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URGENT CALL TO ALL - I NEED YOUR INPUT, PLEASE
Dear Neighbors,In these next 48 hours, your input is crucial.
With adjournment just around the corner, much work is left to do, and I value your opinion.
Below this message I've included the results from those constituents who filled out my survey. While it was not scientific polling, I thought you might find the sampling of constituent opinions interesting.
Please contact me with any questions, comments or concerns throughout the weekend. Email is the best way to reach me, as most of my time will be on the House Floor for votes. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you. It is an honor to serve you at the Capitol.
State RepresentativeHow is your family doing in today's economy?
Better than 5 years ago: 30.0%
Worse than 5 years ago: 31.1%
About the same: 35.6%
Other: 3.3% Sound state budgeting and a growing economy have produced a state budget surplus of nearly $900 million. Which use of the surplus would make the greatest impact in improving your economic security:
Further investments in budget reserves: 17.78%
Cut corporate taxes: 4.44%
Freeze college tuition: 5.56%
Property tax relief: 36.67%
Increase funding for public schools: 17.78%
Other: 17.78% What education investments in students and schools would make the biggest difference for your family and community?
Expand access to early childhood education: 8.9%
Reduce class sizes in K-12 schools: 23.3%
Freeze college/technical tuition: 24.4%
Fund free tuition at community colleges: 18.9%
Other: 24.4% Do you support replacing the Minnesota presidential caucus system with a primary?
Not sure: 28.9% Do you think investing more in roads, bridges, and transit would make a positive impact for you or your family (i.e. shorter, safer commute to work, school)?
Not sure: 7.8% Should outside special interest groups that can spend unlimited amounts of money in elections on independent mailings and ads be required to disclose the total amount of that spending and the major donors behind it?
Not sure: 3.3% Would you support a law requiring access to earned sick leave for Minnesota workers?
Not sure: 0% What would help improve your family's economic situation the most?
Making health care more affordable: 18.75%
Reducing student loan debt: 12.50%
Lowering child care costs: 6.25%
Tax cuts for your family: 43.75%
Tax cuts for your businesses: 0%