Today we are faced with an economy that is uncertain. As your next State Representative I pledge to protect programs that work like State Historic Tax Credits for our neighborhoods. These credits are vital in the continued development of commercial areas and protect their historic architectural beauty. Residential homeowners who want to invest in their home and neighborhood also rely upon these credits.
Although our region is the economic hub for the entire State of Missouri, we don't receive our fair share of funds for transportation; be it funds for new Metrolink stops, improved highways and bridges, better rail opportunities or even funding for a new bridge over the Mississippi. With a better, updated transportation network that has a regional plan on maximizing our economic potential, we will bring new jobs to St. Louis.
The City of St. Louis has the highest unemployment rate in the State at over 9%. The Republicans have ignored our pain here in St Louis and I want to fight to bring in more State aid in helping our citizens not just find jobs, but also help them in training for new jobs. This can be accomplished by restoring funds cut form our social service organizations and working with our friendsand neighbors in identifying people who need help in finding jobs or receiving the tools they need to re-enter the workforce.