On June 10, Nevada Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson gave a very informative (and somewhat scary) presentation to the Republican Club. He summarized by saying this past legislative session was the most divided and uncompromising he has seen in his seven years in Carson City. The Democrats who swept the Assembly and Senate in November 2016 support an extremely radical left-wing agenda, and they are so ideologically driven that negotiation or discussion is impossible with most of them.
As summarized by Senator Roberson: “The 2017 legislative session will be remembered for having the most anti-business and pro-felon legislation that has ever been introduced. I look forward to giving you a post-session update on Saturday, June 10th at the Republican Club of Sun City Anthem at 10 a.m. I was proud to lead the fight against Sanctuary Cities and increased property taxes. Those issues, and countless others, would become law immediately if the Democrats are successful in the 2018 election cycle. That is why I hope you’ll join me on June 10th at 10 a.m. because we need you to be involved in the 2018 elections. Elections have consequences and you can see firsthand the importance of electing the right people to office. We have an amazing opportunity in 2018 and I hope you’ll do everything you can to be involved, become engaged and work to return common sense to government.”
Shown at right is Senator Roberson with Republican Club President Suzanne Arnona.
Following are just a few of the 26 Democrat proposals that Senator Roberson reviewed. You can read his entire presentation by going to “Documents / Presentations / Roberson Speech 061017 02” in the menu bar above.
- Voting rights for felons (even in prison)
- Make Nevada a sanctuary state
- Raise property taxes
- Increase minimum wage to $15/hour
- Rename McCarran to Harry Reid Airport
- Ban the death penalty
Fortunately, Republican Governor Brian Sandoval was able to veto the worst pieces of proposed legislation, and these vetoes were upheld by united Republican support in the Assembly and Senate. Senator Roberson emphasized that the 2018 election of our Nevada Governor is absolutely critical if we are to avoid having a radical Democrat agenda put in place. Without a Republican Governor in office, many if not all of the above legislation would have been put in place. This should be tremendous incentive for all of us to do all we can to elect a Republican Governor in 2018. Senator Roberson advised that, although he has not yet formally announced, we should all generate enthusiasm for supporting Adam Laxalt for Governor in 2018. Of course, Nevada will also have other critical elections in 2018, including Senator Heller’s position, and replacing Jackie Rosen in CD-3, which should be a Republican seat. We all need to make our resolve to do all we can to GET OUT THE VOTE IN 2018!
By: Don Manning Republican Club Board Member and Past President