As a State Representative, Ryan doesn't just talk about reform, he leads by example.
Ryan 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 is also opposed to efforts by the radical left who can't win at the ballot box but instead try to control our government through political gerrymandering.
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 PennWATCH - 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.
Additionally, Ryan has 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.