Tuesday, December 26, 2006

2007 Poll #1

I think we may have done this one before, but here it is again.

What issues would you most like the General Assembly to focus on during the upcoming session?
Health care
Housing
Crime
Energy issues
Gay marriage
Property taxes
Other tax issues
Education
Transportation and infrastructure
The economy
Environmental issues
Urban renewal/development
Campaign finance reform
Something not listed here
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Once again, if I've left something important out, leave it in the comments. Remember that these are issues you would like to see explored in some way, not necessarily specific bills you'd like passed.

11 comments:

lamontcranston said...

They need to cover most everything on that list, but energy should be first.

Tim White said...

If they got serious, they could promote telecommuting & biofuels simultaneously. This could help address:

1) Iraq (conserving oil)
2) energy (both transportation & home heating, as well as the relatively small amount of electricity derived from oil)
3) transportation
4) environment (less emissions)
5) healthcare (less emissions = less asthma, etc.)
6) the economy (creating jobs, such as at BioPur in Bethlehem)

But banning soda in schools and trans fats in restaurants is obviously more important than dealing with oil. I mean, is anyone really concerned about the war anyway?

Tim White said...

This NH Register article (by Luther Turmelle) gives an idea about what towns can do to promote the use of biodiesel, including some of the benefits.

Anonymous said...

Cutting spending gets my vote. Doubling the budget is a subversive activity.

Mirror said...

The press reports today that Conn has virtually stopped growing. Two tenths of 1% poplulation growth. The rest of New England came in at 1%, far below the other US sections. People are voting on the issues with their feet. You can all talk about "issues" but this is the only one that counts - people, for all the above reasons, choose not to live here. The pervasive selfishness, cost and "nannyism" is the cause.

Anonymous said...

Uh, why is population growth important when we have virtual unemployment in CT? How's about just making things better for those of us who are already here and have virtually saturated the state? Or would that be too novel?

Anonymous said...

People are voting whti their feet??? Maybe someone can explain why CT's school population is busting at the seams then!!!!

GMR said...

People are voting whti their feet??? Maybe someone can explain why CT's school population is busting at the seams then!!!!

Greenwich schools are losing students every year, and the first selectman wants to close 2 of the 9 elementary schools, and redistrict the town to redistribute the students among the remaining 7 schools. This has caused some people in town to go nuts, because they don't want their children going to certain schools. (Redistricting would also allow Greenwich to have more racially diverse schools).

Anonymous said...

Schools bursting ?? the idiots in Westbrook went ahead and spent $24 MILLION dollars of their and YOUR money because a "mistaken" State education bureaucrate and corrupt local school officials screamed wolf over student population growth. Result? today they have less students than when they started screaming and it is headed lower --- Pop decrease means there will be no increases in real estate prices that many of you count on instead of saving real money - which means you all will be paying monthly mortgage payments on overblown assessments and will never realize a capital gain when your job - assuming you are not one of the privilege class of "public servants"- moves somewhere else - can't count on those illegals being able to buy your place either - all this assuming you actually have a real investment in connecticut and not just blowing smoke.

Anonymous said...

Two random towns with incomplete information is not representative of what's going on with the K-12 school population in CT nor does it rperesent what's going on at the community colleges, CSU and UCONN. For instance, Greenwich Ands besides, I am's school enrollment may be going down but I hadn't heard anything about a mass exodus of residents - not even the Ned Lamont crowd!!!!

Mirror said...

"Education" is a bottemless pit of corruption and falsity. We spend more money, per child, in Hartford, etc and get little or no result. We are spending billions on new schools in New Haven with no improvement. The only ones that benefits is the education unions and contractors while the parents continue to wring their hands over their "children's failure". No wonder those businesses, that can, get out of connecticut - and wait till the new electric bills kick in.