“It’s common sense. Do you want to spend $50 a day, or $350 a day to put someone in a nursing home?” he said.
Kuros called job creation number one on the list of issues facing the state, and said there are three ways to address the problem: government subsidies for certain industries, expanding government jobs, and keeping the government out of the way of private business as much as possible.
The jobs bill passed by the Legislature contains parts of all three, he said.
“Now we need to come out of the blocks as early as possible with round two,” he said.
He said he wants to look at lowering permitting fees, which now make it cheaper in some cases to rent equipment rather than invest in buying it, and at regulating restaurant gratuities that now mean some shift managers make less than the people they manage.
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