Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels: Releasing budget requests is right move
December 9, 2012
The Nevada Appeal’s Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels feature recognizes positive achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out others that missed the mark.SILVER DOLLAR: To Gov. Sandoval for agreeing to release agency budget requests that he previously said wouldn’t be released. In the past, the list of budget enhancements sought by agencies in their biennium budget requests had always been released in October when agencies submitted their budgets.However, Sandoval said, “It would be improper for me to give the Legislature and the public a false impression as to what may or may not be contained in my proposed state budget.“After I have had a full opportunity to consider agency wish lists and their budget impacts, I will gladly forward the agency wish lists to the Legislature.”Pressure mounted last week from both Republicans and Democrats, along with political pundits. Sandoval agreed on Thursday to release the information by the end of this week.SILVER DOLLAR: The rest of the country is starting to find out what we in Northern Nevada already know: The Carson-Douglas football rivalry is one of the best. In the preliminary rounds of a national contest conducted by USA Today, the Senators and Tigers won the Best High School Football Rivalry in the state of Nevada by carrying a whopping 86 percent of the vote over Bishop Gorman-Palo Verde (3 percent) and Moapa Valley-Virgin Valley (11 percent).After pounding the state competition, Carson-Douglas is now in the running for best in the West.The overall national champion rivalry will receive $10,000 to be split between the two schools’ athletic departments and USA Today will report live at the 2013 rivalry game. The schools also will be presented with a trophy that will be kept each year by the winning team.Show your support by voting at contest.usatodayhss.com/vote/west. Voting ends Dec. 12.