In 2008 I voted NO on the Legislative Pay Raises
Voted to Repeal the drivers license fee increase
Voted against all fee increases
Have not voted for any tax increases
I voted against the State Appropriations Bill (HB 1) in the 2009 legislative session as it was fiscally irresponsible and did not address the need to reduce the size of state government.
This year we are again faced with budget issues and a lack of revenue to operate state government and all of the programs contained in the budget. You and I cannot spend more money than we take in and state government should be no different. We must address the declining revenues and increased spending by state government without raising taxes on our citizens. We can do better and we must. I will continue to be a voice of fiscal responsibility in the state legislature.