*Prohibit local governments from running unbalanced budgets. Our formerly great cities of Detroit and Flint should not have been allowed to fall apart as catastrophically as they have.
*Encourage local government consolidation of services so as to reduce the cost to taxpayers while also protecting service levels and public safety.
*Restore a healthy fund balance so that Michigan can weather future economic downturns better than it did in the last decade.
*Dramatically reduce the salaries and budgets of the state senate and legislature. The legislature should be part-time and compensated accordingly.