[RELEASE] Statement of Senate Democratic Leader Aaron Ford on Senate Bill 483
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2015
STATEMENT OF SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADER AARON FORD ON SENATE BILL 483
CARSON CITY - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Aaron D. Ford released the following statement on Senate Bill 483, which Democrats unanimously opposed in the Senate Revenue Committee yesterday.
“For a decade, only one party in the Senate has cared enough for Nevada’s children to support raising revenue for schools, and that’s been the Democrats. The fact of the matter is that Senate Republicans have repeatedly failed this session to put together a revenue package that would adequately fund education and other essential services in Nevada. Every day we find a new hole in the Republican budget, and every day Republicans are forced to resort to some new gimmick to try to fill it.
To date, no Republican revenue plan would raise enough to balance our state budget, let alone provide funds necessary to solve Nevada’s growing teacher shortage crisis. When Senate Democrats are presented with a comprehensive revenue package that we are confident will meet Nevada’s needs, we will be happy to support it. We hope that going forward our Republican colleagues will set aside their partisan bluster and remember their duty to govern responsibly. To not do so would be an embarrassment.”