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Former Republican MI Governor:
John Engler on the Issues

John Engler on Abortion

No stance on record.

John Engler on Budget & Economy

  • Michigan lagged in 1990s; now restored & renewed. (Jan 2001)
  • Let state meat inspection suffice for interstate shipments. (Jul 2000)
  • Foster dairy production that is market driven. (Feb 1998)

John Engler on Civil Rights

No stance on record.

John Engler on Corporations

No stance on record.

John Engler on Crime

No stance on record.

John Engler on Drugs

No stance on record.

John Engler on Education

  • Expand public school choice; lift cap on charters. (Jan 2001)

John Engler on Energy & Oil

No stance on record.

John Engler on Environment

  • More investment of Natural Resources Trust Fund. (Jan 2001)
  • Replace MTBE in gasoline with cleaner ethanol. (May 2000)
  • More EPA flexibility on interstate ozone. (May 1998)

John Engler on Families & Children

No stance on record.

John Engler on Foreign Policy

No stance on record.

John Engler on Free Trade

  • Ease Canadian border-crossing rules. (May 1998)
  • Grant fast-track authority to the President. (Nov 1999)

John Engler on Government Reform

No stance on record.

John Engler on Gun Control

No stance on record.

John Engler on Health Care

  • No assisted suicide; but End of Life Care & more pain relief. (Jan 2001)
  • Maintain Medicare funding of HMO benefits. (Oct 1999)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)

John Engler on Homeland Security

No stance on record.

John Engler on Immigration

  • Ease Canadian border-crossing rules. (Oct 1999)

John Engler on Jobs

  • State instead of federal rules for animal operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Immediate federal assistance for farm crisis. (Sep 1999)

John Engler on Local Issues

No stance on record.

John Engler on Principles & Values

  • The “Next Michigan”: attitude for the future. (Jan 2001)
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Midwestern Governors' Association. (Sep 2001)
  • Member of Republican Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member of the Republican Leadership Council. (Jan 2001)

John Engler on Social Security

No stance on record.

John Engler on Tax Reform

  • Exempt new high-tech sectors from state business tax. (Jan 2001)
  • Has cut and will continue to cut personal & business tax. (Jan 2001)
  • Strengthen Taxpayer Bill of Rights. (Jan 2001)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)

John Engler on War & Peace

No stance on record.

John Engler on Welfare & Poverty

  • Support LIHEAP, low-income heating assistance. (May 2000)