Government does not create jobs but it certainly can create an environment which helps or hinders job creation. Unfortunately, the Democrats in Denver have continually chosen the latter by showing a complete disregard for the Colorado Constitution, specifically, the TABOR amendment. Raising millions of dollars in new taxes, disguised as fees, and by ending tax exemptions, Democrats have done nothing but increase the cost of doing business in Colorado. With an unemployment rate hovering around 8%, this is hardly the approach we should be taking to create jobs. As your State Representative, I will advocate for lower taxes, fight to reduce burdensome forms and regulations for small business, and get government out of the way so businesses can maximize their potential.