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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposed ban on abortions linked to disabilities: Strongly Favors topic 1
Vetoed bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks: Strongly Favors topic 1
Tradition of freedom of conscience includes abortion rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
Vetoes further limits on dilation and evacuation abortions: Favors topic 1
Support abortion rights: Favors topic 1
Government should not tell women what choices to make: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fight salary discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports gay marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Recognize same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania: Strongly Favors topic 3
Don't tell two people that love each other they can't marry: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Expand ObamaCare; no work requirement for Medicaid: Strongly Favors topic 5
Expanding health care is good for economy & creates jobs: Favors topic 5
Scrap "Healthy PA" subsidizing private insurance coverage: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Maintain defined benefit for public pensions instead of 401k: Opposes topic 6
Ensure our seniors dignity in the twilight of their lives: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Finally hold charter schools accountable for results: Opposes topic 7
High-quality education is the ticket to greater opportunity: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Increase pay for teachers; increase early childcare: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Early action leads to good jobs: Opposes topic 7
Opposes diverting state funding away from public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Restore money cut from public schools: Opposes topic 7
Support our state's public education system: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Charters ok, but no mass expansion: Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
Streamline government; reduce number of state employees: Favors topic 8
Marcellus Shale tax for Dept. of Environmental Protection: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Make it easier for ex-cons to get jobs: Opposes topic 9
Moratorium on death penalty; reprieves to death-row inmates: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Moratorium on the death penalty: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Allow for additional Sundays during hunting season: Favors topic 10
Expand background checks; ban bump stocks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Scored 79% on CeaseFire Pennsylvania survey: Favors topic 10
Universal background checks, & ban assault weapons: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Cut state business tax by 25%, closing a loophole: Opposes topic 11
Tax cuts for working families earning less than $84,000: Favors topic 11
No new taxes: not one dollar; not one penny: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Severance tax on natural gas is common sense: Favors topic 11
Cut property tax; raise sales tax & income tax: Favors topic 11
Schools need sustainable funding source, not cigarette tax: Favors topic 11
Shift income tax burden to higher earners: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports having a Pennsylvania DREAM Act: Strongly Favors topic 12
Support a Pennsylvania DREAM Act: Strongly Favors topic 12
Protect DREAMers instead of deporting them: Strongly Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Create "Made in Pennsylvania" cash-back jobs program: Opposes topic 13
Company strategy: source its own American-made products: Opposes topic 13
Support long-term reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Continue resettling Syrian refugees with federal screening: Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
More services for veterans: education, jobs, & housing: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Independent commission to decide voting districts: Strongly Favors topic 16
Same-day voter registration; automatic voter registration: Strongly Favors topic 16
Ban "no-bid" contracts; increase transparency: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
PA is on target to exceed the Paris Accord on GHGs: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports loans & grants for solar energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Moratorium on gas drilling in state parks and state forests: Favors topic 18
Take advantage of Marcellus Shale: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Bipartisan support for legalizing marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Legal medical marijuana, but not recreational, yet: Opposes topic 19
Signed Medical Marijuana Act: Opposes topic 19
Opioid epidemic has stolen the futures of far too many: Strongly Favors topic 19
Study states with legal marijuana sales before deciding: Favors topic 19
Legalize medicinal marijuana & decriminalize one ounce: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Rated B+ by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
State/private collaboration on economy: Favors topic 20
State to be pro-active in connecting employers to workers: Favors topic 20
Redevelopment project to revitalize the Pittston waterfront: Favors topic 20
Infrastructure investment attracts business: Strongly Favors topic 20
Grow paltry rainy day fund from $245,000 to $500M by 2022: Opposes topic 20
Cut personal taxes 13%; fund schools by gas extraction tax: Favors topic 20
Increase minimum wage to $10.10 and index it to inflation: Favors topic 20
Make Commonwealth an engine for economic development: Favors topic 20
Invest in a 21st Century transportation system: Strongly Favors topic 20

Tom Wolf is a Hard-Core Liberal
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Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families/Children
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
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Page last updated: May 27, 2021