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Opinion: Three debates, still no plan from Sandoval



After a third hour of debate in front of a statewide audience – and just one week before Election Day – Brian Sandoval still has no plan to balance the state budget. He still has no ideas to create jobs for the 15 percent of Nevadans looking for work.

He has no plan to make Nevada energy independent. In fact – still, after a year of campaigning – Sandoval has said nothing, except that he would cut $533 million from our schools.

Rory Reid won last night’s debate months ago. He won when he offered six innovative plans for the future of Nevada. Reid offered details for creating jobs, reforming ethics laws, reinventing our schools, balancing the state budget, improving higher education and using renewable energy to achieve economic diversity.

And Reid’s plan to balance the state’s budget offers innovative reforms to make state government work smarter. It includes no new taxes and no cuts to education.

Reid shared his plans with Nevada tonight. Sandoval shared nothing except hollow talking points. And he disappointed the students of Great Basin College by failing to address their questions about education and the future of our state.

“Brian Sandoval has offered voters nothing,” said Mike Trask, spokesman for Rory 2010. “No ideas for our schools. No thoughts to help unemployed Nevadans find work. No plans to address the budget crisis facing our state. And yet he has the gall to attack Rory – the one candidate who has actually offered the voters real plans to address Nevada’s future. That’s shameful and Nevadans are seeing through it.”

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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