State of Nevada Archives: on Corporations
Hold CEOs and companies accountable
Q: What would you do with these companies that are responsible for the destruction of our planet?
BIDEN: What would I do with them? I would make sure they stop. If you demonstrate that they, in fact, have done things already that are bad and they've been lying, they should be able to be sued, they should be able to be held personally accountable.
Source: 9th Democrat 2020 primary debate, in Las Vegas Nevada
Feb 19, 2020
Trump tax cut is fraudulent handout to corporations
Q: Support President Trump's tax cut bill?
Dean Heller (R): Yes "I helped write it!" Believes the bill "provides critically important tax cuts to Nevada's middle-class families, boosts job creation, and spurs economic growth."
Jacky Rosen (D): No. Considers "fraudulent" handout to corporations and the wealthiest. Opposes top bracket and corporate tax cuts that she considers at the heart of the bill.
Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Nevada Senate race
Oct 9, 2018
Bringing in high tech business will help increase paychecks
Nevada can no longer cater to low wage jobs. A job boom isn't good when someone has to work 3 of them just to make ends meet. Every Nevadan should have an opportunity to choose a career that will allow him/her to save for the future, to offer their
children a better life. Dan will focus on bringing new industries to Nevada, specifically in the fields of drones, water tech, and alternative energy. Dan has begun the process of what it will take to encourage these industries to move to Nevada.
Source: 2018 Nevada Gubernatorial campaign website DanForNevada.com
Mar 31, 2018
Remove barriers to job creation and business expansion
Nevada's economy has made great strides in recent years, and I believe we have the potential to enter a new period of enormous prosperity and opportunity--if we take an effective, forward-looking approach to developing our economy. As Governor, I'll
promote policies that take advantage of Nevada's many natural economic strengths, remove barriers to job creation and business expansion, and empower our education system to equip our future workers with the skills they need to succeed. That means
eliminating unnecessary regulations and licensing requirements that only serve to stifle private-sector job growth and keep individuals out of the workforce. It means creating an environment that allows Nevada to become the most economically competitive
By building an economic climate where businesses can innovate and grow, and where individuals can acquire the tools they need to get ahead, we can achieve the goal of providing each of our citizens with access to a better life.
Source: 2018 Nevada Gubernatorial campaign website AdamLaxalt.com
Mar 21, 2018
Too many regulations work as roadblocks for business growth
Diversifying Nevada's Economy: Gaming and tourism will always be the financial lifeblood of Nevada's economy, but we must diversify our industries and our revenue sources so that downturns in the economy do not devastate our lower-income residents.
Currently, approximately 25 percent of the state's revenues come from taxes and public monies generated by gaming revenues. When tourism becomes subject to a weak economy, this extremely high percentage can put Nevada in a perilous position.
This means that Nevada must be pro-active in developing other industries to shoulder some of these public money burdens.
We Must Reduce Growth-Hindering Regulations:
There are too many regulations that work as roadblocks for business growth. I'm in favor of de-regulating and reducing the bureaucracy for small businesses. This way, Nevada can compete with high-tech states such as California and Massachusetts.
Source: 2018 Nevada Governor campaign website FisherForNevada.com
Mar 21, 2018
Replace commerce tax with broad-based corporate income tax
Nevada Treasurer Dan Schwartz has submitted a bill draft that would create a corporate income tax. But he said at least initially, his plan would be revenue neutral because it eliminates the Modified Business Tax, the commerce tax. Nevada's constitution
prohibits the state from enacting a personal income tax without voter approval but permits the governor and lawmakers to create an income tax on businesses. He said he wants a less confusing financial revenue system and "a more broad based tax."
Source: Nevada Appeal on 2018 Nevada Gubernatorial race
Aug 31, 2016
Against bank bailout; against Dodd-Frank bank regulation
Both Heller and Berkley said it was a mistake to repeal the Glass-Steagall Act in 1999, which made it easier for banks to expand. But they differed on the banking reforms recently passed. Heller mentioned he was the only member of the
Nevada delegation to vote against the bank bailout. He called the Dodd-Frank bank regulation bill "cover for those who voted for the bank bailout." Berkley called her opponent "Mr. Deregulation."
Source: Las Vegas Sun on 2012 Nevada Senate debates
Oct 11, 2012
Lending to small businesses will help create jobs in state
Nevada's State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) application was approved, funds will help create new private sector jobs and spur more than $138 million in additional small-businesses lending in Nevada.
Access to funding is a significant issue
for many entrepreneurs seeking to grow. This funding will go a long ways towards helping new small businesses get off the ground and creating jobs for Nevadans. The potential job growth impact of the program is 1,035 positions throughout Nevada.
Source: Nevada 2011 gubernatorial press release, #4294972149
Sep 28, 2011
Decrease business taxes and capital gains taxes
Sisolak indicates support of the following principles concerning Nevada's tax levels.
- Maintain Status on Alcohol Taxes
- Slightly Decrease on Business Taxes
- Slightly Decrease Capital Gains Taxes
- Maintain Status on Gaming Taxes
Decrease Property Taxes
- Slightly Decrease Sales Taxes
- Maintain Status State Fees
Q: Would you support a state income tax in Nevada?
Q: Do you support a flat tax structure for a state income tax, should one be enacted?
Source: 1996 Nevada National Political Awareness Test
Nov 1, 1996
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