Senator Tommy Williams: District 4

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TOMMY WILLIAMS
  Texas State Senator
District 4
Committees:
Finance, Chair
Administration
Open Government
State Affairs
Issues Questionnaire
Thank you for completing the below questionnaire. Please click "Submit Questionnaire" at the bottom of the document upon completion.


Question Select Answer
1. What would you say is the single most important problem facing the state of Texas today?
2. What would you say is the 2nd most important problem facing the state of Texas today?
3. What would you say is the 3rd most important problem facing the state of Texas today?
4. Thinking about the state of Texas, do you think that things are headed in the right direction, or do you think that things are headed on the wrong track? Right direction
Wrong track
Don't know
5. Compared to a year ago, would you say that you and your family are economically a lot better off, somewhat better off, about the same, somewhat worse off, or a lot worse off? A lot better off
Somewhat better off
About the same
Somewhat worse off
A lot worse off
Don't know
6. Compared to a year ago, would you say that the Texas economy is a lot better off, somewhat better off, about the same, somewhat worse off, or a lot worse off? A lot better off
Somewhat better off
About the same
Somewhat worse off
A lot worse off
Don't know
7. Current funding projections predict by 2014 there will be no money for new highway construction. Would you support or oppose increasing the state's gasoline tax to fund construction and maintenance of state roads and highways in Texas? Support
Oppose
Undecided/Don't know
8. Would you support or oppose building more public-private toll roads in congested areas of Texas to improve traffic flow? Support
Oppose
Undecided/Don't know
9. Would you support or oppose an increase in the state sales tax if it were dedicated solely to state highway maintenance and construction? Support
Oppose
Undecided/Don't know
10. Would you support or oppose increasing motor vehicle registration fees to fund construction and maintenance of state roads and highways? Support
Oppose
Undecided/Don't know
11. Would you support or oppose eliminating diversions from the State Highway Fund to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Education Agency and others to fund construction and maintenance of state roads and highways? Support
Oppose
Undecided/Don't know
12. Do you support or oppose using the state's Rainy Day Fund to finance water infrastructure projects in the State's Water Plan? Support
Oppose
Undecided/Don't know
13. Would you support or oppose a $1.00 per month Tap Fee being added to all water bills statewide to fund new water sources for the state? Support
Oppose
Undecided/Don't know
14. Compared to a year ago, would you say that K-12 public school education in Texas is a lot better, somewhat better, about the same, somewhat worse, or a lot worse? A lot better off
Somewhat better off
About the same
Somewhat worse off
A lot worse off
Don't know
15. Do you think that Texas spends too much, too little, or about the right amount on primary and secondary education? Too much
Too little
About the right amount
Don't know/no opinion
16. What about the state's universities and colleges? Do you think that Texas spends too much, too little, or about the right amount on higher education? Too much
Too little
About the right amount
Don't know/no opinion
17. Do you support or oppose using tax-supported school vouchers for students to attend private or religious schools? Support
Oppose
Undecided/Don't know
18. Do you support or oppose using the State's Rainy Day Fund to increase spending on public education? Support
Oppose
Undecided/Don't know
19. Do you support or oppose replacing school property taxes with a 15 – 20 cent increase in the state sales tax? Support
Oppose
Undecided/Don't know
20. Do you support or oppose proposals limiting the rate of expenditure growth to the rate of inflation or to the rate of inflation plus the rate of population growth? Support
Oppose
Undecided/Don't know
21. Do you support or oppose arming teachers in the classroom? Support
Oppose
Undecided/Don't know
22. Do you support or oppose providing individual school districts with the option to vote on and approve a dedicated funding source to cover campus security technology and/or professionally trained and licensed police officers? Support
Oppose
Undecided/Don't know
23. Would you be more likely to support or oppose the above if costs were spelled out to voters before holding an election in this issue? Support
Oppose
Undecided/Don't know
24. Do you support or oppose legalizing casino gambling to help raise additional revenue for state government? Support
Oppose
Undecided/Don't know
25. Do you support or oppose allowing Texans to vote on expanded casino gambling in a statewide election? Support
Oppose
Undecided/Don't know
26. Do you support or oppose a woman's right to have an abortion? Support
Oppose
Undecided/Don't know
27. Do you support or oppose eliminating state funding of Planned Parenthood health clinics? Support
Oppose
Undecided/Don't know
28. Do you support or oppose allowing the children of illegal aliens to pay in-state tuition if they have graduation from Texas high schools, have no criminal record and are applying for citizenship? Support
Oppose
Undecided/Don't know


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