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.
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.
As of New Year’s Day, 24 states and Washington, D.C., were running 51 school choice programs. Within the next four months, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Nevada have all enacted new school choice programs.
As it is currently written, we oppose SB193. We do strongly support the removal of the daily overtime requirement, but not when combined with an increase in the minimum wage. This increase in the minimum wage would be harmful for entry-level and low-skill workers.
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.
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.