All posts tagged "tax hike"

  • Politics
    Ralston: Anti-tax duo make run at reversing Sandoval plan

    In 2003, a couple of assemblymen cobbled together a coalition of their colleagues to block a tax increase. They held up the session until mid-July when the late John Marvel broke ranks and dissolved the so-called Mean/Fearless Fifteen. (The adjective depended on your perspective.) The $830 million tax increase passed, albeit without...

  • Politics
    Sandoval Tax Hike results in massive “Facepalming” among Nevadans

    (Nevada State Sen. Don Gustavson) – I asked in my last newsletter to let me know if you...

  • Politics
    Taxpayer’s Guide to Nevada’s Record Tax Hike

    (Ron Knecht & Geoffrey Lawrence) – This column reviews the new and increased taxes, totaling $700-million per year, passed recently by Nevada’s Legislature at the behest of Gov. Brian Sandoval. This record tax package makes permanent some previous tax hikes (“sunset” taxes) that were originally billed as only temporary measures to help Nevada...

  • Opinion
    Conservatives pursuing two-pronged, scorched-Earth war on Tax Hike

    (Chuck Muth, Citizen Outreach) – Nevadans all across the state are “fioreous” over the recently passed largest tax hike in Nevada’s history – including the creation of a new gross receipts tax very similar to the one Nevada voters overwhelmingly rejected last November by almost 80 percent! And there are two distinct...

  • Politics
    LVRJ: Nevada conservatives launch call to battle against tax hikes

    (Ben Botkin of Las Vegas Review-Journal) – It’s a scene that has played out in the meeting rooms of county Republican groups throughout Nevada. Upset Republicans passing resolutions denouncing the more moderate GOP legislators who voted for the $1.1 billion tax package approved by the 2015 Legislature. Such indignation was on full display...

  • Government
    Repeal hurdles high

    (Steve Sebelius, Las Vegas Review-Journal) – For a group of conservative lawmakers and activists who’d love nothing better than to circulate a petition to repeal the just-enacted tax increases of the 2015 Legislature, the hurdle of the so-called single subject rule is a high one. You remember the single-subject rule, right? That’s the...

  • Government
    Accountability never: Reforms were stripped out before session’s end

    Promises to tie spending to reforms and accountability proven false (Victor Joecks of NPRI) – To sell his...

  • Opinion
    Politicians lie, but when it comes to the Tax Pledge the numbers don’t

    (Chuck Muth, Citizen Outreach) – Liberals and RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) hate the Taxpayer Protection Pledge with,...

  • Opinion
    Nevada Legislature: Do as we say, not as we do!

    (Chuck Muth, Citizen Outreach) – Here’s what’s holding up everybody who wants to repeal the largest tax hike in Nevada history through a ballot referendum… According to the Nevada Constitution… “Each law enacted by the Legislature shall embrace but one subject, and matter, properly connected therewith, which subject shall be briefly expressed in...

  • Politics
    Group of conservatives wants to repeal Sandoval tax plan at polls

    (Riley Snyder, Associated Press) – CARSON CITY — A group of conservative Nevada Republicans are trying to place on the 2016 ballot at least part of a $1.4 billion tax package approved and supported by Gov. Brian Sandoval. State Controller Ron Knecht, Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers and former Assemblyman Ed Goedhart...

  • Opinion
    RINOs are bad for the Republican Party and America

    (Joseph Morabito) – Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) are bad for the Republican Party and America.  RINOs are nothing more than Socialists Lite willing to raise taxes, increase regulations and add to Local, State and National Debt by borrowing to fund Socialist Schemes. We just saw this is the state of Nevada where...

  • Opinion
    Blame guv, not 120-day session for budget slam-and-jam

    (Chuck Muth, Citizen Outreach) – Freshman Republican Assemblymen Erv Nelson and Chris Edwards appeared on a local PBS community affairs television show recently and advocated for annual sessions of the Nevada Legislature. As if these people don’t already do enough damage every OTHER year! The reason, according to the pair, is that 120...

  • Politics
    The 2 big problems with the tax-hike referendum

    UPDATE: WE DECIDE COALITION The We Decide Coalition, a project of Citizen Outreach, continues to research the options and viability for a citizen referendum on the $1.4 billion tax hike Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Nevada Legislature just shoved down our throats. I know many of you are champing at the bit...

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