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Issue Position: Encourage Small Business

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We need to encourage small businesses by cutting taxes and reducing regulationÂ…especially those un-predictable regulations that stop investment and growth.
As the owner of his own small company for 25 years, Taylor feels that our legislature needs leaders who understand small business, who have signed both sides of a paycheck, and who know what it takes to grow jobs and an economy.
Reform the Workers Compensation Program to control cost and limit fraud injuries. The cost of Workers Comp insurance is too high, and and hurts our state's competitive position to attract and keep businesses.
Many farmers, small businesses, and industry trade professions face a shortage of good employees. The problem is going to get worse. In the next few years, the average age of Montana residents will become the highest in the nation. Not only will we gain a higher percentage of residents over 65 years of age, and a lower percent under 18 years, but we are going to see much different demands in the work force. We'll have to be aggressive in training Montana workers, and in attracting the right kind of employees to move here from out-of-state, such as those native Montanans who may have left the state in recent years when jobs were not so plentiful here.
We need to make it easier for companies who want to start up, or to expand their businesses. We should look at how we can streamline permitting for building projects, to limit red tape and frivolous litigation delays.


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