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2006 New York Gubernatorial Candidates Grid


GOVERNOR

Candidates

 

Eliot Spitzer (D)

John Faso (R)


Whoever wins will have to confront Medicaid costs and fraud, court-ordered changes to school spending, gay marriage, and the dysfunction of Albany
What You Already Know:
Rivals Barack Obama as the darling of the Democratic Party.
Running against Spitzer.
Abortion: Supports abortion rights Would limit taxpayer spending on abortions; would increase notification laws for minors
Campaign Contribution Limits: For Against
Death Penalty Would support for terrorists and cop killers Would support for murderers
Economic Development: Would create incentives for commercial-related research; improve work force training, expand Empire State Development Corporation Would reduce corporate taxes, ease hostile business regulations
Gay Marriage: Would introduce gay marriage bill Would veto gay marriage bill, but permit civil unions
MTA: Would replace Peter Kalikow as chairman Would focus on productivity in union negotiations
Personal Taxes: Would institute tiered property tax cuts, with lower incomes getting larger
breaks
Would institute across the board cuts in property and income tax
Public Financing of Campaigns: For Against
Redistricting: Would create independent redistricting committee Would hold legislature to a stricter standard
Rent Stabilization: Would raise above $2,000 the rent at which apartments priced out of protection. Would leave program as is
School Funding: Would give $4 to $6 billion for NYC public schools, while requiring City Hall to contribute more as well Does not think more money is the solution

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