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.
SB28, which is going to be heard on Wednesday, March 4 at 1:30 p.m. in Senate Government Affairs, exemplifies this mindset. Introduced by the Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities, SB28 would allow government entities to charge public-record requesters for extraordinary use of personal or technology.
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