COVID restrictions have directly harmed small businesses all across the Commonwealth in staggering numbers. All businesses should be reopened without exception. Every business in the state is an essential business. No business is non-essential just as no person is non-essential. The lives of countless people rely on small business to support their families and loved ones. Taxes must be lowered to help businesses regain their losses. If small businesses are not supported, the Commonwealth will continue losing good families and businesses to other states and the demise of Virginia businesses will continue towards ruin. I will do everything within my power as your next delegate to stop this decline.