In health matters, he secured passage of a law requiring the social security numbers of both parents on children's birth certificates and allowing the use of those numbers to enforce child support orders. He submitted plans to expand recruitment efforts – including scholarship opportunities – for medical students who pledged to set up practices in rural areas.
For the environment, Clinton wanted to implement tougher recycling requirements. He called for a moratorium on new landfills and advocated an income tax credit for waste reduction and recycling. Clinton sought to include environmental education as a mandated part of the school curriculum.
The governor also endorsed a plan to tighten public disclosure requirements for state officials who seek reimbursements for expenses.