I believe that entrepreneurs and small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the best source of local, middle class jobs. I will promote small business growth through tax reform, eliminating burdensome occupational licensing requirements, and reducing regulations that do not serve the public’s best interests.
Under Martin O’Malley, the left-wing leadership in the General Assembly raised taxes, tolls, and fees a whopping 83 times, forcing businesses and families to flee the state in search of economic refuge. Under Governor Hogan’s leadership, we have managed four straight balanced budgets with no new taxes or fees. Maryland is now “open for business”, and I will provide Governor Hogan with another ally in the General Assembly to continue these common sense reforms.