State of Nevada Archives: on Corporations


Joe Biden: 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

Jacky Rosen: 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

Dan Schwartz: 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

Adam Laxalt: 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 state.

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

Jared Fisher: 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

Dan Schwartz: 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

Dean Heller: 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

Brian Sandoval: 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

Steve Sisolak: Decrease business taxes and capital gains taxes

Q: Would you support a state income tax in Nevada?

A: No.

Q: Do you support a flat tax structure for a state income tax, should one be enacted?

A: No.

Source: 1996 Nevada National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1996

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2020 Presidential contenders on Corporations:
  Democrats running for President:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 Third Party Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
Republicans running for President:
Sen.Ted Cruz(R-TX)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich(R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
Sen.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
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