Joe's Journal January 4th
New day during tough times in Nevada as Brian Sandoval becomes Governor Brian Sandoval.
Governor Sandoval moves into the Governor’s Mansion at a very difficult time. The poor economy continues to plague Nevada as the state leads the nation in unemployment and foreclosures. The new governor took office mustering as much optimism as possible. Governor Sandoval used the words “optimism” and “opportunity” a number of times in his inaugural address. He says he determined to make Nevada , Nevada again. On the KXNT Morning News we talked with Sean Whaley , Capitol Bureau Chief for the Nevada News Bureau. Whaley says he’s covered a number of governor’s and he feels Sandoval has some attributes that will give him a chance for success. He says Sandoval has made many friends in Carson City, people like him, and these personal skills will come in handy. Governor Sandoval has vowed not to raise taxes when preparing a budget that must surely include big cuts to balance.