Steve Sisolak’s Love Affair With Taxes

The last thing Nevada needs is a career politician who wants to take more of Nevadan’s money.

Democrat Steve Sisolak has had a long love affair with raising taxes and fees, dating all the way back to his early days on the Clark County Commission. His track record on the Commission provides a glimpse into what life would surely be like with a “Governor Sisolak”.

In 2010, for instance, he voted to increase fees for the Clark County Credit Union’s ATMs. In 2015, he voted to raise the marriage license fee. And a year later in 2016, he voted to raise ambulance ride fees. That same year, he also voted to raise the local hotel room tax to fund a massive new football stadium. And that’s barely the tip of the iceberg.

As a Commissioner, he voted over and over again to hike fees for residents in Clark County, and there’s no reason to think he wouldn’t do the same for all Nevadans.

He’s already said that “everything is on the table in my administration.” That’s right: during a debate in May, he was specifically asked if he would commit to not raising taxes as governor. He refused. In addition, he told a group of supporters that one of the ways he’d pay for his agenda, “...and people don’t want to hear it…is property taxes.

Does that sound like the kind of candidate who’s concerned with growing the economy, spurring job creation, and creating more opportunity for Nevada families? No, it doesn’t. But the last thing Nevada needs is a career politician who wants to take more of Nevadan’s money.

Sisolak simply can’t be trusted. And if past is prologue, there’s no reason to think he’ll will stop at just raising taxes on Nevadans’ homes.


Previously: 

1 month, 2 weeks ago

Governors in Iowa, North Dakota and Alabama join GOP colleagues in banning TikTok for state employees

The Republican governors of three more states have joined the growing number of GOP governors who are banning TikTok among state government employees amid security concerns about the Chinese-owned social media platform

1 month, 2 weeks ago

Arizona Governor Creates Shipping Container Border Wall

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has had hundreds of double-stacked shipping containers topped with razor wire placed on the state’s border with Mexico

1 month, 3 weeks ago

Stacey Abrams’s Georgia Nonprofit Could Face Criminal Investigations for Unlicensed Fundraising

New Georgia Project's charity license has lapsed in at least nine states

1 month, 3 weeks ago

Biden says ‘more important things’ than border visit, despite 59 trips to Delaware, 8 stops for ice cream

Biden has yet to visit southern border despite historic crisis under his watch

1 month, 3 weeks ago

Governor Kristi Noem delivers annual Budget Address, says the state can afford grocery tax cut

In about thirty minutes of remarks, Governor Kristi Noem laid out her administration would like to see nearly $2.2 billion spent over the course of the next fiscal year and a half.

1 month, 3 weeks ago

‘A Clear And Present Danger To Its Users:’ South Carolina Gov. Bans State Employees From Using TikTok Amid National Security Concerns

South Carolina became the second state in the union Monday to permanently ban state employees’ electronic devices from using TikTok amid federal officials sounding the alarm that the Chinese-based social media app threatens national security