Ralph Hise is running for office. He wants to make a Mark. He states on his site : " Senator Hise believes a balanced state budget and policies that allow businesses to create jobs are among the best tools we have for reviving our economy in western North Carolina. Senator Hise has worked to create policies that will help change our state’s business climate and encourage increased investment from the business community, including:
Balanced a $19.7 billion bipartisan budget that filled a $2.5 billion deficit, cut taxes, reduced government spending by $1 billion and reformed public education.
Ended a “temporary” sales tax hike that would have cost North Carolina families nearly $1 billion. Gov. Perdue and her Democratic colleagues raised the taxes in the peak of the recession and promised they would end this year, but they fought to keep them anyway.
Ended Democrats’ “temporary” income tax surcharge and enacted a $50,000 income exemption for job-creating businesses.
Supported tax reforms that will return more than $1 billion to the private economy, where the resolve and creativity of our state’s citizens and businesses will turn that money into lasting new jobs.
Passed medical malpractice and tort reforms to help North Carolina lure medical jobs and make health care coverage cheaper and more accessible for everyone.
Eased burdens on North Carolina businesses by making changes to the state’s regulatory environment and simplifying outdated, confusing and unnecessary rules and regulations. More than 15,000 new regulations and changes have been implemented over the past decade, while nearly 10 percent of North Carolinians are currently unemployed. These much-needed reforms create a stronger environment for private-sector job creation."
HE has concentrated on jobs and job creation.