When it comes to reforming government, Ryan does more than just talk - he leads by example. As our State Representative, he refuses the taxpayer-paid per diems and state car, and instead works like we do in the real-world by submitting for legitimate work expenses. Ryan also supports an Independent Redistricting Commission plan that would take politics out of the process of creating legislative districts in Pennsylvania.
Within six months of taking office, Ryan authored and passed a law that reformed an inefficient state government program that was hurting local governments and small businesses.
A strong proponent of increasing government transparency and accountability, Ryan supported the creation of Penn Watch - an online database that lets citizens see how their money is being spent by state government. He also supported a new law that requires the state's Right To Know Office to remain functional during state emergencies - so the politicians can't use an emergency as an excuse to hide from the public.
Ryan has also authored laws that reform the state's banking laws to strengthen consumer protections and that reduce over-regulation on municipal governments to improve services for local residents and small businesses.