Constituent Survey 2020

Thank you for the honor of representing you in the General Assembly. To best advocate and fight for your interests at the Capitol, I need to know what you’re thinking about the issues and challenges facing Connecticut.

That’s why each year I send you this legislative survey. This survey keeps me up-to-date on the issues that affect your every day life the most, so that I can better serve you. The 2020 legislative session begins on February 5th and ends May 6th. During this time, I will face many tough choices, which is why it is so important for me to get feedback from you about the most pressing issues facing Danbury. I hope you will take a few minutes to complete this survey.

As always, please do not hesitate to write, email, or call to share your ideas and opinions about state issues. Getting to hear from you is my favorite part of the job. If you’re ever at the Capitol in Hartford let me know. I love when Danbury folks visit.

What concerns you and your family the most?
Got an idea for a state law? Tell me about it:
Fixing our Roads, Trains, Buses, Airports, & Ports
Do we need to revive our transportation system? Seventy-Nine percent of our state and local roads have been rated mediocre or poor. Trains are too often unreliable. But we need $19.4 billion in new funding to fix our infrastructure. I’ve been frustrated by the conflicting and too frequently changing proposals to fill the Special Transportation Fund (STF). Despite creating a lockbox, the STF goes insolvent in 2024. Most money for the STF comes from the gas tax (a user fee) and the federal government, with help from the petroleum tax, the sales tax on motor vehicles, and licenses. The gas tax hasn’t been adjusted for inflation since it was last cut in 2000. Electric and hybrid cars pay little to nothing to the STF despite causing the same road wear as gas fueled cars. Gas cars are paying less as fuel economy improves. Would you fix the gap in funding? How? Feel free to choose more than one box, and add your own.
What is the most serious problem facing Danbury?
Balancing The Budget: State spending & program cuts
If you were voting on the state budget, would you vote to spend less, more, or the same on each of the following programs?
Aid to Businesses
Aid to Families with Children
Aid to People with Disabilities
Aid to Developmentally Disabled People
Aid to Municipalities
Buses and Railroads
Crime Victim Services
Danbury’s Public Schools
Drug Abuse Prevention Education
Drug Abuse Rehabilitation
Health Care Assistance for Seniors
Health Care Assistance for Families
Health Care Assistance for Everyone
Open Space Land Purchases
Prescription Drugs for Seniors
Prescription Drugs for Families
Protecting the Environment
Rental Assistance for Families
Rental Assistance for Seniors
Roads, Bridges and Highways
The State Courts
State Universities, like WCSU & NVCC
The State Police
Veteran Services
If cuts need to be made to rebalance the budget, what program or service that you use would you be willing to give up or cut back?
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