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Former Republican RI Governor:
Lincoln Almond on the Issues

Lincoln Almond on Abortion

No stance on record.

Lincoln Almond on Budget & Economy

  • $325M tax cuts & business incentives to attract investment. (Feb 2001)
  • Regional transportation network to foster trade & economy. (Jul 2000)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)

Lincoln Almond on Civil Rights

  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)

Lincoln Almond on Corporations

No stance on record.

Lincoln Almond on Crime

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

Lincoln Almond on Drugs

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

Lincoln Almond on Education

  • Measure school performance and report to parents. (Feb 2001)

    School Choice

  • We will not tolerate failing schools. (Feb 2001)

Lincoln Almond 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)

Lincoln Almond 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)

Lincoln Almond on Families & Children

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

Lincoln Almond on Foreign Policy

No stance on record.

Lincoln Almond on Free Trade

  • Develop an open North American energy market. (Jul 2000)
  • Foster globalization with New England & Eastern Canada. (Aug 2001)
  • More business cooperation between New England & East Canada. (Jun 1998)

Lincoln Almond on Government Reform

  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)

Lincoln Almond on Gun Control

No stance on record.

Lincoln Almond on Health Care

  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)

Lincoln Almond on Homeland Security

No stance on record.

Lincoln Almond 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)

Lincoln Almond on Jobs

No stance on record.

Lincoln Almond on Local Issues

No stance on record.

Lincoln Almond on Principles & Values

  • Religious affiliation: Episcopalian. (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)

Lincoln Almond on Social Security

  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)

Lincoln Almond on Tax Reform

  • Eliminate the capital gains tax. (Feb 2001)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)

Lincoln Almond on War & Peace

  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)

Lincoln Almond on Welfare & Poverty

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