Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rory Reid has unveiled a comprehensive plan he says would rebuild Nevada’s economy, balance the state budget and reinvent government.
Reid’s “Moving Nevada Forward” plan calls for cutting the number of state agencies and departments by nearly 40-percent, reducing staff for elected officials, extending the temporary furlough and merit pay cuts for state workers, and using more private-public partnerships for road projects. Reid says his proposals would balance the budget without raising taxes, but Republican rival Brian Sandoval says the plan is based on what he calls “faulty assumptions.” 8 News Now was able to speak with Reid about his decision not to raise taxes.
Recent polls show Sandoval leading Rory Reid by double digits among Nevada voters. The two candidates are scheduled to discuss education and other issues during a televised debate Sunday night.