Missourians work hard for their money and pay their taxes. This means spending/managing their hard earned dollars of our citizens wisely and appropriately. Times are tough right now. Many are cutting back their spending and working more than one job to make sure that they can provide for their families. Jefferson City needs to respect our citizen's tax dollars. I will follow the tax payer's money to make sure that waste and unnecessary spending is cut, to live within our means as we either maintain or lower our level of taxation, while at the same time improving services and increasing the quality of life for all citizens.