We need to change the overall "playing field" in Wisconsin by cutting the red tape and burdensome rules and regulations that hurt our current businesses and limit their growth and expansion opportunities. These same regulations limit new companies, thus discouraging relocation or starting new businesses here in Wisconsin. For everyday citizens, this means fewer opportunities for jobs. As I have met the constituents in the 86th district, the same message resounds over and over again. We need jobs! Our newly educated Wisconsin youth are forced to leave to find work or move back in with their parents because they cannot find work. Others are being let go in downsizing moves or forced to retire early. I stand with the initiatives that Governor Walker has introduced in making Wisconsin a more business-friendly state. We need new or growing businesses to call Wisconsin home.
During my time on the Industrial Park Commission, we have brought many large businesses to the area to occupy our Industrial Parks. Industrial Minerals or Tech Sand, began working with us prior to the recession. As the recession hit, Industrial Minerals was placed on hold. We didn't turn our backs on them, threaten them or give them deadlines knowing the entire world was in a recession. Instead, we were patient, we considered ideas that were out of the box, ideas such as using effluent water from the treatment plant, so out public water sources were not affected. In the end, they brought many new jobs to the area, helping to revitalize many industries in the area.