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July 6, 2015

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Ah, policy

It is “perhaps the worst fiscal and economic crisis since statehood.” And “general fund spending for the current biennium has already been reduced by over $1 billion.” But never fear because “increasing taxes ... would place an additional burden on already struggling Nevada families and businesses and could cause further job losses.” Those thoughts are in the governor’s special session proclamation, with the “struggling Nevada families” campaign-like rhetoric apparently saved on a state computer somewhere. So no new taxes and reduced spending, but no comment on borrowing $160 million to help fill the gap, which seems to fly in the face of the Constitution’s balanced budget requirement? Ah, policy.

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