tv Virgina Gubernatorial Debate CSPAN September 23, 2017 7:02pm-8:01pm EDT
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moderator, chuck todd. [applause] >> good evening, i'm chuck todd. welcome to the virginia debate northam and ed gillespie. it is hosted by the northern virginia chamber of commerce. and nbc 4. this debate is airing on all nbc stations across the state of virginia, nationally on c-span, and live on the nbc washington app. let me cover the event. it will begin with two minute opening statements. the panelists and myself will direct questions. these are determined by nbc news and the panelists and have not been reviewed by the candidates or the northern virginia chamber. each candidate will have one minute and 30 seconds to respond and the candidate answering first will have an additional
one minute rebuttal. as moderator, i reserve the right to follow as needed. finally, we will conclude the debate with one minute closing statements as well. there is a timekeeper who want notifying the candidates. muche trying to cover as ground as possible, i'd here to the time limits. -- possible, adhere to the limits. has coveredalyst for years. gary gilchrist -- aaron chrest is a veteran of these debates. dean -- is a dean at britney's university. let's bring the candidates in.
you can give an applause. [applause] >> is the last time i'll ask you to do it. two nominees will make the state of virginia proud. i would hope the audience does not participate as much. mr. gillespie, your two-minute opening statement. it is great to be here with you. i appreciate you making time to talk about this critically important election. virginia is at a critical juncture. we have been below the national gdp rates. we used to always lead and now we are lagging. our growth rate last year was 6/10th. at 1.7% growth, we were stagnation, making us 44th out
of 50 states. when it comes to economic growth and job creation in wages, virginia should be first in the nation. we can be with the right policy. the policies are put forward will result in the creation of jobs across,000 new our commonwealth. increase over current projections. we need those jobs and opportunities to make sure the next generation does better. let me tell you why it is important. my father, came to this country as a boy because his father found work in america, as a janitor. my parents never went to college, but insisted i do. i worked my way through school and i got to serve as counselor to the president of united states of america. from intricate janitor to west wing of the white house in two generations time, i want to make sure virginian families have
those opportunities. my opponent, the lieutenant governor is a good man and i appreciate his service. i do not believe his policies will be good for us. i think they are wrong for us. i think my policies will be better for us. if our next governor does not respond to the sense of urgency's we face -- sense of we wills we face, fail. >> good evening and thank you to capital one for sponsoring this debate. thank you, we appreciate you being panelists. we are in the midst of a technology revolution in virginia. it is time to ignite virginia with innovation, to create ecosystems supporting small businesses and startup companies. i look forward to letting you know my vision on how virginia will become the number one state in the country in which to do
business. our administration has run in record-setting over 215,000 new jobs to the commonwealth of virginia over $16 billion of capital investment. our an employment rate has gone from 5.4% to 3.8%. are we just and sellers up over 12%. there is a distinct contrast between the two of us on how we plan to drive virginia's economy. it starts with bringing skills to job, making sure all jobs in virginia are good jobs. we need to make sure our children have access to a world-class education system. no individual, no family should be one medical illness away to survive. survive- we need to where the water and air is clean. i grew up on virginia's eastern shore. i am the product of public
schools. i went to virginia military institute. i served eight years during desert storm, taking care of wounded soldiers. i had the privilege of taking care of sick children and their families for the past 25 years. i passed a smoking ban in restaurants. -- thestand the unders virginia way. i look forward to sharing my vision on how we take virginia to the next level. thank you. >> let's dive right in. mr.glib speed -- focus on you.ill one topic that has come up is last month's violence in charlottesville. if prompted a debate about it. you believe they should stay with the proper historical
context added. northam believes it needs to be removed. -- by displaying the confederate statues, our cities and localities endorse what those statues and four, why should they not belong in a museum alone? hasgillespie: virginians been at the forefront of our founding. it does not mean we have always been on the right side of history. when you're on the side of preserving the institution, the evil institution of slavery, you're on the wrong side of his three. our history is our history. -- you on the wrong side of history. our history is our history. my view is the statue should should place of an historical context, so
