As we approach the next legislative term, my renewed priority will be growing the economy and the job market for Michigan families.
Our state, who once led the nation in economic growth, is now leading the nation in unemployment – which simply cannot continue.
My priority as your next state Senator is to continue the work I began in the House on the Strategic Task Force on Jobs.
As I traveled the state meeting with job providers, the message was clear: get government out of the way of growth and entrepreneurs.
Going forward, these will be my legislative priorities. As always, I apply a litmus test to every piece of legislation before me: does this create jobs or grow the economy? If the answer is yes, it is something I can support on behalf of our community.
One of the ways state government is hindering growth is a burdensome tax structure, which I am willing to reexamine ways to restructure our tax code to help us be competitive with other states and on a global level.
I also will look for ways to end burdensome government regulations. It should not take several weeks for a department to get an answer on creating jobs, and I look forward to working with our new business friendly governor to enact real change.
I wish you all a Happy Holiday season, and look forward to a bright future in our beautiful state.