Government Spending

I recognize that there are certain basic functions that state government has to take care of.  I am not in favor of instituting new, extravagant programs with state dollars.  I support basic needs first and foremost.  There are resources that are distributed to different areas of the state for needed projects and programs.   I feel it is my responsibility to stay connected with my local officials and constituents so that I know what the local needs are and then advocate for them in the Legislature.  I also recognize that it is my responsibility to ask the questions “Is this really needed?” or “Is there a return on investment?” when faced with this kind of a situation.