Rep. Ron Travis Supports Effort To Cut Size Of State Government

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Rep. Ron Travis (R-Dayton) on Wednesday announced his full support for a new measure aimed at cutting the size of Tennessee government. The initiative, referred to as the Office of the Repealer, follows through on a Republican promise to streamline state government, save taxpayer dollars, and make the legislative process more transparent to the general public.

The Office of the Repealer will be a one-time, four-year position with the sole responsibility of making recommendations to the legislature of areas of government waste, duplication, and out-of-date regulations that should be removed from the law books.

In addition, the Office of the Repealer will take recommendations directly from the public, basing its decisions on input received from business-owners, educators, activists, and concerned citizens from across the state.

"Reducing the size of government is the cornerstone of the Republican Party platform and I am excited to see this program come to life," said Rep. Travis. "As promised, Republicans in our state are committed to cutting government waste, increasing legislative transparency, and putting more hard-earned money back in the pockets of all Tennesseans."

The Office of the Repealer will be housed under the Secretary of State and will be implemented using funding previously approved for a now obsolete staff position, thus costing no additional money to Tennessee taxpayers.

Rep. Travis is serving his first term in the Tennessee General Assembly and represents District 31, which includes all of Sequatchie, Bledsoe, Rhea and a portion of Roane Counties. He lives in Dayton with his wife, Laura, and is an insurance agent.


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