If the Nevada workers’ comp pendulum in the 1980s swung too far into easy money for claimants — ultimately putting the system’s entire financial survival at risk — in the 1990s, that pendulum swung the other way, and frequently with a vengeance.
CARSON CITY – Today, the Assembly Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees held a joint hearing on Gov. Brian Sandoval’s new tax proposal, which was heard as an amendment to AB464. Sandoval’s tax plan would increase the modified business tax, raise the business license fee and create a new gross receipts tax, called the “commerce” tax.
NPRI executive vice president Victor Joecks offered the following testimony.
Whether Gov. Brian Sandoval gets to impose the largest tax increase in state history on Nevadans is going to come down to whether he can induce a handful of lawmakers, who are currently on the fence, to go with him.
Today, there were three legislators, Assemblywomen Jill Dickman and Robin Titus and Assemblyman Chris Edwards who took the lead in questioning many wasteful government programs. Taxpayers should be grateful that these three folks also had the courage to vote against a number of these wasteful government programs.
CARSON CITY — The Nevada Policy Research Institute praised Controller Ron Knecht, Assemblyman Jim Wheeler and Assistant Controller Geoffrey Lawrence for creating an alternative budget that eliminates the supposed need for tax hikes.
Hickey recently posted two entries on his blog, Soup to Nuts, where he used a baseball motif to do a member-by-member analysis on which Assembly Republicans he believes are on the Governor’s “team” when it comes to passing tax increases.