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Focus on ways to better spend and assess state government expenditures and programs

October 2, 2015

Senate State Government Committee and Senate Finance Committee - October 14, 2015[...Read More]

Education or Indoctrination?

September 22, 2015

One of my Senate colleagues recently received the following email from a school superintendent using the school’s email system:[...Read More]

Budget Impasse

September 17, 2015

Senator Folmer discusses the budget impasse and Senate Republicans’ efforts to pass a stopgap funding measure.[...Read More]

Constitution Day

September 10, 2015

September 17 marks the 228th Anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”[...Read More]

Voters’ Choice Act (SB 495)

September 3, 2015

Senate State Government Committee September 22, 2015
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Tax Increases and Tax Decreases

August 25, 2015

American author and humorist Peg Bracken (who also worked with Homer Groening, father of “The Simpson’s” creator Matt Groening) once asked: “Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?”[...Read More]