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Gaming is More Than Just a Game

The Nevada Resort Association (NRA) is the voice of the gaming and resort industry. The gaming and resort industry is Nevada’s most vital sector, supporting more jobs, paying more wages and salaries and generating more economic output than any other sector of the state’s economy. The industry is also Nevada’s largest taxpayer, generating billions of dollars annually for state and local governments, schools and other public service providers.

The NRA provides information, perspective and industry insight while monitoring government and regulatory activities.

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January 14, 2015

Looking toward Carson City

On February 2, the 2015 session of the Nevada Legislature will convene in Carson City, where lawmakers will be faced with the important task of tackling some of our state’s biggest challenges. Late last year, the Nevada Resort Association stated its firm support for measures we believe will have an immediate and lasting impact on education in our state. We recommend our policymakers make education funding a priority, but understand the complexities involved in balancing all the needs of the state.

We also support a statewide rollover of school construction bonds, so that we can address the growing problem of aging and overcrowded schools. Without adequate learning facilities, our children will continue to face insurmountable obstacles to achievement.

We urge the Legislature to seek a broad revenue source to increase education funding. As is widely known, our industry opposed the margin tax on the 2014 ballot. Simply put, this measure would have taken the crucial decision of education funding out of the hands of the legislators and Governor we elected. It also did not allow consideration of the state’s myriad other needs.

Again, we look forward to the proposals from the Governor and legislative leaders, and stand ready to assist and participate in discussions about our state’s future.

 

Corey Sanders
COO, MGM Resorts
Board Chairman, Nevada Resort Association

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