Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates|
| Crippled America,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
| Fire and Fury,|
by Michael Wolff (2018)
| Trump Revealed,|
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
| The Making of Donald Trump,|
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
| Promise Me, Dad ,|
by Joe Biden (2017)
| The Book of Joe ,|
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
| The Truths We Hold,|
by Kamala Harris (2019)
| Smart on Crime,|
by Kamala Harris (2010)
| Guide to Political Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
| Where We Go From Here,|
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
| Our Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
| This Fight Is Our Fight,|
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
|Conscience of a Conservative,|
by Jeff Flake (2017)
| Two Paths,|
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
|Every Other Monday,|
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
|Courage is Contagious,|
by John Kasich (1998)
| Shortest Way Home,|
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Higher Loyalty,|
by James Comey (2018)
| The Making of Donald Trump,|
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
| Higher Loyalty ,|
by James Comey (2018)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Outsider in the White House,|
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
2022 Governor's State of the State speeches
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| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Bill Lee: Ready to ban abortion if Roe v. Wade overturned.
Tate Reeves: America's abortion laws closer to Chinese communists.
Kristi Noem: As soon as Roe is overturned, ready to protect every unborn.
Phil Murphy: Will sign bill securing woman's right to choose into law.
Budget & Economy|
Andy Beshear: Budget will invest in infrastructure, including bridges.
Mike DeWine: Make a long-overdue, comprehensive investment in Appalachia.
John Bel Edwards: Federal funds allow us to move on big ticket projects.
Chris Sununu: Reduce homelessness, 13,500 new units in next three years.
Tony Evers: Use surplus to give $150 surplus refund to every resident.
Janet Mills: Return half state surplus through direct checks to people.
J.B. Pritzker: Time to rebuild state's Rainy Day Fund.
Mike Dunleavy: We must have land reform to increase food production.
David Ige: Spending on infrastructure helps economic recovery.
John Carney: Put a hyper-focus on small business: they drive job creation.
Henry McMaster: $1.26 billion for roads, bridges, highways, interstates.
Mike Parson: Near completion on work on 75% of state's bridges.
Dan McKee: Make a once in a generation investment in our housing stock.
Tim Walz: Our plan will repair and replace critical infrastructure.
Tim Walz: $1 billion+ to maintain and renew existing state property.
Tim Walz: Reach communities excluded from past capital investment.
Peter Ricketts: $500 million to construct a canal reservoir system.
Jim Justice: Proposes Inflatocine: one-time pay bonus for public workers.
Eric Holcomb: Investing $3.6 billion this year in road projects.
Doug Ducey: First time ever we are demolishing unneeded state buildings.
Phil Scott: We must recognize housing policy is workforce policy.
Kristi Noem: In South Dakota, only girls can play in girls' sports.
Kathy Hochul: National movements for equality were all started in New York.
Andy Beshear: Ford is betting its future on the people of Kentucky.
Mike DeWine: Create permanent funding for on-going police training.
Mike DeWine: Get tough on convicted violent offenders who use guns.
John Bel Edwards: Need to do more to hold few bad police officers accountable.
Chris Sununu: Ensure violent criminals don't automatically go free on bail.
Doug Burgum: North Dakota has been backing the blue, not defunding.
Asa Hutchinson: Build new 498 inmate prison because we have a growing state.
Gavin Newsom: Bolster police, more prosecutors, get guns off the street.
Ned Lamont: Larger and more diverse police force, speed up prosecution.
Kevin Stitt: Oklahoma is a proud law and order state, we back the police.
J.B. Pritzker: If we want to reduce crime, we have to solve crimes.
Larry Hogan: Increase penalties for using guns to commit violent crimes.
Bill Lee: Respect rule of law; reject defund the police movement.
Mike Dunleavy: Ending catch-and-release policies has made Alaska safer.
Tate Reeves: Educational opportunities for prisoners is a wise investment.
Tate Reeves: Target violent felons for prosecution and conviction.
Mike Parson: In Missouri, we DEFEND law enforcement, not defund them.
