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Nevada Republican Leadership Sets Goals
Nevada Republican Leadership Sets Goals

AIR DATE: November 16, 2012

When the Nevada legislature convenes in February lawmakers have some heavy lifting to do. Figuring out a state budget, dealing with high unemployment and funding education are all top priorities this year. The election left Democrats majority intact in the Assembly and Senate but leaders on both sides say they want a bipartisan approach to this year's session. We'll talk with Republican Senate Minority Leader, Michael Roberson about his ideas and goals for the upcoming session.
Michael Roberson, Republican Senate Minority Leader
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    Republicans are the minority
    JamesNov 14, 2012 21:00:27 PM
    Does anyone know what other countries and/or states charge for mining? Please don't forget what extracting minerals does to the land. Any requirements for clean up.
    barbara shawNov 14, 2012 09:34:09 AM
    Mining is no more profitable than any other business - one can easily find those figures on any financial website - and it is *very* expensive here for a variety of reasons. So, thinking that they are robbing us is incorrect, and taxing them more will no doubt shut down at least some of the operations that provide very good jobs in rural Nevada (and jobs across the country for suppliers, etc.). As for clean-up, there are stringent federal and state standards and bonding requirements for both exploration and actual mining. Bottom line, let's be careful we don't kill the golden goose... everyone in mining already shuns the U.S. because of the high cost and equally high (often unnecessary) regulatory requirements. At a recent mining convention I made a point to ask the CEO's of many small and mid-size mining companies what they thought of mining here, and the unanimous answer was along the lines of there's now way in hell they would consider mining in the U.S., and that that sentiment had nothing to do with wage rages or ore quality.
    Tom HurstNov 14, 2012 14:08:35 PM
    How about looking at the auto registration tax, It is hard enough to pay the high gas prices so we can get to work.
    David Squier SrNov 14, 2012 09:26:48 AM
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