Economic Development

Sales Tax on boats and airplanes is incorrect now

Reduce sales taxes on aircraft and boats. Currently these are taxed the same as everything else, but they are so portable that many owners leave the state to avoid the tax. It is very simple to register these in another state that has no or very low sales taxes. When this happens, all the businesses that would support these boats and airplanes lose them as customers. No service, storage, maintenance, fuel sales, etc.... more »

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Work

It seems like 1,990 suggestions have been made, not one in review, in progress, and none completed. What are you doing? There are some good suggestions here, have you even been reading them? Time for some action, Queen Crissy, not tomorrow, but today. Get busy and start cutting.

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Economic Development

Planning for our future

Prepare for a future that is very bleak. We've poisoned our planet beyond the tipping point of preventing a significant collapse of global population due to that poisoning. Getting enough to eat will become the most important budget item within the next 10 - 15 years.

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Paying for school bus use

Have public school students riding buses require a bus pass. Something not too ridiculous, like $10 a month or have a family plan like $15/month. Those buses must be costly to maintain/insure/fill with gas. Parents who don't like it can drive their kids or have them walk/bike to school. Obviously this would need low income standards as well.

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Restart Military Draft like 60s

Very simple.. Restart the draft program to military.. every kid registers at age of 18.. WHY NOT-- They become real people after tour of duty.. Plus todays military is the hot item for employment.. Only losers would not do this.. like we have now, maybe we could change that.

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Contracting reform

Simplify the state's 2002 competitive contracting law while removing the requirement that contracting be subject to collective bargaining negotiations with public sector unions. This would allow agency managers to use all the tools the legislature has provided to deliver services to the public in a way that makes best use of taxpayer money.

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state budget

ok instead of having the candy and soda tax which is really stupid you should tax people more on car tab taxes and each time someone goes to the grocery store you should tax them 9.7 percent then recieve that money thorught the government.

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Change can be scary, but until you try it or at least consider...

-Hire less state troopers, allow local cities to adjust their police forces to accomodate locally. We don't need to become like California where cops hand out tickets left and right for breathing. Real crime should be dealt with first. Not saying no staters- just saying less- cut the force down. -Get the state out of the liquor selling business- this is a no-brainer. There is no reason private sales outlets can't... more »

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The Buck stops at the top

I understand that agencies and departments within the state can decide who to place on furlough and for how many days - meaning that not all state workers are being treated the same. This seems unfair because 2 people doing the same job for 2 different agencies within the state, are probably impacted differently in terms of furloughs and pay cuts. My solution is that instead of furloughs for some, ALL state employees... more »

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