Delegate David Bulova 2014 Town Hall Meeting and Survey

 

Dear Constituent,

Greetings from Richmond! On January 8th, the 2014 General Assembly was gaveled into session. This will be another busy year as we consider issues such as how to grow our economy, whether to expand Medicaid, fixing our mental health system, strengthening the ethics rules that apply to elected officials, and reforming the way we conduct testing in our schools. This year we will also be adopting our biennial budget. 

 Your views are important to me. Let me know your opinion about the issues I’ll be voting on this year by filling out my 2014 Constituent Survey and joining me for my annual Town Hall meeting on Saturday, February 1st at the Fairfax City Hall. I will also be hosting my second annual Constituent Day at the General Assembly. Visit www.davidbulova.com for more details.

Do not hesitate to contact me at any time!

 

1. The federal health care law permits states to expand coverage of the existing Medicaid program to offer benefits to approximately 400,000 additional low income citizens in Virginia. Should Virginia expand its program with the understanding that the federal government will pay a minimum of 90% of the cost?

2. In 2013, the General Assembly decided to let the federal government run Virginia's health care exchange under the new federal health care law. What is your opinion?

3. When it comes to education, do you support or oppose the following? Leave blank for don't know/no opinion. 

SupportOpposeMaybe
Increase funding to improve access to pre-school for low income families.
Give our local school boards the authority to start school before Labor Day.
Assign all schools an A-F grade based on criteria established by the State Board of Education.
Offer choice to families by approving and funding public charter schools.
Offer choice to families through the use of private school vouchers.
4. Virginia adopted the Standards of Learning (SOLs) in the 1990s to standardize testing in our schools and to set specific educational benchmarks. There is concern that the SOLs have resulted in "teaching to the test." A proposed solution is to reduce the number of SOL tests to give teachers time to focus on critical thinking skills. What is your opinion?
5. Legislation has been proposed to allow undocumented children to pay in-state tuition if they were brought to the U.S. at a young age. To be eligible, they must have graduated from a Virginia high school and be in the process of becoming a permanent U.S. resident. The family must also have paid Virginia income taxes for the past three years. Should this legislation become law?

6. Do you support or oppose the following? Leave blank for don't know/maybe.

SupportOpposeDon't know/no opinion
Place a limit on the dollar amount of gifts a legislator may receive from any one source.
Place a limit on the dollar amount of campaign contributions from any one source.
Increase the amount of time a person may be detained against their will for mental health treatment.
Prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.
Increase the minimum wage from its current federally-mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $8.50 per hour.
Require all schools to have at least one armed school resource officer.
Require a photo ID to be able to vote on Election Day.
Impose a 5 cent tax on plastic bags as a way to reduce litter.
Lift Virginia's ban on Sunday hunting.
7. From the following list, which three issues are personally most important to you?

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