I have been appointed Chairman of the House Economic and Small Business Committee as well as the Legislative Oversight Commission on Workforce Investment for Economic Development.
I will support reduction of the business franchise tax and make it easier to conduct business in WV. We must encourage innovation, entrepreneurship, and research funding which result in economic benefit for our state. Continue to work on and introduce legislation to help employers who create new jobs and provide new innovative technologies that do not exist today by providing tax incentives on investments that create good paying jobs with benefits. Continue the support for school and business partnerships to provide for a more educated and skilled workforce. Worked during session to create incentives to those wishing to get new training in all areas of trade professions.