2018 Legislative Survey


Delegate Kirk Cox

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1. From the following list of issues, which issue do you believe should be the top priority of the Virginia House of Delegates?
Please rank your responses. 1 = Highest Priority, 8 = Lowest Priority.
Highest Priority
Lowest Priority
Creating Jobs and Growing Paychecks
Making College More Affordable and Accessible
Reducing Congestion
Lowering Health Care Costs
Improving Public Schools
Cutting Wasteful Government Spending
Holding the Line Against Higher Taxes
Fighting Federal Government Overreach
2.  Would you support or oppose legislation to allow teachers licensed in other states to teach in Virginia on a temporary basis until they can obtain licensure here, as part of an effort to hire more teachers and reduce teacher shortages?
3.  Virginia’s dual enrollment standards have been criticized by the legislative watchdog agency. Do you support or oppose legislation that would require all colleges to standardize how they evaluate “dual enrollment” programs that allow students to earn college credit while in high school?
4.  Do you support or oppose legislation to protect student privacy by preventing colleges and universities from releasing personal student information without the express permission of the student or parent/guardian?
5.  Should the children of illegal immigrants who have been here for more than five years, graduated from high school, been accepted to a state university and plan to apply for permanent residency be allowed to receive in-state tuition?
6.  Do you support or oppose Medicaid Expansion in Virginia? While expansion would enroll up to 400,000 currently uninsured Virginians in Medicaid, it could cost the Commonwealth of Virginia over $1 billion per year, forcing cuts to other key services like education, mental health and public safety.
7.  Should the General Assembly be able to repeal or prevent the adoption of a regulation with a majority vote?
8.  In Virginia, theft of an item valued at more than $200 is considered a felony. This threshold was set in 1980 and has not been raised to keep up with inflation. Should this threshold be raised or kept the same?
9.  In 2015, Virginia adopted a law freezing base electricity rates and preventing state regulators from reviewing the earnings for power companies. This law was meant to keep electricity rates down, but critics say it has not been effective and power companies may be earning too much. Supporters say the law provides stability for customers and keeps costs down in the face of regulatory uncertainty. Do you support or oppose repealing this law?
10. Virginia has limited resources to spur economic growth and job creation across the state and, therefore, must prioritize spending to get the best possible result. How would you prioritize spending public dollars to encourage more economic development and job growth?
Please rank your responses. 1 = Highest Priority, and 5 = Lowest Priority.
Highest Priority
Lowest Priority
Grant taxpayer incentives to attract and retain companies that create jobs
Build new infrastructure, such as roads, sites, and buildings, to attract new companies
Invest in workforce training to ensure Virginia has skilled workers to fill jobs
Provide incentives to localities to work together to foster economic growth
Do not believe the state should invest taxpayer money in economic development