Gibbons campaign: Let’s build one Nevada together

SUBMITTED CAMPAIGN LETTER “This building [The Nevada Legislature] is full of difficult decisions and Gov. Gibbons’ participation has been instrumental in making these decisions reach the critical point of action” – Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki Friends, It’s hard to look around Nevada and not see the toll taken by the current economic crisis. With record […]

Governor announces budget plan amendments to protect Nevada’s most vulnerable residents

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY, Nev. — Gov. Jim Gibbons announced revisions to his budget balancing plan that will protect medically fragile Nevadans, the mentally ill and developmentally disabled, while still responsibly cutting state spending. Among the changes, the Governor has decided to reinstate adult day health care coverage in Medicaid. Also in Medicaid, the […]

Governor unveils education gift certificate

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY, Nev. — Gov. Jim Gibbons today unveiled the Education Gift Certificate program, which he first announced during his State of the State address on Feb. 8, 2010. “These are hard times for all of us. The Education Gift Certificate is for anyone who wants to be able to help teachers […]

Governor stands by budget proposals for special session

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SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY, Nev. — Gov. Jim Gibbons today responded to politicians and media reports criticizing his budget solutions rather than recognizing that through “some collaboration and a lot of hard work this administration has been able to balance the budget for this biennium. This criticism does not recognize that this problem is […]

Transcript of governor’s State of the State address

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Hello, I’m Governor Jim Gibbons. I am always honored to speak directly to you. But the truth is, I would rather that the circumstances did not compel me to address you tonight. The great inventor and statesman Thomas Edison once said, “Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks […]

Gov. Gibbons recommends 10 percent cuts to state agencies and education, lawmakers say no deal done yet

by Sean Whaley Nevada News Bureau CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford said today that dozens of cuts proposed by Gov. Jim Gibbons to help erase an $881 million budget shortfall are ideas only, at least for now. “There is no plan in place at this point,” said Horsford, D-Las Vegas. […]

Nevada State Democratic Party responds to governor’s education plan

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE Gibbons education ‘plan’ disgraceful, like his administration LAS VEGAS, Nev. – In his latest fund-raising pitch, Gov. Jim Gibbons reveals his so-called “plan” for Nevada education: cut teacher pay, gut funding for crucial programs and privatize the system. After Nevada legislators fought to preserve education from Gibbons’ budget ax in 2009, the governor […]

Governor addresses education ‘overhaul’ in campaign letter to supporters

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SUBMITTED CAMPAIGN LETTER As a long time supporter of Nevada schools and students, you are a vital part of the effort to improve the failing education system in our great state.  I am writing to tell you how much your dedication means to me, and to ask for your support in stepping onto a bold, […]

Governor will deliver State of the State message

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SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE Will discuss Nevada’s budget crisis and call for special legislative session CARSON CITY, Nev. – Gov. Jim Gibbons today announced he will deliver a special State of the State message on Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at 6 p.m. Gibbons will discuss Nevada’s budget crisis and will call for a special session of […]