Our focus now needs to be on correcting the failures and inefficiencies of our government and institutions at all levels that have been magnified by COVID. Our priority needs to be safely returning to school, work, and daily life. We can't simply fix the problems caused by COVID and not address the underlying problems like internet access, access to medical resources, and a unified response strategy across all government.
I will work to audit government spending throughout the budget to better use your tax dollars and allow us to pass the savings on to you. Our government spending needs to be accountable and efficient like a family budget should be.
Our education system is not working efficiently. I will strive to cut red tape to allow our administrators, teachers, and students the freedom to learn and work as well as ensure education spending is going to our students. Reinvention of methods and curriculum for reinventions sake is negatively impacting all those involved in education. I will work to break this cycle and ensure that the best methods are allowed to stick and become the norm.
Mental health is a growing crisis in our communities with unimaginable costs. We need to invest responsibly in the resources to assist those in our communities who need it to recover. This growing problem is not one to be ignored or bickered over for partisan reasons, we need to take action now for our children and neighbors.
We need to focus on preparing our children and citizens to be productive and successful economically and personally. To do this, we need to work on providing more job-training and hands-on experiences early in their lives. Partnerships in the community with our public schools and community colleges will make sure that practical skills are taught early and often to prepare our next generation.
Government projects should be awarded based on the best available deal, not to friends of the decision-makers. I will work to bring accountability to all government decisions so that no savings is taken for granted.
I will work to support police, fire, and EMS workers as well as members of the military in their jobs to provide resources for more training and development.
Our state is an amazing place to live. I will work to provide everything needed for our hard working citizens to thrive. Resources like modern infrastructure and internet access are key in our modern world.