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Results from Rep. Dale Lueck's 2015 survey

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Governor Dayton and the Senate DFL majority have proposed adding a 6.5-percent sales tax to fuel sales to fund transportation projects. Do you support this proposal?

22%     Yes

70%     No

8%       Undecided


The most recent budget forecast showed that Minnesota is projected to have a $1.9 billion surplus for Minnesota's 2016-17 budget. Pick the one or two ideas on what the Legislature should do with that money.

28%     Use some to increase spending on nursing homes, assisted living and in home care for the elderly

32%     Use some to phase out the MN state income tax on seniors' Social Security Retirement benefits

11%     Use some to add new teachers, buses and school facilities for new prekindergarten classes for 4-year olds

9%       Use some to improve Internet broadband coverage in under served areas of our district

20%     Return all or most of it to the taxpayers


What is the best approach for addressing the problems created by Minnesota's version of Obamacare and the MNsure Healthcare Insurance Exchange?

41%     It isn't working, repeal it entirely

22%     It can be fixed by enacting significant reforms

15%     It's working, keep it as it currently is

22%     Give Minnesotans more options outside of MNsure


What impact do you think continued delay or stopping construction of the Sandpiper Pipeline project will have on our area? Select as many as you believe apply.

12%     It will have no impact on public safety, I accept rail transportation as the safest way of transporting crude oil through our towns in Aitkin and Crow Wing counties

52%     It will degrade public safety by causing more crude oil to move on trains on the BNSF line through our towns in Aitkin and Crow Wing counties

12%     It is more important to protect our lakes and streams, we should stop any transportation of crude oil through our area

10%     It is more important to protect our lakes and streams, we can allow transportation of crude oil by train, but not by pipeline in our area

15%     I do not believe the approximately $4 million in annual new local property tax revenue generated by the Sandpiper Pipeline is important enough to allow building the pipeline


Do you believe health care workers that care for our elderly and disabled are being:

0%       Overpaid

73%     Underpaid

27%     Paid about right


Do you support or oppose the federal court decision to reinstate federal Endangered Species Act protection of the Timber Wolf in Minnesota?

15%     Support

75%     Oppose

10%     Unsure

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