TAXES

Strong Fiscal Discipline to Put Taxpayers First

• Stopped broad-based income and sales tax increases that unfairly targeted working families

• Member of the "Common Sense Caucus" that worked to identify hundreds of millions of dollars in budget savings and excess funds sitting in government accounts to avoid tax increases

• Focused state spending on our priorities - education, job creation and public safety - and controlled costs to avoid wasteful spending

• Working for the property tax relief we want by supporting initiatives that help local governments and school districts to reduce costs, passing a new law that gives local homeowners the ability to vote on certain property tax increases, and supporting the Property Tax Independence Act to fully eliminate school property taxes

• Passed historic public pension reform that will save taxpayers billions of dollars while still keeping our promise to current retirees and enrollees