Today, Republicans in Congress will begin voting on final passage of their tax plan that overwhelmingly benefits the rich and corporations while raising taxes on many working families over time. While GOP lawmakers have rushed the bill through in a frenzy in order to meet an arbitrary holiday deadline, most of Nevada’s prominent Republicans have still found time to weigh in – except one.
Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt has been conspicuously silent on his party’s tax plan. Laxalt’s primary opponent, State Treasurer Dan Schwartz, said in a recent radio interview that he’s “thrilled” to support President Trump’s tax plan. Outgoing Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval issued a statement of support for the massively unpopular bill last week. Republican Sen. Dean Heller has even admitted he helped write the tax bill.
Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Helen Kalla released the following statement:
“Adam Laxalt thinks he’s qualified to govern the state, but he can’t even take a position on one of the most sweeping and consequential pieces of legislation facing our country in years. While Adam Laxalt’s wealthy donors and corporate special interests stand to gain, working families in Nevada will face tax increases and premium increases because of this awful bill. With so much at stake, voters deserve to know whether Adam Laxalt stands with everyday Nevadans or with Republican politicians in Washington.”