Governor’s Online Budget Surplus Survey is Popular with Citizens
Over 26,000 responses were submitted to Gov. Ernie Fletcher's budget surplus survey, Your Money, Your Priorities, during a recent six-week period ending Jan. 25, 2007. The online survey allowed citizens across Kentucky to tell Gov. Fletcher how they thought the commonwealth's anticipated budget surplus might best be used.
The online survey asked participants to rank several possible priorities that had been identified by the Fletcher administration or add their own. Participants could also view additional information about the surplus and could leave their own thoughts and comments for Gov. Fletcher.
The Governor’s Office and the Office of the State Budget Director predicted that general fund revenue in the current fiscal year will be approximately $279 million higher than originally anticipated. This survey allowed interested individuals to provide direct feedback on how they felt these surplus funds should be used.
The online survey was developed by Kentucky Interactive, Inc., the commonwealth's strategic partner responsible for managing, hosting, building and marketing the official Kentucky.gov Web portal and e-government solutions. The Kentucky.gov portal provides a wealth of interactive services, a million pages of electronic information and an ever increasing number of e-government services without the use of appropriated tax dollars. Visit http://kentucky.gov/.
Additional information about the survey was provided in the Techlines January 2007 issue.