Senator David Long's 2013 Legislative Survey

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BUDGET
 
2. 1. Indiana is projected to have a budget surplus next year. Do you favor A) returning the surplus to taxpayers, or B) using it to increase funding for state services?
A. Return the surplus to the taxpayers
B. Use the surplus to increase funding to state services
 
DOLLARS FOLLOWING THE CHILD
 
3. 2. If a student changes schools during the year, would you support or oppose redirecting the state education funding to the studentís new school?
Support
Oppose
 
PERFORMANCE FUNDING FOR K-12
 
4. 3. Do you support or oppose giving the highest-achieving schools extra state funding in order to incentivize school improvement?
Support
Oppose
 
FLEXIBILITY FOR HIGH PERFORMING SCHOOLS
 
5. 4. Do you support or oppose rewarding the highest performing schools by exempting them from certain regulations to help promote innovation in the classroom?
Support
Oppose
 
SCHOOL CORPORATION TAKEOVERS
 
6. 5. Do you support or oppose allowing the state to intervene in failing school districts to improve their performance, as the state can do now for individual schools?
Support
Oppose
 
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
 
7. 6. Do you support or oppose increasing state spending to create a state financial-aid program to help low-income families pay for preschool?
Support
Oppose
 
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
 
8. 7. Do you think the state should increase spending to provide more vocational and technical education in public schools?
Yes
No
 
SCHOOL ABSENCE STANDARDS
 
9. 8. Do you support or oppose statewide school standards defining excused and unexcused absences, to ensure that all studentsí absences are treated equally?
Support
Oppose
 
PHYSICAL RESTRAINTS ON STUDENTS
 
10. 9. Do you support or oppose the state establishing rules for the appropriate use of physical restraint on students in schools?
Support
Oppose
 
MARRIAGE PROTECTION AMENDMENT
 
11. 10. Do you support or oppose holding a statewide vote to amend the state constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman?
Support
Oppose
 
SENTENCING REFORM
 
12. 11. Do you support or oppose changing how Indiana categorizes felonies in order to better match the punishment for crimes of similar severity?
Support
Oppose
 
FIGHTING METH
 
13. 12. Do you support or oppose requiring a prescription to buy cold medicines containing certain drugs, in order to curb their use in making illegal methamphetamine?
Support
Oppose
 
DNA COLLECTION
 
14. 13. Do you support or oppose requiring law enforcement to collect a DNA sample from criminal suspects in addition to their fingerprints?
Support
Oppose
 
OBAMACARE
 
15. 14. Under Obamacare, Indiana can expand Medicaid to cover more Hoosiers, but it would cost taxpayers over $1.4 billion by 2020. Do you support or oppose expanding Medicaid?
Support
Oppose
 
DCS HOTLINE
 
16. 15. Do you support or oppose allowing professionals like police and teachers to report child abuse directly to local caseworkers rather than to a statewide hotline?
Support
Oppose
 
DCS STAFF
 
17. 16. Do you support or oppose increasing state spending to hire more staff for the stateís child-abuse reporting hotline, in order to reduce wait times?
Support
Oppose
 
COLLEGE PERFORMANCE FUNDING
 
18. 17. Do you support or oppose giving more state funding to public colleges that meet performance goals like improving on-time graduation rates?
Support
Oppose
 
PRISONER EDUCATION CREDIT TIME
 
19. 18. Do you support or oppose tightening the rules that allow prison inmates to have their sentences reduced if they earn college degrees while incarcerated?
Support
Oppose
 
20. Additional comments and concerns:
 
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