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Glenn Gruenhagen wants to protect opportunities for future generations

State Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe, is seeking re-election to his seat for one overriding reason: to provide opportunities for his, as well as others’, children and grandchildren.
“I want to build a better, more prosperous future for our children and grandchildren,” said Gruenhagen, who was first elected to the state Legislature in 2010. “I look at my grandkids and I think, ‘you’re not going to have the same opportunities as I did.’”
And they don’t have those opportunities because government is growing at a faster rate than the private sector.
“When government grows faster than the private sector, and it overburdens our businesses and farms with taxes and regulations, it creates less economic opportunity for our children, grandchildren and citizens in general to fulfill their goals and dreams,” Gruenhagen said.
Right now, government spending has a growth rate of 12 percent, as compared to private sector growth of 4 percent, he added.
Part of closing the gap of government growth as compared to the private sector needs to be reform of spending and regulations.
“I believe that government has many areas that can be reformed and can become more efficient, saving taxpayers millions of dollars,” said Gruenhagen.

For more, see the Sept. 10 print edition of The Chronicle.