When I was first elected to the State Assembly, Wisconsin was facing a $3.6 billion budget deficit. We were able to balance the budget not by raising taxes, but by reforming government. We must continue to build on these reforms to save taxpayer dollars by reducing the state’s debt levels, eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse in our welfare programs, and by repealing prevailing wage requirements that cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars every year.
- Voted for Act-10, saving taxpayers billions of dollars
- Co-sponsored legislation to require drug testing for public assistance for able-bodied adults
- Helped uncover the UW System’s nearly $1 billion slush fund
- Legislative Advisor on new state budgeting system that will provide more accountability for every tax dollar being spent and insight into the effectiveness of each program to ensure it is accomplishing its intended purpose.