Raye on Government: We need a smaller more effective government which is responsive to the people of South Carolina. As leaders, we need to work together for the good of the State with measurable results. When the Federal, State or Local government spends our hard-earned tax dollars, they must be held accountable. South Carolina is geographically a small state; however, we have a solid foundation and a Triple A credit rating. We must evaluate every dollar spent for effectiveness, and we must research every opportunity to make cost savings a priority. Columbia needs to focus on providing basic services such as economic development, infrastructure and public safety. As YOUR State Representative, I will push for more accountability from our State Government. I will champion that cause that the responsibility of our children’s future is impacted heavily by the monies we spend today. We must make sure every dollar spent helps to improve the lives of every South Carolina resident. Today’s hard work will be tomorrow’s reward. Let’s take the steps needed to ensure future generations will see the rewards.