Texas is home to more Fortune 500 companies than any other state in the country.
I have managed employees and have guarded state resources. I understand that higher taxes and over burdensome regulation slows job growth.
The Houston area has benefited from job growth even as the nation's economy slows.
But we can do better! We must lower property taxes and support taxpayer-elected appraisal board members. If we have a budget surplus, some should be saved and the remaining surplus should be refunded to the taxpayers. We must reform or repeal altogether the recently added tax burden on our small businesses. I will not support the expansion of gambling. And I believe we need to limit government spending to no more than the rate of inflation plus the growth of the Texas population.