Sandoval spending spree worse than we were told

The folks at Nevada Policy Research Institute have taken the time to pore over a spreadsheet given to lawmakers a couple of weeks ago and discovered that Gov. Brian Sandoval’s tax hikes do not amount to $1.1 billion as the various media outlets have been saying, but is more than $1.319 billion.

Victor Joecks

In fact, the spreadsheet’s bottom line shows that after tapping into a room tax and money now going to transportation, in addition to tax hikes, Sandoval’s plan is to increase the general fund spending by $1.8 billion.

NPRI’s Executive Vice President Victor Joecks writes, “In total, Sandoval’s tax proposal would raise taxes as much as low-end projections of the recently defeated margin tax that Sandoval and Republican elected officials justifiably warned voters would devastate the economy.”



6 comments on “Sandoval spending spree worse than we were told

  1. agent provocateur says:

    Reblogged this on Nevada State Personnel Watch.

  2. Bruce Feher says:

    What a surprise!

  3. Maybe the recall folks are going after the wrong politicians…

  4. Steve says:

    1) going after Sandoval is impossible.
    2) Roberson made his intent clear in the 2013 session, taxes are coming. And it was Democrats who stood in the way!
    3) I believe, waiting to see what kind of reforms are tied to any taxes that survive the legislative process may well be worth the political capital gained from being the party that gets something done for the first time in a very long time, even with the tax issues it entails.

    Finally, if those reforms are mostly what I and others here would like to see, then we have made a huge step to the better and maybe, just maybe conservatives will hold onto power into the next legislative session as a result.

    Patience, it took a long time to get to this point, lets hold onto it for a while instead of killing the chicken before it can lay a few eggs.

  5. Yes…Sandoval & Roberson are two peas in a pod when it comes to raising taxes and timid reforms to address the out of control PERS golden parachutes. Expecting anything other than timid or meek reforms to education by these two is folly. From the LVPPA’s Chris Collins: “Closer to home, the Republicans also rode “the big red wave” to control our state. This will have an effect on us as public employees, and it could be a devastating effect on our day-to-day lives as police officers. The Republicans took every constitutional office in the state. We, as public safety officers, enjoy an open, healthy relationship with the Governor, as well as the Lieutenant Governor. We also enjoy a good working relationship with the new Senate majority leader, Senator Mike Roberson.” Translation – the Governor, Lt. Governor & Senate Majority Leader…will be running interference against any meaningful reforms.

  6. […] me again why Nevada needs to increase state spending by $1.3 billion and increase taxes to pay for […]

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