Our current governor promised to be pro-business. Instead he ignored Colorado's businesses, increased energy costs and legal liabilities, and pushed for a $1 billion tax increase. Today, Colorado has one of the worst unemployment rates in the region.
But Colorado remains a place of freedom and opportunity. A Gessler administration will encourage business growth by keeping our taxes and energy costs low. As Secretary of State, Scott cut fees, reduced regulations, and made government more efficient. He'll do the same as governor. Instead of pushing more taxes, fees and regulations, he will build a culture in state government that works to make life easier for people and businesses -- not punish them whenever they make a mistake. It is government's job to create an environment in which all businesses innovate and grow.