January Telephone Town Hall Results

January 23, 2018 Speaker Kirk Cox Telephone Town Hall Poll Results

1. Do you support legislation to prohibit student information from being released without express permission by the student?

Support…………………………………….……………..…………………..……..92 %
Oppose……………………………………………………………………..…………8 %

2. Should dual enrollment courses a student takes in high school be automatically accepted for credit when they attend college?

Yes…………………………………………………………………….……..……..78 %
No……………………………………………..……………………….…………..22 %

3. Virginia is considering implementing a “Revenue Reserve Fund” to help safeguard us from any major shortfalls. This could mean less money available for programs because money is being put in a “savings account” for recession preparedness. Do you think that reserving funds for a potential shortfall is a good approach to budgeting?

Yes………………………….…………………………………………………………87 %
No……………………………………………………………………………………13 %

4. Should we expand Medicaid?

Yes, expand Medicaid………………………………………………………….……..10 %
Yes, expand Medicaid but with work requirements…………….………….….…..…42 %
No, do not expand Medicaid no matter what……………………………………..….47 %

5. Assuming we advance efforts to get crime victims their restitution, do you support moderately increasing the felony threshold?

Yes, I support raising the felony threshold to $500…………………………….……45 %
Yes, I support raising the felony threshold to $1000.………………………………..28 %
No, do not raise the felony threshold at all.……………………..…………………..27 %

6. Do you think the General Assembly should continue to roll back some occupational licensing requirements to reduce the bureaucracy of entering the workforce?

Yes………………………………………………………………………………..…74 %
No…………………………………………………………………………..……….26 %

7. How would you describe the House of Delegate’s efforts to improve transparency?

Taking necessary steps to improve transparency…………………….………………..24 %
On the right track but more work is needed……………………………………………62 %
Not doing enough to increase transparency…………………………………………..14 %

8. In 2015, Virginia adopted a law freezing base electricity rates in the face of regulatory uncertainty with the Clean Power Plan. Legislation has been introduced that lifts the rate freeze, returns $133 million to customers in Dominion excess earnings and puts future over earnings into grid modernization. Do you support this law?

Support repealing the rate freeze with all excess earnings being returned to customers ……38 %
Support repealing the rate freeze with some excess earnings being returned to
customers and future over earnings going toward grid modernizations.…..…………………57 %
Oppose a Repeal……………………………………………………..………………………..5 %