About Bill

I am running for state representative to bring a principled voice to our statehouse. For too long career politicians, activists, and professorial ideologues have provided us with poor leadership, high taxes, and dysfunctional state government.

The General Assembly refused to convene for three months when we needed them the most.

While most families are forced to tighten their budget during this uncertain time, our state leaders hastily met and in less than a week, passed a supplemental budget that increased their spending by nearly 20% to $11.8 billion just before the end of the fiscal year – without addressing the obvious the revenue shortfall our state is facing.

On November 3rd, vote for the candidate who will fight to stop special interests from taking your money and your rights. Vote for William J. Hunt Jr. for District 68.

The Issues

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Lower Taxes

Rhode Island pays some of the highest effective total state and local tax rates in the country. The median household income family pays $8,697 annually which is 27% higher than the national average. I will work to cut fraud and unnecessary spending from the $9.6 billion budget and put that money back in the pockets of the Rhode Island Taxpayer.
 
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Fix Our Schools

We spend over $16,000 per student on education in RI. Unfortunately, for every dollar spent, about half goes to administration and support costs – which does nothing to actually educate our children. Despite these obvious problems, parents and students have no choice where they can educate their children. It is time we reimagine our education system and fix our broken school system.

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Coastal Resources

Every restriction, every fee, every barrier that has been put in place to separate us from our shorelines does nothing to improve the service or preserve our greatest resource. All of the money collected goes straight to the general fund and we can’t even figure out how to collect beachgoers’ garbage. Let’s do a better job for our residents and provide a better product for our tourists.

Fight for Small Business

Collectively small business owners are the largest employer in Rhode Island. I will work to reduce the red tape and onerous business regulations that prevent entrepreneurs from starting or growing businesses in our state. I will work to stop the corporate welfare given to special interests and out-of-state businesses and use that money to ease the tax burden of the small business in our state.

Audit the State Budget

Rhode Island’s budget is out of control. It has ballooned over 51% in the last decade – growing from $7.8 billion in 2010 to a revised budget of $11.8 billion for the close of the 2019-20 FY. That is over $11,000 for every resident in this state. 17-18 we had the 10th highest budget per capita in the country – the 2nd highest in New England.
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Support Line Item Veto

Imagine a surgeon trying to remove a tumor with a sledgehammer. With the wrong tool, that surgeon could either do nothing or cause more harm to the patient than good. The same is true for the governor and the rank-and-file legislators when passing the state budget.

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Campaign News

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Remove the barriers that silence minority voices

Remove the barriers that silence minority voices

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