To keep Michigan on the right track, we should balance the budget and keep taxes fair. As a former deputy state treasurer, I helped Michigan earn a AAA bond rating and reduce state and local taxes.
Many of our local roads are falling apart. We need to prioritize repairs on our county, city, and township roads. Let’s invest our state’s resources in our local roads.
Every child in Michigan deserves a good education. Our students are falling behind because we do not emphasize strong reading, writing, and math skills. As a parent, I know that improving a child’s proficiency in these basics will give them a strong foundation.
Skilled trade jobs are a good option for those students who want an alternative to college. Many skilled trade job openings are going unfilled. Let’s work with our state’s employers to offer students greater opportunities to participate in skilled trade training programs.
Parents know best the educational option where their children will succeed. I want all parents to have the opportunity to choose the best school for their child.
Many of our state’s rural communities don’t have adequate high-speed broadband services. We must improve our broadband networks now so our rural communities have access to markets, educational resources, and a better quality of life.
Michigan agriculture is one of our state’s top economic drivers. We need to help our producers find workers, and control rising costs for supplies, energy, and wages.