SECTIONS
How would you have voted on the following issues?

You've seen their TV commercials, watched their debates and maybe even gotten some direct mail trashing them. But where do the candidates for governor actually stand on the issues Maryland has confronted during the last few years. And more importantly, which one do you agree with most? Find out using our new interactive scorecard. Enter your answers and see where you stack up against each of the seven major gubernatorial candidates.**

1.
yes
no
Allow immigrants without legal status in the United States to receive in-state tuition at Maryland’s public colleges and universities under certain circumstances?
2.
yes
no
Overturn Maryland’s law defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman?
3.
yes
no
Authorize a surcharge of up to $1.50 per month on an average residential customer’s electric bill to help finance a proposed off-shore wind farm near Ocean City?
4.
yes
no
Raise individual income tax rates on the top 20 percent of earners, and increase the tax on tobacco products other than cigarettes and cigars?
5.
yes
no
Authorize a voter referendum on whether the state should allow a sixth casino (to be built in Prince George’s County) and whether table games should be legalized?
6.
yes
no
Change the severest criminal penalty in Maryland law from capital punishment to life without the possibility of parole?
7.
yes
no
Ban assault rifles and high-capacity ammunition magazines; tighten laws related to the prohibition on gun ownership by those who have been treated for mental illness; and establish a licensing system for handgun purchasers?
8.
yes
no
Impose a new sales tax on gas, to be phased in over three years, and index the existing per-gallon tax to inflation, with a total expected impact of 20 cents a gallon by 2016; dedicate the proceeds to road construction and mass transit?
9.
yes
no
Increase Maryland’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2018?
10.
yes
no
Eliminate criminal penalties for the possession of small amounts (less than 10 grams) of marijuana?
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issues your views brown gansler mizeur craig hogan george lollar
Dream Act yes yes
yes
no null
no
no
Gay marriage yes yes
yes
no null
no no
Offshore wind yes no
yes
no no no
no
High earner tax increase yes no yes
no no no no
Casino expansion yes no
no
yes no
null
no
Death penalty repeal yes no
yes
no no no
no
Gun control yes yes yes
no no no
no
Gas tax increase yes no yes no no no
no
Minimum wage increase yes yes
yes
no no no
no
Marijuana decriminalization yes yes
yes no no no
no
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** Data comes from the endorsement questionnaires the Sun editorial board sent to the candidates, a series of yes or no questions (and the option to provide a written response) about 25 major issues the state has faced during the last four years. This is a sampling of ten. To read responses to all 25 issues, click here.