Sandoval targets Reid on taxes, while Leader’s son strikes GOPer for lack of concrete financial plans in Nevada gov. debate Thursday.
Sandoval: “My opponent has spent $3 million … lied about my record and hasn’t spent a single dollar talking abut his own.”
Sandoval: “Taxes. There is no bigger difference between my opponent and me.”
Reid: “We need a 21st century government.”
Sandoval: “You would be laughed out of the legislature if you presented a budget with $615 million dollars of fantasy money.”
On teachers/whether to cut jobs:
Sandoval: “We’re going to have to back to 2007 levels … we’re going to have to continue the furloughs.”
Reid: “I have experience and I have a plan. Brian has neither.”
Reid: “Nobody knows what Brian would do because he hasn’t told us … he hasn’t described what he will cut … I have.”
Reid: “My balanced budget proposal will allow our state to progress.”
Reid: “Universities are not just an expense on our budget … they can create revenue.”
Sandoval: “There are going to be reductions … My plan does not call for any teacher layoffs … We have tough decisions to make.” (moderator: “I take that as a maybe.”)
Reid: “Absolutely not … my plan would not spend any less money than was spent in the last fiscal year on education.”
Reid: “What’s a fantasy here is Brian’s budget.”
At any time during the four years of your administration would you consider a sales tax on services — both said no.
–Mining tax – both said no
— Cigarette or alcohol tax – both said no
— Fuel tax – both said no
— Room tax – both said no
— State lottery – Sandoval said no, Reid said “I would consider a state lottery” if it would go toward education.
— Sandoval says Reid’s willingness to approve tax increases is a concern for potential businesses launching in Nevada.
— Reid says the state relies too much on tourism.
— Sandoval: “No tax ever created a job … that’s why my focus is going to be … personally involved in recruiting new businesses to the state of Nevada.”
Sandoval: “I support the Arizona law. I think it was a valid response by the state of Arizona to a public safety issue there.” Says it was within the state’s rights.
Reid: “What we need is comprehensive immigration reform at the federal level.”
On health care:
Sandoval: “I don’t support the health care bill. I do support the litigation that is occurring in the state of Florida.”
Sandoval: “It is driving premiums up.”
Reid: “I don’t support the litigation, I think it was politically motivated.”
Reid: “There is potential for it to put significant pressure on states because Medicaid rates could go up significantly … that’s why it’s so important that we pursue the Medicaid reforms that I described.”
Sandoval: “I think this law will have a devastating effect on the people of the state of Nevada.”