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Democratic PA Governor:
Ed Rendell on the Issues

Ed Rendell on Abortion

  • Protect woman’s right to decisions about her body. (Feb 2002)

Ed Rendell on Budget & Economy

  • Will not raise any taxes. (Mar 2003)
  • Cut spending across the board. (Mar 2003)
  • Spending cuts inflict real hardship but are necessary. (Mar 2003)
  • Find savings of $1 billion by cutting wasteful spending. (Mar 2003)

Ed Rendell on Civil Rights

  • Recognize civil unions. (Nov 2006)
  • Affirmative action in state contracts and colleges. (Nov 2006)

Ed Rendell on Corporations

No stance on record.

Ed Rendell on Crime

  • Supports the death penalty. (Nov 2006)
  • End parole for repeat violent offenders. (Nov 2006)

Ed Rendell on Drugs

  • Strengthen penalties for drug-related crimes. (Nov 2006)

Ed Rendell on Education

  • Resources to public schools to invest in proven initiatives. (Nov 2006)
  • Increase funding for education. (Mar 2003)
  • Reduce reliance on local property tax by more state funding. (Oct 2002)

Ed Rendell on Energy & Oil

  • Extend tax incentives for energy efficiency and energy R&D. (May 2008)
  • Promote alternative fuels & also traditional domestic fuels. (Nov 2006)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)

Ed Rendell on Environment

No stance on record.

Ed Rendell on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Ed Rendell on Foreign Policy

No stance on record.

Ed Rendell on Free Trade

No stance on record.

Ed Rendell on Government Reform

  • Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending. (Nov 2006)

Ed Rendell on Gun Control

  • Strengthen existing gun laws; add background checks. (Nov 2006)

Ed Rendell on Health Care

  • Cover 315,000 senior prescriptions via PACE program. (Nov 2006)
  • Will not reduce Medical Assistance coverage. (Mar 2003)
  • Use tobacco settlement fund to expand coverage. (Oct 2002)
  • Extend SCHIP with full funding, plus $12B for Medicaid. (Dec 2007)
  • Delay Medicaid changes that shift costs from feds to states. (Apr 2008)

Ed Rendell on Homeland Security

  • Feds should fund REAL ID driver licenses, not states. (Mar 2008)

Ed Rendell on Immigration

No stance on record.

Ed Rendell on Jobs

No stance on record.

Ed Rendell on Local Issues

  • Use casino tax to reduce homeowners’ property taxes. (Nov 2006)

Ed Rendell on Principles & Values

No stance on record.

Ed Rendell on Social Security

No stance on record.

Ed Rendell on Tax Reform

  • Cut property taxes for regular families. (Mar 2003)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)

Ed Rendell on War & Peace

No stance on record.

Ed Rendell on Welfare & Poverty

No stance on record.