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19 Jun 2018

Political Update – June 19, 2018





What Nevada-fornia would look like

By Victor Joecks
Las Vegas Review-Journal
June 12, 2018

Nevada Democrats have selected their candidate for governor, but in many ways the result of Tuesday’s primary is irrelevant. The two top Democratic contenders and their allies spent millions acknowledging they’re both radical leftists who want Nevada to look like California.

Normally, a governor’s race isn’t this consequential. A party could lose the governor’s mansion but win a majority in one house of the Legislature. But given Nevada’s legislative landscape, that’s not an option for Republicans. Either Adam Laxalt is Nevada’s next governor or you can start calling us Nevadafornia.

Here’s what you can expect if Nevada has a Democrat governor next year.

Start with health care. All over the country, costs are soaring, and Medicaid is blowing up state budgets. California’s solution? Provide taxpayer-funded Medicaid to illegal immigrants. That’s what Democrats in the California Assembly propose to do.

Last year, the California Senate approved a single-payer health care bill — without a way to pay the estimated $400 billion cost. It died in the California Assembly, but Nevada Democrats have already passed a bill that would have offered people the chance to buy Medicaid coverage. Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed it last session.

If there’s a Democrat signing bills in Carson City, expect some form of government-funded health insurance or health care to come to Nevada.

There’s no way to know what proposals such as this would cost Nevada — and government estimates are always notoriously low anyway. Adjust the California single-payer estimate to Nevada’s population, and it’d be a $30 billion annual tab. Nevada’s general fund budget is around $4 billion a year.

Spending like that — along with the promise of more for education and collective bargaining for state workers — means massive tax hikes. Don’t be deceived by campaign dodges. Steve Sisolak and Chris Giunchigliani have already called for property tax hikes.

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Quote of the week

 


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"Normally, a governor’s race isn’t this consequential. A party could lose the governor’s mansion but win a majority in one house of the Legislature. But given Nevada’s legislative landscape, that’s not an option for Republicans. Either Adam Laxalt is Nevada’s next governor or you can start calling us Nevadafornia." 
– Victor Joecks
"What Nevada-fornia would look like"
Las Vegas Review-Journal,
June 12, 2018

 

Funding doesn’t exist yet for new Las Vegas light-rail plan

By Art Marroquin, Las Vegas Review-Journal
June 18, 2018

Funding for a proposed high-capacity transit system in Las Vegas doesn’t exist yet.

Officials at the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada said they plan to aggressively pursue a federal transportation grant that could pay for up to half of a $750 million light-rail line on Maryland Parkway or a bus rapid transit route that would cost $335 million.

Another significant funding source would probably come from a sales tax increase that could be decided by Clark County voters in November 2020.

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