people can learn. we do not have to glorify, we can educate. we have to learn from history and that is a difference. .e should maintain the statues vmi voted to keep the statues up . i know the lieutenant governor said he would do everything in his authority to have the jackson statue come down. a vocal be advocate. i believe the cities and counties should better spend their money on improving our schools, along horsemen, teachers. it is a significant difference. i would maintain the state-controlled statues and encourage states and cities not to take it down because it is not the best use of their tax dollars. i support keeping the statues up in teaching about our history. it is the difference between us. >> i want to add what james newman of charlottesville wrote
regarding this is you -- this issue. confederate statues is part of our heritage, our narratives. why should they be removed from the public square where it is an opportunity to learn history? dr. northam: thank you, chuck. my wifeyears ago, and i took our daughter to the university of virginia. ago in watched a month charlottesville was a horrific tragedy. a group of white supremacist who rolled into charlottesville and a beautiful city with torches and banners and semi m a -- and semi automatic weapons. we lost three individuals because of it. my response would be, if the statues give individuals white excuse to doand
what they did, we need to have a discussion about the statues. i would think the statues would be better placed in museums with historical context. i am leaving it up to the localities. just as i left it up to the board of visitors at emi. -- at vmi. it is important to talk about built ofes are not bronze. the inequities we still have in our society. the inequities and access to voting rights. uities wees -- ineq have in education. there is still a tremendous amount of hatred. i was proud to be charlottesville and to stand up for what it was. i would ask ed gillespie to as the president of united states to do this event, call it what
it is. this is hatred and bigotry. we do not condone it in the state of virginia. >> yesterday seconds. mr. gillespie: what we saw in charlottesville on august 12 was terrific. let's be clear about a couple of things. these people were in virginia, but they are not from virginia. i know my fellow virginians, we are respectful of one another. they called it a unite the right rally. these people are not on a legitimate spectrum of left to white. kkk, kk members -- these neo-nazi, members. they people are a yellow, are not on the same continuum. there is not a political philosophy. it is a twisted mindset rooted in hate that believe some people are lesser than others, that one race is superior than another, and another religion is inferior
to yours. if that is your view, it is worse than immoral, it is the presence of evil in our world. we must confront and reject it. as governor, i will always do so. secondst to follow, 30 of additional time. why should the states have the final say in a the local municipal? mr. gillespie: in virginia, there are certain statues that has jurisdiction over. has your of visitors station over vmi -- has jurisdiction over the mi. it would reflect his view that the statue should come down. i would hope they would reflect my area it would not. i would encourage the localities , they should not spend -- $10
million is estimated enrichment. -- estimated in richmond. it is a $3 million loss in annual revenue that would be better spent on improving the public schools, law enforcement, safety, and other priorities. mr. todd: i will move to our first question, julie. northam, you said you would support a pipeline if it was deemed economically -- deemed environmentally possible. it appears to be degree might you have been looking for. will you say, you support this pipeline? mr. gillespie: first of all, we -- dr. northam: we have to talk about economic dilemma in the commonwealth of virginia. our unemployment rate has gone 3.8%. if you go to the eastern shore, it is nowhere near report it percent.
how do we bring businesses, manufacturers, into world virginia? of energy.cost we need to keep it in mind. as far as the pipelines, i have been clear in what i have said. we should be environmentally responsible. i grew up on the eastern shore. the eastern -- the chesapeake bay was my backyard. we need to make sure if these headlines before, the permitting process is in place and appropriate. a have been talking about site-specific permit. i will work with the deq, the corps of engineers, will make was short, pipelines we make sure they are environmentally responsible. people'sortant to me, property rights. it is not fair for the
lieutenant governor or anybody in our position to usu urp the powers. theant to make sure pipelines are done with transparency, science, and in a responsible way. i support the pipelines and i am confident they will be done and approved. protect our need to private property rights. we need reliable property rights. it would drive up costs for advanced manufacturing, he would have a negative impact for laid-off coal miners and not being able to go back to work. it would hit the poorest families in virginia with higher electric bills by imposing those
kinds of limits. advance help us manufacturing. will not help us is a lack of support for our right to work laws in the commonwealth of virginia. higher taxes, more regulations, those kind of policies, when i listen to the within a governor, you think everything is going great in virginia. we have had three straight years where more people have moved out of virginia than into virginia. it never happened before since we collected it in 1978. it is because of a lack of economic opportunity. afford to, we cannot take the risks of policies of higher taxes and more regulations. it will not work for us. we have to do things differently.
