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Andrew Cuomo on VoteMatch



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protect right to abortion if Roe is overturned: Strongly Favors topic 1
Protect women's right to choose if Roe is overturned: Strongly Favors topic 1
Signed law allowing late term abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Protect reproductive rights with constitutional amendment: Strongly Favors topic 1
State Police need more gear: No opin. on topic 1
Codify state with federal law to allow 9th-month abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Let women make decision: pregnancy, adoption, or abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Fight for passage of the Reproductive Rights Act: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports federal abortion funding: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Made fighting racial discrimination a key focus of HUD: Favors topic 2
Pay equity for women; stop pregnancy discrimination: Strongly Favors topic 2
Recruit more minorities into law enforcement: Favors topic 2
Women's Equality Act: Shatter the glass ceiling: Strongly Favors topic 2
$200M contract support to get 20% MWBE contracts: Strongly Favors topic 2
Require complying with MWBE reporting requirements: Strongly Favors topic 2
Our housing stock remains largely segregated: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Marriage equality for ALL New Yorkers: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage and same rights of marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Equal marriage rights for same-sex couples: Strongly Favors topic 3
Marriage equality gains 1,000 federal and 700 state rights: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Moral imperative to maintain safety net in difficult times: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Telehealth invaluable, but must ensure accessibility to all: Strongly Favors topic 5
Protect ObamaCare coverage of preexisting conditions: Favors topic 5
Implement the N.Y. Health Exchange with federal funds: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports government-run healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Expose obscure formulas that cause automatic increases: Favors topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
$27B state funding for poor schools via new Equity Formula: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Turn failing schools into charter schools: Opposes topic 7
$200 tax break for teachers: Favors topic 7
Expand charter schools: more lotteries; 100 more slots: Favors topic 7
Replace 1950s bureaucracy with 2020 performance organization: Opposes topic 7
Replace formula-based grants with performance incentives: Favors topic 7
Double the charter school cap: Favors topic 7
Vouchers undermine existing public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
$2.5 billion in clean water infrastructure: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Pro-active policy to protect groundwater: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Training program to support green energy development: Strongly Opposes topic 8
$172M for Environmental Protection Fund: Opposes topic 8
Commit to a greener future for our children & grandchildren: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Water policy to protect environment and business interests: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Signed police reform package, including ban on chokeholds: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Prosecute violent hate as domestic terrorism: Strongly Favors topic 9
Bail reform is right, but complicated: Opposes topic 9
Eliminate cash bail: Favors topic 9
Focus on enforcement: $45M for anti-gang operations: Favors topic 9
Pass the Child Victims Act against abuse of minors: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Equal justice requires bail reform; eliminate the money: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Raise the Age: prosecute 16- and 17-year olds as juveniles: Opposes topic 9
Death penalty is bad policy but good politics: Opposes topic 9
End "stop and frisk"; it stigmatizes young black males: Opposes topic 9
Videotape all interrogations for serious crimes: Opposes topic 9
Prisons are not an economic development program: Opposes topic 9
Collect DNA for all crimes, to exonerate the innocent: Opposes topic 9
Incarcerating juveniles increases likelihood of offending: Opposes topic 9
Strengthen penalties for repeat domestic violence offenders: Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Exempt retired cops for assault weapons acquired on job: Favors topic 10
Guns impose huge economic costs, as well as lives: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Ban assault weapons and large capacity magazines: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Enact commonsense laws lie microstamping of guns: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Opposes topic 10
States for Gun Safety: fill void left by no Federal policy: Strongly Favors topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
COVID: Raise taxes on the wealthy to help states: Strongly Favors topic 11
Good management leads to lower taxes: Opposes topic 11
Cut taxes for small businesses to stimulate growth: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Tax cuts as part of strategy to create jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Tax cut for middle class; increase taxes on wealthiest 1%: Strongly Favors topic 11
A flat tax is not a fair tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
NY has 2nd highest state and local tax burden in the nation: Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Sued federal government on their family separation policy: Favors topic 12
Post-9/11 anxiety causes demonization of immigrants: Favors topic 12
Created a state Office for New Americans: Favors topic 12
Disallow discrimination & exploitation of immigrants: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Trade mission to Cuba across a multitude of sectors: Favors topic 13
$35M for New York export-import program: Favors topic 13
Start-Up NY: expand foreign trade to boost upstate economies: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No comment on changing rules for Syrian refugees in NY: Opposes topic 14
Dubious about new power to interrogate and detain: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
$80M investment in emergency response: Favors topic 15
$15M for nation's 1st college dedicated to homeland security: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Make it easy to vote, instead of voter disenfranchisement: Favors topic 16
Implement a default voter registration system: Strongly Favors topic 16
Campaign contributions only for election-related expenses: Favors topic 16
Used campaign funds for defense lawyer, legally: Opposes topic 16
Committed to campaign finance reform: Favors topic 16
Adopt NYC's public campaign finance system statewide: Strongly Favors topic 16
Create early voting system for one week, including weekend: Favors topic 16
Public Integrity Reform Act: state ethics disclosures: Favors topic 16
Supports campaign finance reform as fair to all candidates: Strongly Favors topic 16
Tough new ethics standards & expand disclosure requirements: Strongly Favors topic 16
Free air time for all candidates, to level the playing field: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
We did not effectively question Bush on Iraq war: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Green New Deal: help communities closing old power plants: Favors topic 18
Increase commitment to green energy: 50% by 2030: Strongly Favors topic 18
Led multi-state effort to lower carbon emissions by 45%: Strongly Favors topic 18
Lower carbon emissions via market-based cap-and-trade system: Strongly Favors topic 18
Focus more attention on exploiting our solar potential: Strongly Favors topic 18
Power for Jobs: use low cost hydropower: Favors topic 18
Comprehensive study before exploring Marcellus Shale: Favors topic 18
Replace Indian Point nuclear facility; it is too dangerous: Strongly Favors topic 18
Repower old power plants to increase efficiency: Strongly Favors topic 18
Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Opposes recreational marijuana as a gateway drug: Strongly Favors topic 19
Let's create cannabis industry: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Criminalize synthetic marijuana and designer drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
One strike & you’re out drug policy for public housing: Favors topic 19
Rated C- by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
COVID: Washington passed the buck without passing the bucks: Strongly Favors topic 20
Many building projects; all on budget: Strongly Favors topic 20
Buffalo Billion: make up for 50 years of state inattention: Strongly Favors topic 20
I believe in a collective vision, not individual outcomes: Strongly Favors topic 20
2015 Opportunity Agenda: cut $1.7B taxes; add $1.5B programs: Strongly Favors topic 20
$291M for road & airport infrastructure improvements: Favors topic 20
Freeze state taxes; cap local taxes; cap spending: Opposes topic 20

Andrew Cuomo is a Libertarian-Leaning Progressive
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