No. Says, “we’re going too far too fast on green energy policies,” and will take a “more balanced” approach to energy production, including fossil fuels.
Yes. “Our education system is broken.” The solution is “giving funding back to the families to make choices for their kids.” Supports tax credits for parents who choose homeschooling or private schools.
No. Supports choice among public school options, including public charter schools. “I do not support vouchers going to unaccountable private schools,” Has “opposed for-profit education throughout my entire career.”
“Our kids need to learn about our country’s troubled past and the long-term impacts of racism,” but says schools should avoid “controversial concepts like critical race theory.” Supports parental control of teaching about sex and gender.
Stresses local control of curriculum on race, sex, and gender. “State standards…have to be met. But the curriculum is entirely a local decision in our state.” Signed a 2019 sex education bill that covers gender stereotypes and discussion of LGBTQ health needs.
Yes. Signed a 2022 education budget bill that included record per-student funding after supporting restoration of education funding lost during the COVID pandemic.
No. “There’s a lot of questions about what happened in the election….I don’t understand why (the Democrats are) so averse to…people asking questions.” Picked a running mate who said Biden was “elected by the Democrat steal.”
Loosen. Would fight an EPA requirement to sell special gasoline formulated to address air pollution in the Denver area. Would repeal new oil and gas industry regulations.
Tighten. Recently signed a bill to strengthen the state’s air quality rules to go beyond the federal Clean Air Act. Signed a bill to restrict sale of toxic “forever chemicals.”
No recent position found. As a University of Colorado regent, voted for a 2017 resolution to support students enrolled in DACA programs.
Urged Congress to create a “pathway to earn citizenship.” Signed a bill to increase immigrants’ access to driver’s licenses. DACA is making Colorado a “better place.”
Likely harder. “It’s time to tell teachers’ unions to knock it off and get out of our lives.”
Unclear. Doesn’t think Supreme Court will return gay marriage to the states, but Colorado should have that right, because those decisions “should be made by the states.”
Unclear, but has criticized legal use in the state, saying: “No one wants children to use marijuana, but we must recognize that our current laws, policies, and culture are resulting in underage use.”
Likely yes. Signed agreements with state employees and direct-care workers unions for a $15 per hour minimum. (State minimum, pegged to inflation, will be $13.68 in 2023.)
Signed a 2020 law requiring most officers to wear body cameras, banning carotid-control and chokeholds , and removing the qualified immunity defense for officers who do not act in good faith.
Supports student loan reforms, such as “enabling employers to help their teams pay back loans tax-free, restoring bankruptcy protection for student loans, and forcing colleges to risk-share with borrowers.”
Unclear. Signed a 2022 bill to cut property tax rates as property values soared and delayed a gas tax increase. Supports eliminating state income tax as long as it’s replaced by other taxes or revenue.
Yes. Supports requiring voter ID. Chaired the opposition to Colorado joining a compact of states to elect the US President by popular vote.