We need to break the regulatory stranglehold that state government has on our economy and job creators.
Through the years I have seen how the ever-increasing burden of regulations has made it more difficult to grow, expand, and create jobs.
It does not have to be that way! No government regulation ever created a job; entrepreneurs create jobs. Our leaders should make job creation easier, not harder.
I am a member of the Competitiveness Caucus which is a coalition of business, labor, agriculture and trade groups working to highlight regulatory and trade issues essential to the state’s long-term future. Our goals include:
- A timely regulatory review process lasting no longer than 18 months for proposals meeting Washington State’s high environmental standards.
- An environmental framework that is predictable and obtainable, focusing on the needs of communities where projects are to be built, rather than speculative impacts.
- A commitment to promoting trade growth and the diversity of employment opportunities that sustain Washington’s middle class.
I will fight for economic vitality with more job opportunities, because the health of our community is dependent on a strong and functional economy.