seconds. you have 60 dr. northam: you have several policies out of washington that are detrimental to virginia. you are supportive of most of them. let me mention one regarding energy and our environment -- pulling out of the paris accord. we made so much progress in the commonwealth of virginia with renewable energy. 2030, 30% comes from renewable such as wind and solar. it is important. i am sorry you have agreed with our president to pull away from it. we will continue to be committed for renewable energy. stood, during your opening comments, and just now, talking about how poorly the commonwealth of virginia is doing. i am proud to be a virginians. when we invest in virginia, there is no other state that can beat us. we are having a good seasons --
where having negotiations with amazon, 50,000 jobs. he will do not want to hear he will like you said we are doing poorly in virginia. i would stop the cheerleading and talk about -- i'll give you a second. i want to follow-up on the original question. i'm still not clear -- you support this pipeline or not? is the deq a new hurdle you want to --? i am following up on it because i'm a clear. do you support the pipeline? dr. northam: i have been as clear as i can. if the pipelines move forward and are done environmentally responsibly, transparency, with property rights in mind, then, i support them, yes. mr. todd: is it enough or not enough for you? dr. northam: you are working with the deq with the permitting and the corps of engineers.
at the end of the day, yes they will have the final decision. it is a federal decision. mr. todd: i will leave it there. we will talk more about the economy. >> it was a yes or no answer. [laughter] mr. todd: you guys are the campaigners here. mark, your question. rozell: according to the nonpartisan tax foundation, virginia is one of the least taxed dates in the country. why does virginia a tax break? where is the money going to come from to pay for the approximately $1.4 billion in lost revenue, according to another nonpartisan study? we anticipate $3.4 billion in increased revenue coming in to richmond. even with anemic economic growth
we have. it is not speaking poorly about our commonwealth. we are both running for governor because we love the commonwealth. it is being honest about the challenges we face. -- if our nextt governor does not address these policies with a sense of urgency, we will fail. it is clear who has the sense of urgency. when you have five of the past six years of less than 1% of economic growth. protecting our- bond rating without allowing spending by $2 billion. we will allow hard-working virginians, 44 out of 50 states in which growth, 1.7% stagnation. keeping theirthem dollars will help expand existing ones. individualesses pay income tax.
increase, we need those jobs. too many virginian young adults are graduating and are taking to degrees to other states with more dynamic economies. we have to turn it around. we have to subsidize other states' economies. mr. todd: thank you. i am tried to keep you on time. mr. gillespie: this plan is a tax cut for the rich at the extent of the working class. you look no further than kansas to see exactly what a plan such as this would do, it almost bankrupted them. they had to turn on and raise taxes. it puts schools in jeopardy. five-day week a to a four-day week school. we need to invest in virginia. when we invest in virginia, we can be and other state. we have parities, such as transportation.
i know have been attacked by my opponent by supporting a bipartisan plan of 2013, bringing billions of dollars into transportation. we have education needs. getting paidare $7,500 less than the national average. it is unacceptable. we have a health care issue, we have the kassie granville, i am sure you support -- we have the , i amy graham bill,, sure you support. there are consequences to limited resources. we have to be responsible and make sure we do not bankrupt the commonwealth of virginia. something mentioned earlier, our aaa bond rating is sacred in the commonwealth. we need everything we can to protect it. go back to kansas, look at what happened to their rating.
