After one week, GOP serious about reform in Carson City
After the first week of the 2015 Nevada Legislature, three truths ring out from Carson City:
• When Republicans talk about “reform,” they mean it.
• The Washoe County School District is beginning the session in a hole when it comes to absence of two long-time advocates.
• And the blow back to Gov. Brian Sandoval’s $1.1 billion plan of new and extended taxes now includes elected members of the governor’s own executive branch of government.
We’ve learned in the first week of the Legislature that nothing is going to get out of this session without a strong stamp of approval from Republicans.
That fact was pointed out last week when Republicans seemingly hijacked one of top crusades of Sen. Debbie Smith, D-Sparks — the bond rollover plan for school construction — and made it their own.
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