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Former Republican CT Governor:
John Rowland on the Issues

John Rowland on Abortion

No stance on record.

John Rowland on Budget & Economy

  • Regional transportation network to foster trade & economy. (Jul 2000)
  • More federal funding for FAA and air traffic control. (Feb 2000)
  • 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)

John Rowland 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)

John Rowland on Corporations

No stance on record.

John Rowland on Crime

  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)

John Rowland on Drugs

  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)

John Rowland on Education

  • 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)

John Rowland on Energy & Oil

  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
  • Create Regional Emissions Registry for GHG trading. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports immediate reductions in greenhouse gases. (Sep 1998)

John Rowland on Environment

  • Eliminate mercury releases by 2003. (Sep 2000)
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports grants for brownfields remediation. (May 2002)
  • Make EPA into a Cabinet department. (May 2002)
  • Focus on results, not regulation. (Sep 1998)

John Rowland on Families & Children

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

John Rowland on Foreign Policy

No stance on record.

John Rowland on Free Trade

  • Develop an open North American energy market. (Jul 2000)
  • Foster globalization with New England & Eastern Canada. (Aug 2001)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
  • More business cooperation between New England & East Canada. (Jun 1998)

John Rowland on Government Reform

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

John Rowland on Gun Control

No stance on record.

John Rowland on Health Care

  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 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)

John Rowland on Homeland Security

No stance on record.

John Rowland on Immigration

  • No automated entry-exit control system; allow free flow. (Jul 2000)
  • 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)

John Rowland on Jobs

No stance on record.

John Rowland on Local Issues

No stance on record.

John Rowland on Principles & Values

  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of New England Governors Conference. (Aug 2001)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Republican Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member of the Republican Leadership Council. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)

John Rowland on Social Security

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

John Rowland on Tax Reform

  • 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)

John Rowland 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)

John Rowland on Welfare & Poverty

  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)