Our State Legislature makes decisions that affect taxes, schools, the price of gasoline,
our job possibilities, and the ability of our small businesses to succeed. When
the State Legislature overspends, is not responsible with our tax dollars, or writes
burdensome laws and regulations, we feel it in many ways. The good news is that
many of our challenges are fixable.
The Proper Role of State Government
Our U.S. Constitution describes what the federal government is in charge of; the
Tenth Amendment says that everything else is left to the States or to the People.
One job of the State Legislature is to stand up against federal overreach.
Our State Constitution says that education is of "paramount importance"; public
safety (prisons, etc.), caring for our most vulnerable (it began with caring for
children who had physical challenges), and transportation are some of the other
areas our state taxes fund.
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