New school buildings are coming to Nevada, and if recent years are any indication, the push to build those schools to “green” standards will be as strong as the push that led lawmakers to authorize 10 additional years of bonding without voter approval to fund the construction of those schools.
To pitch his plan for a modified version of the margin tax before the Nevada Legislature, Gov. Brian Sandoval invited former governors Robert List, Richard Bryan and Bob Miller to sit before the Senate and Assembly Taxation Committees, meeting jointly.
The Nevada Public Employee Retirement System likes to boast that over 80 percent of its members’ benefits are funded through investment earnings, suggesting that there is little cost to taxpayers.
We strongly support AB182. This an excellent bill full of common-sense reforms that will create a better balance of power between taxpayers and elected officials and unionized local government employees.
At 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, Gov. Brian Sandoval is going to make a presentation before the Senate Taxation Committee on SB252. That’s his bill to implement a Gross-Receipts Business License Tax, which is a modified version of the margin tax.
In campaign materials sent during the 2014 election, Gov. Brian Sandoval told voters that he wanted to “keep taxes low.” After getting elected, he's pushing for the largest tax hike in state history.
Assemblyman Randy Kirner’s excellent collective bargaining reform bill, AB182, is scheduled for a hearing in Assembly Commerce and Labor next Monday, March 16 at 1:30 p.m.
By almost any measure, Nevada's education system ranks low, often at the nation’s bottom. Consequently, it makes sense that Gov. Brian Sandoval should elevate education to his topmost priority. Our schools need attention, and the governor desires to improve them. Regrettably, however, his improvement plan falls dramatically short.
Today, the State of Nevada must ask itself whether it should throw more money into trying to fix its broken education system or whether it should replace it with a new-and-improved, functional model that’s working well around the country.
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