It is an honor to be your voice in the Missouri Senate. To better serve you, I
am asking for some information regarding your concerns about our community and
your stance on key issues. Please take a few moments to share your opinions to
help me better represent you in Jefferson City.
This is a confidential survey and your responses will not be linked to your
identity. However, to better serve you, we would like to keep the line of
We would appreciate you sharing a few details about yourself. Please consider
providing the following optional information.
Please answer agree, disagree or unsure/no opinion.
Workers should have the right to bargain collectively and form unions.
The current minimum wage is sufficient.
Middle and working class families are doing well in this economy.
LGBTQ+ workers should be protected from discrimination in the workplace.
Prospective employers shouldn’t be able to ask for your salary history.
Public schools are providing a quality education for our students.
Charter schools should be held to the same accountability standards as traditional public schools.
Teachers should be able to itemize classroom supply expenses on their taxes.
Parents should be able to use vouchers to pay tuition costs at private K-12 schools.
Students should be able to earn credits for demonstrating competency in school
subjects as an alternative to traditional classroom learning.
Teachers’ salaries are satisfactory.
Missouri provides enough financial support to our state colleges and universities.
The level of student loan debt Missouri college students are taking on is a concern.
Missouri should legalize betting on professional and college sports.
Non-casino businesses should be allowed to install gambling machines on their premises.
A portion of proceeds from additional legal gambling opportunities should help fund education.
Missouri should expand Medicaid coverage to adults making up to 138% of the federal poverty level as established under the Affordable Care Act, as opposed to the current 133% federal poverty level covered by Missouri’s recently enacted expansion of Medicaid.
I am able to access affordable, quality health care.
Health care should be affordable to all, regardless of income.
Paying for prescription drugs is a financial challenge for me.
Kansas City should control and have oversight over the Kansas City Police Department.
The Missouri Legislature should mandate increased funding to the Kansas City Police Department.
Kansas City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been appropriate.
Public health measures enacted by local health departments have saved lives during the pandemic.
I have a favorable opinion of Missouri state government.
My opinion matters to my elected officials.
My values are reflected in the laws passed by the Missouri General Assembly.
State employees are fairly compensated for their work.
State legislative districts should be drawn by nonpartisan commissions.
Adults who are unable to afford private health insurance should be allowed to receive health care coverage under Medicaid.
More resources should be devoted to the Children’s Division to help it handle issues relating to child welfare.
People without health insurance shouldn’t have to use the emergency room for routine health care.
Missouri should encourage businesses to expand operations by offering tax credits.
The state should eliminate personal property taxes on vehicles.
Low-income families should have access to tax credits to reduce housing insecurity.
All tax increases should be subject to a statewide vote.
Missouri has made adequate investments in our state’s roads and bridges.
I support the increased gas tax to fund improvements to state roadways, bridges and other transportation projects.
The state should provide more funding for local public transit systems, like buses and trains.
Missouri should invest more transportation resources into pedestrian projects, such as trails and walkways.
The Kansas City streetcar system should be expanded to include stops in the Northland.
Missouri should allow interstates to become toll roads.
I want my neighborhood to be more pedestrian friendly.
VOTING RIGHTS AND INITIATIVES
The initiative petition process is a helpful tool for Missourians.
Voters should be required to show a photo ID when they vote.
If a photo ID is required to vote, the state should provide one at no cost.
All Missourians should be able to vote by mail.
All Missourians should be able to vote early.
Please rank the following policy topics from most important to least, starting with 1 for the most important.
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