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Nevada Governor Calls For Big Cuts



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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Republican Governor Jim Gibbons campaigned on a platform of no new taxes and in this State of the State address adhered to that policy.

Nevada is facing a projected budget shortfall of nearly 9-hundred million dollars and Gibbons is calling for more than 300-million dollars in cuts to mental health services and education and the lay off of more than 200-hundred state workers.  Gibbons says Nevada’s government became bloated during the construction boom, but now must learn to live within its means.
 
No new taxes is not a cliché, it is a plan – a plan that means limiting government to its core functions. It means recognizing that businesses do not exist solely for the purpose of funding government programs.
 
The governor called for a special session of the Legislature on February 23rd to address the crisis. Democrats say they don’t want to raise taxes either and that any budget decisions will be unpalatable.
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