Fiscal Responsibility and Transparency
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INCREASED EFFICIENCY AND TRANSPARENCY
Passed a moratorium on new government car purchases that saved nearly $10 million.
Passed tighter controls on state contracting laws and increased disclosure requirements so the public can see where state tax dollars are being spent.
KEEPING TAXES LOW
Made the tax appeals process more affordable and accessible.
Ended the state inventory tax that hurt small businesses.
Reduced unemployment taxes on small businesses, so employers can afford to hire more workers.
Helped make our state’s unemployment the fifth lowest in the country, according to the 2014 State Business Tax Climate Index published by the Tax Foundation.