Rob McKenna's New Direction for Job Creation

Republican candidate for Washington State Governor Rob McKenna, in releasing his job creation proposal, says that “If you don’t have a job in this economy, nothing else really matters.”  McKenna is the incumbent Washington State Attorney General.  McKenna says that his goals include:

  • Reducing the state unemployment rate;
  • Reducing burdens that hold back existing employers and make Washington less attractive to potential employers; and
  • Giving relief to small businesses by improving regulations and the tax structure.

McKenna’s specific proposals include:

  • Competitive tax reform;
  • Eliminate the workers compensation insurance monopoly;
  • Responsible regulation; and
  • Liability reform.

McKenna argues that the state needs new leadership with a new attitude towards both the economy and job creation.

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