|Democrats were busy in Carson City this week. After lollygagging all session long, Democrats finally starting pushing their bad bills through committees at a breakneck pace. |
Here’s some of what they passed:
They also used a gimmick to keep bills that raise the minimum wage and give themselves a 150 percent raise while creating annual legislative sessions alive.
There’s no sugarcoating it, if these bills become law, it’ll drastically change the Nevada we love.
But that is what’s so important to keep in mind. These bills have just passed a committee in one of the legislative bodies. They still have a long way to go before they are signed into law. We still have ample opportunity to kill legislation.
Our first opportunity is to fight back will be against the National Popular Vote legislation, which could be voted on in the Assembly this week. Please take a minute and let legislators—especially Speaker Jason Frierson—know that we can’t afford to lose Nevadans’ voices in presidential elections.
Please call or email legislators and let them know your thoughts. You can find contact information for all Assemblymembers here and for Senators here.
The Good News…
It wasn’t all bad news this week as some bills died after Friday’s deadline.
Bills to repeal the death penalty, mandate comprehensive sex education for our children, and add more bureaucracy to our broken health care system are a few of those that didn’t get passed out of committee.
So while there is plenty of work ahead of us, at least we can breathe easy knowing some very dangerous proposals won’t be making it to Gov. Sisolak’s desk.
The power of organizing works.
On Your Radar…
Democrats are putting Gov. Sisolak’s no-new-taxes pledge on the hot seat.
Just before session began, Sisolak unveiled an $8.8 billion budget that funded state government with existing revenue.
“Nevada’s economic growth happened under our current revenue structure,” Sisolak said in his State of the State speech in January. “And as they say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
The message clearly fell on deaf ears.
According to a new report from the Nevada Taxpayers Association, outstanding bills in the Legislature would add an additional $1.2 billion in spending to Sisolak’s proposed budget.
This increase completely blows up Sisolak’s budget and would require new taxes on hardworking Nevadans—something the Governor has said over and over he doesn’t support.
And with the Trump economy bringing U.S. weekly jobless claims to its lowest levels since 1969, raising $1.2 billion in new taxes will threaten to undo this historic economic progress.
What taxes do Democrats in Carson City want to raise in order to pay for this exorbitant spending wish list?
And will Sisolak stand up to his fellow Democrats running wild in the Legislature? Will he consider breaking his no-new-taxes promise less than six months into his term?
We will be keeping an eye on this and will be sure to let you know if Democrats in Carson City start pushing unnecessary higher taxes on Nevadans.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call me at 515-512-0858 and I would be more than happy to help you out.
And as always, if there are any other urgent matters before my next update, I will be sure to let you know. In the meantime, please forward this email to your fellow Nevada Republicans. It is crucial we keep people updated on what is going on in Carson City if we are going to ensure Republican voices are heard during the legislative session.
Thanks for all you do,
Josh SkaggsLegislative Affairs Director, Nevada Republican Party