Delegate David Yancey was presented the Excellence in Education and Workforce Training Award by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Business leaders cited Yancey's focus on education as a key element in job creation and economic development, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The chamber also recognized Yancey's legislation to increase tax credits for worker retraining, including STEM or STEAM disciplines, along with his pro-business focus as a member of the House Education Committee.
As a small business owner and entrepreneur, I understand the needs of business to grow and create jobs. Businesses need a stable regulatory environment that encourages investment and growth. Lowering taxes means more money for Virginia families and less of our dollars going to Richmond.
There is a reason Virginia is doing better in this tough economy. I am fully committed to working with the private sector to get our economy moving again, keeping taxes at a low level, and opposing the big government spending proposals that are counterproductive to economic growth.
Increasing energy costs require Virginians to make difficult choices when they pull up to a gas pump or open their electric bill.
I believe American resources should be utilized to maximize domestic energy production. I support exploration for oil and natural gas off the coast of Virginia as potential new sources for energy, as well as continuing to develop solar, wind, and nuclear technologies.