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By Jimmy Higdon

As we get ready to close out 2013, let me wish you and your family a happy New Year!
It’s time again for members of the Kentucky General Assembly to meet for a 60-day legislative session that is frequently called a “budget session.” During this time, my colleagues and I will work to develop a two-year budget for state government. We will also discuss other issues important to Kentuckians, including jobs, economic development, education and health care.
In order to gain your perspectives on a variety of issues, I invite you to share your opinion on priorities and concerns. It is important to me to hear about issues that you and your families who live in my districts deal with on a daily basis.
I have provided a survey covering important topics the General Assembly may consider during the 2014 Session.  Please take the time to review it, answer the questions, and return it to:

Senator Jimmy Higdon
204 Capitol Annex Building Room 003
702 Capitol Ave.
Frankfort, KY 40601

I thank you for your time and your effort in completing this survey, and please feel free to make copies to give to your family and neighbors. The more feedback I receive, the better I can represent you.
If you should ever need to contact me, do not hesitate to call my office in Frankfort at 502-564-8100, or my home at 270-692-6945.  I am honored to be your state senator, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

1. Do you support pro-life legislation?
__YES __NO     __Undecided

2. Should we eliminate the death penalty in Kentucky?
__YES __NO     __Undecided

3. Do you oppose the use of eminent domain by the Bluegrass Pipeline?
__YES __NO     __Undecided

4. Do you support charter schools?
__YES __NO     __Undecided

5. Do you support school vouchers?
__YES __NO     __Undecided

6. Do you support modernizing Kentucky’s tax code?
__YES __NO     __Undecided

7. Should Kentucky pass legislation protecting against junk lawsuits?
__YES __NO     __Undecided

8. Do you support a constitutional amendment allowing casino gaming in Kentucky?
__YES __NO     __Undecided

9. Should Kentucky pass laws to create stiffer penalties for trafficking in heroin?
__YES __NO     __Undecided

10. Should Kentucky pass legislation to allow voters in cities to pass a sales tax of as much as 1 percent to fund major local projects?
__YES __NO     __Undecided

11. Should Kentucky be a right-to-work state?
__YES __NO     __Undecided

12. Do you support prevailing wage?
__YES __NO     __Undecided

13. Do you support the Affordable Care Act?
__YES __NO     __Undecided

14. Do you support Common Core?
__YES __NO     __Undecided

15. Do you support next generation science standards?
__YES __NO     __Undecided

16. Should Kentucky promote technology providing for cleaner burning coal?
__YES __NO     __Undecided

17. Do you support legislation requiring voters to present photo ID to vote?
__YES __NO     __Undecided

18. Do you support legislation to legalize medicinal marijuana?
__YES __NO     __Undecided

19. Do you support restoring voting rights to convicted felons who have completed the terms of their sentence? (Circle one.)
a. No
b. Restore automatically after sentence
c. Offer them a way to apply to have rights restored?

20. Would you support legislation to expunge minor felony convictions after 10 years if no other violations have occurred?
__YES __NO     __Undecided

21. Do you support a statewide smoking ban?
__YES __NO     __Undecided

22. Do you have suggestions for any other legislation that should be passed or changed?