We must allow families to keep more of their hard-earned income to be used where they see fit. We must allow businesses to succeed in creating more jobs and opportunities for Marylanders. Small business owners are the heartbeat of our economy and we must create an environment for them to thrive and grow. When I ran for State Delegate in 2014, I spoke with countless business owners, families, and retirees who stated that the high taxes and fees imposed on them in Maryland were forcing them out. Governor Larry Hogan has done a masterful job over the past three years of making Maryland more business-friendly. When elected, I will work tirelessly to continue this effort with the governor. This effort must be coupled with the cutting of wasteful spending. We all live on a budget and our state government must do the same.