What can a state rep do to improve the economy for Massachusetts?
A State Representative can accomplish very little to improve the economy, individually. Collectively, however, a State Representative can work with like-minded colleagues to propose, support and advance policies that can have a direct benefit for the economy.
I think pushing for stability in our tax structure, a clear and efficient regulatory framework, and targeted investments in our infrastructure can help facilitate economic growth.
Also, on an individual basis, a State Representative can obviously push to support projects within his or her districts which are positive for the economy. Sometimes those projects may require legislative assistance or advocacy at the state level.