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



“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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