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Mike Huckabee, A Measure of Performance

Mike Huckabee is a proven leader in:
Family Values

*  Issued the Family Protection Policy Directive to Arkansas state agencies 
Governor Huckabee signs the Choose Life License Plate Bill*  Signed legislation outlawing same-sex marriage in Arkansas
*  Signed the Fetal Protection Act   
*  Issued an executive order to state agencies recurring compliance with Charitable Choice, allowing faith-based providers access to government funds 
*  Led the effort to pass the nation's third Covenant Marriage law 
*  Led the effort to pass "A Woman's Right to Know" legislation for women seeking abortion 
*  Signed into law legislation requiring parental consent for abortion 
*  Signed into law legislation requiring abortion providers to notify a prospective patient that the unborn baby may feel pain

Good Government

*  Doubled the child care tax credit and eliminated the marriage penalty from the tax code      
Mike Huckabee addressed the Southern Legislative Conference*  Eliminated the capital gains tax on the sale of a home  
*  Indexed the state income tax to inflation to keep people from being pushed into higher tax brackets 
*  Simplified the car tag renewal process 
*  Signed into law legislation creating the first broad-based tax cut in Arkansas history 
*  Increased penalties for church arson. 
*  Implemented criminal background checks for teachers


*  Protected the right of parents to home school their children 
Smart Strides Logo*  Initiated SmartStart, SmartStep, and Next Step education programs which resulted in verifiable gains in academic achievement form the first year of implementation
*  Passed legislation to increase education assessment and school accountability 
*  Signed into law legislation vastly improving an existing charter school law, resulting in the creation of Arkansas' first ever charter schools 
*  Worked to grant school administrators more flexibility in firing bad teachers

Second Amendment Rights

Morning Duck Hunt*  Became the first governor in the nation to have a concealed handgun license
Signed into law legislation removing restrictions on concealed handgun permit holders 
*  Signed into law legislation blocking frivolous lawsuits against gun manufacturers 
*  Signed into law legislation allowing former law enforcement officers to carry concealed handguns

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