BLUEPRINT FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE
I want to encourage you to take a look at my Blueprint for a Brighter Future. The Blueprint outlines my plan for how we can create jobs, cut wasteful spending, reform government, and strengthen education and health care.
After spending a career running a business and creating jobs, I know that you need a good plan if you’re going to get something accomplished. My Blueprint is just a starting point, however. Throughout this campaign, I’ll be traveling all across West Virginia to hear your ideas for how to make our state a better place to live, work, and raise a family.
Click here to view my Blueprint for a Brighter Future, and to share your feedback and ideas with me.
THE BASIC PHILOSOPHY OF BILL MALONEY
We need more jobs, better education for our children, and the freedom to live our lives as we choose. For too long, the career politicians in Charleston have given us the opposite.They’ve grown the size of government, wasted your tax dollars, and mismanaged the state budget. They’ve picked winners and losers from among their special interest pals and called it economic development. They’ve increased your taxes, increased job-killing regulations, and chased jobs away.
This wrong-headed approach must end now. Our state’s dismal rankings in so many economic categories prove that we can’t rely on the same old politicians and their failed policies. If we’re to turn West Virginia around, we must change the way we do business in Charleston. Career politicians can’t solve the problems they helped to create. It’s time for West Virginians to stand up and say, “Enough is enough.”
If we’re to turn West Virginia around, we must change the way we do business in Charleston. Career politicians can’t solve the problems they helped to create. It’s time for West Virginians to stand up and say, “Enough is enough.”
As your governor, I’d remove the obstacles to job growth and work to make West Virginia a great place to work and raise a family. I’d fight against unfair taxes and job-killing regulations. I’d cut wasteful government spending and remove red tape. I’d fix our out-dated courts and end our lawsuit abuse problem. I’d stand-up to intrusive federal agencies that threaten our jobs. I’d demand accountability from our schools and more local control for parents and educators.
As your governor, I’d do what’s right. I’d fight for you, your families, and your jobs. You have my word on it.
THE BUSINESS CLIMATE & TAXES
The most critical issue facing West Virginia is jobs. West Virginia is a great place to raise a family, but we need to keep the family here, not in Charlotte or Florida. To create jobs, we need to fix our business climate. To do that, we need to fix our regressive tax structure, clean up our courts, stop lawsuit abuse, and control government spending in Charleston.
To create jobs, we need to fix our business climate. To do that, we need to fix our regressive tax structure, clean up our courts, stop lawsuit abuse, and control government spending in Charleston.
With the growth in the energy sector, we should be manufacturing the drilling rigs, the frack tanks and mining equipment right here. But taxes like the personal property tax, the B&O tax and the inventory tax put local businesses at a disadvantage. If there’s a tax, regulation or program that costs West Virginia jobs, we need to eliminate it.
Our court system is one of the worst in the country. “Civil justice reform is critical to our state,” says Bill. “Job providers are reluctant to invest in West Virginia because of our uncompetitive business climate and unpredictable legal system.”
Maloney and concerned West Virginians, including lawyers, business owners and medical professionals, discussed the need for a comprehensive civil justice reform package, which would include the creation of an intermediate appellate court, passage of a comparative fault law, reining in “no-proof, no-problem” lawsuits, limiting out-of-control punitive awards and more.
STRENGTHENING OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM
West Virginia’s children deserve nothing less than a first-class education, but we have failed them, and their parents, for years. West Virginia ranks 50th among states in the percentage of the population with a college degree, 48th in the percentage with a high school diploma and 45th in teacher salaries.
I believe we can change these grim statistics by adopting a comprehensive approach to education reform that eliminates any bureaucracy that impedes the path of our children to a better education or diverts money from the classroom. We need to raise teacher salaries as a reward for improved performance, and make significant investments in educational resources to ensure our students have the tools they need to succeed.
ETHICS AND ACCOUNTABILITY
Bill Maloney isn’t a career politician. He wants to increase transparency and remove fraud and abuse from state government. We need stronger disclosures, increased oversight of state funds, and an end to conflicts of interests. We also need clean elections, and the accountability to make them a reality.
WEST VIRGINIA VALUES
Bill Maloney is proud to be 100% pro-life and pro-traditional marriage between one man and one woman.
Bill is 100% pro-Second Amendment and will defend our right to keep and bear arms.
Want to know what they’re saying about Bill Maloney’s stance on life and family issues? Read a blog post from the Family Policy Council of West Virginia: “Did He Just Say That? One Candidate Demonstrates Support for Life, Marriage, Family”