Michelle Lujan-Grisham: We need tougher penalties for the worst of the worst.
Glenn Youngkin: Return respect to those who wear the uniform.
Jared Polis: Make Colorado one of the 10 safest states over next 5 years.
Jared Polis: As long as I'm Governor, Georgia will always back the blue!
Peter Ricketts: Fully fund replacement of Nebraska State Penitentiary.
Kim Reynolds: In Iowa police receive the respect and support they deserve.
Kristi Noem: We recruited law enforcement officers to move to our state.
Ron DeSantis: Florida is a law and order state.
Brad Little: Idaho is a state that openly values its police officers.
Doug Ducey: Attacks on law enforcement and rising crime rates correlated.
Kathy Hochul: Jails-to-Jobs: get incarcerated people training for jobs.
Kevin Stitt: Voters for medical marijuana were sold a bill of goods.
Jared Polis: Strengthen penalties for drug dealers peddling fentanyl.
Kristi Noem: Make medical cannabis program safest, most responsible.
John Bel Edwards: Get teacher pay up to at least the Southern Regional Average.
Chris Sununu: Education Freedom Savings Accounts provides options.
Tony Evers: Tuition freeze at state university for in-state students.
Janet Mills: Make two years of community college free.
Janet Mills: Met state's commitment to fund 55% of cost of education.
Tom Wolf: Refusing to fund education equitably does not save us money.
Bill Lee: Set aside money per child for the public school they attend.
Bill Lee: Informed patriotism and American exceptionalism at colleges.
Bill Lee: Shut down university group tied to Chinese Communist Party.
Mike Dunleavy: Protect rights of parents in education of their children.
Tate Reeves: Basic right of parents to determine their child's education.
Tate Reeves: Critical race theory is a looming threat in too many schools.
David Ige: Virtual learning can supplement in-person classes.
John Carney: A robust, accurate, Black history curriculum in schools.
Henry McMaster: Parents must know what their children are learning.
Mike Parson: Raise teacher pay in every corner of this state.
Glenn Youngkin: We will teach all of our history: the good and the bad.
Glenn Youngkin: Parents should have a say in what is taught in school.
Jared Polis: Increase funding by roughly $12-13 thousand per classroom.
Jared Polis: Address obscene materials online and in our school libraries.
Jared Polis: Completely restore all austerity cuts to education funding.
Kim Reynolds: Give families funds for education system of their choice.
Kim Reynolds: Launch the first teacher registered apprenticeship program.
Kristi Noem: Re-instill right to pray in school, absent far too long.
Kristi Noem: Teach true, honest history not radical Critical Race Theory.
Ron DeSantis: Provide parents with means to enforce state standards.
Brad Little: Add $47 million in ongoing funding to literacy programs.
Brad Little: Empowering Parents grants let families control education.
Brad Little: Double scholarships for members of Idaho National Guard.
Doug Ducey: Arizona is the number one school choice state in the nation.
Doug Ducey: We waive tuition for veterans; let's do spouses too.
Kay Ivey: Won't accept the existence of a failing elementary school.
Kathy Hochul: Free tuition for medical students if they remain in New York.
Phil Scott: Time we end the stigma around career and technical education.
Energy & Oil|
John Bel Edwards: Goal is offshore oil platforms, wind turbines side by side.
Gavin Newsom: We need to be fighting polluters, not bolstering them.
Doug Burgum: Soybean oil can be refined into renewable green diesel fuel.
Asa Hutchinson: We need to accelerate electric charging states across state.
Mark Gordon: Needn't choose between fossil fuels or new types of energy.
Gavin Newsom: We will write the playbook on confronting climate change.
Ned Lamont: Carbon free electric grid; transportation system to follow.
Kate Brown: Closed our last coal power plant decades ahead of schedule.
Bill Lee: Nuclear power is clean energy that actually works.
Mike Dunleavy: We need oil and gas revenue to transition to renewables.
Mike Dunleavy: Alaska should remain oil & gas giant for another 45 years.
David Ige: Capture more carbon that we produce by 2045.
Spencer Cox: Help Utah lead in sustainable energy development.
