"The policy that I find distinguishes me from others is that I believe we must stop downshifting state responsibilities to local communities that, in response, must raise local property taxes. We cannot stop this downshifting until we are willing to talk about how we raise revenues in our state and I am willing to have that long overdue discussion. Although we are successful in many areas, my experience as the lead lawyer in the Claremont School Funding suit, and recently, with our Ed Funding 101 Forums, convince me that we are driving away younger families and needlessly scaring families on fixed incomes. We have punishingly high property taxes that make it hard to save for college or for retirement. High property taxes make it harder for businesses to invest and harder for developers to build reasonably priced, workforce housing. In short, we must have the courage to discuss fair taxation. It’s a matter of putting our money where our mouths are."
Source: Concord Monitor Candidate Profile 2018