Senator Robach 2011 Budget Survey

    YesNoNo opinion
    Based upon what you know about it, does Governor Cuomo’s proposed 2011-2012 state budget put New York State on the right track?
    Economic Development
    Health Care
    Environmental Protection
    Crime and Corrections
    Is reducing the cost of New York State’s system of Medicaid one of the top 3 priorities facing the Governor and the Legislature this year?
    Do you support Governor Cuomo’s proposal to place a 2% cap on school and local property tax levy increases?
    Strongly AgreeAgreeDisagreeNo Opinion
    Do you agree with the following statement: Any legislative action to cap local property taxes must be accompanied by actions to provide school districts and local governments with relief from underfunded and/or unfunded state mandates.
    without raising taxes or state borrowing?
    by limiting annual state spending growth to the rate of inflation?
    by increasing taxes on individuals and households earning more than $1 million a year?
    by providing targeted tax incentives to encourage private-sector job growth?
    by encouraging local governments to merge/consolidate, share services, etc.?
    by consolidating, restructuring and reducing the cost of the state bureaucracy?
    by implementing a one-year freeze on state and local employee?
    permanently reducing the size of the state and local work force?
    by reforming the public pension system?
    Is legislative action to encourage private-sector economic growth and create private-sector jobs one of the top 3 priorities facing the Governor and the Legislature this year?
    Strongly AgreeAgreeDisagreeNo Opinion
    Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: State government spending must be cut even if it means significantly reduced state support for local schools and health care?
    OptimisticPessimistic Don't know
    Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the future of the Rochester area and Western New York regions?
    WillWill notDon't know
    My family will/will not be living in New York State 5 years from now?

    Thank you again for taking the time to complete this survey and for your participation in the 2011-2012 budget adoption process. Your answers are very helpful to me as I seek to determine if Governor Cuomo’s proposed state budget offers the most effective solutions for our region. I appreciate your interest and I'm grateful for your input. It's never been more important.

    As always, I’m also glad to have this opportunity to encourage you to share any additional thoughts or ideas that you have in response to Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget or to any of the specific questions above on the Governor’s plan.