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Fiscal Responsibility

For a Better Future

Unlike the federal government, Idaho is required by Article VII, Section 11 of our constitution to end each fiscal year with a balanced budget. As a 6th generation Idahoan, that’s how my family operates its own budget.  Like a family, the state can’t spend more than it brings in. Our state’s founders were wise to draft this important control on spending into our constitution – it’s what being fiscally responsible is all about.

For me, a big part of being a lifelong staunch conservative means working to stem the unchecked growth of government.  I’m committed to reducing the government’s size and influence when it makes sense to do so, and to always being a team player with my partners in state government. I have a solemn duty to spend your tax dollars, YOUR hard-earned money, in a  prudent and conservative manner in accordance with the law.

Understanding the big financial picture, being honest with citizens, and putting politics aside when making important financial decisions – that’s what fiscally responsible leaders do.