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.”
Yes. Vetoed a bill that made it harder to prosecute campaign finance violations.
No position found, but in 2017 a super-PAC backing him as lieutenant governor received a $1 million donation from a single donor.
Yes. Climate change “makes storms larger and more powerful and intensifies heavy rainfalls and droughts. North Carolinians, unfortunately, know this the hard way.”
No. Climate change is “the religion of the left,” along with Black Lives Matter, Me Too and gun control.
Yes. Wants tax credits for electric cars and to reduce emissions from electric power generation to 70% of 2005 levels by 2030.
No. Lower state gas tax, expand gas and oil extraction onshore and offshore. State “should strive to be energy independent.”
No position found.
Yes. Kavanaugh knows “the Constitution is not a living, breathing document.”
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. “We’ve ordered Duke Energy to dig up remaining coal ash ponds in North Carolina.” Forced TVA to clean up emissions.
Loosen. Asked Trump EPA to eliminate Obama clean water rules. “There is a place for good regulatory policy … but I also believe in innovation over regulation.”
Tighten. Pushed to pass first U.S. anti-predatory lending law and financial fraud protections.
Loosen. “Having fewer regulations fosters a spirit of innovation in our state.”
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.”
Yes. Signed letter with 10 other governors to the leaders of the U.S. House and Senate, urging extension of DACA program.
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.”
Ban. Is running as a “pro-life leader.” “I firmly believe that the day is going to come in America where we’re going to look back on abortion … just like slavery.”
Yes. Supports marriage equality. Opposed bill invalidating same-sex marriage. Signed order prohibiting discrimination for “sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.”
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.”
Yes. Will “work with the General Assembly to see how high we can get it. $15 is an admirable goal.”
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.”
Yes. Created task force on racial equity in criminal justice and a new center to track statistics and “improve training related to the use of force.”
Preserve tax base. “When business has a choice between further cuts in corporate taxes or investments in our teachers, I hope you will say investments in our teachers.”