mr. todd: thank you. mr. gillespie: this is important. this is very important. ralph says these are tax cuts for the rich. it is tax cuts for all virginians. if you pay $7,000 in taxes under current law -- under my plan, he would pay -- plan from you have seven thousand dollars less in tax burden. tax cut for the rich -- the top rate in virginia, 5.75% kicks in at income level of $17,000 a year. i did not say $70,000, i said $17,000. my opponent thinks you are rich and it is wrong. we have had budget crunches. because if at a 10 year low under his administration, we have been swapping out high paying jobs for low-paying jobs for a decade. we have too many people walking
-- people working part-time and said a full-time. kansas to not have the revenue triggers. mr. todd: thank you. squeeze in more questions. i will give you more time. i cut him off. i promise. aaron -- i promise we are coming back, aaron, go ahead. mr. gilchrest: we hear criticisms about the standards of learning tests. is it time for the sol's to go. if so, what would you replace them with? dr. northam: i am an educator. i teach at eastern virginia medical school. k-5 teacher. i am familiar how we educate our youth. -- are's are a boat and
a broken system. we are teaching children how to take multiple choice tests when they should be thinking creatively. we have gone really seven sol's in the past couple of years. we are in the process of revising it. education ties into workforce development. we need to make sure we are teaching our children to be prepared for 41st century jobs, like steam -- science, engineering, and math. individuals coming out of school and can enter the workforce with, things like cyber security, biotechnology, data collection, data analysis. these are the jobs of the 21st century. we want to make sure we prepare our children for those jobs. we want to make sure our colleges and universities are affordable. we want to mention sure our community colleges are affordable. i have a g3 program that will
allow individuals to go to community college for two years. k-12, it starts at a young age. we want to make sure -- sol's are broken and we are in the process of reforming them. mr. todd: mr. gillespie. mr. gillespie: we need to take a look at the sol's as well. we need to make sure we are measuring the right things at the right times. we need to have accountability in our education systems. we did to measure progress. there are other ways to measure it. i put forth a plan that addresses this. i want to pick up on something he said on something i agreed with. there is something we need to do with the community colleges, skills training, and workforce. it is not just in terms of standards of learning. our high schools, we need to encourage more -- i am old enough, with i -- when i went to
school, there was would shop -- was wood shop. in roads alone, we had 3000 unfulfilled welding jobs. there is an opportunity for folks to have a career path. we need to celebrate the skills in our high schools in the same way we celebrate other academic achievements. we honor the honor roll. be chips for footballs and chess club into big club. we ought to have a speech of egypt for the high school team that can assemble the automobile time orn the fastest wire a model house. there is a lot we need to do to meet the workforce demands of today in the future. it is not just higher education. we need to focus in k-12. especially in sixth and seventh grade, if you lose the student's interest, you never get back. dr. northam: we agree on this.
we have small engine repair in high school. i took the course. it led me to restoring cars. i restored several cars in my lifetime. we need to get back to it. there is so much pressure on getting it into our colleges and university, we lose a lot along the way. i agree with you in that regard. one other area i would like to mention is early childhood education. it is something i have dedicated my time in richmond to pursuing. this past year, we open 13,000 more slots in virginia to protect education. why is it important? how does it contribute to the economy? tremendous learning potential and our children before they get to can earn. if one family had the means to send their children to protect andanother 1 -- to pre-k another dozen, it creates the have and have-nots.
it is a nonpartisan issue. at the end of my next four years, i want to major our children in virginia have access to pre-k education. appreciate it, gentlemen. it is streaming live on the nbc washington app. -- we will be back with more questions, including the impact of the politicians in washington, d.c. will be back. [applause] mr. todd: we are back, liza mclean, virginia, with the two candidates. northam.in with ralph if thed be unlikely president would take your calls.
how would you work with the president, considering how important the federal government is to the virginia economy? one how he attacks people who have attacked him. how you will -- how will you handle it? dr. northam: it is important. there are a few areas you will be able to work together. earlier, i served in the united states army. i am a big believer in carrying a big stick. if we can build up the military in this country, then, i will do everything i can to work with our president. wonderfule most warships in newport news, in my backyard. he has also said he would end sequestration costs in our economy. i will work with him in that regard. i will appreciate there is no government shutdown. these are some things we share in common. there are some things, chuck, that are detrimental to the, of
virginia. the first is the travel ban that did nothing more than fear mongering. my opponent supported it. he's talking about sending children in this country, at no fault of their own, separating them out of the country. i'm sure he will fall in line with it as well. on the paris accord, which i mentioned earlier, we have made so much progress with renewable energy in virginia. he supports it as well. very dutch mental to virginia -- very detrimental to virginia. health care, putting up virginians at risk of their coverage is immoral. mr. todd: before you answer the nottion, i heard many did choose to vote in the republican primary this year. many were upset with the election of president trump.
