I need to know what you are most concerned about, so I have sent you this annual survey. Understanding your priorities and thoughts are important to me as I make decisions on the many proposals introduced this year.
First, the economic news has been very good. There are now more job openings than there are people trying to fill them. That means salaries have risen, and many of you and our neighbors have better incomes. It also means we can cut taxes again, as we did by $700 million last term. But which ones? That is one of the questions I am asking.
Second, I share the alarm of the increasing spread of gun violence. I have fought since I was first elected to make our families, our homes, our streets, our city, and our state safe. I have joined in seeking better anti-violence bills.
As always, I am here to listen and help. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have a particular concern, or if you need help with a state agency.