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Former Chair of DNC; Democratic Challenger MA Governor:
Steve Grossman on the Issues

Steve Grossman on Abortion

No stance on record.

Steve Grossman on Budget & Economy

  • Focus on arts and culture for economic development. (Dec 2001)
  • Expand the winner’s circle in good times. (Dec 2001)
  • Dot-commonwealth needs strategy focusing on human capital. (Nov 1999)

Steve Grossman on Civil Rights

No stance on record.

Steve Grossman on Corporations

No stance on record.

Steve Grossman on Crime

No stance on record.

Steve Grossman on Drugs

  • Legalize the medical use of marijuana. (Apr 2002)

Steve Grossman on Education

  • Universities should invest in student housing. (Dec 2001)
  • Universal access to pre-school for all 3 & 4-year-olds. (Dec 2001)
  • Teacher Corps: free UMass degree for 5 years of teaching. (Dec 2001)
  • Help more families save for college. (Dec 2001)
  • More focus on Adult Education and ESL. (Dec 2001)
  • Partner community colleges with local businesses. (Dec 2001)
  • Address skills gap: partner colleges with local businesses. (Nov 1999)
  • Community colleges should partner with local business. (Nov 1999)

Steve Grossman on Energy & Oil

No stance on record.

Steve Grossman on Environment

No stance on record.

Steve Grossman on Families & Children

  • Extend parental leave to 12 weeks of unemployment pay. (Dec 2001)
  • Capital investment in child care infrastructure. (Dec 2001)

Steve Grossman on Foreign Policy

  • Former chair of pro-Israel lobby continues strong support. (May 2002)

Steve Grossman on Free Trade

No stance on record.

Steve Grossman on Government Reform

  • Give people a reason to participate in politics again. (Dec 2001)
  • Low voter participation is a “national disgrace”. (Mar 1999)
  • Use mail-in voting, and vote over several days. (Mar 1999)

Steve Grossman on Gun Control

No stance on record.

Steve Grossman on Health Care

  • Advocates bulk purchasing of medication to reduce prices. (Jun 2002)
  • Commit to public school teaching in exchange for scholarship. (Apr 2002)
  • Every citizen has a right to basic health coverage. (Dec 2001)
  • Use cigarette tax increase to cover 75,000 more people. (Dec 2001)
  • State bulk purchasing to provide affordable senior Rx. (Dec 2001)

Steve Grossman on Homeland Security

No stance on record.

Steve Grossman on Immigration

  • Include diverse immigrant communities in decision-making. (Dec 2001)

Steve Grossman on Jobs

  • Steve’s company: a union shop for 49 years without a strike. (Dec 2001)
  • Tax credit for businesses to provide basic skills training. (Dec 2001)

Steve Grossman on Local Issues

    MCAS

  • Alternative graduation requirements for those who fail MCAS. (Dec 2001)
  • Make MCAS one of several measures of educational success. (Dec 2001)

Steve Grossman on Principles & Values

  • All deserve equal opportunity to benefit from hard work. (Apr 2002)
  • Grossman supported Clinton during impeachment. (Nov 1998)

Steve Grossman on Social Security

No stance on record.

Steve Grossman on Tax Reform

  • Fund health care with greater cigarette tax. (Feb 2002)
  • Supports income tax rollback. (Feb 2002)

Steve Grossman on War & Peace

No stance on record.

Steve Grossman on Welfare & Poverty

  • Support affordable housing fund & low-income housing credit. (Dec 2001)
  • Supports employer-guaranteed mortgage assistance. (Dec 2001)
  • Active role for state in senior assisted living. (Dec 2001)
  • Moral imperative to help the homeless. (Dec 2001)
  • Tax credits for affordable housing & mortgage subsidies. (Nov 1999)