if you look even indicated they were not supporting you because of him. it is nothing to do with you. what do you say to those, particularly for the virginia republicans -- particularly northern virginia republicans? mr. gillespie: look at the policies i put forward. proposals that would improve life for all virginians. i will be a governor for all virginians. there is no any, i will not go. there is nowhere in the commonwealth i will not serve. my plans will create more jobs and opportunities for us. it will make college more affordable. will ease traffic congestion. ,ven criminal justice reform innovative ideas to address sea level rise in hampton roads. taxes, ralph, you have a commercial --
everybody -- i think this is it right here. if you go and look, there is no bipartisan tax reform. i have pacific policies. senator john warner revered and respected and respected me. he endorses not based on party. he said i have the character, experience, integrity, and ideas to virginians -- to help virginians. if you see someone of john warner's integrity and character, he did not support me in my last election. he supported my democratic opponent, senator, i respected it then. i am appreciative of his support now. policies,e look at my i know the concerns personally. look for me in november. >> if i can talk about our president's policies, i want to return the cassidy graham health
care bill, which i'm sure you support. mr. gillespie: it will put 500 -- dr. northam: it will put 500,000 virginians at risk of losing their coverage. let me tell you where they will go. they will go to places like the ram clinic, which i volunteer -- i do not reversing you there. i want to tell you about a beautiful seven-year-old girl who had cerebral palsy. nobody had ever seen her or diagnose her. she needs braces, she needs a lot of care. she needs special education. it is what we are headed for if we follow what is going on in washington. put all of these virginians at risk. i will ask you, go out to the rim clinic, look the seven-year-old in the eye and say she will not have the same after you and your family have. mr. todd: i promise we will get to you in health care in a second. mr. gillespie: you have to let
me answer, right? mr. todd: yes. go ahead. mr. gillespie: when i saw you at homestead, you left from their. forld you, god bless you what you are about to do. you took your medical skills, n incredible thing to do. the founder has been quoted saying the informal care act has not had an impact on the demand for the ram care. we need to make health care more affordable, accessible company, of virginia. we have to increase insurance competition and provider care as well. mr. todd: i plus more health on -- i promise more time on health care. it is coming up. bernie sanders single-payer system --
mr. todd: my original follow, do you want donald trump to what a rally for you in virginia like he's doing in alabama later this weekend? mr. gillespie: what i have said in look and he did say, i will take help from anybody anywhere. tom putting myself out there solve the problems and face the people of virginia. i think they want to hear from you. the lieutenant governor -- i can state appear and say he is nancy pelosi and he did say i am donald trump and we could have that debate. it is not going to get one more job created in the commonwealth of virginia. it will not get one more addict into recovery. it will not make college more affordable. this race is about the future of virginia and who has the plan to get us growing again and understands the need to do it. the choice is clear. mr. gilchrist: i want to go back
to charlottesville. the city held a meeting. some argued what happened was a race relations scab that reopens with every regeneration of virginians from the arrival of slaves to the confederacy coming the, to gentrification. does virginia need a public look at race relations in the state? how would you commit to meaningful examination and action on the bigger issues? i support putting the statues in historical context because it will be healthy for us. it would allow for people to come together in our communities and talk about -- what do you see when you see the statue? with d.c. when you see the statue -- what do you see when you see the statue? i am clear there are different perspectives. virginia has always been at the forefront of american history. we have not always been on the
right side of history. when you are on the side of slavery, you are on the wrong side. have a lot of historic figures here. one of the things we ought to consider is erecting more statues in the commonwealth of virginia. booker t. washington, get scott, -- booker t. washington, this will preside over the 30th anniversary of the first black governor in the united states of america, l douglas wilder. we have to have a statue to him on the grounds of the capitol. being on thee it right side of history. it is something virginians are proud of. conversations, at the local and committee level, to talk about historical monuments. there are other virginians we ought to be celebrating as opposed to just talking about the ones we have gotten up.
