Mr. Gowins proposes four excellent questions that every legislator should ask themselves when making budget decisions.
“Hospitals and other health care providers are hearing Gov. Brian Sandoval’s plans to cut reimbursement money by 5 percent to 10 percent as part of his effort to balance an upside down state budget while keeping a promise not to raise taxes or fees.”
“Nevada’s higher education leaders are bracing for budget cuts that could be as high as 20 percent in the state’s coming two-year budget cycle.”
“Rigid. Regressive. Outdated.
Those are just some of the words critics use to describe Nevada’s tax structure.”
“Since Nevada has a very small government and was the fastest-growing state for decades, did the former cause the latter?
It’s not likely.”