My first act as governor will be to expand Medicaid for 180,000 working people in this state. For the governor to deny the federal government's offer to pay for 95% of Medicaid Expansion - just to make a political statement - is not only shameful and cruel, it's also bad business.
Expanding Medicaid would create 40,000 new jobs, prevent hospitals from shutting down, and supercharge our economy - all without raising taxes. It's why 38 states - including many Republican states - have chosen to expand.
ENDING THE ASSAULT ON WOMEN'S RIGHTS
We need a governor who is going to respect a woman's right to choose. I'll be a governor who doesn't stand in the way of women making their own healthcare decisions but shows them the respect and autonomy they deserve.
As governor, at least half of my cabinet agencies will be run by women and people of color because state government should look like the people it represents.