dr. northam: it took off a scab and told america there was a tremendous amount of hatred and bigotry. i was proud of our governor. i went there as well to stand up and call it for what it was, called the people of what they were, a group of white supremacists. we told them to go back and do not return. it was a powerful message from our governor. the other thing i am proud of in our current administration and party -- it should be important to all virginians and americans, we live in a diverse society. it should not matter of the collar of your skin -- the color of your skin over where you came from, you need to be inclusive. there are 120 bills we just be towed over the last four years, the largest number ever vetoed by a governor. they were bills discriminate in against the lgbtq,
immigrants, women's reproductive care. i would ask him to take a look at those 120 piece of legislation and i suspect you -- suspect he would have signed them. we cannot be like the other states. this is virginia. we are proud and we are inclusive. mr. todd: mr. gillespie, 60 seconds. mr. gillespie: i agree this is regime, we are inclusive. what i do not agree, we are doing great. i love this commonwealth. the reason i'm seeing the governorship is because i know we can do better. i called to serve because i believe my policies will give us -- will get us unstuck. if you think -- the me make this point about the fact we've had three consecutive years or more people have moved out of virginia then into virginia. it is not happen since 1978.
last year, 51% took a four-year college degree with them. has ans is everyone adult child or an adult niece or nephew or family friend who has moved out of the commonwealth. i was talking to a woman in houston, texas. fairfax.up in she was in texas now. she was forced out of the, to find a career path because we have a lack of opportunity. mr. todd: thank you. mr. gillespie: that is loving virginia. are going to keep you at 60 instead of 90. we're trying to get a couple of questions morning. you both requested questions. mr. rozell: the sanctuary cities
with theg status federal government has become a hot topic. mr. gillespie called on a ban of them while you said you are opposed. why should cities in virginia not share this information with the federal government, especially when there are violent gangs, suggest -- gangs, such as ms-13? dr. northam: if a violent crime is committed in this country or in the state, these violence criminals need to be locked up. it does not matter what their status is. regarding sanctuary cities -- mr. gillespie, agreed with me during the last debate, we do not have sanctuary cities. it is a solution to a problem. we need to support our local law enforcement, sheriffs, deputies, state police, city and town
municipalities. they do their job. to need to the -- ice needs do their job. at the end of the day, congress needs to do their job and sit out at the table and come up with confidence of immigration reform. it would take care of a lot -- it would take care of a lot of these dilemmas and challenges. mr. todd: we've seen cities in other states establish sanctuary states and not cooperate with authorities. it will not make it safe for them. no locality shall adopt any ordinance, procedure, or policy that restricts the enforcement of federal immigration laws. we should apply the policy and make sure when someone commits a violent crime, like we saw in northern virginia oat laquan
mcdonald -- at mcdonald's with a baseballng beaten by a bat, we need to fit with authorities. the person needs to be deported. you raise daca, i do not believe people who brought here by no choice of their own -- my father came here at the age of eight. i asked him, what were you thinking when you left ireland? he said, i think i had to keep up with my mother. he did not make a choice. they should not get deported. violent criminals should get deported. mr. todd: go ahead, doctor. dr. northam: let's go back to the vote i took on the floor on the senate. it was interesting day. voted. up the republican i was proud to break the tie. we do not have a problem
with a sanctuary city. you put out a press release five or 10 minutes later. it was almost like, seeming to me, a political ploy. it is the problem with politics today. >> you are for and i am against. gentlemen, we will go to the challenge of debating one topic versus getting a lot of topics in. seem eageryou both to talk about graham-cassidy. senate republicans are working on what seems to be their last chance to repeal and replace the affordable care act. nearly every governor across the country has weighed in on this. what is your view on the? graham-cassidy proposal -- on the ground has a proposal -- on the graham-cassidy proposal?
virginia should not be punished. graham-cassidy fall short of it. if i were governor, i would make sure we were not punished for being a non-expansion state or physically prudent with -- or fiscally prudent with our tax dollars. my opponent's support -- my own -- my opponent supports the affordable care act. in virginia, you see what is happening. insurers leave the exchanges. skyrocketing premiums -- i was talking to a woman in richmond. she provides the healthy joints for her two children and her husband. it went from $400 a month to $1200 a month. it is with a $10,000 deductible. a result of the affordable care act.
