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Nev. Senate passes jobs bill; faces possible veto
by Deb Weinstein - Associated Press
Mar 08, 2011 | 2186 views | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CARSON CITY — The Nevada Senate passed a construction bill on a party-line, 11 to 10 vote. The bill, which allows local governments to allocate a portion of property taxes for construction projects was hailed by supporters as a no-cost job-creation bill and a fulfillment of the Legislature’s mission to put jobs first.

Republican detractors say the bill is little more than a hidden tax increase that would widen the state’s budget gap by $94.3 million dollars. Opponents also say the measure does further harm by moving money from the financially-strapped higher education system to construction.

Gov. Brian Sandoval has eyed that revenue for higher ed. In a press conference, administration officials said the governor would veto any bill that creates a hole in the budget.
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March 08, 2011
The governor and our party our cutting jobs and telling people that we are doing this to create jobs. Can you believe people actually believe it? We are in power so we can give tax cuts to the rich and take away from the middle class and still get re-elected.
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