JOBS & THE ECONOMY
Highlands Ranch families continue to work hard to make ends meet. The focus for too long in State government has been on finding new schemes, such as increasing vehicle registration fees or imposing hidden hospital bed taxes, in order to take precious dollars away from families and local small businesses.
Not only does Kevin fight against new job killing tax and fee increases, but is working to roll back burdensome and unnecessary regulations and get government out of the way so that the people of Highlands Ranch can more freely live, work and grow in our great state. As he always says, when you free people from over taxation and over regulation — they will thrive!
Kevin supports the Taxpayers Bill of Rights, and other measures to protect, and boost family finances.
In 2015, he co-sponsored a measure to give small businesses a simple warning (instead of a harsh fine) for violating a new mandate imposed in the last calendar year. Far too often, Colorado small business owners receive costly penalties for being out of compliance with a new rule they didn’t even know existed. A related bill co-sponsored by Rep. Van Winkle in 2015 would have allowed for a legislative review of all rules and regulations issued by state departments upon the public and private businesses every 4 years. Far too often onerous regulations get issued by state departments without private sector knowledge or legislative authority.
“When people are freed from over-taxation and over- regulation – they will thrive!”