Tim Walz: Invest in statewide electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
Eric Holcomb: Building largest solar farm in US on 13,000 acres.
Jay Inslee: State's legal and moral obligation to reduce emissions.
Kim Reynolds: We must continue to embrace an all-of-the-above approach.
Kathy Hochul: $500 million investment in offshore wind energy.
Chris Sununu: $150M to address PFAS contamination in our water systems.
Gavin Newsom: Invest more in fighting wildfires, tackling historic drought.
Jay Inslee: As the future of salmon goes so goes the future of our state.
Doug Ducey: $1 billion for desalination, securing Arizona's water future.
Families & Children|
Mike DeWine: Help kids with multiple medical and behavioral challenges.
Tony Evers: $130 million tax relief through child/caregiver tax credits.
Janet Mills: More than $12 million to increase pay for childcare workers.
Janet Mills: Budget will fully fund universal free meals in our schools.
Kevin Stitt: We know God gave kids to parents--not the government!
Kate Brown: For working parents child care is infrastructure.
Charlie Baker: Massachusetts needs to make "revenge porn" a crime.
Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Create New Mexi-Care to support family caregivers.
Jared Polis: Strengthen our state's foster care and adoption systems.
Jay Inslee: Increase number of mental health workers for youth.
Kim Reynolds: Awarded grants creating 4,000 new childcare spots.
Laura Kelly: Reformed foster care, focused on kinship care.
Andy Beshear: Worked to remove harmful tariffs against bourbon industry.
Gina Raimondo: Worked to remove harmful tariffs against bourbon industry.
Kay Ivey: Proud to invite the world to do business at Alabama's Port.
John Bel Edwards: Vetoed Congressional redistricting for racial imbalance.
Doug Burgum: Make it easier, not harder, to come work in North Dakota.
Mark Gordon: We enacted strong voter ID law, election integrity critical.
Ned Lamont: Let's make easier absentee balloting a reality for everyone.
Spencer Cox: Voting security must never be about making it harder to vote.
Henry McMaster: Create an Election Integrity and Compliance Audit Program.
Jay Inslee: Outlaw efforts by pols whose election lies cause violence.
Kristi Noem: Eliminate fees for starting or renewing a business.
Ron DeSantis: Clean the voter rolls, mails ballots only on request.
Brad Little: We have cut or simplified 95% of Idaho regulations.
Brad Little: Proactive integrity audits to enhance election transparency.
Doug Ducey: Hidden taxes of the regulatory state can be the real killer.
Kathy Hochul: Enact two-term limits for statewide elected officials.
Ned Lamont: You can't be tough on crime if you are weak on guns!
Mike Parson: Fight violent crime but protect Second Amendment rights.
Kristi Noem: Won't cost you a penny to exercise 2d amendment rights.
Kathy Hochul: Double down on strategies to combat gun violence.
Mike DeWine: Treat mental illness as a health issue, not a crime.
Gavin Newsom: Proposed Health For All, regardless of immigration status.
Chris Sununu: We stopped the federal vaccine mandates, for personal choice.
Tony Evers: $5 million for mental health and wellness for National Guard.
Tony Evers: No one should call an ambulance and wonder if it will come.
Tony Evers: New public school funding for mental health services.
Gavin Newsom: First state to offer universal access to healthcare.
J.B. Pritzker: Remove barriers for new front-line healthcare workers.
Gretchen Whitmer: Expand coverage for insulin; and coverage for mental health.
Mike Dunleavy: Defend Alaskans' rights to make their own medical decisions.
David Ige: Expand University of Hawai'i's doctor residency program.
Henry McMaster: Review State's behavioral health funding and delivery system.
Mike Parson: COVID: I don't support mandates; my position WILL NOT CHANGE.
Dan McKee: Extend Medicaid coverage for new moms to 12 months.
Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Kickstart rural hospital construction with bridge financing.
Jared Polis: Offer more integrated physical and mental health services.
Jared Polis: Hope to add 1,300 healthcare practitioners in our state.
