Good policy means good government. I have worked in local government and worked with the ranks of state and federal government. I am aware of all the challenges our local governments face and why so many are in financial distress. Government reform is overdue. Sensible reform will make it easier to provide local services at less cost to taxpayers. I have been party to the Coalition for Sustainable Communities, which is the collaboration of government officials and chambers of commerce from across the state. Both agree on sensible reforms that will improve government efficiency and relieve the cost to taxpayers.