- As the state's chief executive officer, oversees most state departments and agencies and appoints judges.
- Proposes new laws and approves or vetoes legislation.
- Prepares and submits the annual state budget.
- Mobilizes and directs state resources during emergencies.
As a tax attorney, I understand that no one wants to pay more taxes than necessary. Schools, roads, police, jails and other services we expect from government cost money and we must be prepared to pay for them through taxes. We need to focus our attention on our assets, not abandon them. I believe our children are our most important resource. I strongly support education and will reverse recent education budget cuts. Proper fiscal management is paramount to ensure that new taxes are not called for unnecessarily and existing funds are allocated properly. My experience as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, IRS attorney and private practitioner have provided me with a solid background in government and taxation to bring a practical approach to dealing with the budget.
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