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Democratic KS Governor:
Kathleen Sebelius on the Issues

Kathleen Sebelius on Abortion

  • Archbishop of Kansas chides governor for supporting abortion. (May 2008)
  • Vetoed Comprehensive Abortion Reform Act as unconstitutional. (Apr 2008)
  • Endorsed by Planned Parenthood for years as pro-choice. (Apr 2008)

Kathleen Sebelius on Budget & Economy

  • Erased $1.1 billion budget deficit without raising taxes. (Jun 2008)
  • Economy requires urgent action & sustained attention. (Jan 2008)
  • Uncovered $159 million in wasteful government spending. (Nov 2006)

Kathleen Sebelius on Civil Rights

  • No Constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage. (Apr 2008)
  • There is still injustice in America. (May 2003)

Kathleen Sebelius on Corporations

No stance on record.

Kathleen Sebelius on Crime

  • Owing to her Catholicism, Sebelius opposes the death penalty. (Jun 2008)
  • Opponent of capital punishment during Supreme Court ruling. (Apr 2008)

Kathleen Sebelius on Drugs

  • Vigilant in war against dangerous methamphetamine. (Nov 2006)

Kathleen Sebelius on Education

  • Protect and strengthen public schools after years of neglect. (Nov 2006)
  • Education First: Target additional $300M where most needed. (Jan 2004)
  • Minimize the need for college tuition increases. (Jan 2004)
  • Review district finances and bring efficiency. (Jan 2004)
  • Pay teachers adequately and provide them with health care. (Jan 2004)
  • Increase state funding instead of local property taxes. (Oct 2002)

Kathleen Sebelius on Energy & Oil

  • Bioenergy Research Grant Program for renewable fuels. (Jan 2008)
  • Kansas Wind Working Group: 1% of energy from wind, & growing. (Jan 2008)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)

Kathleen Sebelius on Environment

No stance on record.

Kathleen Sebelius on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Kathleen Sebelius on Foreign Policy

No stance on record.

Kathleen Sebelius on Free Trade

  • Regarded as pro-business and fiscally conservative. (Jun 2008)
  • Create new markets for Kansas products at home and overseas. (Nov 2006)
  • Create new markets for Kansas products at home and overseas. (Nov 2006)

Kathleen Sebelius on Government Reform

  • Stand up to the big powerful lobbies. (Jun 2008)
  • Implemented $85 million in savings and efficiencies. (Jan 2004)
  • Spending cut to provide a raise for state workers. (Jan 2004)
  • Consider liability reform for agritourism. (Apr 2003)
  • Audit government to eliminate waste. (Oct 2002)

Kathleen Sebelius on Gun Control

  • Vetoed concealed carry law. (Apr 2008)
  • Allow machine gun ownership if NFA requirements met. (Apr 2008)
  • No new restrictions: supports second amendment. (Oct 2002)

Kathleen Sebelius on Health Care

  • First step of overhaul: health care to 10 million children. (Jan 2008)
  • I-Save-Rx: low-cost prescriptions from Canada and Europe. (Nov 2006)
  • Insure all Kansas children from birth to age five. (Nov 2006)
  • Cutting Medicaid will increase numbers of uninsured. (Jun 2004)
  • Obtain better prices for prescriptions & services. (Jan 2004)
  • Require adequate insurance coverage for agritourism. (Apr 2003)

Kathleen Sebelius on Homeland Security

  • Benefits for state employees called to National Guard duty. (Nov 2006)
  • Strategic Military Planning to protect vital military assets. (Jan 2004)

Kathleen Sebelius on Immigration

  • Focus on employers who hire illegal workers. (Oct 2006)

Kathleen Sebelius on Jobs

  • Support and promote agritourism. (Apr 2003)

Kathleen Sebelius on Local Issues

No stance on record.

Kathleen Sebelius on Principles & Values

No stance on record.

Kathleen Sebelius on Social Security

No stance on record.

Kathleen Sebelius on Tax Reform

  • Balanced four state budgets without tax increases. (Nov 2006)
  • Allow overdue taxes to be paid without penalty. (Jan 2004)
  • Modernize tax incentive programs for start-up businesses. (Jan 2004)
  • Create tax credit for rural business development. (Jan 2004)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)

Kathleen Sebelius on War & Peace

  • Chart a new course: Soldiers canít solve political disputes. (Jan 2008)

Kathleen Sebelius on Welfare & Poverty

No stance on record.