As your Representative, I have worked tirelessly to try to make North Carolina’s government more responsible with your money. There are certain legitimate functions of state government like education, the justice system, public safety and transportation that must be funded. But when the state takes a dollar from the citizen who earned the dollar, the state owes the taxpayer a dollar’s value in one of these vital state functions. I believe state government can run more efficiently and can better serve the people funding it if we continue to implement practical, common-sense reforms.