we need to repeal it and replace it. i hope congress does. again,ot be punished, for being fiscally responsible. i would ask you to join the two republican governors who said it was a bad idea. dr. northam: what is not being talked about in washington is the cost of health care. it will drive the commonwealth in the country to its knees. the reason why these health care providers are pulling out of the exchanges is because of uncertainty. it is important we have people at the table understand health care. let me list a couple of things that need to happen. we will move from a quantity to an outcome based system. we have designed a metric to measure outcome. we need to measure from things
prevent an opulent. and personalized and precision health care. we have a golden opportunity in northern virginia to be the world leaders, especially with innova -- especially with what voa is doing. we need to come up with a plan that is good for this country. mr. todd: 30 seconds. mr. gillespie: one thing clear -- we cannot count on washington dc -- cannot count on washington, d.c. to count on our problems. i do not know what they are owing to do on capitol hill. we need to have our own ideas and policies at the state level. we need to make it easier for insurers to enter the marketplace. it will help drive down costs. to have policies to allow for greater competition. we need to look at medicaid and reforms in the spending to make
sure we are spending it efficiently. those are answers we can provide at the state level. we do not have to wait for washington, d.c. mr. todd: thank you. all right, thank you. you guys motored through these. [laughter] mr. todd: i have one more question. it is a very northern virginia western. it is up metro funding. as you know, larry hogan said his state will offer the additional $500 million over four years to fund metro virginia and easy do the same -- and d.c. do the same. you agree to the $500 million as well? about 300,000 virginians ride metro a day. i am a mature writer. mr. gillespie: metro is important to this region.
we need for it to be safe, efficient, affordable, and reliable. , have met with the leadership especially, barbara comstock. we need to save metro. we cannot throw good money after bad. virginia has a proportional and terms of funding. itscommission is completing work. it will come forward with the recommendations. we need to see what they come forward with. we need to have control of labor costs. we need control of the governing structure. we cannot throw good money after bad. we need to get solutions. . mr. todd: dr. norton. dr. northam: metro is important
to virginia in the economy. i have met with users and i am following it closely. said, therepponent are challenges with metro right now. there are safety issues. we will not spend one penny of taxpayers' money unless these challenges are taking care of. once they are, virginia is willing to be at the table. we did the same thing with the court of hampton roads. yes, this is important. not only for him to roads, but we need to do the same thing with metro. mr. todd: ok gentlemen, thank you. i would love to extend, but have
the network on me. does it -- closing statements. mr. gillespie: thank you, thank you all for making 10 tonight. this election is not about the next four years. in his for the -- it is about the next 30 years. the decision our next governor makes will determine our economy and affect our economy for generations to come. , we have tovators make it easier to open new business and expand an existing one. we cannot keep what we are doing and get different results. we have to improve our public schools and modernize our public transportation system. i have a plan to do all of these things. i encourage you to go to my website. go to his website as well, be informed. compare and contrast the depths of policies on both of the
websites. i have policies that will make life better -- will make life better for all virginians. charge, i will be honest, ethical, hard-working, a servant worthy of virginia. i hope i get the chance. mr. todd: dr. northam. dr. northam: thank you for being here tonight and thank you for watching from home. tos is about taking virginia the next level. as i have done, i have given you a plan tonight. i believe in investing in virginia. when we do, there is no other state that can beat us. it is about our children. i have dedicated my life to our children. will they go up to be in communities inclusive? will they have access to world-class education? will they have access to affordable and quality health care? will they live in neighborhoods and environments where the air and water are clean?
we live in the best commonwealth, the best date, in the best country in this world. we are all in this together. i thank you all for watching tonight. it will be my privilege and honor to have you support me on november 7. i asked for your vote. thank you, an -- thank you and god bless you. [applause] mr. todd: a big thank you to the northern virginia chamber of commerce thing this. nbc 4 for making this happen. you guys were very civil to each other. i think we in northern virginia love that. a big thanks to the panel, aaron, julie, and mark. a great civic exercise, do not forget to vote. stay with nbc 4 with continuing coverage with decision 2017. join us for the facebook live now. do not forget, vote on november
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