2012 Legislative Session Highlights



  • Erased a $5.1 billion dollar deficit without raising taxes

  • Generated a $1.2 billion dollar surplus 

  • Passed a major package of tax reforms to improve job growth, including an end to the statewide business property tax

  • Worked on the most ambitious government reform agenda in decades, with bills to reduce the size, reach and cost of government

  • Voted for the Tax Relief & Job Creation Act to help small businesses

  • Passed the Voter ID amendment

  • Passed alternative teacher liscensure and aggresive education reforms

  • Voted to pay back the school shift

  • Reduced regulations and streamlined the business permit process

  • Phased out the regressive healthcare provider tax

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