(Las Vegas Review-Journal) – Lawmakers will reconvene in Carson City on Feb. 6 — along with an army of lobbyists hoping to influence legislation. Among them will be lobbyists representing virtually every significant public body in the state.
So — follow the bouncing ball — we have taxpayers footing the bill for public-sector power brokers to arm twist the elected representatives of the taxpayers to shake down those very same taxpayers for more of their hard-earned money.
Guess who typically gets beaten up in that equation?
One of those public entities is the Clark County School District. Not surprisingly, the district’s legislative agenda includes more cash, in this case to pay for a “weighted” funding formula that will direct more money to certain students.