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Bryant(R)
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Northam(D)
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Phil Scott on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Abortion isn't a black-and-white issue, but I'm pro-choice. (Mar 2012)
  • No taxpayer funding for abortion; but ok for family planning. (Mar 2012)
Phil Scott on Budget & Economy
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  • I won't sign a budget that exceeds reasonable limits. (Dec 2015)
  • We're spending beyond our means; but cuts instead of taxes. (Jan 2015)
Phil Scott on Civil Rights
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  • Supports gay marriage and transgender bathroom rights. (Oct 2016)
  • Include disability quality-of-life issues in public spaces. (Nov 2012)
  • Ballot initiative ok; don't legislatively re-define marriage. (Apr 2009)
Phil Scott on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Phil Scott on Crime
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  • Private prisons needed because full cost borne by state. (Aug 2016)
Phil Scott on Drugs
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  • Address opiate addiction via prevention & enforcement. (Sep 2016)
  • No legalization at this time; but I'm not saying never. (Sep 2016)
  • Supports growing industrial hemp in Vermont. (Nov 2012)
Phil Scott on Education
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  • Preserve school choice; improve Act 46 school consolidation. (Aug 2016)
  • Age-appropriate sex education in schools. (Mar 2012)
Phil Scott on Energy & Oil
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  • Combat climate change & reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. (Sep 2016)
  • Supports renewable energy investment. (Nov 2010)
Phil Scott on Environment
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  • Support local agriculture; they're stewards of our land. (Nov 2012)
  • Reduce chemicals in consumer goods, when evidence warrants. (Mar 2012)
Phil Scott on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Phil Scott on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Phil Scott on Free Trade
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  • Buying local isn't just for hippies anymore. (Nov 2014)
Phil Scott on Government Reform
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  • Keep Electoral College instead of presidential popular vote. (Feb 2009)
  • Restrict campaign donations and publicly identify donors. (Apr 2008)
Phil Scott on Gun Control
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  • Enforce existing gun laws; Vermont is no gun trafficker. (Sep 2016)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2010)
Phil Scott on Health Care
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  • Replace dysfunctional Vermont Health Connect with subsidies. (Sep 2016)
  • Affordable health care? Yes; single-payer? No. (Sep 2015)
Phil Scott on Homeland Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Phil Scott on Immigration
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Phil Scott on Jobs
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Phil Scott on Local Issues
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  • Protect Northeast Kingdom economy from EB-5 fallout. (Sep 2016)
Phil Scott on Principles & Values
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  • The right leader at the right time. (Sep 2016)
Phil Scott on Social Security
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Phil Scott on Tax Reform
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  • Property taxes shouldn't grow faster than property values. (Sep 2015)
Phil Scott on Technology
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  • Reform alternative utility regulation; no executive bonuses. (Oct 2016)
Phil Scott on War & Peace
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Phil Scott on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Abortion isn't a black-and-white issue, but I'm pro-choice: Favors topic 1
No taxpayer funding for abortion; but ok for family planning: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Include disability quality-of-life issues in public spaces: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports gay marriage and transgender bathroom rights: Strongly Favors topic 3
Ballot initiative ok; don't legislatively re-define marriage: Opposes topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Age-appropriate sex education in schools: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Replace dysfunctional Vermont Health Connect with subsidies: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Affordable health care? Yes; single-payer? No: Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Preserve school choice; improve Act 46 school consolidation: Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(+2 points on Social scale)
Support local agriculture; they're stewards of our land: Opposes topic 8
Reduce chemicals in consumer goods, when evidence warrants: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Private prisons needed because full cost borne by state: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Enforce existing gun laws; Vermont is no gun trafficker: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Property taxes shouldn't grow faster than property values: Opposes topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Buying local isn't just for hippies anymore: Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
Keep Electoral College instead of presidential popular vote: Opposes topic 16
Restrict campaign donations and publicly identify donors: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Combat climate change & reduce our reliance on fossil fuels: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports renewable energy investment: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Address opiate addiction via prevention & enforcement: Strongly Favors topic 19
No legalization at this time; but I'm not saying never: Favors topic 19
Supports growing industrial hemp in Vermont: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
I won't sign a budget that exceeds reasonable limits: Strongly Opposes topic 20
We're spending beyond our means; but cuts instead of taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Phil Scott is a Moderate Libertarian Conservative.
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