Senator Jim Merritt's 2013 Legislative Survey

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*1. Did you verify your legislator by using the district-lookup tool?
Yes
No
 
2. 1. 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
 
3. 2. Do you support or oppose changing how Indiana categorizes felonies in order to better match the punishment for crimes of similar severity?
Support
Oppose
 
4. 3. 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
 
5. 4. Do you support or oppose requiring law enforcement to collect a DNA sample from criminal suspects in addition to their fingerprints?
Support
Oppose
 
6. 5. 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
 
7. 6. 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 for state services
 
8. 7. Do you support or oppose giving the highest-achieving schools extra state funding in order to incentivize school improvement?
Support
Oppose
 
9. 8. 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
 
10. 9. Do you think the state should increase spending to provide more vocational and technical education in public schools?
Yes
No
 
11. 10. Do you support or oppose statewide school standards defining excused and unexcused absences, to ensure that all students absences are treated equally?
Support
Oppose
 
12. Additional comments and concerns:
 
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*18. Please check here when you are ready to submit the survey.
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