Opinion: Record review shows Sandoval raised his own salary, gave himself a furniture allowance


Brian Sandoval – the man with no budget plan – enjoys talking tough about being a fiscal conservative, even though he’s the one who sued the state legislature in 2003 for a massive $830 million tax increase.

But the lawsuit isn’t the only thing in Sandoval’s record that doesn’t square with his rhetoric. He voted in 1997 to give himself a 30 percent pay raise while serving as a state assemblyman. And in 1995, he voted to give himself a furniture allowance.

That’s right: Self-defined fiscal conservative Brian Sandoval voted twice to put more taxpayer money in his own pockets.

“It’s sad that Brian Sandoval doesn’t believe voters have the right to know how he’ll balance the state budget,” said Mike Trask, spokesman for Rory 2010. “It’s even sadder that Brian Sandoval talks about government cuts while his record clearly shows he’s not afraid to vote for spending increases when he’s the beneficiary.”

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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