July 10, 2018
10 Jul 2018

Political Update – July 10, 2018

Nevada’s Economy Is Stronger Because of Smart Tax Policies

By Adam Laxalt 
Special to the Mesquite Local News
June 25, 2018

Nevada’s economy is soaring. The President visited this weekend to get an update from the front-lines on the results of his administration’s policies on jobs and the economy. I was happy to be able to tell him that, here in Nevada, we are leading America’s economic comeback.

No other state in the country was hit harder by the recession. Families from across Nevada lost their homes, their jobs, their sense of purpose and dignity. Today, our economy has been restored. We’ve got a lot more to do, but Nevada has clawed back from the brink of disaster and is stronger than ever.

We’ve been growing about 40,000 new jobs per year. We’ve got our lowest unemployment rate in more than a decade. And the incredible economic boom in Nevada isn’t just taking place in Reno and Las Vegas.  In fact, Eureka County has our state’s lowest unemployment rate, at 2.9 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  And Eureka is not alone.  Lincoln, White Pine and many other rural counties are under 5 percent unemployment.

Right now, manufacturing jobs are growing at the fastest rate. This past year, we’ve seen construction jobs go up by about 8%. Major projects are under way, right now, all over the state.

It’s not just big companies. Mom and pop shops with fewer than 100 employees are growing. We’re at a record high for small business jobs: 632,000 jobs—18,300 new small business jobs in the last year.

Tax cuts have helped Nevada tremendously. The tax reform that the President fought for has led to pay raises, bonuses for crew members, more quality jobs, project expansions, and more. They were willing to step up and make a difference, and because of that workers in Nevada have more money in their pocket every week.

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Quote of the week



"Nevada is a place where hard work and innovation have always been rewarded. We must not lose Nevada’s exceptionalism. We need to fight to keep taxes low—we can’t go back to the tax-and-spend approach that Steve Sisolak pushes." – Adam Laxalt 
"Nevada’s Economy Is Stronger Because of Smart Tax Policies"
Special to the Mesquite Local News,
June 25, 2018


Teachers can opt out of union from July 1-15

By Victor Joecks 
Las Vegas Review-Journal
June 26, 2018

If you want to raise teacher pay, tell them how to opt out of union membership. That’ll save them hundreds of dollars a year.

It’s an opportunity teachers have only once a year, and their opportunity starts next week.

Nevada is a right-to-work state, so teachers don’t have to join the Clark County Education Association. Once someone joins, however, they may leave only by submitting written notice to the union between July 1 and July 15. The union’s address is 4230 McLeod Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89121. Support staffers and education employees throughout Nevada have the same limited opt-out period, although they must send a withdrawal letter to their specific union.

The whole thing is ridiculous. Imagine if you told your gym you wanted to cancel your membership, but you were told you had to wait for a two-week period in July. There’d be a lawsuit. With summer vacation in full swing and Independence Day next week, these are inconvenient weeks for teachers to ponder the issue. Of course, this is completely intentional. Union bosses are more interested in collecting dues from teachers than making it easier for them to leave.

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