BELOIT – Today, Rep. Mark Spreitzer (D-Beloit) announced the results of his Spring 2022 Legislative Survey, which received over 490 responses from constituents across the 45th Assembly District. The survey was sent in April to constituents to gather their feedback on a variety of issues facing the state, and responses that were received by July 15th are included in the results. Rep. Spreitzer released the following statement about the release of his spring 2022 legislative survey results:
“I am pleased to announce the results of the 45th Assembly District’s Spring 2022 Legislative Survey. Every legislative session, I send my constituents a survey to ask for feedback on legislation and policy ideas. This year’s results showed that while there are areas of debate in our district, there are also clear areas of agreement as well.
- More than 87% of survey respondents favored maintaining the current permit and training requirements for concealed carry in Wisconsin.
- 84% of respondents support my bipartisan legislation to increase tax incentives for farmers to preserve farmland for future generations and implement conservation practices, and 78% of respondents support Wisconsin offering grants or tax incentives to beginning farmers to assist with start-up costs.
- 75% of respondents support allowing judges to temporarily order the removal of a person’s firearms if they are shown to pose a risk to themselves or others.
- More than 75% of respondents favored legalizing marijuana in some form – with 48% of respondents supporting full legalization and an additional 28% supporting legalization for medical purposes.
- 70% of respondents favored accepting federal funds to expand BadgerCare eligibility in Wisconsin and allowing all residents the option to buy into BadgerCare as a healthcare option.
- More than 60% of respondents supported increasing funding for public schools, allowing voters to use absentee ballot drop boxes, increasing funding for our public clerks, raising our state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, conducting background checks on all gun sales, and codifying the right to same-sex marriage at the state level.
“If you would like to view the full results of the survey, they are available on my legislative website at survey.repspreitzer.com. I will also be posting the results on my social media accounts over the next few weeks.
“Thank you to all who responded to my survey. Your input is deeply important to me, and your priorities and concerns are what inspire my legislation and votes in the Assembly. I am proud to fight for our shared values every day as your State Representative.”