November 20, 2018
20 Nov 2018

Political Update – November 20, 2018

 

Nevada approves Google’s $600M data center near Las Vegas, $25.2M in tax incentives 

Jason Hidalgo
Reno Gazette-Journal

November 16, 2018

The state of Nevada approved an application by Google for a $600 million data center in Clark County.

The new data center will be located in Henderson, Nevada, and is projected to create 50 jobs within five years. The average wage for the data center is estimated to be $31.25 per hour.

As part of a tax abatement agreement worth $25.2 million, Google will run the data center and employ its workers while Design LLC — a wholly owned subsidiary by Google — will own the property. The project will receive a 2 percent sales and use tax abatement over 20 years worth $18.75 million and a 75 percent property tax abatement over 20 years worth nearly $6.5 million from the state.

The Google application was one of 10 that were approved by the state this week. Other approvals by the state include applications by lead refiner Aqua Metals in Storey County, manufacturer Berkley International and specialty refiner Redwood Material in Carson City, and bicycle company FOX Factory and software-as-a-service business rfXcel in Washoe County.

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“Nevada is giving Google a $25 million subsidy which equals $504,000 per job created. Creating 50 jobs at Google within 5 years, costing more hiring than 500 new teachers for next school year.”

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Nevada government pay gap highest in the nation, new data shows

Robert Fellner

Nevada Policy Research Institute

October 31, 2018

When measured as a percentage of private-sector earnings, Nevada local government workers were by far the highest paid in the nation last year, according to newly released Census data.

Last month, the U.S. Census Bureau released 2017 earnings estimates for the median full-time, year-round worker.

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To recruit, support and advocate for candidates for public office who support private sector job creation, low taxation, a responsible regulatory environment, and effective delivery of essential state services.

Keystone’s Mission:

• To focus on candidate support on state legislative races and the governor’s office.
• To oppose any form of corporate income taxes or other business taxes that discourage capital investment and therefore job creation.
• Support limiting Nevada state government spending to the rate of population growth.

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November 13, 2018
13 Nov 2018

Political Update – November 13, 2018

 

Sandoval, Reid leave contrasting legacies 

Victor Joecks
Las Vegas Review-Journal

November 10, 2018

…Sandoval’s action differed sharply. Sandoval defeated incumbent Gov. Jim Gibbons in a primary by selling himself as a conservative. He said he would “stop job-killing tax increases” and that he opposed gay marriage and driver’s licenses for illegal aliens. None of that was true, and the party faithful noticed. Instead of rebuilding the Nevada Republican Party, he divided it. After the candidate he backed for chairman in 2013 lost, Sandoval disengaged.

Sandoval’s popularity scared off credible Democrat challengers in 2014, which helped Republicans legislators sweep to power. Reid would have capitalized on that opportunity to help Democrats for decades. But Sandoval split Republicans to pass the largest tax increase in Nevada history. The one groundbreaking reform from that session — Education Savings Accounts — is now all but dead after Sandoval let the 2017 session end without securing funding.

Quote of the week

 


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“I’ve committed, we’re not going to be raising taxes. That’s not my intent.”

Nevada Governor-Elect
Steve Sisolak

November 8, 2018

Sisolak: NV must spend more on mental health, but not raise taxes

Hugh Jackson

Nevada Current

November 8, 2018

In an interview with KNPR’s State of Nevada Thursday, Governor-elect Steve Sisolak said he has no intention of raising taxes.

“I’ve committed, we’re not going to be raising taxes. That’s not my intent.”

Instead Sisolak says the state “can do a lot with reallocation” of state revenue streams.

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November 5, 2018
05 Nov 2018

Political Update – November 5, 2018

 

‘Steve Sisolak Cannot Be Trusted’ 

A Letter From Fmr. Democrat County Commissioner Tom Collins to Fmr. Governor Bob List

October 31, 2018

Friend,

I’m a Democrat. I was elected to serve on the Clark County Commission as a Democrat, and so was Steve Sisolak. I will never vote for Steve Sisolak. I think he is a crook.

Adam and I don’t agree on every little political issue, but I trust him. I know he’s a good man. I know he cares about the people of Nevada, and he’ll always put them first. And I know, without a doubt, his opponent Steve Sisolak only cares about himself.

I worked with Steve. I saw him in action. His top priorities were always himself, his wallet, and his donors. If you want to keep Nevada from going completely crooked, vote against Steve Sisolak.

I know there are a lot of Democrats out there like myself—people who care about the little guy and want to see our government get things done. You might feel like you have to vote for the guy with the “D” by his name. I’m proud to be a Democrat, and I’m telling you right now: this election is about more than politics. It’s about character. Steve Sisolak does not have the character to be governor.

A vote for Steve Sisolak isn’t a vote to stand up to Donald Trump or any of the other nonsense he’s using to trick people. It’s a vote to stroke his ego and fill his pockets with more cash, plain and simple.

Adam is a common-sense guy. He wants to fix our schools, keep our economy rolling, and keep people safe. Steve Sisolak only looks out for himself, and I promise if you vote for him he will make you regret it.

I’m a Democrat, I worked with Sisolak, and I voted for Adam Laxalt. If you’re a Democrat, Republican, Independent, or anything else: we need you to vote, and we need you to vote for Adam Laxalt. This election is too important. Steve Sisolak cannot be trusted.

For Nevada,

Tom Collins
Former Democratic Clark County Commissioner

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“Sisolak’s top priorities were always himself, his wallet, and his donors. If you want to keep Nevada from going completely crooked, vote against Steve Sisolak.”

Tom Collins

October 31, 2018

Nevada’s Government Pay Gap Highest in Nation, new data says

Robert Fellner

Nevada Research Institute

October 31, 2018

When measured as a percentage of private-sector earnings, Nevada local government workers were by far the highest paid in the nation last year, according to newly released Census data.

Last month, the U.S. Census Bureau released 2017 earnings estimates for the median full-time, year-round worker.

At $58,644, the median earnings for local government workers in Nevada were 46 percent greater than the $40,259 received by Nevada’s private-sector workers — a disparity that was by far the largest nationwide and nearly six times greater than the eight percent differential found at the median state nationwide.

 

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• To oppose any form of corporate income taxes or other business taxes that discourage capital investment and therefore job creation.
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