Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I wanted to provide a short note to remind you of my telephone town hall meeting tomorrow evening, Jan. 29, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. I really hope to hear from you. So please call me at that time at 1-800-213-7860. Bring your questions! During the event, I will also have the following questions for you in our telephone survey:
The state Supreme Court recently told the Legislature, it needs to put more money into education and teacher salaries right away, despite the fact that lawmakers directed an additional $1 billion for K-12 education last session. Should the court be telling the Legislature how it should do its job?
3. Not sure
House Democrats and the governor want to raise the state gas tax by as much as 10.5 cents a gallon. Would you be willing to pay 10.5 cents more a gallon for transportation projects in the state?
What is the single-most important issue you would like the Legislature to address this session?
1. Jobs/the economy
2. K-12 education
3. Public safety
4. State spending/Budget
Go here for more information about the telephone town hall meeting. I look forward to your call!
THIS WEEK'S CAPITOL REPORT
Throughout the legislative session, I record a radio program entitled, “Capitol Report,” which is aired on KSVR in Mount Vernon. You can also listen to the program right here from my e-newsletter. This week, I talk about my concerns with House Bill 2116, which would reduce the penalty for controlled and addictive substances, such as heroin, LSD and methamphetamine.
Please contact my office anytime you have questions, comments or suggestions about legislation and state government. Thank you for the honor of allowing me to serve you!