Lawn says a big step toward job creation is retaining area college students after graduation, and the committee’s talent pipeline program, which offers paid internships at technology startups, is a step in the right direction.
To increase state revenue, Lawn said the answer is not to continue raising fees and taxes. He said he’s concerned about finding the money to fund the services that educate children, keep good teachers in the classroom, and support the police and fire departments. He said he will work to reform the tax code so that it is fair for everybody, and would address his belief that the state’s property taxes are too high.
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