drilling and seismic testing along our coast.
    Sam Brownback: I dream of a Kansas known as the Renewable State.
    Andrew Cuomo: Pro-active policy to protect groundwater.
Families & Children
    Jeff Colyer: Safe and professional workplace, free from sexual harassment.
    Jeff Colyer: More child welfare staff; more family programs.
    Bruce Rauner: Combat sexual harassment among government employees.
    Phil Murphy: We all can contribute, including the differently abled.
    Kim Reynolds: Sexual harassment has been a stain on our culture.
Free Trade
    Jim Justice: Change the trade imbalance with China.
    Peter Ricketts: Exports boost Nebraska economy.
Government Reform
    Jeff Colyer: 4-point plan to increase state government transparency.
    Larry Hogan: End partisan gerrymandering; make term limits.
    Ralph Northam: End unnecessary restrictions: no-excuse absentee ballots.
    Eric Greitens: Slash 33,000 regulations across the board.
    Ralph Northam: Make absentee voting easier.
    Terry McAuliffe: Make absentee voting easier.
    Jay Inslee: Favors automatic voter registration.
    Kay Ivey: Ban lobbyists from appointments by the executive branch.
    Kim Reynolds: Protect the ballot box with new voter ID laws.
Gun Control
    Mark Dayton: Commonsense criminal background checks to all gun purchases.
    Chris Sununu: Protect schools with security infrastructure.
    Dan Malloy: Close loopholes; ban bump stocks.
    Dan Malloy: Allow early voting, explore vote by mail.
    Ralph Northam: Start with universal background checks.
    Ralph Northam: Supports universal background checks.
    Terry McAuliffe: Supports universal background checks.
    Jay Inslee: Pass common-sense gun laws.
    Kay Ivey: Firearms industry jobs part of rich history of 2nd Amendment.
Health Care
    Mark Dayton: MinnesotaCare Buy-In: affordable choices for consumers.
    John Bel Edwards: Medicaid expansion addresses opioid crisis.
    Chris Sununu: State must invest in mental healthcare system.
    Paul LePage: Budgetary limits on Medicaid expansion.
    Asa Hutchinson: Work requirement for Medicaid.
    Dan Malloy: Healthcare a fundamental right.
    Scott Walker: State control of health insurance program, not federal.
    Charlie Baker: Health Connector: replace mess with hope.
    Dennis Daugaard: Add work requirements to Medicaid.
    Eric Holcomb: Must reduce infant mortality rate.
    Kim Reynolds: Individualized, patient-centered managed care for Medicaid.
    Kim Reynolds: Train all doctors to recognize mental health challenges.
    Phil Bryant: Medicaid patients are responsible for bad choices.
    Doug Ducey: KidsCare: Protect low-income kids' healthcare.
Homeland Security
    Doug Burgum: Need strong deterrent against rogue nations.
    Eric Greitens: Let military spouses work in Missouri.
    Doug Ducey: Increase tax exemption for vets.
Immigration
    Chris Sununu: Supports DREAMers; reform immigration laws.
    Henry McMaster: Say "no" "sanctuary cities"; don't tolerate lawlessness.
    Gina Raimondo: Opposes deporting DREAMers.
    Jay Inslee: Scholarships for DREAMers.
Jobs
    John Bel Edwards: Equal pay for women; enact minimum wage.
    Jeff Colyer: Provide tools to fill 48,000 unfilled jobs in our state.
    Henry McMaster: S.C.Workforce Partnership: shift from toolboxes to tablets.
    Bill Walker: Address state economic recovery with jobs program.
    Ralph Northam: Strengthen workforce development and expand apprenticeships.
    Nathan Deal: Full funding for technical education for jobs.
    Kim Reynolds: Decide workforce training at local level with job creators.
    Phil Bryant: Mississippi Model: Cutting red tape increases jobs.
Principles & Values
    John Kasich: Respect for secular humanists.
    Phil Murphy: Reject Pres. Trump's dark belief of an America in decline.
    Ralph Northam: Do good; be transparent; look for better ways.
    Scott Walker: Pray for Kentucky, that we will be blessed.
    Kay Ivey: Guide ship of state through storm of governor's resignation.
    Kay Ivey: Listen, Learn, Help and Lead tour, to restore confidence.
Social Security
    Charlie Baker: Make Massachusetts the most age-friendly state in the nation.
    Gina Raimondo: Cut tax on Social Security payments.
Tax Reform
    Mark Dayton: Raised taxes only on top 2%, not the other 98%.
    Asa Hutchinson: Tax cuts attract keep veterans in state.
    Asa Hutchinson: Tax cuts keep Arkansas competitive : cut from 6.9% to 6%.
    Henry McMaster: Low taxes spur economic growth and prosperity.
    Phil Murphy: Stronger & fairer funding instead of massive tax breaks.
    Kim Reynolds: Update Iowa tax code to take advantage of federal tax cuts.
    Rick Scott: Supermajority for any tax increase.
    Phil Scott: Balanced budget without raising taxes.
Technology
    Jeff Colyer: Help Wichita maintain its title of Air Capital of the World.
    Tom Wolf: Infrastructure investment attracts business.
    Jerry Brown: California Waterfix: Modernized state water system.
    Charlie Baker: Hundreds of millions to fix decades of neglect on the MBTA.
    Charlie Baker: High speed wifi in Western Massachusetts.
    Karyn Polito: Build out high-speed internet via local partnerships.
    Kim Reynolds: Expand broadband capabilities to every corner of rural Iowa.
Welfare & Poverty
    Paul LePage: Expanding welfare entitlements is not compassionate.


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