Nevada Vision Stakeholder Group to meet again this Friday

Victor Joecks

After a long hiatus, which included the LCB cancelling the tax portion of the tax study and deciding to pay Moody’s $100,000 to complete a spending wish list for union members and government officials, the Nevada Vision Stakeholder Group is meeting once again.

The NVSG will meet this Friday, Aug. 6 at 9 a.m. at the Grant Sawyer Building by video conference to Carson City. The agenda is here, and you can watch it live online here.

Or better yet, you can follow our live blog right here on Friday beginning at 9 a.m.

And in case you need a refresher, here’s our live blog of its previous meeting and four problems with the Nevada Vision Stakeholder Group.

I’ll be interested to see the next draft report from Moody’s, because the last preliminary executive summary got verbally trashed by Chairman Robert Lang, who, as he told us last time, is from New York, not Virginia.

There’s no report on the agenda, but the agenda does include a presentation on “Strategic Issues and Initiatives Related to Education in Nevada.”

Not sure how hearing new presentations are going to square with the LCB saying that a final report will be done by Sept. 15 or why new presentations are even necessary, but we’ll be there to let you know.

For now, it just looks like taxpayers will be spending $100,000 for union members, government officials and favored private businesses to create a spending wish list that would only ADD to the $1.5 billion in new taxes that Sen. Steven Horsford wants to pass in the 2011 Legislative Session.

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