Dear Friends and Neighbors,
On the evening of February 3, Rep. Elizabeth Scott and I held a telephone town hall meeting. During the hour-long community conversation, we had the opportunity to ask participants two polls questions. You can find the questions and results below.
Because there were so many questions and discussions on various issues, we were not able to ask our third question about a proposed state gas tax increase that would be used to pay for new transportation projects. This is a timely issue and question, as the Senate plans to roll out a new transportation tax package for consideration.
I would like to extend these three poll questions to you in this survey, although they are worded a little differently. Question one may look familiar, but a new category has been added. I will leave this survey open through February 19.
I appreciate your time and feedback.
What issue is most important to you?
21.9% | State spending
21.3% | Jobs/the economy
13.0% | K-12 education
13.0% | Health care
12.4% | Other
11.2% | Transportation
7.2% | Environment
The governor is proposing a carbon tax on large employers like Boeing, and also on many large energy companies, to pay for transportation and education. Knowing this will most likely raise the price of certain goods and services as well as energy prices, would you support the governor's plan?
59.9% | No
26.5% | Not sure. Need more information
13.6% | Yes
In your service,