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AFP-Nevada reveals policy goals for 2011

By ThisIsReno

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CARSON CITY–Today all bill draft requests were required to be introduced, and AFP Nevada commends the efforts of both houses after the first week of the 2011 session and the studious pace that they have set forth during the first week. Nevada taxpayers spoke loud and clear last November against big government agendas of higher taxes and excessive government regulations. In response, AFP-Nevada is releasing its policy goals for the 2011 legislative session to rein in spending and give taxpayers greater control over the growing size of government.

“AFP-Nevada’s more than 35,000 activists are committed to programs that promote self-reliance and minimize the role of government in our lives and our livelihoods,” said AFP State Director Adam Stryker. “We need policies that empower small business and job creation–rather than failed bailout programs that are wasting taxpayer dollars and further investment in construction trades that are not applicable.  It is time to diversify our economy and invest in true fiscal and regulatory reforms.”

AFP Nevada 2011 policy focus:
Comprehensive tax reform

  • Maintain LEED credits to continue investment in green technology
  • Eliminate the franchise tax to encourage private investment in our economy
  • Repeal the modified business tax increase from .625 percent to the original .5 percent for all wage earners

School choice for all Nevada students

  • Better schools are a product of parents making their own decisions about what is right for their children
  • Competition among schools is good for everyone – school choice helps to create that competition

Education spending and administration burden

  • Direct money to the classroom where it belongs
  • Properly prioritize education dollars
  • Eliminate automatic teacher tenure
  • Institute performance-based initiatives

Pension reform

  • Nevada has over $30 billion in unfunded pension liabilities
  • Imperative to move state to a defined-contribution system
  • Create portable benefits for new participants

Smaller, more limited government

  • Reduce agencies, boards and commissions by combining duplicative functions
  • Streamline functions across state and local agencies through the use of technology

Budget reforms/spending limits

  • Rein in overall state spending to reflect current state of our economy
  • Craft a state budget that focuses on the core responsibilities of state government

For more information, please visit www.americansforprosperity/Nevada

Americans for Prosperity is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. AFP educates and engages citizens to support restraining state and federal government growth and returning government to its constitutional limits. AFP is more than 1.5 million activists strong, with activists in all 50 states.  AFP has 31 state chapters and affiliates. More than 70,000 Americans in all 50 states have made a financial contribution to AFP or AFP Foundation. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org.
Americans for Prosperity does not support or oppose candidates for public office.

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