Block oil drilling off Oregon coast
Will not "let people drill for oil off the Oregon coast."
Create standards for child care and pre-school
Will create "uniform standards for early care and education programs, including workforce training to ensure Oregon’s early childhood professionals have sufficient training and consistent quality to prepare Oregon’s children for Kindergarten."
Link Pre-K and K-12 data systems
Will link "Pre-K and K-12 data systems, ensuring that we have access to superior data on outcomes."
Create teacher evaluation tool linked to student performance
Will create "a fair and meaningful teacher/administrator evaluation tool linked to student performance and growth."
Eliminate redundant standardized tests
Will restore "instructional time by eliminating redundant high-stakes standardized testing."
Create new "Oregon Diploma"
Will develop "a new Oregon high school diploma that means students are prepared to enroll in post-secondary education without remediation."
Guarantee two years of community college to those with new Oregon Diploma
Will guarantee "access to at least two years of community college or Oregon university education for students earning the Oregon Diploma."
Expand magnet schools
Will expand "the number of magnet high schools, especially in math and science, health care and environmental studies."
Shift state education funding to match student achievement
Will "shift state investments from enrollments to student performance and other expected results, guided by the goal of '40-40-20' and focusing instruction on student achievement."
Guarantee transfer credit between higher ed institutions
Will guarantee "transfer of credit among all Oregon public colleges and universities."
Attract more federal transit funds
Will "work with our Congressional delegation to attract more funds federally for investing in different transit options that best fit a community and working with business creatively to provide workers more flexibility to reduce their driving, work from home or adopt flex time to address congestion problems and enhance our quality of life.
Establish national laboratory in Oregon
"I will pursue, along with our congressional delegation, the establishment of a National Laboratory in Oregon."
Simplify habitat restoration permit process
Will "simplify the existing complex and duplicative permit process for habitat restoration in a watershed by engaging all relevant parties in local decision-making."
Include carbon accounting in urban and suburban planning process
Will "include carbon accounting as a part of the urban and suburban planning process, thus driving the transformation to higher densities and a focus on transit systems."
Create water measurement program
Will "institute an aggressive water measurement program and water user education program geared toward 'water rights and responsibilities.'"
Reform ballot measure process
Will "reform Oregon’s ballot measure process to ensure that voters are more aware of the long-term budgetary impacts of proposed measures."
Create a state rainy day fund
"We have to build us a big savings account to give us some stability."
Would support increase in cigarette tax if one were to pass legislature
Will "support an increase in the cigarette tax" if it is proposed and passes through the legislature.
Keep OLCC as public entity
"Will keep current tax structure of the OLCC."
Veto any tax increases to balance 2011-2013 budget
Will veto tax increases if Legislature seeks them to balance 2011-2013 budget
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