SERVICE PRIORITIES
Please rank the following state government services under the following scale:
1.  EDUCATION
(Choose one, two or three for each line)
UNNECESSARY - Not an appropriate function of state government.
DESIRABLE SERVICES - State government efforts that enhance Virginian's quality of life and should be funded as conditions permit.
CORE SERVICES - Essential state government functions that must be funded at a sustainable level sufficient to serve all who need them.
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K-12 -- Direct aid to localities for public education
K-12 – Funding teacher salaries statewide to bring them up to the national average
K-12 – “Cost to Compete” assistance to NOVA school districts for enhanced teacher salaries
K-12 -- Aid to local schools for students with special needs (at-risk, early intervention)
Pre-kindergarten education
Higher Education – funding of public colleges and universities
Higher Education and Workforce Development – funding of community colleges
Higher Education -- student loans and other financial assistance
Higher Education – Financial assistance to students at Virginia private colleges and universities (TAG Grants)
2.  HEALTH and SOCIAL SERVICES 
(Choose one, two or three for each line)
UNNECESSARY - Not an appropriate function of state government.
DESIRABLE SERVICES - State government efforts that enhance Virginian's quality of life and should be funded as conditions permit.
CORE SERVICES - Essential state government functions that must be funded at a sustainable level sufficient to serve all who need them.
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Medicaid (health care for the poor and persons with disabilities)
Social safety-net services (including such services as free clinics and food banks)
Community based services for persons with intellectual and behavioral disabilities
Mental Health – Substance abuse treatment and prevention
3.  PUBLIC SAFETY and CORRECTIONS
(Choose one, two or three for each line)
UNNECESSARY - Not an appropriate function of state government.
DESIRABLE SERVICES - State government efforts that enhance Virginian's quality of life and should be funded as conditions permit.
CORE SERVICES - Essential state government functions that must be funded at a sustainable level sufficient to serve all who need them.
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State aid to local police departments
Funding of state prisons and other correctional institutions
4.  OTHER
(Choose one, two or three for each line)
UNNECESSARY - Not an appropriate function of state government.
DESIRABLE SERVICES - State government efforts that enhance Virginian's quality of life and should be funded as conditions permit.
CORE SERVICES - Essential state government functions that must be funded at a sustainable level sufficient to serve all who need them.
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State support for public libraries, museums, the arts and humanities, and other cultural programs
Reimbursement to local governments for reduced property tax on personal vehicles (Car Tax)
Environmental Protection – Including Chesapeake Bay cleanup, land conservation
Economic Development – Incentives to attract businesses to Virginia
Our state government traditionally has been regarded as very efficient, and Virginia is often cited as the “best-managed state in the Nation.” If existing revenues are insufficient, which of the following would you be willing to pay additional taxes to sustain:
5.  EDUCATION
Please select "Yes" or "No"
YesNo
K-12 -- Direct aid to localities for public education
K-12 – Funding teacher salaries statewide to bring them up to the national average
K-12 – “Cost to Compete” assistance to NOVA school districts for enhanced teacher salaries
K-12 -- Aid to local schools for students with special needs (at-risk, early intervention)
Pre-kindergarten education
Higher Education – funding of public colleges and universities
Higher Education and Workforce Development – funding of community colleges
Higher Education -- student loans and other financial assistance
Higher Education – Financial assistance to students at Virginia private colleges and universities (TAG Grants)
6.  HEALTH and SOCIAL SERVICES
Please select "Yes" or "No"
YesNo
Medicaid (health care for the poor and persons with disabilities)
Social safety-net services (including such services as free clinics and food banks)
Community based services for persons with intellectual and behavioral disabilities
Mental Health – Substance abuse treatment and prevention
7.  OTHER
Please select "Yes" or "No"
YesNo
State support for public libraries, museums, the arts and humanities, and other cultural programs
Reimbursement to local governments for reduced property tax on personal vehicles (Car Tax)
Environmental Protection – Including Chesapeake Bay cleanup, land conservation
Economic Development – Incentives to attract businesses to Virginia
REVENUE PRIORITIES 
8.  If current revenues aren’t sufficient to adequately fund the priorities you have identified above, which of the following would you increase?
Please select "Yes" or "No"
YesNo
Economic Development – Incentives to attract businesses to Virginia
Personal income tax
Corporate income tax
Estate tax on wealthy Virginians
Gasoline tax to fund transportation
Tax on tobacco products
Fees for specific non-core services
Other (please specify:)
9.  Virginia’s transportation construction and maintenance backlog will cost billions of dollars per year to fund. To address these transportation needs what steps would you support?
(Check all that apply)
10.  A balanced energy policy seeks increased energy efficiency, reduces our dependence on fossil fuels and protects the environment. Would you support or oppose the following in an energy policy and program?
(Please select Support or Oppose)
SupportOppose
Drilling for oil and gas off the Virginia coast
Developing wind farms off the Virginia coast
Developing land-based wind farms
Investing in biofuels from sources such as algae or switch grass
Requiring that 15% of all energy produced in Virginia be from clean, renewable sources like wind and solar
Utility rate structure that encourages conservation
Mandatory ‘green building’ requirements for new public buildings
Tax incentives for the purchase of fuel efficient vehicles
Continued support for coal mining in Virginia
Support of nuclear power generation
11.  Other comments and concerns:
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