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Opinion: Unemployment at record high, Brian Sandoval still has no plan



roryreid-150x150-9422743-2454814News broke yesterday that Nevada’s employment rate has increased to 14.2 percent, well above the national average of 9.5 percent. But Brian Sandoval has still not offered any plans to rebuild our state’s economy.

Rory Reid offered a 30-page plan for economic diversification in October–on the very first day of his campaign.

Sandoval has also said he would do further harm to working Nevadans by laying off more than 5,000 Nevada teachers and making additional crippling cuts to our education system. Sandoval continues to show he does not understand the fundamental link between strong schools and a strong economy.

Nevada must produce the educated workforce needed to attract new industry and high-paying jobs. And the executives and workers of companies must know that Nevada has a quality education system if they are going to bring their businesses and families to our state.

Currently, Nevada ranks dead last in education, with more than half of our students dropping out of high school. Still, Brian Sandoval wants to continue the failed policies of Jim Gibbons by weakening our schools and weakening our economy.

Rory Reid is the only candidate for governor to offer solutions for today and a plan for Nevada’s future success–supporting strong schools for a stronger economy. For more information about his campaign or to download his plans, visit Rory2010.com.

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