State Senator Eric Bassler of Washington has released the results of his legislative survey.
Constituents in District 39 were mailed or emailed the survey asking several questions about the state’s budget, legalizing hemp, raising taxes on cigarettes or more.
According to the results, cutting taxes and increasing money for schools should be the state legislature’s budget priorites.
68% of those who responded supported giving special needs students’ parents the option to use state funding for services like private school tuition and developmental therapy.
69% were in favor of raising the cigarette tax by a buck-fifty.
65% supported legalizing hemp, the non-intoxicating plant related to marijuana used for oil and fiber products.
Finally, 59% opposed allowing licensed retail stores including gas stations to sell cold carryout beer Currently only liquor stores can sell cold beer.
You can see the survey results here.
Here is the Senator’s full weekly update…
March 15, 2019
March is National
National Agriculture Month is observed every March to recognize the vital role agriculture plays across the country and in our local communities.
Agriculture has a rich history in Indiana, and it contributes an estimated $31.2 billion to our state’s economy each year. Indiana is also the 10th largest farming state in the nation, with 56,800 farming operations.
My colleagues and I continue working hard to support Hoosier farmers. Click here for information on legislation moving through the General Assembly that supports agriculture initiatives.
It was a pleasure to welcome residents of Owen County to the Statehouse to honor the county’s bicentennial, which was celebrated earlier this year. I recognized them with Senate Concurrent Resolution 9 before the Senate.
Share Your Thoughts
Getting your input on issues that affect our community and state is important to me. I encourage you to join me this weekend at either of my town halls to discuss legislation moving through the General Assembly and share with me your thoughts on different matters.
Owen County Town Hall
When: Saturday, March 16,
at 7:30 a.m.
Where: Owen Valley Christian Fellowship, 338 State Highway 43 in Spencer
Clay County Town Hall
When: Saturday, March 16,
at 10 a.m.
Where: Volunteer Fire Department, located on Center Street in Cory
Beware of Phishing Schemes
The Indiana Department of Revenue advises taxpayers to beware of phishing schemes this tax season, as scammers attempt to steal personal financial information, including tax returns.
Click here to learn more about phishing schemes.
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