Over the past eight years, state spending has increased by approximately $9 billion.  This increase is the result of countless new fees and taxes, which have inhibited economic growth.  The result is astounding and we are now facing another structural budget deficit.

The Eastern Shore has had to cope with difficult economic times by making tough decisions on how to get by with less.  If working men and women, along with small businesses can make these decisions, our government should do the same.  I am opposed to any new fees or taxes because they will only worsen our current economic situation.