The people of South Carolina deserve a government that is effective and highly efficient. To provide that government, we must look for ways to dramatically reduce waste and eliminate government bureaucracy. A more efficient government in South Carolina will be able to focus its resources on the truly important issues facing our state. We must also build accountability in government so that our state agencies are accomplishing their missions on time and in budget.
Government must also be good stewards of taxpayer dollars. That means that we have to ensure that every dollar sent to Columbia is used wisely on the real priorities of our state. South Carolina's economic progress requires that state government abides by the same standards of fiscal discipline and common sense as hardworking families.