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Former Republican WY Governor:
Jim Geringer on the Issues

Jim Geringer on Abortion

No stance on record.

Jim Geringer on Budget & Economy

  • Spend one-time revenue on one-time expenditures. (Jan 2001)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)

Jim Geringer on Civil Rights

  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
  • Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)
  • Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 2002)

Jim Geringer on Corporations

No stance on record.

Jim Geringer on Crime

  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Zero tolerance for violence against government employees. (Aug 2001)

Jim Geringer on Drugs

  • Supports drug courts & breaking the drug cycle. (Jan 2001)
  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)
  • States should make drug policy, not feds. (Aug 2001)

Jim Geringer on Education

  • $10M per year for college merit scholarships. (Jan 2001)
  • $26M for professional and vocational skills training. (Jan 2001)
  • Reform Charter School law to allow real parental choice. (Jan 2001)
  • Focus educational resources to help those with greatest need. (Jul 2001)
  • Require state standards, regular assessments, and sanctions. (Jul 2001)
  • Support Ed-Flex: more flexibility if more accountable. (Jul 2001)

Jim Geringer on Energy & Oil

  • Expand energy infrastructure & exploration. (Jan 2001)
  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
  • Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports immediate reductions in greenhouse gases. (Sep 1998)

Jim Geringer on Environment

  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • Focus on prevention and states for Endangered Species. (Aug 2001)
  • Collaborative, incentive driven, locally-based solutions. (Aug 2001)
  • Apply "Good Samaritan" rules to abandoned mine cleanup. (Aug 2001)
  • State primacy over water quantity & quality issues. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports grants for brownfields remediation. (May 2002)
  • Make EPA into a Cabinet department. (May 2002)
  • Focus on results, not regulation. (Sep 1998)

Jim Geringer on Families & Children

  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)

Jim Geringer on Foreign Policy

No stance on record.

Jim Geringer on Free Trade

  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)

Jim Geringer on Government Reform

  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
  • Reduce federal government size & scope, including military. (Sep 1998)

Jim Geringer on Gun Control

No stance on record.

Jim Geringer on Health Care

  • More funding for prescription drugs & senior care. (Jan 2001)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • More federal funding for rural health services. (Aug 2001)
  • Tax credits for those without employee health insurance. (May 2002)
  • Tax deduction for long-term care insurance. (May 2002)
  • Support telemedicine for underserved areas. (May 2002)
  • $350 billion for prescriptions for poor seniors. (May 2002)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)

Jim Geringer on Homeland Security

No stance on record.

Jim Geringer on Immigration

  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
  • English immersion over bilingual education. (Jul 2001)

Jim Geringer on Jobs

  • Create block grants for Agricultural Stewardship. (Aug 2001)

Jim Geringer on Local Issues

No stance on record.

Jim Geringer on Principles & Values

  • Focus on building Wyoming’s capacity to grow. (Jan 2001)
  • Religious affiliation: Lutheran. (Nov 2000)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Republican Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
  • Member of the Western Governors' Association. (Aug 2001)

Jim Geringer on Social Security

  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)

Jim Geringer on Tax Reform

  • One-year 1/2% reduction in sales tax. (Jan 2001)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
  • Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts. (Sep 1998)

Jim Geringer on War & Peace

  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
  • Supports $48 billion in new spending for anti-terrorism. (Jan 2002)
  • Study terrorist threats against nuclear waste repositories. (Aug 2001)

Jim Geringer on Welfare & Poverty

  • Work First: move families to self-sufficiency. (Jan 2001)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)