Yes. Repealing the ACA “may be even worse than previous proposals.” Supports Medicaid expansion: “Should be one of the easiest decisions a policymaker can make.”
No. Opposes the expansion of Medicaid. “The government’s just not best suited for these kinds of delivery mechanisms. … They need to be in private hands.”
No position found, but in 2017 a super-PAC backing him as lieutenant governor received a $1 million donation from a single donor.
No. Climate change is “the religion of the left,” along with Black Lives Matter, Me Too and gun control.
No. Lower state gas tax, expand gas and oil extraction onshore and offshore. State “should strive to be energy independent.”
No position found.
Tighten. Has been cautious in lifting restrictions. Implemented program to provide financial help to those told to isolate. Local school districts choose mix of online and in-person, with restrictions, or all online.
Loosen. Fewer restrictions. Initially sued Cooper over restrictions. Allow “counties with no virus at all” … “to still flourish.” Opposes restrictions like required mask wearing and staggered schedules for schools.
Tighten. Pushed to pass first U.S. anti-predatory lending law and financial fraud protections.
Yes. Signed executive directive strengthening background checks. Pushed for legislation on gun safety and red flag protection orders, prohibiting ownership by individuals who are a danger to themselves or others.
No. Vetoed bill requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE. Would hurt ability of local law enforcement “to protect their counties.”
Yes. Local sheriffs should be cooperating with federal agencies like ICE “to keep violent, illegal criminals from being arbitrarily released back into our communities.”
No position found.
Legal. Vetoed bill imposing prison time on doctors who don’t revive a fetus that survives an abortion. It would “criminalize” them for “a practice that simply does not exist.”
No. Accepts same-sex marriage as “law of the land.” But a child raised by “a mother and a father” has “greater potential in life.” Nothing found on discrimination protection.
No. Opposed, called it a “dark cloud.” Signed compromise repeal.
Yes. Opposed repeal of bill: Called pressure from NCAA “a new form of corporate extortion from an unaccountable, out-of-state, non-elected, tax-exempt organization.”
No recent position found. In 2012 called minimum wage laws “an unfair intrusion into the labor market” that “hurt the employment opportunities for unskilled labor.”
Yes. Signed letter with other governors opposing administration efforts “to gut women’s access to family planning services.”