Las Vegas Sun

November 21, 2017

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Letter to the editor:

Clark County’s piece of the pie

The recent Sun editorial titled “Time to look south” hit the nail on the head. As was pointed out, the southern part of the state is the economic engine that drives the entire state.

With approximately 70 percent of the state’s population living in Clark County, and over 60 percent of the revenue generated coming from Clark County, the state’s economic health goes the way Clark County goes.

As a resident of Nevada for the past 36 years, it has always amazed me and yet frustrated me that the state politically is run by Washoe Country and the northern “cow counties.”

As the editorial pointed out, road construction in Nevada is also greatly swayed in favor of the north with a majority of the available funds being used to build new roads and repair old roads in the north — not in the south, where most of the money is generated and needed.

As the population of the state continues to grow with most of that growth taking place in the south, it’s time to think about moving the state capital from Carson City to Las Vegas or Henderson.

It’s also time to cut up the economic pie strictly along population lines, with Clark County getting the funds that it deserves and has too long been denied.

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