Sisolak Proposes 3 Primary Debates

The Democrat unveiled his education funding plan.

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Zach C. Cohen
March 6, 2018, 11:01 a.m.

Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak (D) challenged Clark County Commission Vice Chairwoman Chris Giunchigliani to three debates. “Sisolak campaign manager Rob Hill sent an open letter to Giunchigliani campaign manager Eric Hyers, proposing televised debates hosted in Southern Nevada, Northern Nevada and on a Spanish-language station. … On Twitter, Hyers said Giunchigliani’s camp would be in touch early this week ‘with a serious counter proposal.’” (Nevada Independent)

BUDGET BUSTING. “Sisolak unveiled a nine-point plan for improving the state’s K-12 system on Monday. … His education blueprint relies largely on shifting two revenue streams — a room-tax increase enacted by Initiative Petition No. 1 (IP1) in 2009 and a retail tax on recreational marijuana — which were intended for education but wound up going elsewhere. Redirecting those funds back to education, he said, could fulfill certain aspects of his education platform, including reducing class sizes and increasing pay for educators.” (Nevada Independent)


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