Tough Government ...

• Lead by example - just like in the private sector, Joe submits only for actual expenses; he refuses the taxpayer-paid per diems, cell phone, and other perks. He also voluntarily posts his monthly expenses on-line for public review - one of just a handful of legislators to do so.

• Supported historic public pension reform that changes the system for legislators as well as public employees

• Supporting the elimination of WAMs once-and-for-all and replacing them with a transparent grant system based on the merit of public projects

• Pushing to end legislative per diems and require legislators to submit for legitimate expenses by following I.R.S. guidelines

• Supporting the use of technology to increase transparency by making more documents, financial information, legislative information, etc. available online for public review