Special Edition

Massachusetts Governor Race -- Wrangling with Massachusetts issues

As the race for the Massachusetts governor seat continues, the battle over certain issues tied to the Bay State has created sharp distinctions among the four candidates.

 

Healey

Patrick

Mihos

Ross

Cape wind

No

Yes

No

Yes

Death penalty

Yes

No

Yes

No

Limit employer access to criminal records

No

Yes

  

Lift cap on charter schools

Yes

No

No

 

MCAS as graduation requirement

Yes

Yes

No

No

Merit pay for teachers

Yes

No

Yes

 

Income tax roll back

Yes

No

Yes

No

Allow municipalities to impose local meal tax

No

Yes

 NoNo

Same-sex marriage

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ballot initiative to ban same-sex marriage

Yes

No

Yes

No

Grant illegal immigrants driver's licenses

No

Yes

No

Yes

In-state tuition for children of illegal immigrants

No

Yes

No

Yes

Public funding for stem-cell research

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

MBTA fare hike

Yes

No

No

 

Legalize casinos

Yes, slot machines
No, casinos

No

Yes, slot machines
No, casinos

 

Extend school day

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Universal preschool for 3-5 year olds

Yes

Yes

  

Full-day kindergarten

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Keep $295 employer contribution to a state fund for the uninsured

No

Yes

$295 is not adequate to fund what the law is promising 

 

Build a liquefied natural gas facility

Yes

No

Must site LNG terminals offshore
(Not clear if he supports)

 

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