Diane advocates for the homeless

Having a safe and affordable place to live is an essential component for people to be stable and greatly improves their ability to get a job. Since her election in 2010, Rep. Diane Anderson has been working on obtaining state funding for homelessness with an emphasis on prevention and helping people get back on their feet as soon as possible.  Whenever possible we should prevent homelessness. Prevention is less disruptive to a family and community. When homelessness occurs we must ensure that it is brief and that people who experience it reintegrate quickly back into the community.  Diane plans to continue her work on helping people who are homeless.

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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