Republican State Treasurer and GOP candidate for governor Dan Schwartz doubled down this week on his opposition to the 2015 bipartisan investment in Nevada’s public schools — Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval’s signature accomplishment. The education funding — which supports initiatives like gifted and special needs education, early learning, and technical education — is paid for by making large corporations pay their fair share.
Earlier this week, Gov. Sandoval reiterated that repealing the Commerce Tax would be “devastating” for Nevada and that he would not “support a candidate who seeks to undo what we’ve done the past seven years.”
Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Helen Kalla released the following statement:
“Nevada’s Republican candidates for governor both envision a state where students and teachers suffer while large corporations profit more. The GOP has drifted so far to the right that they risk running without the support of Nevada’s term-limited Republican governor. Adam Laxalt and Dan Schwartz are running on their opposition to this bipartisan funding for our classrooms, and voters will see clearly that either of these candidates would further undermine Nevada’s public schools.”