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.
COO, MGM Resorts
Board Chairman, Nevada Resort Association