Balance the Budget
The effects of the coronavirus on the state's economy have already been devastating taking our surplus to a projected deficit of nearly $6.6 Billion in the upcoming biennium! Even with help from the Federal government, the 2021 legislative session will be dominated by this massive deficit. Who do you want in charge of the Senate for that discussion? We are currently the 5th highest taxed state in the nation! This is a priority issue that as a senator I am committed to the difficult work of bringing our budget back in balance.