Jared Polis: Don't force people to choose between jobs or a COVID vaccine.
Jim Justice: Vaccinations helped me, but won't require vaccinations.
Eric Holcomb: I beg you to speak to your doctor and get vaccinated.
Eric Holcomb: Expand access for mental health, reduce stigma.
Kristi Noem: Unvaccinated Americans are still Americans.
Laura Kelly: Medicaid expansion is something we can do right now.
Phil Murphy: More people have insurance and they're paying less for it.
Brad Little: $50 million to improve behavioral healthcare across Idaho.
Kay Ivey: Commitment to expanding access to quality mental health care.
Kathy Hochul: Pay healthcare worked a retention bonus up to $3000.
Phil Scott: Increase mental health beds, expand suicide prevention.
Chris Sununu: Create Veterans Campus for veterans, active military.
Doug Burgum: Make North Dakota the most military-friendly state.
Asa Hutchinson: In Arkansas we support our military bases and their missions.
Mark Gordon: Proud Wyoming remains critical component of nuclear triad.
Henry McMaster: Eliminate all state income taxes on veteran retirement pay.
Michelle Lujan-Grisham: It is time that we build a new veterans home.
Doug Burgum: States are addressing border crisis ignored by Feds.
Spencer Cox: Welcome new residents, but don't try to change us.
Henry McMaster: Deployed National Guard to defend border & protect state.
Ron DeSantis: Re-route illegal aliens in Florida to sanctuary states.
Doug Ducey: Increase the criminal penalties against human smuggling.
John Bel Edwards: 13 year old minimum wage ($7.25) not fair nor acceptable.
Ned Lamont: On way to $15 minimum wage, indexed for inflation.
Tom Wolf: Minimum wage hasn't been raised in thirteen years.
Kevin Stitt: Protect teachers' paychecks from union bosses.
Kate Brown: Future Ready Oregon provides skills to advance to careers.
Mike Parson: Cutting off federal unemployment benefits the right call.
Kim Reynolds: Reduce unemployment benefits from six months to 16 weeks.
Phil Murphy: One way to make state more affordable is pay a livable wage.
Kathy Hochul: Grow programs that train for jobs actually in demand.
Phil Scott: Invest more to help cover interns' wages.
John Bel Edwards: Protect tenants from wrongful evictions after hurricanes.
John Bel Edwards: Hold insurance companies accountable for post-storm actions.
Principles & Values|
Andy Beshear: Kentucky no longer a fly-over state; we are the destination.
Mike DeWine: There is simply no better place to raise a family than Ohio!
Chris Sununu: Granite State is ranked as the Freest State in the Nation.
Chris Sununu: Put Suicide Prevention phone number on every student ID card.
Tony Evers: I believe that there is more that unites us than divides us.
Mark Gordon: We always stand for our national anthem in Wyoming.
Mark Gordon: Right now, the world needs more cowboys.
Ned Lamont: I have zero tolerance for any ethical malfeasance.
Tom Wolf: Some leaders are turning against the very idea of democracy.
Kevin Stitt: Americans are moving to states that value freedom.
J.B. Pritzker: Illinois is the best place to live in the entire country.
Charlie Baker: Trust is where possibility in public life comes from.
Mike Dunleavy: Our purpose is to be servants of the people.
Tate Reeves: I love data; I swim in it; it's what I do for fun.
Tate Reeves: Sin is inherent in the human condition.
Tate Reeves: America's founding set world to greater prosperity & freedom.
Tate Reeves: In Mississippi we realize that your life is a gift from God.
David Ige: The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.
Spencer Cox: If America is world's last great hope, Utah is America's.
Henry McMaster: Defend the Rule of Law, preserve our State's sovereignty.
Mike Parson: Missouri is the best state in the United States.
Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Government isn't a competition; we're all on the same team.
Glenn Youngkin: The most exceptional nation the world has ever known.
Glenn Youngkin: Faith in a loving God, whose presence can be felt here today.
Peter Ricketts: Remember: Nebraska is what America is supposed to be.
Jim Justice: Shedding image of being uneducated, dusty, poor, backward.
