Ban. Pledges to sign legislation banning abortions after fetal heartbeat detected (roughly 6 weeks) & to appoint constitutionalist justices to FL Supreme Court who will “protect & defend life.”
Legal. Abortion is a woman’s unrestricted right and decision should be made by women & their doctors – not by politicians. Opposes making healthcare harder for women to access.
Mixed. “I don’t know if it’s because of my activity, your activity, but…we’ve got to deal with it.” Opposed resolution saying greenhouse gases contributed to climate change.
Climate change is a real & urgent threat. Transition Florida to clean energy. “We’re going to put science first & work together to not only save our planet but create clean energy jobs along the way.”
No. Voted against any potential carbon tax as negatively impacting economy, voted against greenhouse gas emission standards, & to cut EPA funding.
Yes. Sees Trump withdrawal from Paris Climate accord as “disturbingly reckless.” Join Climate Alliance of states committed to fighting climate change.
Yes. Employers should not be required to “pay for abortifacients in violation of their faith.”
Yes. Hopes he’ll be “a fearless defender of the Constitution in the mold of Clarence Thomas.” If elected will appoint similar Florida Supreme Court Justices.
No. “Will push the Supreme Court into the world of ultra-conservatism.” Would appoint Florida Justices who’d heed the voices of ordinary citizens.
No statements found on funding, but prefers setting policy at local level.
Yes. Proposes a $1 billion “Fair Share” investment in public schools covered by increasing state’s corporate tax rate & legalizing & taxing marijuana.
Yes. Expand both charters & vouchers. Let federal dollars follow students to any schools their families choose.
No. Against vouchers & “unaccountable, for-profit charter schools who use public dollars to enrich their executives.”
No statements found on state funding, but more training support for students who enter workforce from high school.
Clean the water; build reservoir to redirect the flow south; seek federal funding to help. Has also criticized sugar industry and open to more regulation of development that affects runoff.
No. Solution to gun violence is “’identifying the problem people’ rather than enforcing ‘blanket bans on the rights of law-abiding citizens.’” Supports allowing Floridians with conceal carry permits to carry openly on campuses.
Voted to repeal ACA. No FL Medicaid expansion. Says health care isn’t a right. The right is to pursue the type of healthcare you want. Obamacare infringes on that.
No. Considers DACA unconstitutional. Opposes any path to citizenship. DACA “amnesty” would further incentivize illegal immigration & chain migration. Fire officials who abet sanctuary cities.
No. Opposes recreational use. Will implement will of the voters on medical.
No public statements found.
Yes. Supports state $15 minimum wage.
No. Obama-era FCC requirement for net neutrality was a “massive power grab.”
Yes. FCC decision to dismantle was attack on FL communities & residents.
Endorsed by Trump in primary. Voted 94% for his Congressional initiatives.
Outspoken opponent of Trump.
No. Opposed continued wind energy subsidy, calling it “anti-competitive & economically harmful.”
Yes. “The reforms will better enable American companies to compete with foreign businesses & will help stem the tide of companies & jobs going overseas.”
No. Keep Florida a low-tax state “by opposing tax increases & requiring a supermajority vote in the Legislature to raise taxes.”
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