Thank you. My name is Wayne Brough and I’m the chief economist for FreedomWorks. I want to thank you for the opportunity to discuss this important issue.
Wendell Phillips said, “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.” And it is important to note that such vigilance begins at home. That means state and local governments deserve the same scrutiny that we apply to the federal government. Everything the federal government does, state governments do, too: taxes, regulations, property rights, and judicial reform are all important issues at the state level.