Elliott Parker
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January 13, 2011
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Elliott Parker: Is raising taxes the worst thing we could do?

Governor Sandoval's inauguration speech struck a hopeful note that Nevadans could come together to rebuild our economy. That same optimism was shared by at least 25,000 Nevadans who recently traveled to San Francisco to watch Nevada defeat Boston College.

But such optimism is dashed when the governor argues that "raising taxes would be the worst thing we could do" to address Nevada's projected budget gap. In spite of everything we already know about the weakness of our state revenue structure, people seem to think that raising other taxes to pay for state expenditures would hurt the state's economy, and make …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Nov 8, 2011 08:45PM Published Jan 13, 2011 01:15AM Copyright 2011 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.