Revive the Economy
As a small business owner, Ingrid knows how tough this pandemic has been on business owners and their employees. As your next State Representative, she will work to cut red tape, reduce endless regulations, and keep down the tax burden so businesses have the opportunity to thrive once again.
The district needs to reduce taxes, stop graduated income tax, and address the high cost of living. Whether you are a single mother/father, a senior on a fixed income, a farmer or a family trying to make ends meet taxes are an issue. Between Income tax, Sales tax, Gas tax, Property Tax, Local tax, State tax, Excise tax, it adds up. The ability to keep more of your hard-earned money will result in economic growth by stimulating the economy, allow more families the ability to make their homes more energy-efficient, afford home repairs and invest in local businesses. Our community and economy must thrive once again safely and rapidly.
Protect Seniors and Veterans
Ingrid knows that we need to honor and support our seniors and veterans who put their lives on the line to defend our freedoms. Ingrid will fight for emergency financial assistance programs for veterans and their dependents. She supports the property tax credit that would be offered to our disabled veterans and spouses of veterans who have died as a result of service. Ingrid will also work with local veteran non-profits and organizations to create more services for our seniors in the community. Seniors and veterans need more affordable housing and our aging seniors need the resources to live a respectful and quality life as they age in place. No veteran should ever be homeless. And seniors should never be isolated with no community support. Ingrid is a caregiver and understands the seniors and the challenges they face. She will work hard to make the elderly and seniors a priority in every town and city in the District.
When it comes to education, Ingrid wants to make sure that our children are well prepared to compete in the new world economy. Like you, she is worried about all the time our kids missed this past spring. She will support more investments in our children while encouraging more parental involvement, because parents and teachers know better than government bureaucrats. Her initiatives include:
Curriculum should be based on promoting a comprehensive understanding of language, social studies, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). The standard test scores will then become simple measures of that understanding.
Incentivizing school systems and teachers to educate our children based on more objective criteria, such as test scores and college admissions.
Encouraging our school systems to spend their budgets efficiently and constructively, towards improving education, rather than real estate.
Ingrid was raised by a single mother and she is very sensitive to both the quality and cost of education available to our children and she wants to make the highest quality education available at the lowest possible cost to every family and child, to help them reach their full potential later in life.
Require Transparency at the State House
The current State House is not a representation of the people. Ingrid will bring balance and leadership to Beacon Hill. It is time to return the House of Representatives back to the people and away from the professional politician. Ingrid will work to require transparency and shed light on the bills that are being passed. As our Representative, Ingrid will:
End the legislative exemption from the open meeting and open records law
Prohibit the bundling of budget amendments
Prohibit closed door negotiations on the budget
Require the state budget be published 24 hours before the final vote so people have a chance to comment on it
Protect Your Wallet
As a hardworking taxpayer and caregiver, Ingrid understands the hefty burdens taxes place on family budgets especially after being forced out of work due to the pandemic. As your next State Representative, she is committed to holding the line against new taxes and tolls. She will work for fiscal accountability to stretch our tax dollars further.