Laura Kelly: We can be as good and decent as the people who sent us here.
Phil Murphy: For all of us, the politicking ends and the governing begins.
Ron DeSantis: We have made Florida the freest state in these United States.
Kathy Hochul: Not here to make history; I came to make a difference.
Doug Burgum: Permanently eliminated state income tax on Social Security.
Larry Hogan: Time to finally pass the Retirement Tax Elimination Act.
Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Eliminate taxation of Social Security benefits.
Chris Sununu: If your town isn't lowering taxes, go out and make it happen.
Chris Sununu: Tax cuts work, so let's do it again!
Tony Evers: 15% middle class tax cut of largest in state history.
Ned Lamont: Expand business tax credit to repay employee student loans.
Ned Lamont: Eliminate income tax on pension and 401K income for most.
Kevin Stitt: We need more taxpayers; not more taxes.
J.B. Pritzker: Fight inflation by suspending grocery tax in coming year.
Larry Hogan: We've cut taxes, tolls, fees by more than $2.7 billion.
Gretchen Whitmer: Repeal retirement tax; restore Earned Income Tax Credit.
Charlie Baker: Tax cuts for families, low income workers, renters, seniors.
Tate Reeves: Attract business by elimination of the state's income tax.
Spencer Cox: $160 million grocery tax credit will help fight inflation.
Henry McMaster: Our work will not be done unless I sign an income tax cut.
Mike Parson: Second tax cut: new low rate of 5.3%.
Dan McKee: Reduce corporate minimum tax to help small business.
Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Haven't cut sales tax in 40 years; let's do it.
Glenn Youngkin: We will double the standard deduction on income taxes.
Jared Polis: Implemented historic tax relief; funded Child Tax Credit.
Peter Ricketts: Reduce top individual tax rate from 6.84% to 5.84%.
Eric Holcomb: End 30% personal property tax floor on new equipment.
Kim Reynolds: Replace multiple tax brackets with 4% flat tax.
Laura Kelly: $250 tax rebate to every Kansan who filed in 2021.
Phil Murphy: Greater tax fairness, cuts for middle, families, seniors.
Phil Murphy: State school funding is property tax relief.
Ron DeSantis: I am proposing a $1 billion gas tax holiday.
Brad Little: Already cut $1 billion in taxes, relief for Bidenflation.
Doug Ducey: Supply-side economic looks good, we will cut taxes.
Kathy Hochul: Provide $1 billion middle-class property tax rebate.
Phil Scott: Will propose a balanced and progressive tax relief package.
Phil Scott: Let's eliminate the tax on military pensions.
John Bel Edwards: GUMBO grants will eliminate digital divide by 2029.
Doug Burgum: Adopt computer and cyber science graduation standards.
Janet Mills: Universal high-speed internet for Maine by 2024.
Ned Lamont: Internet access not just nice to have, it's a necessity.
Gretchen Whitmer: Proposing $2500 electric vehicle rebate for families.
David Ige: Internet expansion to connect all main Hawaiian Islands.
Eric Holcomb: Forbes calls state national model for boosting broadband.
Laura Kelly: Expanded internet to 50,000+ new households, businesses.
Ron DeSantis: Enact protections for the data privacy of all Floridians.
Kathy Hochul: $1 billion investment in digital infrastructure.
Welfare & Poverty|
Gavin Newsom: Address homelessness with 55,000 new housing units.
Kate Brown: An additional $400 million investment in affordable housing.
David Ige: Increased funding to lift people out of homelessness.
John Carney: Develop more than 1,200 affordable housing units.
Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Reducing poverty is the most important work of government.
Tim Walz: Repair shelters, invest in affordable housing.
Jared Polis: Funded more than 14,000 units of affordable housing.
Jim Justice: Fighting food insecurity is a big priority of mine.
Jay Inslee: Wrap-around services critical in addressing homelessness.
Kim Reynolds: The safety net has become a hammock.
Kathy Hochul: Housing plan to create and preserve 100,000 affordable homes.
The above quotations are from 2022 Governor's State of the State speeches.
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