Despite facing a possible budget short fall of up to $3 billion next year, Nevada Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Sandoval says he won’t support raising taxes if he’s elected. Sandoval spoke Saturday at the opening of the Republican Reno Victory office, which will coordinate GOP campaigns in Washoe County and rural Nevada. About 200 people attended the event, including GOP lawmakers and candidates.Sandoval says the state should reduce spending to cover the projected shortfall. The estimated $3 billion deficit is roughly one half the state’s general fund. Democratic challenger Rory Reid has also said he would not support news taxes if he is elected. Both candidates say they’ll unveil plans for bridging the deficit before the Nov. 2 election.
You can hear the Gubernatorial debate between Brian Sandoval and Rory Reid at 6pm this Sunday on 840 AM News Radio KXNT, The News Leader in Las Vegas. The debate comes to us from the host and producer KLAS TV 8 News Now.
Education will be the focus of the debate. Both Sandoval and Reid have presented plans to improve Nevada’s education system without raising taxes, but the two men differ on how student performance can be improved.