Of course the number one issue facing our state is the budget. Even though revenue continues to increase, it's never enough. Every campaign season the incumbents promise to prioritize spending and balance the budget, and every session they "kick the can down the road" and continue to increase spending to unsustainable levels.
The essence of government is finding a balance between the rights of the individual and the good of society. Of course we need sensible rules and regulations. But when we have government employees writing regulations simply to justify their job we end up with an over-regulated society where uncertainty depresses business and job creation.